Calling all 13″ Effner Little Darlings… “Lavender Loveliness” is finished!

First of all: DON’T FORGET that my Sister Set ends on Ebay this evening. You can see it by clicking HERE or click on the picture right here —–>>>

I worked as fast as I could today and still didn’t get Lian’s dress finished in time to list it on Ebay this evening, but it’s scheduled to go on Sunday evening. I’ll post a link for it as soon as it’s active on Ebay. You can see Lian’s dress HERE.

I decided to take Joy’s idea and have Lian attending a Tea Party. I thought about having her be a little flower girl, but I would have had to paint a basket white and I didn’t have time to let it dry before taking my pictures. I’ll do that another time.



I used the Tea Set I received from Eileen, one of my subscribers, and tried to set it up as cute as I could on a tiny white table. I used the little chairs from Susette, another reader and sat the bears in them. Even though there is no chair for Lian, she’s still having fun with her teddy bear friends.



I finished the bullions around the waist of the dress and added a few more pearls. I think it goes nicely with her hat.



The slip was the next thing I made. It seems that full slips are popular for the Little Darlings, so I decided to make a full one for Lian this time.


When I got ready to figure out what I was going to “accessorize” with, I decided to use the bears in the purple-ish tones and let the winner of the dress pick the one they liked best.


I think Lian is very pretty in this color, and I bet you’ll see her in something else lavender sometime too! :o)


Have a wonderful Sunday… I plan to!
See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Marilyn says:

    How cute can one doll and doll outfit get? It’s also really nice to see the contributions from your subscribers.
    The only thing missing is more pictures of pies. I’m pretty sure George agrees with me.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Marilyn,
      It’s nice when a dress set comes out like this and everything seems to be “just right!”
      Lian is always a favorite and when she’s in lavender she’s just little doll!

      Pies… I guess I need to get one made to show everyone how I do it…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Charlotte Trayer says:

    I have to say, Jeanne, I think This is my all-time favorite (or M-A-Y-B-E 2nd favorite) outfit you’ve ever made! Of course, part of it is the color–my absolute favorite, and she would have fit in quite well with the bridesmaids at our wedding 42 years ago!!

    However, it’s just everything about the outfit–the darling hat, the full petticoat, and the absolutely beyond gorgeous bullion roses on her waistband. The sum total is perfect!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Awwww Charlotte,
      A new favorite for your huh? How sweet that this turned out to be that for you! I do like it lots too. It “would” be fun to have all my dolls dressed up at the same time… now I know what collectors feel like. :o)
      Thank you very much for your very kind compliments…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Ingrid B says:

    Hi Jeanne, Love the dress, it’s just lovely! Enjoy your Sunday

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Ingrid,
      It’s nice when everyone loves the same dress! I’m glad you do too… I do TOO! I think in person it’s even prettier… sometimes my camera just can’t capture it in 3-D like in real life!
      Thanks again,
      I hope you have a great Sunday too!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Sweet! and adorable. She’s a lucky girl to model this one.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Joy,
      Lian’s good looks gets her lots of modeling time with me… I’m a sucker each time she “smiles” at me and asks if she can model a dress again… I say it every time… “S-u-r-e!”
      Thanks so much,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Susette says:

    This outfit has everything! Just beautiful. One would certainly know this was a Jeanne Marie creation. Wish I had a Lian doll even more.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Susette,
      Thank you so much for your sweet compliments. I wish you had a Little Darling too. We could pretend our dolls were long lost cousins separated by a few western states! :o)
      Have a wonderful rest of this Sunday,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Linda Doyle says:

    Jeanne, this outfit turned out to be one of the sweetest ones you have ever made! I love, love, love the colors and that hat is just adorable! Such a cute tea party setting, I think i would love to be there having tea with Lian and you!

    Computer issues are giving me problems,and that is why I am late today, but luckily, we have a laptop, which I am now using,since I could not miss a day of your blog! It gets better every day!!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Linda,
      You’re probably the closest to me… so hopefully SOME DAY we’ll have tea in person! That would be really nice for me! :o)

      Thank you for your sweet comments Linda. If I’m not careful, my head won’t fit through the door! You’re the best!
      Blessings, Jeanne

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