Win a Bamboletta! Please see June 15th’s post.
Even though I was only off for about 3 weeks from making dolls it sure does feel good to be back making them! I’m almost finished these ones that are up for sale tomorrow on Etsy. The red headed guy is a custom, but the girls are all looking for new homes. The 2 that have no sweaters will be getting sweaters but on Saturday. I’m going to Vancouver this weekend and will be seeing Nonna (sweater maker extroidinairre!) apparently she has 6 sweaters made for the dolls.
I’m looking forward to this weekend away. My cousin Gabe and his wife Laura just had a little babe a few days ago. It’s a little girl and I can’t wait to meet her and smell that newborn head! Finally another girl to bestow dolls upon. I’m also looking forward to my usual Vancouver traditions..sushi, main st, h&m and a visit with old girlfriends.
I’m designating some time to go to Maiwa studio on Granville Island for some dyes for my yarns. They really know what they are doing there. I’ve been dying my own mohair and slub lately, I’ve been so fed up with trying to get my hands on good mohair in good ‘hair’ colors so I’ve been doing it myself. I’m also worried about the dyes that are used in commercially dyed yarns. I know that Berrie too has NOT been feelin’ the mohair love either, she’s dying her own too. I found a good source for undyed yarns here. I like their Toaga mohair..it’s spun a tad thicker then regular mohair..something us dollmakers love. It’s really fun dying your own wool, it’s like you’ve taken craftiness to a whole new level. So much craft, so little time.
Hey! I just saw that Natural Pod is having a giveaway too! They are giving away a pushcart, something I’ve been eyeing for my little Jasper. It’s designed by Natural Pod and made here on Vancouver Island.