Last month, a friend and I attended the International Doll Show in Asheville, NC. What a treat! There was lots of eye candy and I could have lingered over the tables all day long. There were so many gorgeous dolls and so many talented doll artists attending this show! Unfortunately, the show was scheduled over the Father’s Day weekend, and I think that may have negatively impacted attendance to the event. I hope that the organizers and exhibiters will give next year another try because I’d love to go again!
Anyway, it was at IDS that I discovered this lovely girl. Many of you might already be familiar with Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings dolls. This particular doll features the newest face sculpt in this series, and I love her! I found this fabulous wig (I think it’s by Michelle Hardy) at Berdine Creedy’s booth and my new mascot was born! Meet the new Matilda Pink! Finally, the name of my blog has a face to it!
The very first table I came to when entering the show featured nothing but Dianna Effner’s dolls! I was thrilled beyond words! Helen Skinner and another amazing artist (I don’t remember her name, but if anyone knows. please let me know in a comment so that I can give her credit!) had the most fabulous dolls. I chose this beauty although, to be honest, another one I really wanted was snatched up before I could even get to her! It doesn’t matter, because I’m thrilled with this Helen Skinner painted doll. She has such personality-and she seems the perfect embodiment for Matilda Pink!
The last few weeks have been a bit crazy, so I have only just found some time to sew for her. Inspired by a recent trip to Kiawah Island, I made a little summery wardrobe for the Little Darlings dolls. I’ll be selling this first batch of clothes as a set. I’ll have to get really busy sewing so that I can make up what I spent on my new girl here, but it was so worth it. Matilda Pink is here to stay!
I’ll be posting all of this in one listing on eBay tonight. The little shift dress was inspired by all the Lilly Pulitzer dresses that I saw little girls wearing everywhere. Oh, so cute! Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking! Thanks for stopping by!
2 thoughts on “Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings! Such Sweetness!”
I believe Joyce Mathews was the other person manning Dianna’s both at the IDS (she also goes by “Kuwahi Dolls”). I so envy you having one of these Little Darlings #3 – you are going to have so much fun with her!
(I too bought a dolly named Matilda at IDS – a little baby doll to join my gang of kids.)
Thanks so much, Roberta! And yes, I’m having so much fun with her!