finally, a doll for February!

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Too, too many unfinished pieces in the studio. I need to get some pieces finished! I’ve got some girls and some guys in progress- still finishing the backlog of sewed inventory from last year. I can’t wait to get out the toile and starting cutting some new ones! Soon I hope.

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She is a green-eyed, red-haired girl.

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Vintage rick-rack and button. Skeleton tattoos.

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<3 red plaid

I feel like the finishing of things is going in slo-mo. This fellow has been on my desk for a while.

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Lots of photos ahead!

He has a kerchief in his breast pocket.

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And crossed axes on his belt buckle.

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His chest tattoo is a cow and a milkmaid.

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And some poultry on his arm.

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Can you see that his hair is made from corduroy? Wool corduroy! I’ve had it in my stash for ages and finally gave it a try!

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I am teaching the swaddled baby class this weekend at the New England Quilt Museum. I hear there is one seat left if any one is interested.

a tattooed man

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I want to get to my normal posting over here.

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It is hard though because the Cody Foster fiasco is continuing to roll itself out. I have now seen the catalog for the 2013 season and found 3 items that were copied from my designs. That negates any argument that any one individually might not have come from my designs, eh? I also saw items copied from some of my craft-biz friends. It breaks my heart. I still don’t know how I’m going to go forward with this. It takes a toll no matter what direction I go. Among other things, the haters have come out who think that anyone can copy anyone, fair game. And they yell really loud. Sigh.

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Instead I want to tell you some happy news. Here is my secret. Lean in close and I’ll whisper…

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I’m doing a sale with OneKingsLane in November!!! Some of these things I’ve been posting that haven’t shown up in my Etsy shop- that’s why! I will be posting more info as it gets closer but I am so excited!

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I am trying to focus on the good stuff. Moving forward here…

man with horse tattoo

I am behind in posting all the dolls that ended up in Brooklyn with me. I am posting this fellow today and I will post about the NY trip soon. I am working on getting all the new dolls (that didn’t sell) into my Etsy shop but it will probably be a trickle all week. I got back home last night and my to-do list is enormous.

I finished this doll in the hotel on Friday. He was mostly done and I couldn’t bear to leave him behind.

And here he is, hanging up in the booth-