2014 Early American Life Directory of Traditional Craftsman plus a Sneak Peek at My Doll Pattern for the EAL Christmas Issue

My doll posing with her photo in the Early American Life Craftsman Directory.

My doll posing with her photo in the Early American Life Craftsman Directory.

I am very pleased to announce that I have been juried into the 2014 Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craftsman!!!  This is the 30th time I’ve been listed in the Directory 🙂

I’ve also been working on a special project for Early American Life.  Tess Rosch, EAL‘s publisher called me a couple of months ago and asked me to design, make, draft patterns and write instructions for a cloth doll which is to be featured in their Christmas issue this year.  She wanted it to be a doll that “anyone could make”.  I’ve just finished the doll and thought you’d all like a glimpse at how she turned out.  The Christmas issue of Early American Life will be on sale September 9th.

My newest dolls get lots of tips from their older cousin about posing for Early American Life!

My newest dolls get lots of tips from their older cousin about posing for Early American Life!

Same pattern, two different versions.  <3

Same pattern, two different versions. ❤

I love the way this painted face turned out!

I love the way this painted face turned out!

Even though this doll isn't as fancy, her simple pencil sketch features tug at my heartstrings...

Even though this doll isn’t as fancy, her simple pencil sketch features tug at my heartstrings…

~ by paulawalton on July 2, 2014.

5 Responses to “2014 Early American Life Directory of Traditional Craftsman plus a Sneak Peek at My Doll Pattern for the EAL Christmas Issue”

  1. Paula, first off congrats on your 30th year with EAL , I was just thinking of all the people you have inspired to be creative with their own doll making, even those that have never ventured to make a doll or dressed one. I appreciate how you explain the instructions in your classes and that you are always there for your customers. You don’t get all that by just purchasing a pattern. Are you sure your middle name isn’t Izannah!!! I’m so glad I found your websites and you too of course. Both dolls turned out darling. I like the way you shaded the lower face of the finished doll dressed in red. I like the full roundness of her chin when seen up close. The very pensive look of the doll dressed in yellow pulls at my heartstrings as well, and I like her sweet little bitty chin. I’ll be waiting for the christmas issue to arrive at my house in September. Good luck at UFDC. I can just know your table will be one of the busiest. Not that you need it, but you’ll get even more exposure for you and your dolls there.
    I hope you won’t let yourself get to over worked so that you and Brian can enjoy the balance of your vacation together in Texas. ❤ Fondly, Mary G.

    • Mary,

      Thank you so much! I’m tremendously glad that you found me too 🙂 I hope you try the pattern when it comes out. Maybe your granddaughters would like to make dolls with you one day. It would be just perfect for them to make.
      We are going to try to have a little fun while we are in Texas.

      Love,
      Paula

  2. Paula, I love that magazine and you already know I love your dolls. I’ll make that doll for my small great-granddaughter! I know she’ll love it!

    Billie

  3. Billie,

    I’m thrilled that you are going to make the doll for your great-granddaughter! I was envisioning it as a “play” doll and I hope she will have fun with it!

    Paula

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