Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Joining In

Hello all. I'm Liz and I live in Northeast Kansas with DH and two spoiled dogs! We have one son who recently retired from the Navy (how did that happen? I'm not that old!!) I retired almost five years ago and I have spent the time since then getting my basement work room fitted out to be my favorite space! I do try to get down there for a bit every day. Before retirement, I was in a left-brain job (computers), so I have been giving my right-brain a workout since then!

Although I call myself a doll maker, I do a lot of different crafts and arts. One thing I really love to do is "fiber collage" where I cut up fabric, fuse it together in different ways, stitch all over and then embellish, embellish, embellish! I have recently started looking into making books using some of those methods. Although the books I've actually finished (!) don't use much collage, I am hoping to make several more that do. So becoming a part of this group is timed just right for me.


  1. Liz - I love your dolls! So much personality. I think the collage idea for making books is a great idea. I like to do felt and wool collages which is a bit different from the cotton fabric collages but the same idea.

  2. I agree with Ruth about your dolls having so much personality.
    That book looks gorgeous. I'm curious about the binding.

  3. Liz- your dolls have lovely characteristic features. That is one craft i have never tried, i have made teddies and gollies in minature but never a doll. Now the book is very intersting and i saw lots of your pages in the photo album, i don't know if i can aspire to somthing that good but i will try my best for you all.

  4. Thank you all for the nice comments on my dolls. This year I've been busy trying new techniques, so the doll making has slowed down. Hope to get back in the swing soon.


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