Sep 26, 2015

Counting down...

I still have to make a new backdrop for the show display, to get my "portable store" in order, and get everything inventoried and packed...but at least the dolls are finished, tagged, photographed, and ready to go.  I'm beat.  (Long story short, thyroid issues are making this a WHOLE lot harder than it has to be...suffice it to say the Energizer Bunny has nothing to worry about from me.)

The Zodiac Babies pattern was a wild hair (hare?) and it seems to have worked out.  I will make a few changes to later iterations of it, but I like their general proportions.  I had so much fun making their dolls and toys--crayons, a butterfly net, dolls & cats & frogs.  That's where I get to get silly and invent things.

For now...here's a really photo heavy post and my apologies in advance for not being attentive to the Blogosphere lately (or in the near future). 
Ciao, y'all.  :) 































16 comments:

  1. I love your dolls, they have a beautiful whimsical look to them and their little costumes are so cute. Hope you and the dolls have a great time at the doll show.

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    1. Thank you, Ruby. I lucked into an estate sale for a retired quilter, and found a lot of small pieces of fabric I'd never have bought otherwise--wouldn't have occurred to me. They were the inspiration for much of the "whimsy" you see in these dolls. :)

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  2. I can see why you are worn out. So much work. all the dolls are just so pretty and the costumes just right for each one. I don't know how you made so many and each one so different and with such personality. I am glad you had fun, It shows. You will do great at the doll show and have a great time.

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    1. You know how they become so different--it just happens! :D

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  3. Wow! You've been busy. These are lovely.....I especially like the one with a red star on her forehead.

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    1. Thank you. I call her Liberty--in the initial idea, they were to each represent a month, so I guess she's July.

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  4. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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    1. Now, say that five times real fast. (And remind me if we ever get to meet in person to tell you my Merlin joke.)

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  5. Hello! Your African American dolls have an unusual expression which seem to appear as if longing for something. I have seen children at a toy store, FAO Schwarz, or Walmart with such facial expressions.
    Many of the plastic children dolls are usual and stamped, so "Hats off to your art work." atk

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    1. Thank you Annette. The girl with crayons (her name is Rainbow Jones) is an artist, so I imagine her expression as the dazed, thousand-yard stare of someone in the grip of creative inspiration. I can relate! :D

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  6. What divine creations! How I have enjoyed admiring each one...love, love them all. What fun you and your run-away imagination must have had creating these little characters.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. As a dollmaker, you know what it is to hear that your dolls bring enjoyment to someone...the creativity is wonderful, but without the other side of it--others' enjoyment--it might not be nearly as much fun. :)

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  7. They are all a delight. Especially like the ones with the star and butterfly net <3

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    1. Thank you, Nichola. Her name is Regina...I went to school with a girl who had dark skin and light gray eyes. Always wanted to make a doll like her. :)

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  8. Just had to say these dolls are cute, cute, cute. Have fun at the show.

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    1. Thank you Bethann. I love the witch you did recently!

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