Late Arrivals!

We have a few more pictures that officially go with the July Show & Tell.
Shauna wasn't able to attend the meeting but she emailed a picture of her latest creation. There's a story to this doll. Check out Shauna's blog here.

Remember waaaay back in 2011 when Barbara Schoenoff taught a workshop on her Anneal pattern? You know, the beautiful Steampunk Siren? Well, Connie's "siren" came out with feet that looked like they belonged to the Wicked Witch of the West. Poor Anneal has been shoeless since then as her maker moved on to other projects and forgot about her poor tootsies. She had even found a broken pair of Christmas ornament boots on clearance, but put them aside til she figured out how to repurpose them into something fashionable.

Recently, unable to bear looking at that poor doll's sock-covered boats any longer, Connie got out the boots and painted them black. She then proceeded to do an amputation & stuffed the much tinier feet into the boots.

She covered the broken tops with a bit of zipper and pieces of an old leather glove that had also been used to make Anneal's gloves.

Add some Steampunk accessories and our girl is now standing proud!

Yeah, baby, these boots were made for walkin'.....! And you know how the rest of that song goes!


July Show & Tell

July+Summer+Thoughts of the Beach+By the Ocean = Mermaids! We have another finished mermaid from our spring workshop and she's a beauty!

Sherry did a lot of embellishing with beads and sequins.

She's also working on her entry for the Hoffman Challenge. We were excited to see the work in progress.

Shirley brought the Princess & the Pea, from the pattern by Cindee Moyer.

Notice in her hand the pea that's been causing her to toss & turn!

 Almost missed getting a picture of Nark's whimsical cutie.

Our littlest dollmaker, Anna, brought some newlyweds. She is cranking out dolls like a pro!

She's also on a winning streak - this is the 3rd month in a row she's won the door prize, a handmade pair of doll boots by Carlyn. (Aren't they amazing?!)

Speaking of shoes....Jean has been busy making table favors for the upcoming doll conference.

These are pretty enough for a princess and one can be yours if you attend the Magical Art Doll Conference. Info & registration here.