Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Visiting Craft Clubs

by Deb Baker

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a meeting with The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods in Eagle River, Wisconsin. This was my second visit, since I’m lucky enough to vacation there each year in the same week they have their monthly meeting.

What fun! They discussed their last doll show, what worked, what didn’t, ideas for next year’s show. I received a warm welcome, donated a copy of Dolled Up For Murder and handed out information on Goodbye Dolly, which comes out in thirteen days, six hours and…(but who’s counting).

Club members talked about and showed their boy dolls, while I happily sipped coffee, munched on homemade treats, and scribbled down notes for future books. One of the baby boys presented that day was anatomically correct. I had no idea!

Anyway, I loved it. I wish I could get on the road and visit every single one of the doll clubs. That’s the beauty of writing crafting mysteries—the camaraderie, the chance to share a passion. It doesn’t matter how far from home I am, I always feel like I’m with family.

If you’re a member of a doll club, please visit my website and email me with information on days and times of your meetings. If I’m traveling through your area, I’d be honored to meet your group. http://www.debbakerbooks.com/

How about you? What clubs do you belong to?


Camille Minichino said...

I'm counting the days till Goodbye Dolly also!
I'm a member of NAME, National Assoc. of Miniatures Enthusiasts and plan to attend more shows after Murder in Miniature comes out. Fun, fun.


Kathryn Lilley said...

I belong to a Triumph/British automobile club (my protagonist drives a vintage TR6 in DYING TO BE THIN).

Best, Kathryn