Monday, July 29, 2013

Simple Simon and Company Doll Pattern

Cloth Doll with embroidered face and felt hair seated

Here is a free downloadable pattern and tutorial from Simple Simon for an adorable little cloth play doll. I like that the tutorial shows stuffing the arms and legs separately.

It shows embroidered facial features and felt hair. I think it would be a very nice base pattern for portrait dolls of your children or grandchildren, or story book characters. It would be simple enough to turn the skirt into a pair of pants as desired, or make the legs from patterned fabric as "tights".

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Win a Queen's Treasures Fairy Tea Set from Doll Diaries. You have until midnight July 30th.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Call for Submissions - IDEX memories

From the e-mail:

Best of IDEX - We Want to Hear From You!
Whether you have attended IDEX as a collector, exhibitor, buyer, member of the media, or just tagged along with a friend or family member, chances are you have a great memory from a recent or long-ago show. We want to hear about them!
We have our own list going, and it grows from year to year, so now we want to hear from you. What is your best memory from IDEX? Did you attend an extra-fun event last year, or recall a moment from a show over a decade ago that stuck with you? We want to know!
We are enjoying the relaxing summer months and hope you are too. Stay tuned for more information to come throughout the summer about next year's IDEX. We have many exciting things in store for everyone!
The IDEX Team

Marianne Loyd's Teddy Bear Poems.

Author and fine Teddy Bear artist, Marianne Loyd has published her book of poems about Teddy's in both paperback and Kindle forms. The book is called Teddy Bear Poems: straight from the paw. The Kindle edition is 99cents, at least today.