is well underway!
And the Smokey Dolls are
On Opening Weekend
The Dollmaker started with
approximately 170 Smokey
An Official Count at the end
of the third weekend of the
revealed that only 65 Smokey
Dolls are left!
Awesome are the Friends of the Wee
Drum Roll, please! The
Infamous Mary Anne
has now purchased her
Wee Peeple Doll!
We at the Doll Shoppe are
(and wagering on)
what Mary Anne's
100th Wee Peeple Doll
Still 5 more weekends
Texas Renaissance Festival
Up next: October 29th-30th:
All Hallows Eve Weekend!
This should be interesting.
become a real
the last 2 months!
Thank you so much
Together, she and the
Dollmaker are creating the
Catherine has written her own
the Day the Wildfire hit
Here's the link to it:
otherwise known as "Aye Emnaught I"...
enlivened the Wee Peeple Doll Shoppe this season with his animated
storytelling and genteel manner.
Legend of the Smokey Dolls
you haven't heard it yet, Brad will gladly re-tell the tale!
What a fellow! Jolly Well Met, by Jove!
goes out to John Bond (aka:
the Intrepid Adventurer)
for Driving the Dollmaker and
the Dolls to the Festival and Back every weekend, and for his support,
Leaf-Blowing and many pond refills.
“Not everything that is faced can be
But nothing can be changed
until it is faced.”
"Dust you are and to Dust you
But wait! What is said about
the time and space
Ye shall go forth and
Honoring THE JOY of the
CREATING with STUFF
we were itty bitty babies we learned that:
Dave is a rare mysterious Forest
Wizard type of guy
who builds GIANT PUPPETS and zooming
Eyeballs in his spare time
when he's not molding, drilling or
painting little sets of wearable horns.
He's the dude behind the scenes who
knows how to make Tree Bark.
Happily embracing the potentiality
of all things! Dave and Cindy have a Shoppe
at the Texas Renaissance Festival
and live nearby in a totally awesome cozy nook.
Check out Dave and Cindy's
Satyr Horns Shoppe
at the Texas Renaissance
He even makes his own Comics! Dave Sheppard. What an Inspiration!
the Time-Warps of
So, it came to pass that in the late
afternoons of October
the Dollmaker could have been seen
from the highway-
a lone figure shuffling
through heaps of white
...her former Abode...
Floating, crunching, trailing her
across a surreally twisted, barely
recognizable acre of rubble...
But even an astute passing observer
could not have detected that
the Dollmaker had barreled into a
..as she stood, frozen to the spot,
overcome by the sudden realization
she was a living witness to
THE END had come as we all knew it
To be able to see what happened in
Disconcerted and somewhat
with the evidence of actual DUST
everywhere as if to drive home a point,
the Dollmaker had to wonder
(for the 8 millionth time):
Just exactly what WAS all this
From her viewpoint at
( Meryl Streep sitting in her
windowsill in England, reflecting...
"I had a farm in
The sun was setting in the West on
an abandoned Movie set!
But Then the Angel of Obvious
Practicality came unto her and Quoth thusly:
If Time were LINEAR, it would be
But, if Time were CYCLICAL...
It's BACK TO THE BEGINNING YOU GO...
OH! RIGHT! No Problem!
Right BACK to taking Delight in
JOY of the JOURNEY
Back to Earth! Where
Potato Masher Sunburst
in Rusts and Grays
SO, Three Cheers for the
carved by the Dollmaker
Animals bumming rides...
Natural clay bowls.
and just in time for
Mister Crusty-Rusty, the.. Pumpkin-Headed
slinging rust flecks,
grinning genuinely and
wishing you a
“Excellence is…Caring more than
others think is wise;
Risking more than others think is safe;
Dreaming more than others think is practical.
Expecting more than others think is possible.”