Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Patti LaValley designs

Here is a fairy I designed for Soft Dolls & Animals! magazine. She sits at 12" , has wings of organza.

My studio is located in the beautiful countryside in Rainier, Oregon. I have a beautiful view from my window of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens!

Recently we have had too much rain in Oregon and my studio was flooded. It is a remodeled garage which sits lower than the other structures on the property. The floor in one half of my studio became flooded and what a mess that was! Everything was moved to one side as the carpet and pad were pulled up. With two electric heaters and fans, after two weeks of drying and cleaning I was able to put things back in order. I really missed not having my space!


Judi W. said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I love the little fairy - she is very sweet. I'm glad you got your studio back together - floods are awful.

Coppermouse Dolls said...

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Anonymous said...

OH Patty, I can totaly relate to your flooding. WE had a horrible spring of 06. We also got flooded. My stuido thank goodness wasn't in the family room. I have thought many times of putting it down there because there is so much more room. We had a horrible mess. We were able to dry the carpeting and padding out but it took a while. I don't ever want to go through that again. But the likely hood is that it will happen again. My stuido is confined to the smallest bedroom in the house. I have spent the weekend trying to reorganize it. YIKES ! I just have too much stored for future doll making !
Good luck. You all have had some horrible weather out there on the west coast.
Barb Baylis
Textile Tarts Doll Club
Salem, NH