Friday, May 31, 2013

Virtual Course in Dollmaking

I am pleased to announce my first online course in a looooonnnng time!
I'll be teaching the art of cloth dollmaking, with a focus on some complex but not-hard-to-master techniques that you will want to practice and use again in many of your upcoming projects.

To learn more, please follow this link

Class begins this Monday, June 3.
I hope you can make it!

This class was fun but it's done :-)
If you would like to make the doll on your own, look for "Niamh" on my website or Etsy Shop.  You can download the pattern and instructions there.

Happy dolling!
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Friday, May 17, 2013


Please meet Cassie, a sweet 20" doll that I created several years ago in Seattle, WA.

Cassie has been lovingly stored in a box for a while, and I recently started to really miss her.  She definitely does not belong in a box.
Cassie is what I like to call my "pivot doll."  Deanna Hogan came up to WA State to teach a course using her pattern, "Verity."  It was during this class that I was first introduced to the gel medium/modeling paste overlay technique that I'm so partial to.  In fact, each time I create a new art piece, I can't stop myself from using it again.  This doll was truly the turning point in my doll making endeavors.  I really admire Deanna Hogan.  She's a wonderful artist and a great teacher.

If you are interested in reading more about Deanna Hogan, visit her website at

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