Making Tiny Labels to Sew into Tiny Clothes

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I make things.  Whether it’s a set of drapes for my family room (which, btw, I do not enjoy doing) or a very small dress, or a box to store stuff in, it’s what I do.  Sometimes it doesn’t make sense.  I admit that.  Sometimes it would be the wiser thing, the more cost effective thing, to just buy something already made.  But that would be easy…  I would be cheating myself of the experience of learning how to do something….I mean, why spend $25 to buy a set of custom made labels when I could spend two days and $30 doing it myself?  So that’s what I decided to do. I would make labels to sew into the tiny clothes I make… Continue reading

Summer-y Ensembles for Little Darlings….

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Well, my friends, it is the end of June.  We are now over half way to Christmas!  Are you getting ready?  Only 177 days to go….Just kidding.  I’m still reeling that it’s almost time for the 4th of July.  July?!?  Didn’t we just have Father’s Day?  When did life get so fast?

Sorry for the blabbering.  I’ve actually been happily sewing some bright and summery outfits for the Little Darlings.  They are so fun to sew for.  And they are the cutest models, too!  I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve come up with!  And FYI, they are currently listed in my Etsy shop, Matilda Pink.

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Just thought I’d add a quick close up of the first Little Darling in my collection.  She was painted by Gwen Peard.  She is wearing a pink and orange cotton shift dress.  It definitely has a mod edge to it.  I’d kind of like to make one for me!

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Little coats for Mamzelle de Paris

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Salut mes amis!  Here’s a quick update on a few things that have been going on in the world of Matilda Pink.  The sweetest thing was an article by the wonderful Ian Price in FDQ magazine.  If you can’t find the magazine at your local bookstore, check them out here.   For vintage doll lovers like me, you’ll immediately appreciate Francie on the cover.  And it gets better!  This issue also introduces Anouk, a new fashion muse with vintage style.  And for my fellow Blythe enthusiasts, Dolly Treasures, the Instagram Superstar, is also featured.  Doll friends, you MUST see it!

Now, as far as what I’ve been sewing…..well, not as much as I want to!  There are a few new items for Mamzelle de Paris in my esty shop.  And before that, there was a very fun project for a dear friend, but I don’t have any of my own photos, so that story will have to wait!

 

Vidal Rojas Muñecas de Colección

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Several years ago, I discovered a sweet-faced vintage doll from Spain called Nancy.  I’ve blogged about her here, so I won’t repeat myself now.  I’m very grateful for that discovery, because through our shared love of Nancy by Famosa, I found one of my dearest friends, Allison.  It seems that there was more for me to find, however.  Among the flickr photos of fellow Nancy collectors, I stumbled upon a new collection of dolls by Vidal Rojas in Spain.  I have no knowledge of Spanish so I rely heavily on Google translate in these situations.  I can’t tell you much about these pretty dolls, but I wanted to share the little I do know.   Continue reading

We need some boys around here!

DSCN3657It’s time for spring!  If you aren’t seeing tangible signs of the new season where you are, maybe you’ve been finding catalogs for fresh, warm weather clothes in your mailbox (so old school!).  Some of the preppy looks from Vineyard Vine’s latest ‘look book’ landed on my kitchen table and inspired me to dress my Little Darlings accordingly.  But instead of dresses, I decided we needed some spiffy boy ensembles to celebrate the warmer days ahead.  After investing in some new Monique wigs (these are the Johnny wigs by Monique, if you’re curious) my Little Darlings were darling little boys, ready for some Easter outfits! Continue reading

Something came in the mail today…..

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Today was a big day for the Tonner Doll Company as they merged with One World Doll Project to become Tonner One World.  It’s kind of exciting to think what that might mean for doll collectors young and old (like me).  I can tell you what it meant for me today!  The My Imagination 18″ doll I ordered from the Tonner Doll Company arrived at my door step today! I collect all sorts of dolls, mostly vintage and big eyed girls, but there will always be a place in my heart for the classic 18″ play dolls like Magic Attic, American Girl, Gotz Happy Kidz, etc.  so I couldn’t resist ordering this latest addition to the club.  Here are a few quick pics of the new girl.  They aren’t great pics, but you’ll get the idea… Continue reading