The weather has been pretty miserable in much of the US lately, but our hearts yearn for spring! My latest project for Berdine Creedy was to dress this adorable girl in spring-like shades of blue and violet, with a flower thrown in here and there. Talita is available in tan and light tan skin tones. Don’t you just love her sweet face?!? I’m a sucker for big, soulful eyes, and this girl has them! Continue reading
Months ago (has it really been that long?) I started a Lonely Lisa project. Lisa was a floppy, filthy mess. She was cleaned up, re-stuffed, accidentally ripped and mended. Today, she’s a tidy girl, and warmly dressed for woodland adventures….. Continue reading
Big eyes. You can’t avoid them if you collect dolls or kitschy art from the sixties and seventies. As it happens, I’m into that sort of thing, so today I thought I’d pay homage to the queen of big eye culture, Margaret Keane.
So today I thought it would be fun to share a sweet vintage doll named Nancy Famosa. To my friends in America, she might be unfamiliar, but to my fellow doll enthusiasts in Spain she will be instantly recognizable. This wholesome girl had a fabulous wardrobe designed for all the adventures that could come her way. A boyfriend, Lucas, would later come on the scene as well as a plucky little sister named Lesly.
If you happen to read Spanish, or you just want to see some gorgeous photos of Nancy check out my friend Vanessa’s blog. You can get an idea of how precious Nancy is in another dolly culture! An American collector has a great blog with lots of Nancy information. Check out Allison’s blog for more on Nancy and other vintage goodness!
Joy was a very fashionable little girl. I found this vintage newspaper insert from the New York Times with lots of toys that were available at Abraham & Strauss. Joy popped up throughout the catalog. Take a peak- Continue reading