seed pod #11
© Copyright 1997 Maria Pahls
the fence post
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miscellaneous letters sent in by readers
june sent this letter...about the "doll makers of tomorrow":
"Recently after a fund raising event at the school, two grade 3 girls made primitive dolls. They created their primitive dolls using a forked stick for body legs and head, then a straight stick for arms. They found waste hemp string to tie arms to body, then gathered plastic, paper cups etc to add clothes, hair and embellishments. When the end of recess bell sounded they greeted me with pride and pleasure to share their achievements. One presented me with her doll which now sits on the window sill next to my desk.- a reminder that the children of today are the doll creators of the future." june
questions asked by readers, then replied upon in later issues.
lynne sent this in on her uses of fabrics: (issue #9)
"Fabrics & laces: I think any fabric/lace is ok as long as it is speaking to you and saying "use me, I am perfect for that project you are working on." To me that is the fun of primitives, there are no set rules, mistakes are ok, and if you don't think it is primitive enough just tea or coffee dye it or glue on some moss."
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tips & techniques
highlights of tips sent in by readers
39975 Windemere Court, Murrieta,
Murrieta, CA 92562
Plum Creek Collectibles
P.O. Box 1959
DeSoto, TX 75123
holly berry hill
480 abbie st
pleasanton ca 94566
84 pine st
books of interest
Creating Early American Dolls by kay cloud
three or four doll patterns, instructions for filling them with sawdust and painting the heads. color photos of finished dolls.
ISBN number: 0875883540
wool things a project book by kindred spirits
one doll, wall hangings and wool projects.
web sites of members & other sites of interest
the country register on line newspaper
kindred spirits catalog page on Homespun Peddler
poetry and verses to use for samplers etc.
"Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
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