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.