What a whirlwind of a lovely weekend.
We took off Friday for California headed for Crescendoh Studios in Santa Ana.
My favorite Plush Doll artist, Junker Jane, was teaching at the famous Jenny Doh Studio.
(image from Jenny Doh's instagram)
I have been such a fan of her work for years.
I love her imagination and stories that go with these unusual dolls.
Her simple technique wows me...it is a full of detail and can be as complicated as you make it.
Arriving at the studio early on a quiet Saturday morning the building is full of surprises. It is an amazing space. Walking up a grand staircase was unexpected, but so inspiring.
Getting to the Crescendoh Studio was welcoming and quiet. Dolls were set up of Junker Janes work. It made ya wanna dive right in.
The day flew by, my dream of sewing all day came true. To sit around others and share tips and stories was so much fun. Everyone in class got to make their own version of a doll.
(image from Jenny Doh's Instagram)
We talked style, design, family, and even music.
Junker Janes hubby was also there and found out he is a drummer in a very cool Portland band named Iceland
My favorite song is Red #5. It really reminds me of the music I love and took me back to my first days of concerts in St. Louis.
This Doll came home with meand this is the one I made
The weekend wrapped up quickly and we headed back home by noon on Sunday.
As we were driving I would crochet and the drive went by quickly. We even hit an unusual desert downpour. It went from 109* to 69* in a matter of seconds. The rain was hard, could barely see the road or cars on the road next to us. But it was so exciting. We could see the clouds building on the open plain as we drove in closer to Nevada. Then the sky just opened and let it all out.
Now back to that crochet blankie I was working on.
It is now finished and being blocked as we speak.
I have already started on a second one in a mustard green color from Waverly yarns. It is all acrylic but super soft. I will go slower on this one, it is just a little something to work on at night as I watch tv.
Today is cleaning, unpacking and getting ready for our week ahead. Since I crafted all weekend, not much time to sit today and craft :)