Instead the bounced and bounced and bounced...
The few that did make and create made beautiful doll pins using African print fabric, yarn, popsicle sticks, felt,
beads, a shell and
Peace and Stitch,
What I did when I didn’t know what to do... Create Spirit Babies!
Half Day class
(There are no images of the Spirit Baby Dolls)
This workshop is about what you can do when you don’t know what to do. Several years ago I was stuck creatively. Being stuck creatively translated into being stuck emotionally, financially, and spiritually. All of this brought me to the realization that for me everything was connected. So, here is the story.
The bills were due and I all I had was seven sewing machines and more fabric than most people could imagine. I was not looking at that the fact that I was a talented, creative person with over 35 years of technical skills. All I could do was sing the “I ain’t got no money, what am I gonna do?” blues.
I cried and prayed, prayed and told the story to anyone that would listen. Finally, I heard a voice say, “I have bigger fish to fry, with war and world hunger and you’re asking for money. Please take the talent that I gave you and make Spirit Babies, sell them for $10.00 a piece and get back with me."
I sewed and cried, cried and sewed. I made 1,2 3...10...50...100 plus Spirit Babies. I carried them everywhere I went and sold them to anyone who any and everyone I could from Los Angeles, Ca, to Durham, NC to Washington DC. For each Spirit Baby sold I kept $9.00 and $1.00 went to charity. I paid my bills, I continued to pray, and continued creating. There is no more crying or singing the blues. My work has grown from the Spirit Babies to traveling across the United States,(and I have 12 sewing machines)
While this workshop is not necessarily about learning any specific technique, you will make a beautiful doll that can be embellished with cloths, beads, shells or whatever you desire.
Students will complete at least one Spirit Baby.
Skill level: This class is open to all skill levels.
Equipment and supplies:
This class is for hand or machine sewers.
I will provide all supplies (except sewing thread)for this class with no kit fee. If you want to add a special fabric or embellishment, please bring it.
This me at The Women's Center Gala.