Well I am over fifty and ready for a new life. I have done almost everything I dreamed of doing as a young girl. Who would have thought that I would began to dream again? So I went back to school, I started a few new hobbies and I even started a Youtube channel. It now has over two million views!
The best thing about being over fifty is that I am very settled, I am confident in my own skin and life isn’t scary anymore.
I started sewing when I was twelve years old. My next door neighbor, Miss Webster, gave me a pattern for Barbie Doll clothes. I made every thing by hand. When I was thirteen Miss Webster taught me how to use a sewing machine and I started making all of my clothes. When it was time for me to go to High School I decided to attend a Vocational High School and concentrate on Trade Tailoring. I really enjoy the process of coming up with a design in my head and then sketching it on paper. The next step is how to get the design to become something that I can hold, touch, see and share.
I decided to major in Fashion Merchandising in college. I learned to make my own patterns and create beautiful clothes. Well, when I got married I put all my creativity aside, got a regular job and kind of conformed to my surroundings. I thought I would never create again.
Two years ago I started sewing again, and writing again, and making hair products in my kitchen . My creative energy was returning with a vengeance. I always wanted to make dolls. So I did some research on how to make cloth dolls and came across Waldorf Dolls. I gave it a try and fell in love with this beautiful craft. Forty years after I made my first doll dress I am making dolls and doll clothes again and loving it.
Here are a few of my creations
This is Grace
This is Sasha
I will share with you the process of making dolls as soon as I get organized.
Hello world!. I am in a new phase of life…I am transitioning. This journey has been challenging and adventurous…I like it! I am writing and creating, doing things that I always wanted to do but never made time for. I invite you to journey with me and please feel free to leave a comment.