Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Class in Auburn

I had the opportunity to teach my Viola Ruth (Alabama Baby inspired) doll class in Auburn this past weekend, and had a great time. While the doll is a simple one, making the clay heads and covering them with fabric and multiple layers of paint takes time and patience. Photos are starting to come in, so check the link below from time to time:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Preparing for Viola Ruth Class

I've spent the day getting ready for my "Viola Ruth" class (I'm teaching this weekend in Auburn, Washington). I hope to have a couple sample torso/heads in various stages of completion, in addition to three completed dolls. I'm afraid I'm going to forget something crucial.

We had snow this past weekend en route to Hillsboro to celebrate Christmas with the family. We rarely have snow the coast. Misty loved it, as you can see. There were quite a few cars off the road on the way home.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Celebrating Christmas this weekend

We are celebrating the holiday this weekend since we worked Christmas (the down-side of being nurses). The up-side - it allowed me a little more time to finish shopping and sewing.

I wrote the pattern instructions for my newest Santa as I designed him. Of course, this means it takes longer to finish the doll. Here's the final (third) prototype. The first two will go to my siblings and their spouses. I'm almost done with the pattern publishing process, but won't release it until a little later in 2008.