Just a quick post to share what’s going on….

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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!

Dolly hugs!

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Time for some new things!

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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

Making Tiny Labels to Sew into Tiny Clothes

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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

Summer-y Ensembles for Little Darlings….

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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.

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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!

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Patience by Wilde Imagination….my thoughts

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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:

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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!

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Berdine Creedy

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Helena by Berdine Creedy, not my photo.

There are some truly wonderful people in the doll industry and I have been fortunate to meet a few of the artists that I admire most.  Berdine Creedy is one of them.  As gracious and kind as she is bold and creative, Berdine sculpts whimsical, child-like dolls with unique personalities.  I thought I’d share some of the clothing design work that I have done for her.

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How (not) to re-stuff a vintage Lonely Lisa doll….

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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