This Saturday I visited the Wiltwyck quilt show at SUNY Ulster. Not only was there a beautiful collection of quilts but also a art doll exhibit. It's nice to see these dolls make an appearance in a venue like this. Mix that with the many vendors offering their wares and it makes for a inspirational day. Word of advice, make sure you charge that camera battery. Luckily I was able to get some photos before my camera went kaput.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.