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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Idex Show April 11-14

Next weekend I am attending the Idex Show which is being held at the Doubletree by Hilton at the entrance to Universal in Orlando, Florida.  It has been some years since I have been able to do this show since it conflicted with the big Spring Fair in the UK.  So looking forwards to returning.

I have attended so many shows this year that I returned to my studio a couple of weeks ago just desperate to stitch and play.  I made a few `Cookie Cutter` pieces which I will be on sale at the show.  
They each measure 5 inches high and other than the dolls are made of mohair.  I did question whether to make them pins but I think they are a little large.  I have a love of simplicity in design  and the old Primm pieces have always   `called` to me and it is from them that I took my inspiration.  Perhaps the only thing to add is that I really had fun making them.  There are still a few pieces to finish including a rabbit.  Many might wonder why I did a Gothic Primm style doll.....I challenged myself and did it for fun!

I am running a workshop at the Idex show to be held Friday afternoon.  The students will be receiving a bear which is sewn, stuffed and just about fully assembled but for the ears and head.  Their role is to attach the eyes, embroider the nose, sew on the ears and head and then have fun decorating the bear.  I chose to spell out `Create` with his little blocks but everyone can chose their own word.    He is 4 inches and is a pin.  The students have four hours to complete the class but realistically it should not take that long.......but we do get chatting and time seems to fly by.

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