Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy May!

Here is the link for the new issue of

Glitter and Grunge

Thank you for looking!

May is here, and things always rev up for me this month. Its the last month of school for all of my kids, so we have finals and prom(tonight) and the end of all the school related activities- teacher appreciations, and coach dinners and things of that sort. I have to try to gaurd my work hours or I won't get anything made and that means no $!!

I have joined a new dollmaking group that I wanted to tell you all about. (Michelle are you listening?) Its called Modern Cloth Dollmaking, and they concentrate on patterns from the 70's, 80's and 90's, to today. Although I really am a vintage cloth dollmaker, the reason I joined is because great innovations were being made during this time period in regard to construction. This is when people like Antoinette Cely were teaching draping and other advanced techniques, and there were some great dollmakers doing awesome things with costume as well. These ladies got us to where we are today in many respects. So I thought it would be cool to learn more about them, and try some of their patterns.


michelle said...

Yep! I am listening! Going over to check it out! I am having such fun playing with making dolls! Although I feel like I am still in kindergarten, so much to figure out and learn! Thanks for sharing! Hope your kiddos have fun at prom!

Carolynl said...

I ended up here from the new group ... they were talking about Annie Beez patterns ... I went to the Art Institute this time last year while in Chicago ... when I returned home my friends couldn't believe I missed Macy's ... go figure ... wasn't a choice for me ... the Institute was just wonderful & I have the T/Shirt to prove it ... LOL ... i really enjoyed my visit ...