No idea where this post is going, I just have a few minutes (shocker!!) so I thought I'd sit and chat. After peeking through my vast image file, I found these pics of an antique replica doll I made a few years ago. It took several months of work, but she was so much fun to put together. Every step was detailed, and the results just thrilled me!
She sits on her settle bench in our living room. I also made a tiny quilt for a doll that she had, but my dog ate her. Yes, my dog ate my dollie's doll. :) It was quite upsetting as the tiny doll (about 2" tall) was just so small and cute (and quite difficult to make!). The larger doll has little black boots with buttons that are painted on and I painted her face as well.
This is not my design. (I'm not that clever!) She came from a kit set. Once I can get back upstairs and shuffle through my boxes, I'll let you know where her design came from. My daughter loves to dress her, and is tries to be careful. T knows that she is momma's special doll. I found that the hardest part was sewing the tiny seam allowances. It helped me become familiar with my sewing machine and all it's special features. The settle bench and the pillow on it were another kit from the same very talented lady. I do have some more dresses to make, but the sewing machine is put away until all the little fingers learn to stay out of the way. Her hair is mohair and so soft. It is getting a bit fuzzy from all the love from my daughter, but her black Amish bonnet covers it nicely.
I have yet to name her, so if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear. Or if you have a special doll that you treasure, I'd love to see.
The tiny white pitcher is from G, my mother in law. I was chatting with her this summer about how I'd love to find an old, large doll house to decorate. (Melissa has one that is absolutely gorgeous! ) G found the tiny pitcher and said she used to have a doll house and this was the only thing she had left of it. I took it graciously, and it is another tiny treasure to share with my daughters some day. Hopefully, someday, it will find a home on a miniature table in a tiny kitchen.
Not a Christmas post, but more a winter one. The weather here is cold, it was only 7 degrees out when my husband dropped Z off at school. Settle benches were traditionally positioned in front of the fireplace and had a high back to help keep the heat around the people who sat on it. something we could use right now. Alas, I don't think we'd fit.