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Sunday, September 24, 2017

FREE graphic...

I was given a box of old postcards by a relative who asked if I would like to have them. Um..well, yes!

I can think of so many uses for these graphics, from making cards to decorative pillows or possibly designing a doll that looks like the pumpkin man in his picture.

At any rate, I thought I would start sharing some of these "treasures" with my friends so everyone can use them for whatever comes to mind.

With Halloween just around the corner, here is the first one:

Interesting facts about this postcard:

👉 It has a postmark of October 28, 1906 and was sent from Denver, Colorado to an address in Utica, N.Y. Wow! I wonder how long it took to get a postcard from almost across the country to the addressee Utica, N.Y. in 1906?

What ideas might you have for using this graphic? I would love it if you would share pictures of what you made using the designs.

To download this image, which is a jpg, place your cursor on the picture and right click. A list of options will appear; choose "save image as" and save to your computer.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Mr. Frank N. Stein...

Time to start thinking about Fall/Halloween decorations for your home?

Mr. Frank N. Stein is available in my Etsy Shop as an Instant Download pattern.

I also currently have one (1) completed doll for sale in my shop.

Monday, August 21, 2017

De-Stash...time to make room for more supplies!

My studio shelves are overloaded and I need to add some new items to my inventory!

Now available for purchase in my Etsy Store:

When they are gone, they are gone! Click on the picture to visit the De-Stash section of my store!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Free Bunny Pencil Topper or Pin...

Have you downloaded my FREE bunny pencil topper pattern yet?

It's available to download on Craftsy. Click on the pictures to go directly to the FREE download!

I also have a baby bunny pattern that is available on Craftsy for $1.00. Click on the picture below to go to my Craftsy store:


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Not cloth dolls, but...

...I just have to share that I received my new American Girl doll. After reading about Gabriela, I just had to have her...

Gabriela is the 2017 Doll of the Year; she is a dreamer, dancer & poet.

I can't wait to design some clothes for her!

Disclaimer...American Girl does not pay me or compensate me in any way. I am just a collector and lover of the 18 inch American Girl dolls!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Have you ever tried a FREE class at CreativeLive?

As a dollmaker and online business owner, I am always interested in improving my drawing, photography and business skills.

Creative Live has many classes from the world's top experts. With over 1,500 curated classes in Photography & Video, Money & Life, Craft & Maker, Art & Design, and Music & Audio, there is something for everyone.

I can honestly say that I have taken several photography and drawing classes and all for FREE! If you decide you want to keep any of the classes on DVDs, you can buy them, but you are under no obligation.

For instance, here are two (2) classes that I have already RSVP to take this month.

Color Techniques for Drawing - Start Date: 2/26/2017

Fundamentals of Photography - Start Date: 2/28/2017

There are many other classes that might be of interest to you; each month a new series of classes are offered, so be sure to check out ALL the CreativeLive's Free On-Air Classes; you just might be surprised at what you can learn to improve your business!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rippit, Rippit...!

We've all been there! Ripping out stitching is not fun, but sometimes necessary.

To add a little humor to an otherwise aggravating situation, I just had to share a link to a free printable from Crafterhours to hang on the door to your sewing room...

Click on the graphic to visit Crafterhours and download your free poster!

Check Out CreativeLive's Free On-Air Classes

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Free Pattern Alert...

Recently, a FREE pin cushion mice pattern came across my Facebook feed and I wanted to try it out and share with everyone. I love whimsy and thought it would be perfect to add to my studio:

Even though the whole pattern is put together with hand-stitching, it only took a couple of hours last night to finish.

I used some wool felt that I already washed in warm water and some flannel scraps that I had in my scrap bin. I believe you could also use scraps of wool fabric.

The complete pattern and instructions are available on Bustle & Sew...just click on the above picture to download your copy!

While you are there, be sure to download their "Making Beautiful Softies"; a pdf tutorial of tips to make softies that is FREE to download.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Quilter's Daily Buzz on Craftsy...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Have you ever tried a FREE class at CreativeLive?

Looking for ways to bring your business to a new level or just looking for crafting ideas?

CreativeLive has several FREE classes that might be of interest to you; I have selected a few below that are available this month, but there are many more you can choose from!

Class Name: The $250 Marketing Plan
Start Date: 1/15/2017
End Date: 1/16/2017
RSVP Date: 1/15/2017

Class Name: Run a Better, Faster, Leaner Business
Start Date: 1/15/2017
End Date: 1/16/2017
RSVP Date: 1/15/2017

Class Name: Copywriting for Crafters
Start Date: 1/15/2017
End Date: 1/16/2017
RSVP Date: 1/15/2017

Class Name: Fundamentals of Photography
Start Date: 1/17/2017
End Date: 1/20/2017
RSVP Date: 1/17/2017

To take one of the above classes, you will need to follow the link for the class you would like to view, sign up with an email and password; then click on the RSVP button. That's it! You will be signed up to watch the free classes on the start date listed; a reminder will be sent to you via email.

While you are there, check out the other free classes you can take each day; some are available right now.

Check Out ALL CreativeLive's Free On-Air Classes