3 Little Darlings, 3 Christmas bodices and a chance at a prize!

Are you up for some fun? I am. I decided my Dianna Effner Little Darlings would be up next for a dress, but how could I pick one over the other two, without hurting someone’s feelings? So I came up with a solution…I’m going to play a little game with you.

These are my 3 Little Darlings…





and Lian…


These are 3 Christmas bodices I have started…




Okay…so now for the game part. I’ve put my 3 girls faces and the 3 bodices all in one picture. I have ALREADY picked who is getting which color dress. I want you to pick who you think will get which color dress and leave a comment below or email me telling me your choices. You can just leave a comment saying something like… Lain – gold / Isabelle -red / Janie – Green…. or however you want the colors to go. There isn’t really any skill or trick to this… your guess will be as good as anybody else’s.

If you click on the picture, it will enlarge.


Since I have already determined who will get which color dress, your guess MUST match mine and if it does, your name will be put in a drawing and I’ll draw out a winner from those who guessed the same as what I chose.

You’ll have until midnight tonight, (Central time zone) to make your choices, then I’ll draw a winner out and let you know who won tomorrow. I’ll send the winner a prize!
Have fun!!!

…and just to let you know… all three dresses will be made!!!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne


  1. In the pictures, Lian is wearing gold. I’m going with that because it seems to be that this is an unusual color for her and I think she’ll enjoy the change. I think the green will be beautiful with Janie’s new blonde hair and it will give her a calm and peaceful feeling as well as looking pretty — altogether nice for Christmas. Isabelle gets the red to go with the warmth of her brown hair. It’s a traditional choice, but a good one.
    Before you are through, it would be fun to see each of the dolls in each of the dresses. We might be surprised. Will you auction the dresses all at the same time in separate auctions or one at a time?
    I like this contest. It will be fun to see everyone’s answers. What if we change your mind?

    • Hi Marilyn,
      Thanks for playing along. The dresses will hopefully be completed at one time but they’ll be listed separately on Ebay.
      I have lots to do so I better get busy… :o)

  2. Isabelle will wear gold because it picks up the gold in her eyes. Lian usually wears red the best but she’s willing to share with Janie this year, and Lian will wear green. So it ends up as you have pictured them in the photos. It’s fun to guess and the dress will be so cute. Can’t wait (but have to) for a Little Darling of my own. Thanks for the reminder to start on Christmas.

    • Hi Susette,
      Thank you for your vote. I hope this will be fun for everyone.
      If you can’t get a Little Darling, you really should consider a Maru Mini doll like I showed a few days ago. They are sculpted by Diana Effnet too, almost identical in size and only a fraction of the cost of a LD… $99.00 including shipping!
      Thanks Susette,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Linda Doyle says:

    Well, here we go! This is funny, because my picks are different than Marilyn’s or Susette’s! I am picking green for Janie, with her new blonde haircut, it just looks a bit more calming than the red for her, Lian is Asian, and they wear red the best, I think. That leaves Isabelle with the gold, which is something we all agree on!

    What ever you do Jeanne, it will be just perfect! A busy day for me today–babysitting and voting! It’s supposed to rain a bit too, so that adds to the fun!

    • Hi Linda,
      My favorite part when I give you all a choice is to see your reasoning behind your decisions!
      Have fun babysitting…and I just voted too!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Janie-Red

    Gorgeous beginnings, Jeanne.


  5. Not reading the above comments… Lian RED, Isabelle YELLOW, Janie GREEN… these will be adorable regardless

  6. Beautiful choices of material for the Little Darlings.
    I’m thinking and liking with her blonde hair, Janie in red. Lian, gold and Isabelle in the green.
    I do think Isabelle looks great against the gold but she looks like she’d look awfully cute in the green. So, my votes are Janie in red, Lian in gold and Isabelle in green.

