Creative People

One of the very best things about being a doll maker is that I am constantly surrounded by creative people.  Doll people, both collectors and makers, are inventive, resourceful, dedicated, steadfast, and giving.  They add humor, friendship, inspiration, awe and an amazing number of grace notes to my life that I would hate to do without.

I’d like to say thank you to two of them, Vicki Leeke and Peggy Flavin.  Both of these wonderful women were members of the truly outstanding group of dollmakers who came to my Izannah Retreat in September.

Some Vicki's lovely flower and leaf leather art, made from kangaroo leather.

Some Vicki’s lovely flower and leaf leather art, made from kangaroo leather.

One of the special pins Vicki made for everyone attending the retreat.

One of the special pins Vicki made for everyone attending the retreat.

Vicki made this set of pins just for me, with photos of True Blue,one of my dolls.  One pin for me and one for True Blue!

Vicki made this set of pins just for me, with photos of True Blue, one of my dolls. One pin for me and the other  for True Blue!

Vicki was organized and kind enough to make some very special keepsakes for all of the class members and haul them all the way from Australia!  Vicki also makes lovely felt dolls, click here to take a peek at her blog.

Peggy's adorable flower fairy.

Peggy’s adorable flower fairy.

Peggy was sweet enough to send me a wonderful Christmas surprise.  She created a magical fairy to grace my Christmas tree, although truthfully I love her so much that I intend to keep her out all year round.IMG_1259

Thank you!!!

~ by paulawalton on January 27, 2013.

3 Responses to “Creative People”

  1. Vicki & Peggy do beautiful work. Love the leather flowers and the darling pins. How kind of Vicki to gift each one attending your workshop with the pins. Love the True Blue Dolls pin.

    Peggys Christmas surprize is so sweet and I agree I think this little fairy would like to stay out all year because she’s magic…

    Suzanne

  2. They are both very talented! We all had a lot of fun wearing our Izannah pins while we worked. Everyone brought things to show and share. I was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and generosity of the entire group!

    Paula

  3. […] Click here to read about Vicki’s leather work and Izannah pins. […]

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