Sunday, March 18, 2012

Manhattan Doll Club

This afternoon, I had the treat of all treats.  I finally went to the Manhattan Doll Club at The City Quilter shop in NYC, and met the most wonderful people I'd ever want to meet here in NY.  It's been so long since I have been to any doll club- the last time was more than 2 years ago when I lived in Seattle, WA, and I've really missed it.  I've been so busy adjusting to my move to NY that I have not gotten "into it" all year, and prior to that, I went back to school full time and studied so hard I couldn't think straight!  I'm glad I did all that, and even happier that it's finally behind me.  March 25 will be the one-year mark, and last week I finally found the accounting job I have been waiting for.  I guess today's visit means that I'm finally getting adjusted, and getting back to myself.   I'm as pleased as punch!

About The City Quilter
The City Quilter is located in the heart of Chelsea, NYC.  I loved being in the shop.  In the Seattle area, there were plenty of quilt shops, but in NYC this is a rarity.  Rather than hopping into my red car, I jumped on the subway to get there.  The whole thing was really quite an experience.  Once I got to the shop, I felt so at home, like I had found my personal oasis.  My senses were bursting so much I could have sworn I smelled candy and sweetness all around me.  I was definitely in my element.  Fabric has a very powerful effect over me!

Visiting the shop and becoming part of a doll group was an important step for me.  I really feel it.  I'm not quite ready to make a doll yet, because I'm getting ready for Passover which starts in 3 weeks, and I just started a new job and have to get used to not being able to get up and drink coffee whenever I'm actually ready.  But sometime in May, I think I will be ready to start playing dolls again.  It feels good to know that once a dollmaker, always a dollmaker!

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Sewing Shop in NYC

The other day, my husband was walking around in the fashion district in NYC.  He works a few blocks from that area, and apparently, he made a detour.  He was cute enough to snap this photo and share it with me.  Now I want to go and see this shop for myself, of course !  

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Monday, February 06, 2012

You get better with age

This is an old doll that I made almost 10 years ago (wow has it really been that long?)
She doesn't have a name... she is called "you get better with age."
This is one of my first attempts at doll making so she is definitely nostalgic!

I forgot about this doll. I found a picture of her stashed away in the recesses of my computer somewhere.... and I was so pleased, I thought it would be fun to share.

This doll was a gift to my mother.  I dressed her in very wild eclectic colors, because it reminds me of my mom.  She would always wear  red shoes and glasses and carried a red purse, and she had all kinds of "stuff" all around the house with no specific theme, and no rhyme or reason.  She's just fun.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm so excited!

I can't believe the response yesterday.  I offered three Tikvah patterns for half price because of a goof I made, yet there was so much interest that I added more. 
You guys made me feel so inspired! 

I can't believe how the dollmaking community has grown since I hopped on the bandwagon in the early 2000's.  It's just amazing.  Doll makers are the BEST!

I've decided to offer ALL patterns at half off until the end of January.

I am going to pull out the sewing machine and start making something today.  I finally got the push I need, thanks to you!  Creativity's abound !

Thank you again, everyone!
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Monday, January 09, 2012

The back burner

Dollmaking has been on the back burner for a while, but after two years I am FINALLY finished with school..... with good grades! 
I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I am looking for an accounting job,  I have a couple of leads and an interview today, actually. 
I can't believe I did this.

Honestly I can't wait until this part of my life and all the work I've done comes to fruition.
The dolls are calling my name, and I can hear them.

Once I get settled I am going to set up a hobby space at home and start creating again.
I can't wait!!!!  I can feel the dolls in the air!

My husband is in for a surprise :-)
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