Temelec Crafts: Doll Clothes

We continue to highlight the residents of Temelec who use their talents to create handmade items to sell at craft shows, flea markets and garage sales.

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Do you know Dorothy Vanderpool? She and her husband built their home here in 1974 and she is one of the few original owners in the community. Dorothy shares her home with her daughter, Gayle Crawford, and a sorority of Barbies and American Girls.

Barbie, born in 1959, is almost old enough to qualify to live in Temelec. Dorothy welcomes the buxom lady into her dress designing studio on Temelec Drive, making sparkling gowns, smart pant suits and soft flannel nighties in all the colors of the rainbow.

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American Girl may be too young for our neighborhood but she is very quiet. Her wardrobe spans many historical periods as well as modern clothing. Daughter, Gayle, sews beside Dorothy for these 18″ dolls.

Gayle tells us: “These hand crafted items reside in our garage between craft faires. We get to play with dolls and no one questions our mental state!”

To find out more, call Gayle at 935-1182

Temelec Crafts: Dog Collars

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 2.18.26 PMSome Temelec residents use their talents to make handmade items to sell at craft shows and local shops. We want to highlight them from time to time. If you would like to be featured, please email Francesca at blithdale@gmail.com)

Do you know Kaye Rosenthal? She and her husband, Paul, live in the unique home on 1343 Mission Drive. The home was built before Temelec and at one time included the land that is now Creekside. Kaye would like to invite you to her home to see the beautiful, handmade, tooled leather collars for dogs of all breeds and sizes designed by her daughter-in-law, Nichol. You can see and order them at discount prices on Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th by appointment only. Please call Kaye at 938-4919 to set up a time.