I hope you are all having a good week. After a little blogging break, I'm back with a bit of exciting news. I was so ecstatic to receive my copy of Prims magazine, a beautiful publication for primitive doll artisans.
I'm always anxious to see the latest issue of Prims but this one was particularly special to me because my very own handcrafted doll Minerva is featured in its pages along with many of my fellow TDIPT artisans! Here is Minerva's page. Like all my dolls, she is made entirely by hand. I handsculpted her with papier mache, handpainted her face, then made her dress with 1800s reproduction fabric. Her shawl is vintage lace gathered with a vintage brown pearl button.
I also made and styled Minerva's auburn wool tresses. Here she is before she left for her journey to the magazine headquarters.
Speaking of magazines, have you seen the current issue of American Patchwork and Quilting? Kim Diehl has a glorious quilt on the cover. Last year, I found some of her new fabric line pictured here on my way home from last fall's Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.
I also enjoyed the neat article on French General fabric designer and store owner Kaari Meng. I'm a big fan of FG fabrics and have a lot of them in my stash. APQ captured some wonderful pics of the French General store. Would love to visit there in person!