Archive for August 24, 2013

Folk Art Doll Pattern

August 24, 2013

New Pattern!

It’s been a long time since I’ve released a new pattern. I was so inspired by what I learned at AFIC that I thought you’d like to learn too! This is my version of a painted folk art doll. As usual my patterns are pretty much written for beginners. There are lots of photos and illustrations to help you make your own folk doll. I have step-by-step photos of how to paint both faces. They don’t take long to make and they would make great gifts!

PDF pattern is only $3.50 US via PayPal. I will email you the pattern once I receive the notification of payment from PayPal.

Another little prim finished

August 18, 2013

I had started this doll so long ago that I don’t even remember how old she is! She just needed hair and clothes. I had tried making her a fancy blouse but I still can’t make clothes, sigh. I thought I was taking a class in making clothes when I went to the doll conference but it ended up being how to resize existing doll clothing patterns. It was interesting but didn’t help me any. So since she had a colored body I let that be her top (think that was my original intent). As usual, I went a bit overboard with the yarn hair, it’s very thick but I like it. This is an original design although I have no idea where her pattern ended up either. Poor thing. At least she’s finished though!

MaryAnne 2


Under Construction (or is it reconstruction?)

August 14, 2013

At any rate, I’m sure you noticed my blog looks different. I have, after 9 years, moved off of my brother’s server and am now using WordPress on Hostgator. I thank my brother ( for taking care of my blog all this time. But it’s a new era and now I have complete control of my blog. I was never able to update any of the sidebars myself so this is pretty neat. What you will notice in the near future is that things may not work (like comments) or pictures will look strange as I teach myself how to use WordPress and learn about how to change themes using CSS. So please bear with me!

In the meantime, here’s a picture of me and my friend Kat posing for photos after playing bocce ball in the Alaska Senior Games. I’m the short one with dark hair in the middle (with the Gold Medal – no, not the flour). It was a lot of fun!