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Welcome, my name is Sylvia Smiser. I am a self taught artist. I enjoy creating one of a kind art dolls and sculpted figures. Vintage Halloween styled artwork and Dia de los Muertos art dolls is what comes naturally to me and what I am most passionate about creating. I am a proud member of the wonderful art groups EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild) and PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea). I am a participating artist at Ghoultide Gathering. I am honored to have been published in Art Doll Quarterly, Dolls magazine, Somerset Studio Gallery and Celebrate 365 Magazine. I am also a Physical Therapist and Mama to 15 year old Boy/Girl Twins. My husband is a wonderful man who is very supportive of my art and together with our two doggy fur kids we make one happy, busy family.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lucky! Lucky! Lucky!

Sometimes when I am looking for vintage scraps of fabric and trim I will look through what's available locally in our antique shops and antique malls.  But sometimes I feel like perusing EBAY for extra special finds.  
In some ways EBAY has been as much of a social network as Facebook.  You see, I purchased a lovely set of vintage velvet samples and ribbon from Ebay seller lily-jean.  In our communications I found out that she was keen on clearing her space. So as we chatted over e-mail I let her know that I am a doll maker and love to use vintage trims/fabrics when possible. Sooo she sent me photos of the things she had for me to chose from! 
Why is this so special you ask? Well Jean is a designer and a dressmaker and has lots of scraps of vintage fabrics and laces! So I sent her a very reasonable amount of money and she sent me a magical package full of goodies!!! The lot I got dates from 1890-1920, perfectly my style.  I spent over an hour going through each piece and admiring the silky feel, the luxurious texture and all the unique detail of these lovely scraps. Of course this put my creative mind into overdrive! 
I highly recommend Jean to all my doll maker friends who also use vintage fabric in their dolls. 
You can visit Jean's website here Jean Dubberley Designer & Dress maker and you can check out her current EBAY auctions here: lily-jean
If you do make contact with Jean please tell her Hello from Me : )
As I consider her my newest friend in the UK.

Thank you so very much Jean for the treasures you sent me!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhhh, delicious . . . . I'm cleaning out my creative space, I don't need more, but boy the fabric and trim are just beautiful!!!!!



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