Due to a series of unfortunate events that were...ahem!...beyond my control, I am going to have to give up my website. I feel a little bit sad and a little uneasy about this move, as I have had my website for 5 years and it has served me well. It has always been a place to call home where my customers could easily find my wares,and I could keep everyone informed of either new items I had for sale, or places where my work could be seen, either online, at shows, or in print. But life means change and it is time to roll on.
So, that being said I have done a lot of soul-searching and trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to do in terms of a replacement. I have decided to go with a master blog with links to places where my work could be found and patterns can be bought. I will be selling my patterns retail again through email and Paypal. All information will be given and ordering should be very easy. I will continue to sell my patterns on ebay and hold pattern sales there. Wholesale pattern sales will not change at all. I think a blog is the best way to keep everyone informed of new items, news, and sales.
So I am working on opening up a brand new blog, with Annie Beez Folk Art as the URL, and this blog; anniebeezdoll will be discontinued.I will also be terminating my samplerpost blog and combining all of my patterns; dolls, needlework, punchneedle and what-have-you all in one place.
As this idea has begun to take form I am quite excited about it! I welcome the end of monthly web fees, and I just know it will be easier to have everything centrally located, as I have sort of spread myself thin all over the web in the last few years.My website is closing on June 20, 2008, and I hope to have my new blog up and running by then. Yay!
The picture above is a work in progress. This doll is from an online class I am taking with Gail Wilson. It is a paper mache fashion doll, and will be dressed in a costume of the 1860's. She has an awesome 2 piece dress with a bustle and her hair is dressed in a snood. Right now she is in a wigging clamp and I am working on her wig. It is not fastened to her head yet, I am still in the process of gluing the hair to the wig cap. Then it will be styled into a swept back hairdo and the snood will hold all of the hair in the back. I love doing Gail Wilson dolls for 2 reasons. 1) I don't sell them, so they are just for me and I can just have fun. And 2) Everything is provided so I don't have to search around for supplies, etc. Everything is already thought out, so it is just go go go!