Monday, February 10, 2014


This blog is just one of the ways, as you can see by the list of websites below, that I have of staying in touch with friends who love dolls and doll fashions as much as I do. I started this Blog because, while I love the freedom of creating my own HTML website (, there is always the fear that the host site will change or be deleted. I do love the immediacy of Facebook too and the ease of chatting with others, and I find that many of my dolly friends like to hang out there. But some are not interested in joining Facebook and although my Blog has a RSS feed, I still maintain an email list for those folks who prefer their news by email.
I confess that occasionally I do forget to send the email list in a timely manner (hanging head in shame) but hopefully, I have now solved that problem. At the top of this Blog, on the right side, is an email notification/subscribe button. Simply enter your email address and a Great North Woods Design Blog update will be sent right to your mailbox every time I post a new entry. The Facebook and the Blog posts are usually identical so you can be in the loop right along with everyone else.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

TROCADERO for Silkstone Barbie in my Etsy Shop Now

After a wonderful Christmas, which included the New Year's Eve wedding of my oldest son and his beautiful bride, an ice storm which dominated the news and brought loss of heat and lights to many friends and family members for almost a week, and finally getting back to my exercise program with renewed energy after weeks of cooking great things to eat, I managed to yawn and stretch my way into the sewing room.

I have always been fascinated with the famous old night spots of the glamour days of the '30s, '40s and even the '50s. Just imagine the cocktail outfits that the stars wore to such evenings, knowing they would be meeting the crème de la crème of their peers. This is what I had in mind when I created “Trocadero”, in honour of the Café Trocadero (or the Troc as it was affectionately known) on the Sunset Strip.

See Trocadero in my Etsy Shop now.

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