Givaway doll!

09/21/2014 09:13:00 AM

Wee Witch doll making class by June Crawford Our teachers are so amazing! June Crawford is teaching Wee Witch this month and she is giving away a doll! Read all about the Giveaway!

Fabric sale this Saturday!

08/12/2014 10:02:00 AM

There is so much to offer you this Saturday! Fabric from dress and costume making, silks, laces for bridal wear and trim. Books on dressmaking and crafting, patterns galore! Say you'll come! So many deals to be had!

A successful show!

06/30/2014 08:52:00 AM

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Art and Tea in the Garden last Saturday. It was a fabulous day all round: perfect weather, perfect food and tea, wonderful friends dropping by and new people to meet! I was surrounded by inspiration ...

Art in the garden

06/10/2014 09:32:00 AM

Won't you join me?

Fairy tales come true!

05/23/2014 08:52:00 AM

Wow! It has been a busy few weeks. You may have noticed my absence from the blogosphere. Moving house has taken up much of my time and I am heartily sick of boxes by now! I can't wait to pack the last empty one into the recycling pile.

Friday pattern review

04/11/2014 09:11:00 AM

This just came across my desk. It's another of Linda Walsh's lovely Colonial dolls. This one is a partner, indeed a twin, to Peter, that I talked about last week. She's 16" tall, a cloth doll with an embroidered face and a pretty costume.Linda ...

Let's hear it for the boy!

04/04/2014 08:29:00 AM

In the doll making world, the guys are under appreciated. First off, there are fewer male doll artists. Those who do create dolls are excellent. Then there are fewer male characters produced. I can tell you from experience and comparing notes ...

Sleeve for an e-reader

04/01/2014 09:36:00 AM

My daughter has an e-reader. Perfect for her trip to Europe. I'm amazed how many apps it has, beyond books!Anyway, I made a sleeve to protect it from the rough life inside a back pack while touring Europe. I let her choose from some of my quilting ...

Easter is coming - are you ready?

03/28/2014 09:15:00 AM

If you have little ones around, or even if you don't, this project is full of the joys of spring. Here is an online class from Kat Lees, an incredibly talented teacher and doll maker. She's even got Photoshop skills, which I am envious of! Her ...

Pattern review- Calliope

03/07/2014 09:43:00 AM

I just got this pattern in my inbox, from Paula McGee. I thought I'd do a review today. First, it's a cloth doll pattern, which makes a doll about 18" tall seated and 28" tall standing.

Tuesday humor

03/04/2014 10:25:00 AM

Everyday, we all should laugh. It makes you feel good. It makes others feel good. Did you ever try just smiling for a full minute, for no good reason? I guarantee, it will elevate your mood. Even if it's a bad mood, it will be a bit better for ...

1840's Bonnet

02/24/2014 10:41:00 AM

I don't call myself a Milliner. I call myself a Costume Specialist. Or a dressmaker, if it needs explanation. But lately, I've been a milliner. It seems the costume work coming my way has got smaller, juts like the budgets at Canada's historic ...

The Easter rabbit Himself!

02/24/2014 10:30:00 AM

There's plenty of time to get this guy done before Easter! I love that he comes complete with his Candy carriage! Kat lees is the designer and you can find this online class on Doll Street.The rabbit Himself is soft sculptured. the carriage ...

10 things you should have in your Sewing kit

02/18/2014 07:36:00 AM

Over at Doll Street Dreamers. we've been discussing what constitutes a sewing kit. You'll get instructions or a supply list for a class and it says blandly: Sewing kit. So, to help clear the fog, here's what should be in a basic sewing kit, ...

Cloth doll making for beginners.

02/10/2014 10:30:00 AM

Sherry Goshon shares her expertise to get you started with cloth doll making. This e-book is full of handy tips. Order it online today and download it today!

Boudoir dolls are back

01/28/2014 08:00:00 AM

I am very excited about this class. Shelly has designed a wonderful doll and presents it two ways in this class. The doll is jointed for posing, with a paper clay mask and a vinyl body. This alone intrigues me - how will that be made? You'll ...

Moving house

01/24/2014 09:09:00 AM

After nearly 29 years in this old house, we are moving. So the boxes have piled up and been shifted to the new place. I am getting more ruthless as we go along! Clothes I haven't worn, shoes, old bags and bric-a-brac. Gone!The new bungalow has ...

Valentine's postcards

01/21/2014 09:57:00 AM

Don't you miss the mail like it used to be? That peek in the mail box to see what letters came today? I do. I am moving house and while packing up, I keep coming across old letters. Some are stuffed in books, some are filed away in drawers and ...

Divas rule!

01/17/2014 08:30:00 AM

I'll be teaching online again soon. At the end of January, Doll Street will host another needle felting class. Create your own Diva! I will take you step by step through the technique of needle felting and show you how to sculpt the face with ...

Pas de deux online class

01/14/2014 11:03:00 AM

I am excited about this online class from Barbara Schoenoff. Barbara is a master cloth doll maker and shows it with this lovely couple. The class will lead you step-by-step through the making and costuming of each doll. So it's kind of a two-for-one ...

I've been published!

01/10/2014 08:30:00 AM

Soft Dolls and Animals has published my Flat Felicity article in their Feb/Mar 2014 issue. I'm so excited!It all started with a swap on Doll Street Dreamers. Our online doll club decided to do a Flat Stanley Round Robin. Our group has doll artists ...

Doll making adventures!

01/07/2014 09:03:00 AM

Doll Street is presenting a new designer this month: June Crawford. I found this talented designer on Etsy. June is bring this fabulous class to us, which uses polymer clay and old books to create this imaginative doll.Register by clicking this ...

Happy New Year!

01/01/2014 07:00:00 AM

FREE printable 2014 planning calendar for you

12/27/2013 08:00:00 AM

With the help of Miss Tiina, I made my own blogging calendar for 2014. I had one last year which really kept me organised. you may use it for way more than blogging, as you will see.Enjoy! It's my gift to you!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

12/25/2013 08:00:00 AM

How the Grinch stole Christmas

12/20/2013 08:00:00 AM

This is one of my favourite Christmas stories. I love the rhythm of the poetry, the intentions of the story, the nastiness of the Grinch and the purity of Little Cindy Lou Who, who was no more than two. if you get a chance, get the book out ...

Polymer class fun

12/18/2013 14:03:00 PM

Ode To KateDesigned by June CrawfordThis is an exciting new doll making class and a new teacher to Doll Street!Ode to Kate is a mixed media doll incorporating polymer clay, acrylic paints, old book pages, and a bit of creativity.Expand your ...

Collage at its best!

12/06/2013 12:05:00 PM

Here's Denise Fletcher, taking collage to a new level. This works on so many levels - it's a chance to up-cycle something old, use up some of your stash of stuff for art and learn a few new tricks along the way.This online class shows you how ...

Whimsical Elegance

12/04/2013 09:15:00 AM

Whimsical Elegance by Helen Cohen

Movember

11/29/2013 10:10:00 AM

I was inspired to create this art by Movember, that crazy month when men grow their moustaches to honour those affected and raise funds for prostate cancer. I wanted the work to be used to raise funds and have put it in the hands of Roger Biddle, ...