Saturday, August 11, 2012

Seeking Dolls for Auction

Skinner Auction House is seeking antique dolls for consignment to auctions. They are offering a free auction evaluation online.

From the email:
"We are seeking 19th and early 20th century bisque dolls, fashion dolls, china head dolls, as well as cloth, wood, wax, and papier-mâché dolls for our October 2012 Discovery auction."

Friday, August 10, 2012

American Made Awards seeking nominees

Martha Stewart is looking for American crafting and design entrepreneurs for the Audience Choice American Made Awards. Nominate a friend or yourself by August 25th with photos, info and a video. There is a teddy bear artist, a knitted toy maker, and previously featured artist, the beautiful Keri Joy Colestock in the list of nominees so far.
We will be able to start voting September 7th.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spoonflower Contest

Not exactly dolls, but certainly tangential ...

Have you heard of the ongoing Spoonflower textile design contests? Spoonflower is a textile printing company where you can have your own textile design printed in any quantity, for $15.75 a yard.

The contests have a number of different themes, and currently one of the contests is for a "Crafty Cut and Sew" design that will fit on a fat quarter (21 x 18 inches). I'm thinking that pancake doll patterns are perfect for this contest. I plan on entering, and I hope you will consider it also - but be quick.

The deadline is August 7th!

By the way, have you filled out my Craft-It-Easy survey about crafty school projects yet? My new site is up and running, although I'm still working on my first couple of titles. I will be using the info I glean from my survey in product development and as I seek funding down the line.