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The Pink Witch is going to the FaIr

Two of my handmade dolls are going to the Great State Fair of Oklahoma this month.  Little miss Pink Witch is entered in the “halloween character” category of the arts and crafts competition. Her face was machine embroidered, then mohair yarn and a wool hat top her off.  All those pleats in her outfit were […]

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Making Twin Acrobat Dolls

It’s been a long time since I swapped on Swap-bot but this month I joined an art doll swap for twins and made these brother and sister acrobats. There was a lot involved in their making but I sloshed together a video to summarize as much as I could. (The tools and supplies list is […]

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Tattered & Stitched Butterfly

Hello crafty friends! Look at this flock of butterflies I stitched up using the Tim Holtz tattered butterfly die. This die came from the Sizzix workshop at Creativation back in January and I love using it. The butterflies have foil tape in their wings so they can bend and pose. Here’s the video process of […]

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Making cloth doll hands – tips and tricks

I tried making cloth doll hands a long time ago and failed. But I’ve been watching and waiting, and it’s time I conquered that mystical creation that is the hand of the cloth doll. Several tips and tricks worked for me which I show in the video below… Tip #1 – Choose the right fabric […]

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6 Tools Every Dollmaker Should Have

Ever wonder what secret weapons those fancy-schmancy dollmakers have so that all of their dolls turn out perfectly? I’ve wondered that too. I don’t think such a thing exists but here are 6 tools that CAN make your doll projects go faster with higher quality results. Watch the video for the full run-down, or read […]

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Video Tutorial: Stitched Ostrich doll

Making videos is hard. Starting a new business is hard. …And I got sick this week. I’m feeling tattered and worn, as if burying my head in the sand would be a good idea. And that became the inspiration for this week’s project – a tattered and stitched ostrich. It’s like turning lemons into lemonade, […]

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Video Tutorial: Mini monster journal

Want to make something cute and furry that’s quick and easy? And cheap? These mini-notebooks with furry monsters are made from materials found at the Dollar Tree and they go together quick and simple. These are perfect for carrying around and jotting down plans for World Domination. (you know you want to) Tools and supplies […]

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