Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …sewing and adapting patterns.
I’d love to become a better doll dressmaker especially for the poor old Ken dolls as Mattel only ever seems to dress them as bridegrooms or beach bums.
On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?
In a hotel room:
- Number one, it must be clean and have a comfortable bed.
- It must have some form of climate control especially in summer.
- A shower I can get into. We stayed in a hotel in Sydney that had a wall that I could not step over with confidence so I could not take a shower while we stayed there.
- Facilities to make tea or coffee
- A small fridge
The other things I look for in accommodation are comfortable chairs, a desk or table, a pleasant location, access to public transport in a city and friendly staff.
What is your greatest extravagance?
The dolls without a doubt. Vintage dolls like Shirley Temple or the hard plastic walkers that I love don’t come cheaply. I spend more on fashion dolls than I probably should because I am particular about faces in particular. It’s hard to explain to a non-doll person why the Barbies you can buy cheap in chain stores are unappealing to me now. It’s probably because I’m not three. I probably spend more on clothing for “the girls” than I do on my own. But then they look better in it.
What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I always have trouble answering this question because it’s not something I think about all the time. Inspiration is not really the same as motivation. I was motivated to paint my house because it needed to be done. I wasn’t inspired because I wasn’t painting it in the colours that pleased me but the neutral colours that will be more attractive to potential buyers when I sell the house eventually.
What inspires me in life is more often than not something in nature, flowers or a beautiful view.