My new Ms. Maddie Hatter is about finished. She needs her wrist cuffs and her spools of thread. All of which are in San Diego and I'm in Monticello, Illinois. The original Maddie decided to live with a friend in Prague, Czech Republic. Thus, a new one had to be made. The new version is the one with the green hat.
Both of the dolls are from the same pattern. As you can see, Maddie in the green hat has a smaller head. By mistake I grabbed the wrong head while shooting the DVD and used hers. And, that was the last of the fabric. Ms. Maddie's head is made from a different fabric, but similar color. The newer fabric didn't have the stretch that the other had. Never mind. She still looks pretty cute.
Both of these dolls are workshop dolls. I'll be teaching them in two places in England at the end of this month, and in Moscow, Russia at the end of October.
Before flying to Illinois we had guests from Australia. Phil and Sue flew to Detroit, Michigan from Cairns, Queensland and bought a 1973 Lincoln. They then drove on as much of old Route 66 as you can and ended up with us for 8 days.
This was also the day I left to drive to The Quilters' Studio in Newbury Park, California. What a fabulous quilt shop. I taught a two-day workshop and met wonderful doll makers and caught up with Linda Fisher, who had been on the cruise with us in February. She'll send me photo's as I forgot to take some.
Come back soon to see those photos.