Welcome to my blog! I am a bonafide dollaholic. I have loved and collected dolls practically my entire life. I started making cloth dolls back in the late ’70’s. Then I began to make porcelain dolls. I made all the clothing for my dolls too, but it was an expensive hobby, so I stopped doing that after a couple of years. I continued to make cloth dolls for a long time, and I still do when I find a pattern that I really like, but mainly I make crocheted dolls now. My daughter and I started crocheting dolls a few years ago and it has blossomed into both of us creating our own patterns and making our dolls for sale at craft shows. It’s a lot of fun and there’s no end to what you can do. I am always looking for something new to try. My daughter also knits very well and has made some very beautiful knitted dolls and other things. I’m very jealous!
I am also an accomplished seamtress. I love to sew! I make quilted handbags and many other things for sale, but I also make special things for all the people in my life. I can sew just about anything, but I especially love sewing clothing and dolls.
I grew up in a family where just about everyone had hobbies and they worked on them constantly. I have tried to pass that tradition on to my own little family and I have been pretty successful. Both of my children love to read, write, and draw. My daughter has learned to sew and crochet from me, and she taught herself how to knit. She also loves to make earrings, so we always have a lot of stuff for sale at the holiday bazaars and craft sales we particpate in.
There are many other hobbies that I enjoy, and I will share them with you as I start a new project. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my blog!