Let there be LACE!

How much do you like lace? How much do you LOVE lace? I’m a LOVER of lace… so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I received this package in the mail from that sister of mine, Cindy! She went to a place called Luckett’s a few days ago, somewhere a ways from her house in Gettysburg. I think I’d drive half a day to see this lace in person. But *alas* I have my sister who knows what I like…so I didn’t have to! Take a look at the ones she sent me…they are unbelievably dainty…

If you click on any of the pictures they will enlarge.

Here’s the rack they came from. Couldn’t you just spend hours looking through them and the rest of the stuff in this booth?

Here’s a little taste of some of the other vendors who sell at Luckett’s.

Do you see something in the pictures you’d like?

It’s a short post because I’ve got a long day… Happy Saturday to you all!

See you Monday in the A.M.
Blessings, Jeanne

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From Enhanced Eyes to Enchanted Owls…

PLEASE NOTE:
I listed Isabelle’s “Pretty as a Picture” dress set on Ebay and wanted to give you the link to the listing. You can see it by clicking the picture at the right side bar or you can click this link…

~ Pretty as a Picture ~

A while back Carolyn asked me about enhancing doll eyes. I mentioned it once or twice that I had been known to add a few eyelashes here and there to some of my dolls who were a little less endowed than I liked. Carolyn wanted to know how I did it and what I used. I told her I just bought a couple of water color pencils from Hobby Lobby and used them. If I didn’t like the way it looked when I was done, I could use a kneaded eraser and carefully dab them off. I might be braver than some of you and Carolyn said it took her some time to get up her nerve, but she had an Ana, Little Darling doll and wanted her eyes to be enhanced.

When Janie arrived she had almost no eyelashes and I didn’t want her looking like she had false eyelashes, but I was hoping to give her eyes a little more depth.
This is what she looked like when she arrived…

(If you click on the pictures they will enlarge.)

I sharpened my water color pencil to a very sharp point and began. You have to find which way is most comfortable to hold your doll…I actually held Janie upside down so I could do the eyelashes the same way, making sharp little strokes away from her eyelid. I may have been able to find a better shot of Janie, but I think this one will do.

Those are just a few examples of Janie with “enhanced” eyelashes.

So I gave Carolyn some tips and she decided to give it a try. Here’s Ana before…

Fuller eyelashes and a whole new look! Carolyn was quite proud of herself and so she should be.

You have to remember these little dolls faces are only about 1 1/2″ wide, and their eyes are probably only 1/4″ long, so what you see up close is super magnified. What counts is what your doll looks like at a distance.

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My sister Cindy, out in Pennsylvania, has been up to it again… her daughter, Erin (my niece) is having her first baby and for her shower she wanted a Woodland theme…Her hubby is quite the nature type… Anyway, you won’t believe all the things Cindy came up with with a woodsy flavor to it…

How about her diaper centerpiece for starters.. There’s no words to describe it… unless may it’s “incredible…”

How about this porcupine platter of crackers…

Maybe you’ll like these pretzel rods that look like birch tree twigs…

Look at this fruity owl…

Hannah’s mommy (Amy), made some carrot cake cupcakes and Cindy made the little acorns for the top from Hershey’s Kisses, a chocolate chip and a mini Vanilla wafer cookie…

Here are some more acorns she made with Nutter Butter cookies…just as extras…

Here is a sign she made for the baby’s arrival…

…and one more thing… one of the guests brought a box of “cupcakes”… (onesies rolled up to look like cupcakes… aren’t they adorable?)

Oh, and here’s Erin… ready to welcome this little boy very soon…

Well, whether you enjoyed the eye part or the owl part, I aim to please… :o) Something for everyone!!!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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~ Pretty as a Picture ~ Little Darling dress revealed…

PLEASE NOTE:
I added something new on my right side bar. You can now see my last 10 posts at a glance. If you missed one, you can easily click on it instead of scrolling down through all the other ones.

I hope I have this right, but I’m pretty sure Anne mentioned it… “Pretty as a Picture” that is… As soon as she mentioned it in passing, I knew it was going to be the name of Isabelle’s red and pink dress. I think it fits this set perfectly!

I was going to give you some “teaser” pictures today, but I decided to be nice and show you the dress in all its glory! The only bad thing is my camera just could not capture how truly pretty this pink and red are together. The hat is pretty much a bubblegum pink and that matches the pink in the dress perfectly. Maybe it’s a good thing because if the winner thinks these pictures are nice, they’ll be thrilled when they open their box and see it in person…

Let’s start with the unders… the thigh highs first…made from a pretty white stretch knit…

[If you click on my pictures they will enlarge.]

Then Isabelle has on a pretty pink tulle slip… it’s just what this dress needed to hold it out a little bit.

When Isabelle put on the dress, she could not stop looking in the mirror… she liked the embroidery work on the front bodice and the pink bows on the sleeves…

Here are those little red buttons in the back…

She found a sweet pink bunny (thank you Miss Susette!) in the Dolly Toy Box and knew this was what she wanted as her accessory…

She put on her hat last and twirled around on my cutting table… she told me she felt like a princess. Awww…Isabelle, I’m glad you like it so much!

Aren’t you glad I didn’t tease you today???

I’ll do my very best to get my listing on Ebay Thursday evening. I already have the pictures uploaded… I just have to do the listing part…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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A pretty little dress for that pretty pink hat…

PLEASE NOTE:
My first dress for sweet little Noel is ending this evening on Ebay. She’s my newest little model, and stands just 10″ tall. This was my first dress for her, and she will be so sad to learn what happens around here… you model and then the dress will be sent off to some other little girl to wear… but *alas* your turn comes up again and you get to show off another pretty dress… it’s not too bad…

If you’d like to see her dress listing on Ebay, you can click on the picture at the right side bar, or you can click on this link that will take you to the listing…

~ Sweet and Petite ~

You’ll be happy to see what I’ve gotten done on the dress that goes with the pink hat I showed you yesterday. If you didn’t read the comments you might not know, but that fabric the hat was sitting on was the fabric I was planning on using for the dress. I’m not finished, as I’m sure you’ll see, but you can see how the set is starting to take shape.

The sleeves are puffed and heirloom lace was added to the elasticized edge. My favorite Swiss Batiste lace is sewn in at the waist and you can see the embroidery floss I’ve picked out… any guesses what that’s for??

I left the skirt about tea length and hemmed it by hand.

I forgot to take pictures of it, but there are 3 tiny red buttons on the back covering the hidden snaps.

The inside bodice is lined with a white cotton fabric and all the edges are whip stitched in place.

Here’s one last picture to hold you over till tomorrow… and hopefully I’ll have more to show you.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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