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Colleen Babcock
London, England
When I grow up I'm gonna be a famous doll maker - but I don't think I'll grow up for at least another thirty years.
Interests: olives, making cloth dolls, eating my cooking, shopping for fabric, doing stuff with beads, bing crosby, the bare naked ladies, did i mention making cloth dolls?, cooking, baking, rugby, shopping for beads, doing stuff with fabric, christmas, ice hockey, learning new stuff
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Oil pastel sketch by Colleen Babcock "Above all, try something." - Franklin D. Roosevelt Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Magic Bean
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Charcoal sketch by Colleen Babcock "The earth has music for those who listen." - Shakespeare Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Charcoal sketch by Colleen Babcock "She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails." - Elizabeth Edwards Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Charcoal sketch by Colleen Babcock "The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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I've been holding back on you. About two years ago I made these 4 cloth art doll busts. Each was meant to be a study in facial expression. And now I'm not only going to let you see them, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Conte sketch by Colleen Babcock "She's mad but she's magic. There is no lie in her fire." - Charles Bukowski Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The Magic Bean
Thanks Nancy! I like these kind of quick sketches!
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Charcoal sketch by Colleen Babcock "I don't want just words. If that's all you have for me, you'd better go." - F. Scott Fitzgerald Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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"Don't wait for the stars to be aligned. Reach up and rearrange them in the way you want. Create your own constellation." Pharrell Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Charcoal sketch by Colleen Babcock "I have no special talent. I am just passionately curious." Albert Einstein Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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First time on The Magic Bean? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Charcoal drawing by Colleen Babcock "There are no happy endings, endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start." Shel Silverstein Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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New here? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you are looking for something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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"Say yes and you'll figure it out afterwards" Tina Fey Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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New here? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you are looking for something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are." Max DePree Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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New here? Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you are looking for something... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at The Magic Bean
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Photograph by Colleen Babcock "If you seek some special life outside of daily activities, that is like brushing aside waves to look for water." Wu-Chun Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at The Magic Bean