Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fake! ?

Don't feel sorry for me.  I did not buy this doll as a Tammy.  She was given to me.  I thought she was a Tammy, but my expert friend told me that all Tammies are marked by Ideal.

My cousin had her childhood Tammy, so we compared. 
The materials all seemed the same.  Now, I don't remember
if hers was marked.  This gal only has a capital F just above
the dimple dots on her bum.  I think she's not Tammy.
What do you think?

Monday, May 30, 2011


with gratitude

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bye Bye Bye (I hope)

I have a chance to go to a doll show next weekend.  There may be a chance to weed out my dolls.  Hopefully I'll pick up a few dolly dollars.  Maybe if I mark them low enough...?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Almost Forgot!

I almost forgot to post, today!
Here's my attempt to make Tammy's Mom & Dad
look less wholesome.
Dolls by Ideal
markings noted in earlier posts

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mom and Pop

Tammy's parents by Ideal
Markings are noted in earlier posts.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pos'n Tammy?

My best guess is yes.

She has a top not - it's supposed to be braided.
She has squishy bendable legs.
Her back is marked:
BS - 12

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Well, Who is This?

This is Tammy's Mom
I was into Barbie, as a young'n, but
one of the things I liked about Tammy :
she had parents!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Who Is It?

It's Ted!

B 12 1/2
(additional marks on head)

Sunday, May 22, 2011



Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yawn! ?

I have fallen asleep at least 3 times while trying to prepare this post!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bazaar Magazine!

No longer being published, the back issues of Barbie Bazaar are well worth perusing.  Ideas and information contained therein, can often be adapted to your favorite scale.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fun Fur Wig

My first attempt at a wig made from fun fur.
Not quite what I expected.

Glowing Muse Antoinette by Tonner

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Favorite

One blog that I love is everydayadollie.

It's such fun to get a dolly post every single day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Foolin' with Frankendolly Thoughts

Re sized Marley Wentworth
head on Ellowyne Wilde body.

Re sized hard plastic walker head
on Marley Wentworth body.

These are manipulated photos and are only real in my imagination.  Marley Wentworth doll by Tonner.  Ellowyne Wilde Doll by Wilde Imagination.  Hard plastic doll is unmarked.  Dresses are my work.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


What gives you pleasure, about dolls?

Do you like a mannequin to dress?

Do you like a model to wear your designs?

Do you like a photographic model that never gets tired?

Do you like collecting dolls?

Do you like the nostalgia of having a doll you loved, a replacement, or even a doll you could not have, but now you can?

Do you like things from earlier eras?

Do you like building a mini world, even if it is only on one shelf?

Would you like to build up your own, personal doll museum?

Just what is it you like about dolls?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Goodwill Darling

I got this little darling at
Goodwill, yesterday.
She was marked $4.99,
had the half price colored
tag, plus, my discount card
was still good. 

I'm adding very few porcelain
dolls to my collection, so I bought her for her clothes.

Belted or not, doesn't Marley look sweet in the dress?

The wig may be used on my
Goodreau "Secret."
Porcelain doll marked "DOLLMASCOT" on head.
Marley Wentworth is by Tonner.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Serenity in a Skirt?

I call these two rectangle skirts "serenity skirts"
because they take very little thought, I sew them
by hand and take my time and that makes me
feel serene.  Of course, there are variations.
The short skirt is indeed two rectangles, but they
are the whole skirt, with an elastic waist.  That's all
the fabric I had.   The checked skirt has an extra
rectangle as the ruffle.  Of course, the dress in the
middle (shown in the post for yesterday)
has a rectangle skirt, but the real reason that
picture is there is: the ninth skirt would not
button around Ellowyne's waist.  Oops!

Mello Yellow Ello (for Thursday)

Couldn't get on Blogger
last evening ( or this morning)
so, here is Ellowyne Wilde

that I made for Brenda Starr,
as I recall.

The disadvantage of full sun,
for me,
was not being able to see that
my distance setting was off.
Oh dear!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

If You Were Thinking...

...about it, you might have guessed that

I would have to

fool around with

this photo. 
But why would you be thinking about it??