Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas at My House and Doll Resources

On Christmas Eve we had our Christmas dinner, gifts, and general celebration. Alex got a flashlight for his truck.
Here I am with Michael, still wearing my cooking apron.
It's rare that I get a picture with the kids where they're not making goofy faces.
Allie's boyfriend Roger joined us. They're all about the hats, as you can see.
And we had a few cats join in the festivities. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.

Now that I'm on vacation from school and have a bit more time, I'll be planning my next projects. Here are some doll sites for eye candy and general doll inspiration. Later I'll be launching a new doll project, and these artists have given me some great ideas.

Martha Stewart has a good basic doll tutorial and pattern on her site. Under "crafts" on her site, search for "Making Dolls" and you'll find it. Sorry, but the address was too long to make a link.
Jennifer Gould has a site with a great gallery and she sells patterns for her dolls.
Cozbi inc. has a beautiful site with inspiring dolls for sale and other items. Check on the "muñecas" link to see the dolls.
The Doll Loft has a site that sells patterns and other supplies. I want to try their fine felted wool for doll bodies. The proprietor, Ellen Lumpkin Brown, has two excellent doll making videos on Quilter's TV.

Two great doll making blogs are Mimi Kirchner's Doll
and Deborah Grayson Bailey's Urban Wild Flower Dolls.

Enjoy their work. In the future I'll post about some of the books on doll making that I've found.


Debra Spincic said...

Allie is very pretty when she smiles!

We had our celebration at a restaurant this year and Brent's rule is: No cameras in a restaurant so while I abstained, everyone around us was snapping pictures like crazy. Hmmpf.

It's fun to have everyone near & relaxed for a day or two.

I'll have to take some time and check out the websites. Maybe I'll get inspired to do a doll too. . .maybe!

Granny Fran said...

Your family photos are wonderful. Would like to see more of hubby's interesting looking shirt. Looking forward to seeing the dolls you make.

Granny Fran said...

Oh dear, I'm in love with Jennifer Gould's dolls, how can I fit in doll making time?

Susan said...

What a great family you have. Looks like a wonderful Christmas celebration.

BTW, your package was in my box of mail yesterday - Wow! It's way more than I expected! I love it all, and will really enjoy using the fabrics in my projects, as well as the little doodads. That bracelet is cool! Did you make that? I love the beads used.

Thank you so much!