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I do want to tell you that I've made some exciting improvements to the flip dolls! A few simple adjustments to the construction make them much easier to put together, and a bit neater too. You can see these changes on the flip doll patterns that are in the shop now, and if you've previously purchased the Owl and Pussycat pattern or George and the Dragon, you can get the updated version (check your Etsy convo's or send me an email). I've also worked out a new type of flip doll, that is even simpler while still super fun - but you'll have to wait for the book to see that. ;)
I spent some birthday money on Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts which is both lovely and excellent and prompting more ideas that I have time to work on now. If you like having reference-type books in your studio, this is top-notch, of-course. I'd also recommend the Reader's Digest Guide to Sewing (the link is to the 80's version I have, but I think there are newer ones, too).