The Wee Peeple Newsletter

June 2017                      Issue 124




Soft Sculpture for the Wall



This, Folks, is about as close to "Dollmaking"

as the Dollmaker got this month...





carry on...





Remember Last Month's










So, she is investing in the Tools of the Trade!

Mastering the Grommet Machine:


one important Discovery took the Big Mystery out of grommet installation:

 A Grommet Press does not make the holes.

right.  pre-punch the holes. right. got it.


...and use an AWL to punch those holes.



 and awl will be well



Claudette was a HUGE help!

Now the Dollmaker could work on the fronts, backs and sides of the

and photograph them too

without having to keep trying them on

 and looking in a mirror!


  Now then: 

The Dollmaker soon realized that it was awkward and time-consuming

to have to be "the model"

for all the sizes and types of Beltskirts she wanted to make...

She needed a proper

 Dressmaker's Mannikin

So the Dollmaker searched online and found a "Shopkeeper's Mannikin"

which was not adjustable, and not suitable for larger sizes, but a good price...

it'd do...

and when the mail order mannikin arrived,

the Dollmaker was thrilled... and named her












The evolution of "Styles"




Many useful Applications

have presented themselves for the


Pirate Beltwear, Pixie Leaf Belts, Bellydancing,

Weddings, Nightclubs, Dog Shows... yes!

Dog Shows!


Yes! ...the very first Beltskirt sold was

an extra-fancy

 Special Order

Dog Handler's Beltskirt


 featuring four working pockets and two pouches

because in a Dog Show, a fashionable Contestant

wants to look terrific while

carrying Doggie Treats

and the obligatory Doggie Comb!






Dog Handler's Beltskirt... in progress...

Susan is planning to wear her rugged yet attractive Dog Handler's Beltskirt

with a black underskirt or black skinny pants and boots.  She will be showing her adorable Papillion, Twinkle, in July.










The Dollmaker soon realized

that one mannikin was definitely not enough!

She needed to be able to refer to one of the

  while building another one- on a different model!

so... the Dollmaker sent off for another Mannikin... and

very soon after that, Charlotte arrived!


At first Charlotte seemed a tad conservative...

but soon she was wearing BoHo Beltskirts, just like her new best friend, Claudette



even have a Web Page now!!












Meanwhile... Treasure arrived!





June has been an amazing month for Free Supplies from friends!

Fabrics galore, sewing notions, and tons of jewelry!

Thanks to Becky, Cindy, John, Paula and Chris!






Cydnee's Rock Painting Party!

What fun! Drinking wine and painting rocks at Cydnee's house! whoopee!

Then... the tricky part >>> Hiding the Rocks!

This batch of Painted Rocks was hidden in Bastrop, Texas

Downtown, at the Library, and at Fisherman's Park:


Here's the Link to the  Let's Rock Facebook Page,  if you want to join the group!










Baby Bird Video

The story of
Waldo the Wonder Rat



The Story of
Lady Nevermind



Follow Your Bliss

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About the Artist



512-332-6680    cell phone

Smithville, TX  78957



Art using Recycled Materials



Steampunk Page




"like music drifting through the air-
invisible but everywhere" 

-Jack Skellington


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Dollmakers of Mexico


The story of
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The Bogman Coat


Dollmaker Learns Swordplay



Bottle Doll



 How To Purchase

 Cat Peeple Dolls

 The Smile of the

Cheshire Cat




Giant Lizard Battle




Roman Bacchanalia Weekend

Wall Art



The Other Side


The story of
Vasilisa the Brave


Sacred Datura

Mermaid Page

Bev Taylor
Woodworker Extraordinaire






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