Doll for Sale, More Pillow Cases

2011-07-01 007-Pillowcase Dresses Yesterday I was very lucky, one of the thrift shops we went to had 1/2 off all bedding.  I found plenty of pillow cases!  Most were $1.99 and a couple were $2.99 so that was a perfect solution for my sewing pillow case dresses.  The last photo I want to make a apron, pinafore or bonnet.  It is linen with embroidery.  It’s hard to see the fabrics (you can click to enlarge) but I didn’t capture the soft colours as well.  I chose either very soft vintage cottons or those with an interesting border.  I’ll write more about them as I make the individual dresses.  I see I forgot to photograph a plain blue case, which I want to make an Alice type dress from.

I also found a Viola with a bow that makes real music!  Another blanket, which I forgot to photograph these things.  I have found that those cute baby woobies made for babies, that have a stuffed animal in the middle, well I have found it is very easy to snip off the threads that hold the animal in the center and that then provides a perfect traditional type blanket for a doll bed with nice satin binding. 

The last thing I found was a tea set, I had not wanted to get one, as Joanie does have a teapot, but it was a a very cheap price and complete, so what the heck.  I plan on purchasing one more Zwergnase, so tea parties just may be in the future! 

I bought a Paradise Horses doll, which I just wanted the boots she was wearing.  They were nice and solid, would make good rain or mud boots, so it was worth buying the whole doll for them.  I could not find any information about the doll, nor any photo’s of her.  She is 18”, she is American Girls size and I believe could fit all AG clothes and accessories.  She has ball joints in the hips and shoulders.  If you are interested, she is listed on eBay here for a $10 starting bid:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260812109202&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

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Today is a sewing day for me.  I will first finish up Joanie’s mohair sweater and then begin on the pillow cases.  Happiness!

3 Dolls for Sale

I currently have three dolls on eBay, if anyone is interested:

 

Soom Mini Gem Uyoo Elf

 

Mel Odom Gene Marshall

 

Dollzone BB Ami

 

Auction ends in 10 days.

 

As I mentioned, I have been working on outlines and history information on my dolls, trying to find the balance of the dolls I really want and who to keep, who will travel and those whom I just don’t do anything with.

 

I had bought Soom Uyoo with the idea that she was petite and easy to travel, but as lovely as she is, there is something about thin small dolls in my big huge hands that make me feel I should not handle them.  Uyoo is not fragile, I just can’t enjoy playing with such a thin doll….I feel the same way about Barbie sized dolls too.  I like thick dolls, what can I say?  lol.

 

Gene is not my type, I am not much into fashion glamour girls.

 

Ami is a sweetheart and I really like her.  I just don’t seem to enjoy multiples of the same doll.   As cute as having 4 BB was, it was like having a nursery of toddlers, and my attention was too diverted. 

 

I am refining my dolly world, lots of new ideas coming soon!