Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pocket Zombies

... miniature figures from American Science and Surplus. $15.95 for 10 assorted zombies. That is all.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Upcoming Doll Auction

The estate collection of long time doll collector and restorer, Kathy L. Hipp, is being auctioned without reserves on July 14th by Auctioneers John McInnis in Amesbury, MA. You can set up absentee phone bidding. 

On the website is a lovely slideshow of just a few of the over 700 items that will be available. The doll manufacturers included is a who's who of fine doll making. Her eclectic collection spans French and German antique dolls, Madame Alexander right through to Barbies, G.I. Joes and Star Wars figures. Also included are miniatures and accessories. I should think just visiting the previews would be like attending a doll museum.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Classes from Ankie Daanen and friends

Received from Ankie Daanen - lots of new classes both online and IRL. 

New on-line class: How to make and costume a Heartbreaker.
Host: Adele Sciortino:

. Four day class in Rye Brook, NY.
Class: How to make a ´Ballwalker´.
Dates: Sept. 22, 23, 24 and 25.
Host: Barbi Kantor Goldenberg:

. Two day class during the NIADA Conference in Stamford, CT.
Class: How to make a ´Jack out of the box´.
Dates: Oct. 1 and 2.

.Two day class during the ARTIS...YOU conference in Stamford,CT.
Class: How to make a ´theatre´.
Dates: Oct. 4 and 5.

.Dutch Touch Class in Sanford, FL.
Dates: 2013: Febr. 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Host: Annie Hesse:

.Four day class in Chapel Hill, NC.
Class: How to make a ´Cute Girl´.
Dates: 2013: Febr. 18, 19, 20 and 21.
Host: Lynda Baddour:

.One day class during IDEX, FL.
Class: How to make an ´Innocent Dollface´.
Dates: April 11.

.Four day class in April 2013 in Fort Lauderdale,FL.
. Four day class in April 2013 in Mount Vernon,NY.
.Four day class in May in Rye Brook, NY.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cat Copter

There is a creepy liveliness to the face, that I suppose is the mark of a good taxidermist. I have nothing more to add really. Just go see.