Liesl has such great energy! She just makes everyone feel warm and at home right from the start. We were so glad to welcome her back to the NYPL.
That’s Liesl showing Lindsy, one of our unofficial volunteers, how to make a magnetic paper doll.
Our attendees dove right in and made a wonderful variety of dolls. Most of them were created from the Oliver and S paper dolls and templates, and many of them were dressed in the gorgeous Oliver and S fabrics or the fabrics from Liesl’s new collection of patterns and fabric for women called Lisette.
Some people made dolls from images Jessica Pigza had printed from the library’s collection. The Victorian lady on the left is one example.
Others just made their own templates and designs.
At our raffle, we had a plethora of generous donations: brand new patterns from Oliver and S (so new they aren’t available anywhere except to our lucky patrons!), a goodie bag from Pins and Needles sewing shop, some fashion kits for kids from West Side Kids and of course, Liesl’s book Little Things to Sew, donated by STC Crafts.
And here’s a fun post-script: I was happy to go home with a treat from an attendee named Janice.
Janice decorates these gorgeous little chocolate bars, which would make lovely favors for any party. I told her I’d spread the good word, so email Janice at Tante23@msn.com if you want to order some!
Of note: Janice heard about Handmade Crafternoon because she was in the audience the day we did the Martha Stewart Show. It’s nice to know our attendees find us in so many different ways.
Enjoy your sunny, crafty Sunday!