My Studio Sale

When you can't wedge another book on the bookshelf, or another pattern into the pattern box, you know it's time to clean out. I try to do this on a yearly basis, partly so I can find some hidden treasures, and partly so I can take stock of my direction artistically. Here are things I will either be listing here on my blog, or perhaps on Ebay. All of these things I collected because they brought me joy or informed me in some way. But I will be sending them on the next steps of their journeys, because I have identified some needs that are worth cleaning out for.

A Helen Pringle Mary Mason Dixon Doll will be for sale - read more about this doll here. This doll was a great encouragement to me when I was deciding whether or not to try and make my Izannah Walker Workshop pattern. I was cruising through an antiques mall, thinking about whether I dared, whether I could do it, and that is when this doll came into my life. She is a wonderful folk art doll, and I believe this doll might have a job as a life coach! If you're interested in this doll, email me.

A possible Babyland Rag Doll - She came with an antique dress, bloomers and petticoat, some vintage/antique shoes she got along the way. The poor dear has lost her face covering, but the shape is still there. She is 30" tall, and easily would wear small child's clothing. She's old, and has foxing, and is a bit musty, and someone painted her fingernails at some point. Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But she would be great in a primitive decor where someone likes a bit of whimsy.

Several other vintage/antique dolls...

Where Women Create Magazines - the Winter 2008 Premier Issue, the Aug/Sept/Oct 2009 issue with Mary Engelbreit on the cover and the most recent Aug/Sep/Oct 2010 issue with Amy Butler on the cover.

Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazines - Fall/Winter 2008, Spring/Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010...These are very hard for me to let go of, but there's an irony to it, too, when you can't wedge any more stuff in your studio because you have magazines about other people's studios!

Cloth, Paper Scissors - the regular magazine. A stack of them.

So stay tuned. I'll be posting what, where and how much here in the next few days. :-)

1 comment:

Maureen said...

What a great idea Dixie.I love a good clean out. It lightens my spirits. I'm checking out your moving on treasures.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden