I found that Dolls are theraputic. I went through a time in my life when I misscarried three babies in a row. It was a time when my family suffered too. I was not an easy person to live with. But eventually the Lord did bless us with another girl (we had 3 already). So in that time of loss I collected dolls and they brought me consolation. I can still take a baby doll in my arms and cuddle it and feel comforted. I love babies.. real ones too. I have 8 grandchildren right now and I love everyone of them. I have rocked a sick grandson to sleep, wiped their snotty noses and kissed their boo boos...heaven helpe me if I ever succeed in getting a reborn baby. Oh me, I would probably go off my nut and just rock it and talk to it like it was real.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
|Doesn't she just have a 'nother world' look about her?|
|She holds her head high and outshines every doll on the shelf.|
|Now, this little bride is very friendly, she opens her arms to you, she's a huggy type of personality.|
|She also has the longest eyelashes I've ever seen, and is wearing the prettiest earrings!|
|They both arrived in this BEAUTIFUL box! The shipping tape came off easily enough, but these shipping labels did not want to budge, and I'm telling you, I wanted this box!!!|
|Well, a little Avon Skin So Soft, and the edge of my 6" ruler and about 30 minutes later, I had my beautiful box! Look at that, not a sticky note on it! Isn't it gorgeous? It seemed only fitting that I store beautiful things in it, so I have put my silk fabrics in it,and put it on top of a cabinet, which I'll show you later on my blog|
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
When I successfully redo an old or neglected doll then it finds new home, I am VERY happy. It is the satisfaction of knowing something was not thrown away but repurposed and will soon go to where it can be loved. When I see a doll thrown away that can be fixed and loved again it really upsets me. Okay so I am a little looney here.... Aw come on , so I am ALOT looney...lol
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I am making progress on the dress. What's really holding me up is the shoes. I ordered them over a week ago and they have still not arrived. I can't show this dress for sale without the shoes. Just can't. So, I thought I'd show you the completed top. I decided to leave the lace as is. In person it's not as dark as it shows on the monitor.
|(I'm also organizing my lace, so it made a nice backdrop for her to lay on). This is the top, waiting for the skirt.|
|I got this really neat elastic with a little attached ruffle, from this Etsy seller and used it for her sleeves! I like the way it turned out. BTW, the Etsy seller had great prices on things, and super fast shipping! I'll be back!|
Monday, November 5, 2012
I do not love all dolls I run into. Sometimes I just cannot bond with them. I guess it was why I was able to get rid of dolls I had in the past. They did not "speak" to me. Today I finished one for a lady and it was "I have to get this done and out of here " job. so she is done. From this
I like her far more now then when I first saw her, but is not one I would say "gee wish I could keep her"...Now to call her mommy and tell her she is ready to go home.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
So, my doll, Riley Madison has been invited to a tea party, by her best friend, Samantha. It is Samanatha's birthday. Here are some pictures of my progress.
|It has a VERY full skirt, and longer than her normal dresses.|
|Isn't this border lace beautiful?|
|Close up of the lace. The more I look at it, the more I think I should take it off. What do you think?|