Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peace and Joy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Advent and No Doll Play!

Perhaps I should add some dolls
to my picture, later.
I've been a little under the weather
so, when I made these pictures,
I did not feel I had the energy
or strength to go find dolls to go in
the scene. 
Since I had done the other 3 Sundays,
I sure didn't wish to leave the
last one out! 
Probably silly of me.
Chalk it up to the whims
of a woman partly through
 the healing process.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Betsy Dressed Up

I give up!  I tried another
day (two other days, in fact)
to grab a picture of this. 
Third time may not be a charm,
but it's enough!

Betsy's dress is from a
porcelain doner.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fancy Christmas Dress

for my little hard plastic darling.

The doll has no identifying marks that
I can find.  This dress was donated
by a porcelain doll.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And... I Went Back!

I bought even bigger sister!

I had no excuse.

I just wanted her!

OK, no more buying, for now.
I guess.
If I have to.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekend Acquisition

Sweet Sue came to live with us, this weekend.

I'm sure I should have resisted...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Sunday of Advent

But, of course I did not leave well enough alone...

Oh, Come!  Oh, come, Immanuel!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

At It, Again

I took this

from this.

This came from

this, as did the previous two.

There would have been more photos
with which to "mess,"
but the batteries I put in my son's
camera gave out.

The breeze from your relieved sigh,
reached me across the miles.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What Did I Do With Her?

For some reason, I've been
thinking about this doll a lot,

I bought her for the dress
she had on, but I'm pretty sure
I did not give her away.

 Oh, dear!

Do know what you have,
 what you have had,
and where everything you have is?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Little Stacie has Been Patient

Temperatures have been dropping
around here, but she hasn't complained.

So, today she got that shampoo
she needed.

Well, it's cleaner!

Perhaps it can be controlled
this way.  I'm thinking of
giving her a boil perm.

I did make her a pair of panties.
I did not finish them.
They went on fine, but restricted
her a bit too much.

I also made her a little dress. 
I goofed that up, too.
Maybe I'll take a photo later.
Maybe not.
At least she is no longer
completely nude!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Guess Who Came Home With Me!

Yep, I stopped back at the store
and she was right where I
left her, on top of the gumball machine.
(The red plastic basket was there, too.
I didn't buy it because I couldn't think of a good reason to do so, and it was no longer 25 cents.) 

She hasn't any clothing, yet.
(She was wearing only her price
tag when I found her.)

Doesn't she look happy?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's Your Dream Doll?

Does she or he actually exist,
or are you still waiting for someone
who shares your vision
to come out with your dream doll?

When I was quite young I told my family
that I wished for a doll that not only
drank and wet, but talked and walked
and grew!

I've already blogged about gazing
at a bigger than life
full page head shot advertising
Francie's debut in Jack and Jill

Allen shared the name of the
nicest of the boys next door.
(They were all older guys -- in high
school, and all but Allen teased too much.)

Allen also had red hair,
a darker version of my childhood
heart throb, Lester's strawberry
blonde hair.

What dolls have you craved?
This is just a start, on my
list.  Most of them were
from Barbie's family well into
my twenties.  Then
antique dolls caught my

Perhaps I'll continue
this thread a little longer...

We'll see.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The (most recent) One That Got Away

OK, so
 I wasn't going to buy any more dolls. 

OK, so
 I was in Salvation Army looking for other things.

OK, so
 there was this very pose-able Stacie (little sister to Barbie) doll for 79 cents with chopped off hair whose smile told me that she wouldn't take up any room, to speak of, at all.

OK, so
 the lines were ridiculously long at checkout and they closed one of the two registers and I stood in line for 10 minutes without noticing the line moving at all.

OK, so
 I put her and the 25 cent basket I had on top of the gumball machine and left.

OK, so...
 no photo of my little doll because I didn't get her.


In case you are wondering, my son needed the car or I really might have stood there for another 15 minutes, at least!

Have you let any dolls get away that you still remember?  I have!  That's why I added the parenthetic phrase to my title.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Something's Afoot!


I found these shoes in the dollar
section of Joann, at half price.

Unfortunately, they only
have lefts.
Hey, whaddya want for
a buck?

Coming Into Focus

Well, the title is a little dramatic,
because all that is coming
into focus is a desire to
do some doll blogging, again.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Tomorrow being my "blog-iversary," this post
brings my attempt to post about dolls each day
for a year to a close.  There was one miss.
There were two stumbles, but I wrote a
"makeup post" for each of these little
holes in my path.

I am not finished with doll related blogging.
Having followers encourages me.
Getting comments encourages me.
The way that I feel when I hit on an
idea for a post encourages me.

So, have I been kept from depression
in this year?
Not entirely,
but blogging about
one of my "loves" has been a bright
spot in some gray-ish days.

Thank you for joining me.

See you soon.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Felicity "Inherits" a Dress

It is a little large on her.

It is so pretty.

She looks so pretty in it.

I decided she can wear it anyway!

The phone rang while we were
having our photo session, so I
dashed in the house.
When I came back out and saw how
little and lonely she looked,
I took a shot.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Falling Fairies?

At first I was upset that
my photos were not clear.

Then I thought, "Who ever heard
of a fairy who allowed her picture
to be made?"

I figure, when I got this close, the
sprites noticed me and did something
to my camera.

I don't blame them a bit!

Luckily, the camera does not seem
to have sustained any permanent