Busy working when I can in my little factory. Made some new coat sets for the shop. This year I decided to forego the extra accessories and make them hat and coat sets. I hope that everyone likes them! I’m in love with teal blues, mustard yellows, dusty pinks and ivory this season. Can you tell? Anyway, you can see them at Matilda Pink as well.
Now, it’s back to work for me!
This weekend was great. I had a chance to catch up with one of my best doll friends and we got to spend a few hours talking dolls and taking pictures. The above photo was taken by my friend Allison and it is of her doll wearing one of my new outfits for Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings dolls. I hope you’ll check them out in my shop. Continue reading
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
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.
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!
The dolly shelves have gotten a little crowded and some girls have to go. These three Joy dolls from my personal collection are going on eBay tonight, starting at 6:45 PT. I hope that they find fun adventures and appreciative homes. Check out some more pictures…..
Today we continue the vintage stewardess theme with United Airlines. Another Furga Alta Moda Simona doll plays the model in a red dress with white accents. Furga Damina wears the navy and white dress. And just how gorgeous is Damina? Check them out here:
There is a certain romance about air travel ‘back in the day’. Flying anywhere was a precious experience and passengers dressed with more concern for style and propriety than comfort. No one took that idea more seriously than the flight crew. Could there have been anyone more glamorous than a stewardess? I remember my first flight, when I was only four years old. I can’t confirm any of my memories, but there are some things which left indelible marks on my psyche. The smell of jet fuel, for one thing, takes me right back. One whiff and I’m four years old ready to embark on a thrilling adventure. And the smell of the waxy crayons they gave my brother and me to scribble with has been forever linked with a memory of flight. But one of my best memories is of the absolutely stunning stewardesses. I had never seen women so beautiful in my short life until then. For years I would imagine that nothing could be better than to grow up and become one.
Things have changed, obviously. For one thing, don’t bother to correct me about ‘flight attendant’ being a more appropriate term. I get it. But what I have done recently was revived my old fondness for the stewardess of way-back-when and paired it with my passion for vintage dolls. I hope that you’ll like what you see. Continue reading
If you’re reading this blog, you already get it. I’m into big eyed dolls and the sixties in general. I’m usually all about the vintage doll, but I’ve been looking at Wilde Imagination’s Patience doll and quite frankly, she’s become a new muse for me. She’s just the right mix of Audrey Hepburn and Colleen Corby. If you’re not familiar with Colleen Corby, you’ll want to google her. She was one of the most adorable teen models of the mod era:
When I see Patience, I see that quintessential teen model of the 1960’s. She’s all fresh faced and innocent with just the right mix of zany. Patience really has personality and possibility galore and I’ve spent a little bit of my free time playing with just that. I hope you like what I’ve come up with, and what’s more, I hope that you are able get a little Patience of your own!
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
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!