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.
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 →
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!
It’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 →
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 →