Let’s finish up with the last of my Valentine Doll Dresses…

Can you believe it? I still have more pink and a few red dresses to share. I told you I had a lot, and see… I wasn’t kidding!

This is Bitty Bethany, by Helen Kish in a dress I called “Cherry Ruffles.”

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Next up are a few dresses I made for Katie Effanbee…You saw this one on Kit, but it was actually for Katie…

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I wanted to show you a close up of Katie’s buttons for this dress. I loved the way they were sewn on…

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Here’s another one for Katie… notice the buttons again…

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Now this next one isn’t your typical pink Valentine dress, but a pretty blue heart gilded (outlined in gold) fabric…

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Here’s what Josefina wore one year for Valentine’s Day…

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…and something for Kirsten…

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This was and still happens to be my all time favorite pink fabric… Wren, by Helen Kish is modeling her Valentine dress from one year…

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These last few are of Molly…

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So that’s it everyone… all my pink and (some red) dresses worn by my girls over the last 10 years. I hope you enjoyed seeing them!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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3 more new things to show you….and the number 10,000

I had a really busy day with a birthday celebration tonight for a dear friend and didn’t have much time to put together a post. I did however receive a few goodies in the mail and thought “I’m sure EVERYONE would love to see them…” so guess what? That’s what my post will be about.

My dear sister sent me a few more pairs of shoes from the Dollie and Me outlet store in PA. These are so adorable and think you’ll like them too.
The first pair is a sweet pair of navy and white striped summer sandals. They are made really well and fit my American Girl’s doll foot perfectly. There is a strap with velcro that snugs it up to your dolls ankle. I think these will be so adorable with a summer dress, perhaps even a white eyelet one. Then let the shoes be the accent item in the set!

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The second pair is a black, dressy patent leather type shoe that has 3 little rosettes across the foot. They have a higher strap that goes across the ankle and snugs up pretty well. I had a hard time getting them on with a thin pair of tights, so they’ll most likely have to be worn without socks. I’ll just be sure and pick a doll with “tan” legs, so they’ll look better! :o)

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I have been searching for this wig for my Nyssa, (a ball jointed doll, BJD, by Kaye Wiggs) for a really long time. I don’t even know what the name of the wig is but it’s a synthetic mohair, two tone with a white and coppery color mixed together. The longer tails are the copper part and the crown has mostly the white with a little bit of the copper color intertwined. I think it is just stunning on Nyssa and can’t wait to find the perfect outfit to make to showcase her new wig. Do you like it?

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…and lastly…what’s up with the number 10,000? Anyone know? It has to do with my blog? Anyone know now?
It’s the number of “hits” or visits that I’ve gotten on my blog since I started back on August 1st. You can see the number on the right side bar of my webpage. It’s quite a milestone I think and it looks SO much better than something in the 9000’s! I couldn’t have done it without you all! My 10,000th hit was from someone near Rosebush, Michigan. I can only see where the hits come from, or close to them, but not always your actual place or address. Some of the hits are exactly in the town…like I see Omaha, Nebraska and I know exactly who that is! Or my sister checks in and it says Dover, PA, when in fact she lives in Gettysburg. Sometimes it’s just a close proximity of where the signal is picked up from. There is a way, with your IP number for me to know exactly who was my 10,000th visitor. So does anyone want to fess up? My 10,000th hit came about 10:00 Saturday evening, someone near Rosebush Michigan…I can only see the last part of your email address, so I know it ends in “charter.com” and you looked at 3 pages.. Anyway, whoever you are, THANK YOU so much! Now I’m on to my next 10,000!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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A little bit of Show and Tell…

This is the latest I’ve ever gotten my post written. It’s 1:05 Saturday morning, but I was determined nothing was going to keep me from writing about something. I was working on a sewing project and a birthday party for tomorrow night. I have a big Married Couple’s Valentine Party on Thursday evening too, so my time is being eaten up by “stuff” and I’m not getting much sewing done for Valentine’s Day. In fact, now that it’s the weekend, I’m guessing I might as well call it quits for this year and “pink” Valentine dresses. It wasn’t the way I had hoped the holiday would turn out, but it just did. I think I almost need to be like magazine writers… they work on Christmas issues in July and Summer projects in December. They are 6 months ahead… boy, wouldn’t that be nice! Maybe another year…

I wanted to show you something I received from 2 of my subscribers. The first pictures are of some netting/tulle that I bought from Sissy. It is iridescent and has little bows all across the fabric. The fabric is very soft and it will make wonderful slips for my dolls. I just love how it glimmers in the light. Thanks so much for offering it Sissy!

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The second thing I wanted to share with you was some vintage pieces of lace one of my subscribers sent me. Kathie said she thought I could use these on some American Girl doll clothes and she’s right! They will be great as they aren’t “brand spanking new” and will look wonderful on something for Kirsten or Felicity! I love the wide white eyelet fabric and think it will add something really special to one of my dresses! Thank YOU Kathie for this wonderful gift!

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Last of all is something “I” bought for myself. I saw this remnant of red curly fur and “since I don’t have the red color” I decided I couldn’t live without it. I think a red fur coat would be darling out of it. The pattern caught my eye because of the neckline on the pink dress and also the cape. I like how the dolls arms can come through the openings. And last… I found another spool of sparkle tulle in a slightly different shade of pink and this one has G-L-I-T-T-E-R! OOOooooo…. we LOVE glitter don’t we? More slips are on the way!

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See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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More Valentine dresses in Pink and Red for my dolls….

Trust me when I say I think Pink was my number one doll dress color of all time. I have plenty more to show you so let’s get started…

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Here’s a real “oldie” from way back when. This is Rebecca’s doll before I even got my first American Girl doll, Felicity. This dress was sold to someone in Sweden and the one that my hubby thought put me on the “map” so to speak. He thought that I had “arrived” and began calling me his little International Doll Dress Designer. Silly man…

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I don’t think I showed this one of Patsy yet…so here she is in one of her Valentine dresses…and awfully cute looking I might add…

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My Bitty Bethany doll was so new I didn’t even have any shoes for her yet when these pictures were taken…

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Yay… we got some pink shoes…

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Okay, that’s enough for today…but I still have more! See what I mean about having lots of pink dresses…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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