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December 2006 Issue 62

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December 2006 Issue 62
Dream ~ Imagine ~ Create ~ Grow ~ Believe ~ Magic
at we help your creative dreams come true.

December 2006 Issue 62

Copyright 2006 by Dollmakers Journey

Dollmakers Journey Customer Connection newsletter is a free e-mail newsletter.  Tell your friends, family and fellow dollmakers about us, and feel free to forward this newsletter to those who might be interested.  You can visit our companion website at:


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Dear Dollmaker Friends,

We feel so blessed to be doing something we dearly love, and so grateful to be able to serve the worlds most wonderful customers!  We want to thank each and every one of you for allowing us to be a part of your own dollmaking journeys throughout the year. We are looking forward to many exciting new adventures together and sincerely wish all of you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season! 

Mary Ann and Bonnie


For our DECEMBER SALE we are taking 20% all of the items in our BOOK Category which includes a DVD and some wonderful CDs.  Why not treat yourself today.

Dont forget about our special holiday treat! Everyone who purchases $30 worth of merchandise in December will receive a beautiful pair of embroidery scissors FREE (a $6.95 value.)  But theres more - you will also receive our newest pattern Lady Chatelaine Scissors Holder/Pincushion for FREE (a $6 value.)  The creative possibilities are endless for this easy-to-make project that would make superb gifts!


C H R I S T M A S   S O N G   P U Z Z L E
Got the Christmas Spirit? Think you know a lot of Christmas songs?
How many of the following songs can you identify by the
initials of the first words of the first line of the song.
(For example, OCAYF = O Come All Ye Faithful)
 1:  H Y A M L C   _______________________________
 2:  T F N T A D S   _______________________________
 3:  G R Y M G L N Y D   _______________________________
 4:  I C U A M C   _______________________________
 5:  S N H N A I C A I B   _______________________________
 6:  O T F D O C M T L G T M  _______________________________
 7:  D T H W B O H F L L L L L L L L    _______________________________
 8:  Y B W O Y B N C   _______________________________
 9:  J T T W T L I C   _______________________________
10:  Y K D A D A P A V C A C A D A B   _______________________________
11:  I S M K S C U T M L N  _______________________________
12:  C S B S D I H S   ___________________ ____________
13:  H T H A S G T T N K  _______________________________
14:  G G R O B A R   _______________________________
15:  O H N T S A B S   _______________________________
16:  A I W F C I M T F T  _______________________________
17:  D T T S I A O H O S  _______________________________
18:  W T K O O A   _______________________________
19:  I D O A W C J L T O I U T K _______________________________
20:  C R O A O F J F N A Y N  _______________________________
21:  I B T L A L L C   _______________________________
22:  O L T O B H S W S T L  _______________________________
23:  S B R A Y L I T L S I G  _______________________________
24:  I B H F C    _______________________________
25:  W W Y A M C W W Y A M C _____________ _________________
26:  I H T B O C D   _______________________________
27:  F T S W A J H S   _______________________________
28:  J O S N L Y E T W   _______________________________
29:  G K W L D O T F O S  _______________________________
30:  U O T H R P O J G O S C  _______________________________
31:  J B J B J B R   _______________________________
32:  I H A B C W Y   _______________________________
33:  W U N W T A G C   _______________________________
34:  J H T S B R T T T T  _______________________________
35:  C T T M P R P P P   _______________________________

Answers will appear in the January Newsletter.  Have fun!


See the winners of the challenge Bleuette and Friends, Home For the Holidays"

 Gypsies of the Sea 2007 sponsored by Treasures of the Gypsy
The challenge packets will be ready to be mailed in January, and finished dolls are due in September. To enter next years challenge, send $15 to:
Pamela Armas/Treasures of the Gypsy, PO Box 748, Mountainair, NM 87036. 
You will receive a packet of fabric, trims, and trinkets to use on you Gypsy doll. You may add additional fabrics of your choice to your doll.

All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition 2007 Theme Celestial Reflections
Deadline: August 31, 2007
For more information go to:


March 3-10, 2007 2007 Soft Doll Art Cruise
Leave Miami, Florida for a 7 day fun-filled cruise to 5 islands in the western Caribbean on Royal Caribbeans Navigator of the Seas. Take classes from Ute Vasina, Patti Culea, Leslie Molen and Barbara Willis
Call Carl at 1-888-537-8267 or Tim at 1-800-755-1191 for more information.

