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
Here she is, holding that stuffing with unwarranted optimism.
So today I decided to finish up the Lonely Lisa doll I started fixing this week. I am cringing a little as I think about the following pictures coming your way. Don’t judge me! She’s still a pretty thing, she’s just far from perfect…..Remember, I rescued her from the landfill….. Continue reading
The before picture
I thought it might be fun to blog the make-over of a vintage Lonely Lisa doll, from start to finish. I’m not a doll restorer, so my methods might not be the best. However, the dolls that find their way into my hands are usually one step away from the land fill, so I don’t think I’m ruining anything precious. Here we go!
Showing the “after” first.
I was thrift-store shopping with some friends and stumbled upon this lovely vintage jewelry box. It had one problem. It smelled vintage. It made a great project and I thought I’d show it here. I know it’s not a doll project, but I will be using it to store my doll’s jewelry, so that will be the tie in.