    • Thanks Paula,
      It really is fun for me to see how each of you reason the colors for each doll.
      Thank you for telling me your choices.
      Blessings, Jeanne

  7. Isabelle-Green
    So fun. They are like people in their coloring. I’ve been finding that my little Bessie Bell has certain colors that work much better than others for her too. Will be interesting to see your choices and the final outcome. It is nice that you have such lovely models too.
    Any progress with insurance/doctors?

    • Hi Joy,
      You are right…each doll does have certain undertones to her skin and certain fabrics do look better on them
      Friday we are going to St. Louis again to see a different doctor and already it feels better than before. Thank you for asking…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  8. Anne Johnson says:

    What a fun game, and so interesting to hear everyone’s choices! I love the bit of shimmer in each fabric, too — so festive! Here are my picks:

    Lovely Lian would be a stand-out in the red. It may be expected, but the red is a beautiful contrast with Lian’s dark hair and eyes, and her coloring somehow makes the red even redder, which is very striking.

    Sweet little Janie needs some color, but not too much. With her new flaxen hair, blue eyes and lighter brows, she would glow in the green. The red seems too strong with her fair complexion, and the gold seems to wash her out completely.

    Darling Isabelle would charm in the gold. Though it may seem that she gets the leftovers, the gold is perfect for her because it highlights her tawny tresses and complements the warm amber of her eyes.

    As always, Jeanne, your trained and experienced eye sees things we may miss, and your lovely “little darlings” will be enchanting in any color you choose. I agree with Marilyn that it would be nice to see each girl model each dress, just for fun!

    Enjoy designing your Christmas trio, Jeanne. Their reveal will be an early gift for all of us!

    • Hi Anne,
      Just as I’ve said with the others…it is very interesting to see your choices. In the end I’ll have to try each dress on each doll so everyone can see the doll in their picks!
      Maybe we should vote again when I get them all finished! :o)
      Thank you Anne,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  9. Melody Martin says:

    Isabelle/Gold, Janie/Green, Lian/Red. But just about any combination of dresses and girls would be gorgeous! 🙂

    • Hi Melody,
      I agree with you..I think of the dresses would work fine on any of the dolls.
      Thanks for playing along,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  10. Lian – gold
    Janie – Red
    Isabelle – green…

  11. Here goes … Lian~gold, Janie~red, my favorite Isabelle~green!!
    Good luck to all.

  12. Shara Smith says:

    Janie.. yellow
    Isabelle.. green

  13. A game, how fun! Another busy day so short and sweet tonight. How cute to make a trio again. I remember when you did this for Easter.
    Lian – red
    Isabelle – gold and
    Janie – green

  14. There are very beautiful dress! Interesting game! I try to guess. Red immediately identified for Isabella. For the rest, it was difficult to choose a doll. Yellow – for Lian. Green for Jenie.

  15. This was harder than I thought, so I’ll go with my first thought:
    Red – Liam
    Gold – Janie
    Green – Isabelle

  16. Hi Jeanne
    I am late as usual … I love what you did with the blonde wig. Your talents seem to go on and on. I love your guessing games they are such fun. Anne Johnson can sure pen a lovely letter! I am in complete agreement with her… but I’m going to be different just for the fun of it.
    I’m going to put gold on Lian I think the gold with her raven hair will be striking. I think Janie will look lovely in green and that leaves Isabelle wearing red. I so happy to hear you and George have a appointment with another doctor. Prayers coming your way stay strong

    • Thank you for playing along Ingrid!
      I think any dress would look great on any of the dolls but I had to assign one to each girl.
      Thank you for your prayers for this new doctor. We are looking forward to meeting him on Friday…and ready to start on this new path… (Sort of….)
      Blessings, Jeanne

  17. Kathie Welsh says:

    I hope this will post….so many times I type a message and It goes into cyber space!
    This so much fun
    My guess is Lian/gold,
    Janie/green , Isabelle/red
    I didn’t read the comments yet so I’ll do that now.
    Leave it to you to think of a fun contest!

    • Thanks for thinking this was fun to do, Kathie,
      I need to talk to Sarah and see if she knows why that happens to some people’s comments. I hate that that happens.
      Blessings, Jeanne

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