Wig Weekend

Chocolate Brown mohair wig

Chocolate Brown mohair wig

Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings dolls are precious, and I would LOVE to have a dozen of them, but since that’s never going to happen, I have decided that having a little wardrobe of wigs for them is the next best thing.  I can have a brunette, a red head, a blonde, a pinkie, all with the switch of a wig.  Oh, how fun.  I’ve been collecting a nice little stash of Monique wigs over the last couple of years, but this weekend I decided to try my hand at wig making.  I stumbled upon  this amazing website loaded with lots of fun tutorials, and found a very simple pattern for making doll wigs.  Check out Antique Lilac and see all the wonderful (and FREE!) information Martha Boers has generously made available to the world…. Continue reading


First Day of School for Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings


Ah, the first day of school.  I remember spending way too much time choosing my outfit for that occasion, and I have to admit that I’m pretty happy that those days of my life are long (long) behind me.  I thought it would be fun, however, to celebrate the back-to-school season with a couple of outfits for Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings doll.  I’m letting you in on my secret sketch book, so that you can see how my designs begin.  There are always changes along the way, so what I end up with is sometimes not exactly how the idea started.  Check out the end result….. Continue reading

Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings! Such Sweetness!

The new Matilda Pink

The new Matilda Pink


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!

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