Sunday, December 21, 2014


Back in the nineties I read a book about digicash that sounded like pure science fiction.  I was still getting used to using ATMs.  These days you can pay with your phone in many stores.  You don't even need a credit or debit card.  I made the leap into the digicash revolution the weekend of December 13th and 14th when I participated as a vendor in a juried craft show.  Vendors were required to accept debit and credit cards so I bought this card reader at Staples.

Then I downloaded Paypal Here onto my iPad.  Presto!  I was in business.

Here I am at my booth.

I brought a selection of African-style dolls.

I also offered these doll face pins made from paper clay:

I had fun experimenting with all the different skin tones I could make with different shades of acrylic paint from deep:

to fair:

So I made 48 pins all together.

Some of the ladies wore turbans:

Some of the ladies wore veils:

And this one tied the knot in an African-style headwrap:


In 2013 a former student saw a set like this in my studio and asked for it as a wedding gift.  


When he got married on the beach in Florida that summer, he wore the groom and his bride wore the bride pin.  

That gave me the idea to give all my ladies escorts.  This couple turned out to be my favorite:

Unfortunately the show was not well-advertised.  We had very little foot traffic and I only made two sales.  Still preparing for it motivated me to learn a lot of new skills and I have listed the remaining inventory in my Etsy store.  Get 'em while they're hot at Limbé Dolls on Etsy.

A bientôt!


  1. Hi Paulette. I love your pin heads. And your African style dolls are nice as well.

  2. Thanks Georgia Girl. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!

  3. Happy Holidays to you, Paulette! I've pinned your doll head pins here. Wishing you buys now and next year.

    Best wishes.

  4. Nice too med you.
    Gusto en conocerte.
    Saludos desde Mexico.

  5. Thanks for sharing the link to your Etsy Store. I enjoyed viewing more of your creative works. I will share the link to your Etsy store.

  6. Great African clothing and I love the style of your pins.

    I was looking at card readers myself for a show I'm trying to get into next year. I was looking at the Square though and will have to see how PayPal compares.