29.3.08

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.



13 comments:

johnleschke said...

Wow! This girl is awesome - I'd marry her in a minute (again).

dandelionfactory said...

I love your blog! The pictures are amazing. Those dolls are having way too much fun.

Lori said...

Great Job Susan!!!

Can't wait to catch up on all that you've done & see where your path will lead you next~
Blessed be, my creative Friend!

Peacebearatx said...

Great blog, Susan! Man, I wish I had a studio space like yours. Looks fantastic to me! Burleigh

Jan said...

YAY...you did it! What fun!
Your pics are great. Love that your dolls are having so much fun in their new space. Looks like a great party all around.
Love, Jan

cpdmom said...

Susan, Your dolls look wonderful. I am so glad you are returning to what you really love!

Cheryl

Cate said...

I love the blonde with the gold hoohas! Congrats on the blog. You go girl. Cate

fiddlinweaver said...

Love the party your dolls are having. Congrats on becoming a blogger. You're so cool!

--Laurie

Ralonda said...

I am so glad you decided to contact me- I won't bite and nothing can be stranger than I am!LOL I am seriously know as the town nut! Oh well, I don't want to dive in there cereal box anyway. I would much rather alter it! I love the doll with red spikes-- My kids love me to spike their hair red! I will be sure to bookmark your blog-- so post often. Blessing, Ralonda

Pat Winter said...

Susan, Thanks for dropping by my blog. No, there is no deadline to send dolls for the Comfort Doll Project, it is always open. I collect 12 and ship off as they gather. Thank you for your interest. Your dolls are awesome. I must go take another peek.
Pat

Pat Winter said...

I forgot to say I LOVE your studio space and am very jealous!!!! Green actually!

Smithfamily said...

Wow! This girl is awesome. It must be her family upbringing. I wish I could be her sister.......Oh wait I am

Green Kitchen said...

Welcome to the blog world! Your space is fabulous. :)