Wow, I can't believe how many dolls I have to make for special events and exhibits this year! I have been locked away in my craft room trying to keep up. Last month I made 32 stump dolls for my Flying Phoebe Doll Club's outreach day to be held at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA, July 10, from noon to 6 p.m. If you haven't been before (this is our 6th year)—it is so much fun for all ages and we have such a tremendous turn-out—girls AND boys, AND adult men and women love it! Some return year after year. It's absolutely free to all who come. Grab a stump doll and choose from tons of embellishments piled high on tables... and make your own special doll to take home with you and love.
Then I made five "Dolls 2 Love" to send with the Phoebe shipment of dolls to the children of Haiti. A small gesture in relation to the on-going tragedy in Haiti, but hopefully one that will bring a little comfort and something to "cling to" for these children living under such trying circumstances.
Next, I finished my "Red, White & Blue" doll for the Phoebe doll display in the window of the "B" Street Bookstore in Hayward, CA, throughout the entire month of July 2010. She is another addition to my "ballet slipper" series (check the feet). The fabrics I used in her costume come from long saved pieces of fabric from one of my high school prom dresses, an Easter dress my mother made for me when I was about 8 or 9, and ruffled edgings from little outfits my mother made for me when I was about 5. If you live nearby, stop by the bookstore in July to check out all the Phoebe dolls.