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Tiny Rag Doll Class

I will be teaching a class at Fiddlesticks on Friday April 27th from 10 to 4. The project will be Nelly and Nyles from the Tiny Rag Doll Collection. This project is enjoyable for all skill levels. To sign up, stop by the shop at 1229 Arizona Street, Boulder City, Nevada or call the . . . → Read More: Tiny Rag Doll Class

Tiny Rag Dolls

I have designed a line of small scale dolls made in the rag doll style and I would like to introduce them to you. Please meet the first new pattern releases from the Tiny Rag Doll Collection.


Nelly & Nyles                                   Little Emma Tess Addie The Tiny Rag Dolls . . . → Read More: Tiny Rag Dolls

Needle Felting

Those who know me know that I love to go fishing. I don’t fish in the winter but I do daydream about it. The title of this piece is “Goin’ Fishing”. The rainbow trout is 19″ long. It was needle felted with a size 42 felting needle. The worm has crawled up the line . . . → Read More: Needle Felting

Attention Doll Makers

I am putting together a “Student Gallery”. If you have taken one of my classes or if you have made a doll from my book or one of my patterns I would love to hear from you! If you haven’t finished your project or you’ve just been thinking about doing something, then perhaps this . . . → Read More: Attention Doll Makers

Shoelace Yarn for Rag Dolls

In my book Make Cloth Dolls chapter 5 is the pattern for rag doll Emily Ann.

Many of you have inquired about the rag doll Patty Ann (photo on page 91)

and rag doll Charley Ann (photo on page 95)

asking about the material that was . . . → Read More: Shoelace Yarn for Rag Dolls

Soft Dolls and Animals Magazine

I have received emails from some of you that live outside the United States asking where to find the Soft Dolls Magazine. You can go to for subscription information.

A Garden Gnome Pattern

The May 2011 issue of Soft Dolls Magazine features my pattern for a Garden Gnome on the cover.

He is 15 1/2″ tall with a round, plump body.

You can adjust the position of his arms to

accommodate any prop you would like him to . . . → Read More: A Garden Gnome Pattern

New Class Scheduled

If you have been waiting to sign up for a class, now is the time. A new class is scheduled at Fiddlesticks Quilts in Boulder City, Nevada. Fiddlesticks has expanded to add a beautiful new larger classroom. I will be teaching a two session class that will take place on Saturday March 5th from . . . → Read More: New Class Scheduled

What Sparks Your Creativity?

Do all creative minds think alike? What sparks your creativity? I’m often asked where I get my ideas from. Sometimes a piece of fabric will inspire an entire project. Many times ideas seem to come from very odd places. The inspiration for a new design often comes from something that is not related to . . . → Read More: What Sparks Your Creativity?

Creative Living with Sheryl Borden

I was invited to appear on Creative Living with host Sheryl Borden. Creative Living is one of public televisions most popular and longest running “how-to” shows. It is nationally syndicated and in its 34th season with PBS. Wow! There was no way I could turn down the invitation. I was a bit nervous when . . . → Read More: Creative Living with Sheryl Borden