Saturday, April 23, 2011

Advanced Style

Check out the blog I added over on the right - called Advanced Style - It is so awesome - it is all stylish, eccentric, "vintage" adults on the streets of NY. It is a lovely breathe of fresh air. There are videos to watch too - hope you enjoy it. I heard of this on another blog a while ago, but did not check it out until today. Voodoo Cafe has an interview with the gentleman who started this. Check that out too.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hitty has a new dress!

OMG - My friend made my Hitty the sweetest outfit! I loaned her my doll as a sample, because she was making one for herself. I am still not too comfortable making clothes, and my little girl has been standing in the art room in her bloomers for over a year. We were with friends a couple weeks ago and she set her in front of me at the table. I was so thrilled, touched, thankful - This is one of the most special things I have ever received. She has lace and a snap on her bloomers, the dress and the apron are just darling. I think the sweetest thing is that our dollies now have matching outfits! She made the same for her Hitty. I just love it. Theresa, thank you so very much.

a body part kinda day

The planets lined up again - I have been wanting to make a doll - so today I sewed up 3 dolls! I am making a birdcage doll with a friend in a couple weeks- so that is started. I can't wait to see this done -

I have wanted to make the Barbara Schoenoff Queen Anne Style doll for a long time and finally got her sewed up - I am getting together with another friend and we are making her. Then there is Christine Shievely - my favorite - and I am making this just because - not sure what colors or anything - it is a collage doll- painting the doll and stuff - should be interesting.

I made the little rag dolly for another doll to hold. I received a children's book "Fanny", by Hollie Hobby (I had her books, doll, figurine, when I was a kid) , for Christmas from a friend and this is the little girl's doll. I am going to make the Colleen Babcock Finders Keepers doll into the little girl. She has been hanging out with no clothes and just batting for an outfit - for a LONG time. I cannot wait to see how she looks holding her dolly.... I LOVE dolls holding a doll - just too cute.

I have 1 more doll to make - a goth doll and she will hold little "dude with horns" dolly! I really can't wait to see that either.

Tomorrow my mom and I are taking a beaded cuff class. I am looking forward to this - I have been trying to find a class for this since Christmas of 2009!!!! Hard to find a class, and teacher who is affordable and in the state of Ohio!