Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Four Dollar Flea Market Fashion Doll Find

Have a look at those eyelashes!
Did someone fall asleep
at the brush?

Her markings seem to indicate that she's
nobody in particular.
Yay!  I get to keep her
for a while. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gum Drop!

That's her name!
and marked 1962.

For some reason,
perhaps because she
reminds me so much of
my niece, I brought her
home from the doll show.

I went to a doll show
& forgot to take pictures!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Portrait of Porcelain

I once aspired to paint portraits.
I still wishfully think of it.
I'm not very good, but
 I can "doctor" a photo
with gimp and pretend! :)

Here is the original photo.
Isn't this everybody's idea
of fun? ;)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Transforming Trent

Do you know Trent?
In the Gene Marshall doll story,
Trent was the leading man.

I am not sure how many versions
were made.
This is mine.

When I play with dolls, it is not usually
to act out a story.
I like to design costumes.

In this case, I used some fake fur
and some tacky glue to transform his looks.  :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Folksy Ariel

I don't remember where I got
my Ariel doll.

To be brutally honest, I was disappointed
in Disney's version of The Little Mermaid.

The whole point of the story
is to be yourself.

In the original, the little mermaid
was rejected, having changed herself
at great cost, only to fail.

A "happy" ending to this tale?
(pun intended)

How Disney!

I like her in this folksy outfit
which was supplied by a porcelain doll.
(I think the "donor doll"  was broken.)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lady Doll

This Tonner doll, Antoinette,
was repainted by Laurie Lenz.
Laurie gave her a name
which I shortened to "Meadow."
She is wearing clothes donated by a thrift store
porcelain doll.  :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Oops! I Did It, Again Dolls.

I put back more than I bought.
Three came home with me,
in spite of my resolve.
A modern Stacie for a dollar.
I guess I could have resisted...

A half size Barbie.
I must really need her, right?
Also one dollar.

I don't need another Barbie.
She cost two dollars!
It's not a good excuse,
but her face made me think of things
I can do with photos like...


and this!

Maybe it really is addictive.


I can quit any time.

OK, I'm joking.

Real addiction is serious stuff.
I just gave myself permission for these.

Was I wrong?

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Little Lady

This little lady was at the flea market.

This label shows who she is.

She even has her little boots!
I'm not surprised her hat is missing.

Heel length hair!
I guess, if mine were that long,
it might need combing.

I'm kind of a sucker for little dolls.
Heh!  I'm kind of a sucker for most dolls!
At least, she only cost four dollars.  :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hey! Doll Face!

I've forgotten the name of this
My Scene character.

This is Barbie.  She has a Pivotal body.

This is my child size Cinderella.
The two Mattel are recent acquisitions.
All three are thrift store finds.

I just enjoy "playing" with their portraits. :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Just a Taste

I took some pictures
but haven't had much
time to play with my
newest little darling. :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Baby Baby!

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I had a task to perform.
This was outside of my comfort level and looked very big, to me.

In answer to prayer, a friend opened her home, taking most of the
load from my shoulders.  
I had no time for finding a hostess gift.  While I was there,
I learned that she loves hand knitted dish cloths.
Fine, I can do that.

As she was driving us to the airport, she learned that
I like to make doll clothes.
Her granddaughters have identical baby dolls
who are short of clothes,
having one outfit between them.
A little communication
with her daughter,
a stop at Target on Friday and
I've begun.

Here is the first outfit.
No pattern, just needledoodling. :)