Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Boy howdy, it's been a while...

since I last posted. I guess I've been a little busy. I think the VCDA doll show was very successful. I know it was for me. I sold both of my listings. This doll:

which I made a couple of years ago from a pattern by Nicole Ellison of Raggedy Old Annies. I am actually a little sorry to have sold her. I don't get attached to very many of my dolls, but this one was awfully sweet. She's been sitting on top of my bookshelf for a while and now her spot looks so forlorn. She's on route to Georgia- I hope her new owner will love her as much as I did.

I also sold this doll:


which I really shouldn't have, as it turns out. I made this dollhouse sized EFA for Courtney for our swap. I contacted her a couple of times to let her know it was ready and get her address, but didn't hear from her. After two weeks, I let her know via email that I would be listing it if I didn't hear anything. Well, of course, the day after I listed it, I got an email from her! I guess her computer had been on the fritz and she wasn't getting any email. Man! I feel pretty cruddy, but she was quite gracious. Now I need to make her a new one! I felt a little pressure to list something for the doll show since I am one of the moderators. There was a third doll too, but I got slammed with a very bad head cold the day after the show started, so she is still unfinished. Poor little dear! I'm making Matilda Whipple With Her Crow by Annie Beez Folkart. She makes up beautifully. In fact, the first doll I ever sold on ebay was this one. Except I gave her a kitty to hold instead of a crow. Daughter Carmen designed the kitty for me. Here's a pic:


Isn't she a sweetie? I had always wanted to make a doll with striped legs! I was so pleased when Fran from Cloth Doll Supply bought her!

So that's the latest doll news. In other news, tomorrow is Turkey Day! Brother Jonathan, sil Deborah and Deb's dad will be joining us. I'm really looking forward to it, but I sure have my work cut out for me today! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Hugs to all.

4 friends said....:

  1. They are both wonderful! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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  2. It takes strength of character to admit to a mistake. Lucky us, anyway, because then we'll get to see another of your creations! ; ) Josephine

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  3. I recognise that kitty! I made him after Mint, from the Kodomonomo webcomic. ^_^ Cute. Nearly forgot about that. Too bad about Courtney, good think she was understanding. Ironic, though, isn't it?

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  4. Your dolls are lovely Bettsi! I have not been a very good member of VCDA (I have yet to list anything, or MAKE anything ~ eek!) but the rest of you are doing a fantastic job! I have been checking in on the lovely creations and I am so very impressed by the talent that I am seeing in this group!

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