The Best Place to Work

This is my first post and I feel pretty happy I've gotten this far and my dolls are having a party. I have spent a fair amount of time playing with options, making and re-making a banner. I've recently taken a four week photoshop class so I can make my pictures look much better than they had been looking. So, hopefully when you come here to see what is going on it will look great!

Ever since I was a little kid I have been bent over a sewing machine, crochet hook and yarn or some embroidery. Over the years I've added dyeing, spinning, weaving, beading and doll making to my repretiore. I've laid down a few of those tools but still have fun playing with a wide range of materials and techniques.

I have a great studio space that I work in which is just five minutes from my house. It is located in an old school that has been turned into a community center. It is in need of some renovation, but tons of stuff goes on there and I really love it. I share my space with another woman named Susan who makes handbags and accessories and some great sock monsters. Visit her blog here http://www.dandelionfactory.blogspot.com/

Our studio is airy and spacious and has some great windows. We also set up a cozy little corner where we do handwork as well as eat lunch and have people in to chat.

As you can see, it is not the neatest place, but who can create when it's neat! I also took some photos of a small portion of my stash...I'm not a minimalist.

A good friend of mine gave me tons of embroidery floss, so I dont think I'll ever run out...but sometimes just the right color is missing.

I also make these funny dolls and while they have been professionally photographed I think they are having much more fun in these candids.