Sunday, March 16, 2008

Convention Update: Still More Workshops!

I'm very excited that Carol Sullivan will be doing a workshop on Paper Doll and Toy Newspaper Supplements, an area that I've just begun to collect in.

Last year on the blog, I uploaded a Little Nemo paper doll from the New York Herald, "Puss and Her Family" from the Baltimore American and "Mrs. Maggie Jiggs" from the Detroit Sunday Times. Here are two others, both from the Sunday Boston Globe (I think; the Bunker Hill toy simply says "Forbes.") I look forward to Carol's workshop in August to learn much more about these items. If you missed that earlier post about Carol's workshop, it is free but limited to 25 people. Each person will receive a color copy of a paper doll supplement AND will be included in a drawing for an original.

And to continue with our workshop list, here are some of the "hands-on" workshops:

Creating Sunbonnet Sue Ornaments--with Margaret Brown. Ornaments based on the classic applique quilt pattern using color, designs and accessories to represent your favorite activities. Some materials will be provided, but bring small sharp scissors and a see-thru ruler (also patterned paper, if you like). Limit: 20. Fee: $3.

Miniature Original Paper Doll in a Presentation Box--with Sue Hoeltge.(So glad to see Sue back at the convention. I took a workshop with her a few years ago, and it was great fun.) Assemble a lidded 4" square box from card stock. Kit will include box, dressing screen, fashions and accessories. Exterior box will be decorated with original artwork. Choose among 5 different paper dolls. Extra kits will be available. Bring your scissors, the rest is furnished.
Limit: 20. Fee: $12.

Make a Ziegfield Girl Fan--with Brenda Sneathen Mattox. Bring Scissors or X-Acto knife, rubber cement or similar adhesive, ruler and a couple of sheets of pretty scrapbook paper. Fan base, dolls, clothes and handle will be provided. Want to embellish? Bring glitter, feathers, etc.
Limit: 12. Fee: $10.

More to come!

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