April 15-21, 2007 Creative Doll Artists Voyage
Leave Galveston, Texas for a 7 day fun filled cruise to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island & Cozumel, Mexico on Carnival Conquest.  Take classes while you sail from Jean Bernard, Sherry Goshon, Jeff Kantrowitz and Maryanne Oldenburg.  For more information email Jeff Kantroqitz at or call (718)983-1888.

May 3-6, 2007 - Artistic Figures In Cloth  
Columbus, Ohio

May 10-13, 2007 8th Annual CDAA (Canadian Doll Artist Association)
Ottawa, Ontario
Theme: Floral Fantasy in an Enchanted Garden

May 18-20, 2007 - Flowers, Fairies and Fiber Fancies
Aurora, Ohio
Contact Joan Stephens at 330-562-9145 for more information

May 13-20, 2008 (tentative date) WOW New York
New York
More information will be forthcoming

To save yourself time and energy, get all the details on upcoming doll related events at CLOTH DOLL CONNECTION:


Judi Ward invented a wonderful doll stand that works for dolls from 9 to 14. It uses Plastic Potato Chip containers. Go to
and click on the Bleuette Album to see step-by-step pictures of how to make this unique stand. You can put plaster or wood putty in the base to add weight and cover it with tiny rocks, flowers, moss, etc.

Judi and Rhonda of Dolly Duo from Australia offer a new free pattern. It is a little Christmas tree decoration or pin for the Festive season. Make a quick and easy gift.

Make fabric boxes for gifts


Come meet SHERRY GOSHONS Pinster Hastythreads a wonderful alternate body for her Mom Jacque Uetzs Rosebud face mold. This delightful character can serve as a pincushion and much more. Also check out her terrific Elf Meister Pressmold and the very quick to make Elf Meister Cone Puppet Body pattern.  Youre going to love this one!

We have an enchanting new fairy from BECKY HOLLOWAY called Willow Wisp that youre just going to love!

JUDY SKEEL has just released two exquisite new patterns, an elegant wall doll called Lady Grace and the loveliest Seated Angel.  Do stop by and take a look.

Just for fun we have a quick and easy Rabbit Finger Puppet from KAREN SHIFTON that can be a great toy or an accessory.

Charlotte All Dolled Up, a precious little one playing Dress Up by ELLEN HAYTAS, is sure to put a smile on your face.

ELLEN has teamed up once again with KATE ERBACH to create the comical Holiday Duo Morty & Snerf.  Youve got to check out these crazy characters!

Were thrilled to have ARLEY BERRYHILLS newest release  Minerva, The Princess Mermaid  a pattern packed with tons of his wonderful techniques.  Stop by and read all about it

PATTI CULEA has been updating some of her precious patterns.  Shes taken the former hippy Sunny reduced her size a little and used lots of free form machine embroidery on her clothing.  There is much to learn in this terrific pattern!
Weve just received two fantastic mixed-media patterns from upcoming designer STEPHANIE NOVATSKI that are sure to delight your creative spirit!  Start saving your paper towel tubes, bits of tissue and your favorite embellishments to turn them into Dream Girls Ephemeral Angels of the Night.  Youll be learning a lot of wonderful techniques with Bees Knees a delightful character with a beautifully painted face. Dont miss these great projects!


Weve just added 7 more terrific charms from those wonderful Artgirlz - TRACY & ALLISON STILLWELL.  We know they are going to get your creative juices flowing.

Freezer Paper sheets are back in stock.


Bonnies daughter Amy (21) just got engaged to Daniel Miller. She has known him since high school, but they never seriously dated until last year. This has turned her whole world upside down, but it will make for a very exciting Christmas. I think they have seen the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers once too often, because they plan to get married June 1st. (They love the song in that movie about June brides!) Her son and daughter are flying in from Utah on Christmas Eve, and she plans to spend the holidays visiting all of her many children and grandchildren.  Now if she can just find the time to make some homemade cookies!

Mary Anns dear boyfriend Jim is a lover of all things plaid so much so that he is known as Mr. Plaid at Woodbridge Middle School because he wears something plaid every day.  Mak thought Elaine Le Gros My Favorite St. Nick would be a perfect present ( and shes almost done with this really fun project.  Shes doing Hawaiian quilted pillows for her children this year along with lots of little things.  Christmas Day will be celebrated with her parents and siblings in New Jersey.  Jims former wife MEvie has been diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer and will be having a lumpectomy on Jan. 4th followed by radiation.  All prayers for her and the success of her treatment will be deeply appreciated.


Garden Fairies Trading Company has some interesting doll clothes patterns.

Interesting vintage patterns website

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