Just part of the patterns.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

First Show of 2010 will be in Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 28-30, 2010
Thursday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 West McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85005
For discounts or more information visit: RustyBarn Promotions Group
See you all in January, 2010

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This is Lynette Taylor, with her mother Kay and little sister Hannah. Lynette and her family paid a visit to me while I was in Pomona, CA. Even though Lynette is only in her early 20's she is an avid and accomplished doll maker. She is holding her prize winning doll. Lynette is going to go far with her dolls, it is in her blood!

Judee Aten of Vail, AZ is Dinky Baby Certified!

Jemma Baily of Australia is Dinky Baby Certified. Isn't her doll so cute?

Jemma Baily

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Update on Aug. 27, 2009 Post

Michelle and her daughter enjoying dolls I made for them.

Winners of the Cutest Baby Contest
#1. Yosmir Vivas $50 in Dinky Baby products
#2. Joann Bevan $25 in Dinky Baby products
#3. Rhonda Wiederstien $15 in Dinky Baby products
Thanks to all who entered, this was fun and we may do this again. Keep making your babies and remember the more you make the better you get. Coming soon "Sir Preston" the Nutcracker.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Marcy Peterson's entry for Cutest Baby Contest

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Joann Beavan Cutest Baby Contest Entry

Margaret Williams Cutest Baby Contest Entry

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cutest Baby Contest Entry by Lee Jenkins, this is Curtis Cole

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Yosmar Vivas' entry for the Cutest Baby Contest

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Entry by Rhonda Wiederstein for the Cutest Baby Contest
Entry from Jackie Corace

Entry from Jemma Bailey for Cutest Baby Contest

Friday, October 02, 2009

My 100th Pattern Released
I cannot believe that I have 100 patterns. I just released my 100th pattern called "My Scottie Baby".
This pattern is much like my "NewBorn Baby" but larger. I only offered 100 copies for sale, and they are gone. All were numbered and signed. You may still be able to get one of these patterns in the future but you will not be able to buy it. Sign up to receive my email updates to find out more about this in the future.

Monday, September 21, 2009

San Mateo California Trip
The show in San Mateo was wonderful and I had a great time, thanks to Regina Savage. Regina is the author of Mirror Makeovers, a great book. Some exciting things are going to happen very soon.
We had a great time and a lot of fun. Regina is from southern California and has been to San Francisco a few times, so she was a great guide.
I loved all the people I met at the show and look forward to returning again.

This is me an Regina and our first show together.

Regina and me in our booth.


A street in China town.

I love chocolate!

Lombard street, a very crooked street.

Talk about dragon breath, we had it!

A street singer, who knew everyone and has been everywhere.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Small World!
Someone emailed me and said my dolls reminded them of a doll they got as a small child in Bishop Hill IL. The doll was signed "Vicki". I emailed her back and asked if the doll had a red embroidered heart on it's bottom? I also asked if the doll was purchased at the Antique Affair in Bishop Hill, IL.

This was her reply:

Oh my God, YES! I grew up in Bishop Hill and that is where I got my doll!!! You came and autographed her for me one day at the store. Funny how I can't remember a thing from high school geometry, but at 41 I can still remember that.

My doll has moved around the country with me, from Illinois, to Texas, to Arizona and now Ohio. I have looked for you on line for years, not knowing how to find you. I have always wanted a sibling for my doll. She is my favorite childhood memory and I have had many, many dolls but
none meant as much as this doll.

I am so excited to have found you at last.

God bless,
The photos below are of Michelle's doll Beverly!
This is "Beverly"
Michelle's childhood favorite

Signed and dated by Vicki (that is Me!)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Trip with Liz

It has been quite a summer! Trips with my grandchildren and the pain of losing my father-in-law will make this a summer I will never forget. My grandson, Preston went to a show with me as documented in a post from 5/19.09, so to be fair it was my granddaughters turn. I had two shows close together and she wanted to do both. The first show was in Denver and the second in Long Beach, CA.

Later this month I will be going back to South Dakota to help my husband pack up his fathers house. Please enjoy the pictures below.

The Rocky Mountains were beautiful.

Liz hanging the patterns.

My booth in Denver.

Liz enjoying eating out.

Danny G. (as a girl monkey) holding a baby.

Me & Liz together, trip was priceless!

Liz at the entrance to the Long Beach Quilt Festival

Liz pricing patterns

Open for business

Enjoying the Long Beach weather

This boat had my name on it?

Liz with Elvis in Hollywood.

Liz with Mickey Mouse in Hollywood.

Clint Eastwood's hand & foot prints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theature

Liz comparing her foot size to Tom Cruise

Liz with Brittney Spears Star in Hollywood

I love Shirley Temple. Hand & footprint in front of Grauman's Chinese Theature

Liz in Dinseyland

The fun was just beginning!

Most favorite character was Tinkerbell

" Where should I go next."

All good things must come to an end.

The End!