Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Little Folk Workshop with Ute Vasina

My doll club, Time For Dolls, Akron, OH, hosted a workshop last weekend Sept 17, and 18 with Ute Vasina. We made her trolls, Little Folk. The workshop was fantastic and Ute is such a sweetheart, we all had a great time and learned some great new techniques.
We held our workshop at "Fabulous" Craft Akron. And it is Fabulous! This is a wonderful place in Akron - 1478 N. Portage Path in the Parkwood Plaza and is owned by Martha Lombardi. The first thing you notice when you walk through the door is all the great 50's decor. I LOVE it! Martha finds all these wonderful things to decorate the shop with. This isn't a retail shop although Martha has a few items for sale that may be needed in a class. This is a place to come to take classes, all kinds of craft classes. It is bright and cheery and just a wonderful space to create in. Check out her website at for classes.

Almost all our members came to the workshop - we missed you Paloma! We had 3 ladies from the Glad Rags doll club, Jean, Joann and Phyllis.
This is Jean.
This is Joann and next is Phyllis.

You can see all the ladies working away on their dolls. I can't wait to see them all finished.

The ladies from our club who came are pictured here. Karyn and Barb, mother and daughter. Poor Karyn was so sick but she was such a trooper to attend and work on her doll.
Here are Vera and Sheila.
Here is Evelyn.
Then we have Dot, not only speedybeadie, but speedy doll maker too!Next to Dot was Pam, she and I run the doll club together.
Then there is Deborah.
Next to Deborah was Mickey, she can make you laugh all day long!
Here is Carolyn, put her together with Mickey and you can laugh so hard you will cry!!
Then there is sweet Sue, she sat between Carolyn and me.
I have lots more pictures, but they will appear in my next post.


  1. Wow, I love all the pics and I'm so glad you put names with faces. I love that! I can't wait to see the finished Trolls. I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to the next time we can make more Trolls!

  2. Great post Mary. It was a most wonderful weekend and Craft Akron rocks!