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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 www.gailwilsondesigns.com . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Next Class is the Cloth Izannah with the Portrait Style Face

Hi Dollmakers!  You've probably wondered where I have been, it's been so long since I posted.   I was busy making merry over the holidays, and then getting thru the yearly medical checkups and getting treated for high blood pressure.  I also have a new year's resolution to get more walking and exercise in for my health. It's time to get serious about getting fit.  And as my fitness trainer says "FIT HAPPENS" -  and it does with working at it.  Yup, I finally figured it might be easier if I had some professional help. 

What's up in the doll arena?  We are working on the small Columbians thru February and then in March and April we move onto the Portrait Style cloth Izannah doll that is featured on Gail Wilson's home page. Click on the title of this post and it will take you to a picture of this doll on Gail's website.  For more information, click here:
http://www.gailwilsondesigns.com/catalog/new_items.html  and page down about 2/3 of the way down the page.  She is 13" tall and wears an outfit that is a copy from an original Izannah Walker doll.  I will share my oil paints during class for anyone who wishes to try their hand at oil painting their doll face.

Class fee news!  For any one who has paid for three classes from me, any following classes will be half price or $25.  If you repeat a class you have taken from me before, the fee is reduced to the bee fee ($5/month). 

On the fourth Thursdays of the month, we will gather to make Hitty items from the Hitty kit club.  Next up will be chairs; upholstered or wooden.  There are also a few who will make another GW Hitty doll.  There is still room around the table if you'd like to join us.  The fee is $5.00 for all the Thursdays in the month.  We usually meet for classes the first and third Thursdays, the second Thursday is doll bee with the exception of the Feb bee (we talked Cindy S into teaching us the chenille blanket)  and the fourth Thursday is Hitty bee. 

We hope to see you there! - Have some doll fun today - Julie

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