Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Few More Dolls from My Gene Marshall Collection...

Still messing around in the "Redneck Photo Studio!" The dolls are "Iced Coffee," "Crème de Cassis" and "Breathless."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Simple Summer Dress for Madra...

I whipped up this little number to help poor Madra beat the heat... We've had some relief from the humidity in the past couple of days but next week we are supposed to be heading right back into the soup...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Redneck Photo Studio

DH recently installed shop lights (with Philips daylight bulbs) in his tractor shed and was curious to see what kind of photographic lighting effects he could achieve with a simple setup and just those overhead lights. As you can see from the photo of Madra Lord (Gene Marshall’s nemesis), the light is actually pretty soft. And DH is well pleased with what he calls his “redneck photo studio.”

The name of the doll outfit is “Catwalk.” I paid $25.00 for it, brand new, on eBay. The (bald) Madra doll was around $8.00, if I remember correctly.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Repro Toni Doll

This is my “Sew for Me Toni” doll, a reproduction (by Robert Tonner) of the original Toni from the fifties. She came with a chemise and underwear, socks and two pairs of shoes. I made her a crisp little summer dress of cotton chintz. She is a joy to sew for…

My sister purchased the original P90 Toni for me at an estate sale. Her condition is a little rough, but I love having both the vintage and repro dolls in my collection.

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sweatshirt Cardi for Ellowyne

Recently, I found an old sweatshirt in the back of my closet that had never been worn. I had purchased it to embellish (quite a few years ago) and just never got around to doing it. I was tempted to just toss it and then had an idea to repurpose it to make doll clothes. Here is my first project: a funky little cardi for Ellowyne that she can just throw on over anything.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Nature Journal: Dog Rose

Lately, I have been getting error messages when I try to publish new posts to this blog. I have been using Explorer for years but I just discovered if I publish in Firefox everything works like a charm! I have absolutely no idea why…

Anyhoo, I made this little drawing in the beginning of June when the fragrant white flowers of the dog rose were in bloom.