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Artful Healing – Ready!

Artful Healing, a Bon Air Artist Association fundraiser for World Pediatric Project, is this Saturday at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond! Come out and see some great art for free! My watercolors will be displayed in the Ballroom near the French doors to the patio. 70 artists are participating.

My work is matted, framed and labeled – ready to go! Above are a few teaser scans – a bit high contrast – come out to see them in their full range of tones!

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Very Fluffy

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Here’s a photo of our most recent orders! These were follow ups from Christmas markets and I’m thrilled with the new extra fluffy fabric I found – just right for rabbits and elephants!

Meanwhile, the sewing studio has been retooled for January and February as an art studio, more specifically, water color. Works are underway for the Artful Healing show coming up February 25th. This is the fifth year Bon Air Artists Association has done this joint fundraiser with the World Pediatric Project at the University of Richmond. There will be a special preview of the show on Saturday evening, February 24th, from 5pm – 8pm with free general admission on Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Look for my pieces in the ballroom of the Jepson Alumni Center.

Hope to see you there!

Simple Doll and Variation


This Saturday we’ll be at the Science Museum here in Richmond for the RVA MakerFest! It’s free, 10 am til 5 pm. Come on by! We’ll be making rice bags with the young at heart, selling dolls and patterns, and demonstrating how to make a simple doll. Follow the photos above for a preview of the demo! I’ll have complimentary patterns at the event for the simple doll and a variation, but in case I run out of copies, or you aren’t able to come, I’ve included the patterns in the photos above. Hope to see you Saturday!

RVA MakerFest! and New Patterns

b0809170906 Dan Springs Collection has been accepted to participate in the RVA MakerFest which will be held at the Science Museum on October 7th, 10am-5pm. Attendance is free. Come out and see 80+ vendors – “Because things don’t make themselves!”

We’ll be making rice bags with the young at heart, talking about making dolls and doll patterns, and selling dolls, fabric creatures, and doll patterns.  We’ll have two new patterns with us, Superguy/Working Guy, and the Fox & the Little Prince.  Come on out – hope to see you there!

Crafters’ Downsizing Yard Sale!

Coming this Saturday to Richmond, Virginia! Crafter’s Downsizing Yard Sale
July 15, 2017; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; Southside Baptist Church, 6000 Ironbridge Parkway, Richmond VA 23237

Sale will be held in the fellowship hall
Items for sale will be fabric, sewing supplies, quilting supplies, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, sewing machines and lots of other items.

Dan Springs will have lots of goodies, as well as two new patterns: Boy Flip Doll and Alice and the White Rabbit! Come on out!

New Pattern and Upcoming Events

Yes, Dan Springs Collection is still making dolls and patterns for you! Announcing our newest pattern for an 8″ Boy Flip Doll! As you may remember, we also have available patterns for the 5″ Small Doll, 8″ Girl Flip Doll, and 8″ Red Riding Hood Flip Doll. The patterns and dolls will be available, along with various craft supplies and sewing machines, at the upcoming Crafter’s Downsizing Yard Sale on July 15th from 8 am til 3 pm at the Southside Baptist Church, 6000 Ironbridge Parkway here in Richmond, Virginia. Come on out! There’ll also be a couple dozen other crafters with fabric, sewing supplies, quilting supplies, yarn, scrapbooking supplies and lots of other items. Hope to see you there!

For other scheduled events this year, see our calendar tab!

New Doll Patterns!

bflip and rrh patternsAnnouncing new doll patterns! Now available – Flip Doll and Red Riding Hood/Grandma/Wolf Doll. These are suitable for intermediate to advanced sew-ers. A list of materials is included on each pattern. The competed dolls are 8 1/2″ tall and have been enjoyed by children of all ages. These join the four patterns already available: Small Doll, Tin with Wee Doll, Quilt from a Photo, and Water Color Kit.  If you’re interested in owning any of these patterns, contact me thru email address included on the contact tab for this blog.

Still to come: Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Alice and the White Rabbit; Superman and Clark Kent; and The Little Prince and the Fox!