Monday, March 30, 2015


Since many of us can't make the trip, once again members of Dollstreet have been asked to send a display of dolls for AFICC, under the care of the lovely Judy Skeel. Theme this year is "Travelers". It's a long story, but it all started with the idea that Mary Poppins is celebrated this year, so the idea was to honor her. HOWEVER, as everyone knows ya don't mess with Disney & it seems they have the rights. So Travelers was chosen instead. After much consideration I decided to make an altered version of my doll Saloni, who rides on Tattu the elephant. Due to size limits she now rides on a magic carpet. BTW: at Crane Festival, the first thing sold was Betty Bong! TaDa! Betty & Mary Juana will be featured in Sept. SD&A and Connie Canibus in July.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


First off happy to say the Painted Pachyderms are featured in the current Soft Dolls & Animals Magazine. AND Connie will be in July then Betty & Mary in Sept. Meanwhile I only had one of the original elephant herd left, so decided to get busy and paint a couple more that I had sewn & stuffed but never finished embellishing. Such a fun project. So many choices to make, so again can't just make one!