Ethel Nix is one of about 100 exhibitors in the 46th Annual Port City Craftsmen Arts and Crafts Show, Friday-Sunday, November 16-18, 2018.
Ethel's primary crafts are the beautiful, hand outfits she creates for 18", 15" and 14 1/2" dolls--cheerleader uniforms, romper sets, play clothes, and school and party dresses, Mardi Gras and other holiday outfits. The clothes fit dolls similar to the American Girl line of little girls and babies.
Nix began making the doll clothes for the reason many grandmothers do.
About four years ago, her granddaughter wanted Grandmamma to make clothes for her doll. "The ones in the store were extremely expensive (and besides) I wanted her to have a better selection than the stores had. So, I decided to make some for her for Christmas."
People noticed that the outfits were different from the store-bought kind and wanted to know where her granddaughter had gotten them. "And," Nix said, "I have been making them ever since."
Nix chose to show her doll clothes in the Port City Craftsmen show because "I love the atmosphere and the people I meet," she said.
See more of Ethel Nix's designs at the show and online at https://www.facebook.com/EthelsCreations.
Ethel has a special event coming up on December 2, 1-5 p.m.--"Celebrate Christmas with your AG Doll" at Caffeine Corps, 5552 Old Shell Road. Cost is $15 per child. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal or at https://www.facebook.com/EthelsProducts/?ref.=bookmarks. The event is for children aged 5-13; a parent must be present at all times.
About the show: The 46th Annual Port City Craftsmen Holiday Arts & Crafts Show will be at Abba Shrine Auditorium, 7701 Hitt Road in west Mobile. Admission is $3 or $2 with one non-perishable item to be donated to Feeding the Gulf Coast. Children 13 and younger are admitted free, and parking is also free. The show runs on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On Sunday, November 18, show hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m.