Dolly Blessings

Monday, December 18, 2017

Blessed Christmas & Happy New Year!

Hi!  Sorry it has been so long since I last posted here.  This is a busy time of year for most of us.  I can hardly believe that Christmas Day is only one week away. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Our's was especially nice.  I always look at Thanksgiving as the beginning of Christmas.  We always put our tree up on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. 
We bought a new slim tree this year because our older one was just falling apart.  It's a little taller than the old one, but looks very similar.  I do believe the quality of this one is a bit better too.  I opted to use a quilt for the skirt this year instead of a coverlet.  

Due to time restraints and family coming and going, I decided to have Doll's Christmas early while I had time to enjoy it.  All of the dolls got wallpaper for their "shelf rooms."  I'm so glad to finally get this done. 

Sybil's room is small considering her height, but she doesn't mind sitting to play and read.   Maybe one day she will have a big enough room to stand  up in.   Sybil got a lovely ivory hand knitted shawl and an abacus to help her with her schooling.  As you can see from her room she already has plenty of toys.  She is also wearing her Christmas/Winter dress.  
Hitty Jane wanted a new dress form and this Christmas she finally got one.   This one was made from a Gail Wilson kit.  I found it on ebay already made and snagged it for her.  The photo is misleading because it looks too big for her, but it is indeed her size.   This dress form matches the one Hattie has.
For those who may not remember, this is Hattie.   I made her from a Gail Wilson Joel Ellis Doll Kit.  I did everything, except Gail painted the head for me.  One of the hardest crafty things I have ever done, but so worth it.  I was smart enough to order her a ready made dress and dress form when I ordered the kit.   
And last, but not least, Pia & Lexie are getting ready for Christmas.  They are wearing dresses made for Effanbee Patsy.  I got a Patsy Joan awhile back but decided not to keep her, but I saved the dresses because I like them so much.   These little ones continue to make me smile every day.

I will try to come back after New Years Day to show the other doll rooms.  Time is short today and I have lots to get done every day this week.  

Wishing you all Christmas Blessings and a very Happy New Year!  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Faithful Friends Dolls

Several years ago, I had three of Heidi Ott's Faithful Friends dolls.  My favorite was Maggie.  During one of my downsizing events, I sold them.  Every now and then I would look at them on ebay and smile.  I enjoyed them when I had them, but things have moved on and I had no plans to replace them.

A few weeks ago, I visited them on ebay again and was astounded by how little they were selling for.  Temptation grabbed me and I bought a new in the box Maggie, wearing my favorite outfit....just like my first one.  I could not believe I was getting this sweet doll for less than $15.00.  The shipping was about the same price, but I used my ebay bucks to save on that as well.  I think these dolls are wonderful bargains and their pensive faces are so pretty.

I am enjoying her.  She is in perfect condition, except her rubber hair bands had melted.  I put new ones on her braids and she is good as new.

Until next time, be blessed!