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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Top Five Must-Haves for Doll Making!

Here is a brief summary of my Prim Talk Radio Segment this week listing my top five favorite items and must haves for doll making, hope you enjoy it!

1. Turning Tubes. I found mine on Joann Fabrics website and ordered online. They cost about $10 I believe and are worth every penny!

2. Hemostats. These are those surgical instruments that look like blunt scissors but are really clamps. These are great for pushing out corners of your projects and some crafters use them for stuffing. I also like them for grabbing doll needles and pulling them through a project when I can't get a good grip on the needle. I found mine on ebay and they are cheap, so be sure to compare sellers!

3. Stuffing Fork, my favorite! It's like a fondue fork and I bought mine from ebay. It is great for stuffing tiny areas such as fingers or my eyebrows on some of my 3-D faces, especially the eyebrows. This is a Barbara Willis Design and she is based out of Mountain View California, so if you can't find any on ebay, just search for her on the web.

4. Great Wool suppliers are a must! My favorite is Gloria Lowell. She is on ebay and her userid is folkartfromvermont. She gives you a free felting needle and instructions, so if you are a beginner, this is the way to go!

5. Great patterns! Ebay has tons, but another great source is Patternmart.com and Patternpages.com. I belong to both and even sell them on my website. E-Patterns are the most popular now, and on Patternmart.com and here on my blog, you can instantly purchase and download the patterns and start immediately on your projects! You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, and if you don't have it, you can get a free download of this software from Adobe.com

For this week only, purchase any pattern on my WEBSITE www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com and mention Prim Talk Radio in the comments section, and I will email you a FREE e-pattern of my Primitive Candy Corn Bowl Fillers. This offer expires on August 10!!!!

Thanks everyone and blessings to you all!

Mary Jo

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