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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Hello doll lovers! This blog was created to tell you about dolls I have made and classes I teach on doll making at Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). My goal in teaching is to pass on the love of making heirloom quality dolls. Most of the dolls I make (and hold classes for) are designed by Gail Wilson - visit her website at . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Third Generation Doll maker

Hello Dollmakers!  Here's what happens when you can't find some one to mind the little one while you make dolls: you give the next generation doll maker a start!

My middle daughter Hazel is entering a Hitty doll in a work sponsored art contest.  Here she is painting the skin color on a Hitty head and limbs. Of course her little one Kristin wants in on the painting fun and did a pretty good job considering she is only two.

Hitty is a fun doll to make. She is only 6.5 inches tall, but has a big personality!  We made her a room box and some medical office items like a miniature stethoscope and knee banger (ok, go ahead a laugh! I don't know the medical term for that knee banger thingie).  We found some very small bottles with cork stoppers and made some tiny cotton balls, cotton swabs, and tongue depressors for them.  Hitty also has a table and chair, a coat rack, a file box with patient files, and she even has a framed medical degree! 

She is now residing at Hazel's work and the company employees voted on Friday. I hear we have some pretty good competition at the art show.  We will hear on Monday how she fared.  If she wins the competition, she will have another adventure to a medical convention.
Good luck Hitty!   

Have some doll fun today - we sure did!  Here are a few of the fun places we visitied in cyber space while making Hitty and her room box:   for the Hitty parts   mini printables  more mini printables
and thanks to them for sharing their Hitty treasures! 


  1. Good luck to Hazel, and Kristin sure is a cutie. Probably more interested in playing dolls than making them, though. :)

  2. What a neat setting for Hitty. I love when dolls and miniatures get to be together. So glad your daughter & grand-daughter love to make dolls!!


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