THIS IS MY 1000th POST!!!

In case you didn’t know…when you want to emphasize something; like when you’re typing, if you use all caps, it’s the same thing as SCREAMING! (or so I’ve been told…) I’m screaming today because it’s my

post. I can hardly believe we’ve shared that many conversations together, but it’s true…we have. I must be terribly gabby to have written that many posts… :o) If you notice in my picture, I hooked a few of Rebecca’s American Girl necklaces together with those magnetic clasps she uses. There will be a GIVEAWAY next week, but I just couldn’t get it together with my sisters here.

I did think of something else, for now though… I was wondering, (and this isn’t a way for me to toot my own horn, really it isn’t) what is your favorite thing about my blog? I won’t even give you any examples, but I’d love to see what you like the most about coming here each day…

I’ve got more company coming in this afternoon, and I will be anxious later on to read all your comments! You can either leave them below or you can hit the “Contact Me” tab under my header and send them to me through email.

I’ll see you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Would you like to go back in time?

If you could go back in time to any of your dolls eras, which one would you choose and why? Now you don’t have to like what was going on at the time, for example… maybe you love the 1940’s style of dresses, but you don’t like what’s going on with the war, or maybe you like the simple dresses of the 1930’s but you’d just as soon forgo the Depression years.

Maybe you’d like to visit Julie’s 1970’s again, or the turn of the Century with Samantha; perhaps you would like to live on the prairie with Kirsten, or dance around in the ball gowns of the Civil War, or some other time… let us know…

…and yes, just so you know, I AM having fun with my sisters! But, I always do! :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Doll dresses you’ve never seen before… from 2007…

One of my readers, Barbara, emailed me a while back letting me know she had some pictures of my dresses from a long time ago. She said she loved them and had printed them out on paper and asked me if I would like copies of them? I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to see what I had made 10 years ago. They came a few days ago and were all from 2007. There were even a couple I had forgotten I had made. I wish I had the 2006 dresses…my first year of sewing for the dolls, but *alas* 2007 will be fun for today…

Want to see what Jeanne Marie was up to 10 years ago… You’ll see my first Addy doll, my first Kit doll, my first Kirsten and Samantha. Some of them you will probably have seen before, but see if you can spot the “newbies!”

Okay, let’s walk down Memory Lane…don’t forget, they are printed on paper and then I took pictures of them with my camera…so they aren’t super crisp. You can also click on them to make them enlarge…

So….if you saw these dresses on Ebay 10 years ago, which one would you have bid on? OR NOT?

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Addy’s “Southern Charm” gets a few more pieces….

I didn’t want to disappoint you with only a few things to show, but even though they are small, I think you’l be pleased!

I certainly hope you aren’t sick of Addy’s dress…seeing it every day for quite a few days now… I’m almost finished and soon it will be listed on Ebay…although I’m running into a little crunch time problem… today I was up on the roof doing some painting to help my hubby out when he did that “flex seal” job a few weeks ago, then he needed his hair trimmed, and I had to paint the inside trim around a window… (Saturday Reuben jumped at a bird he saw and shattered our dining room window… fortunately my hubby had saved one of the old windows we used to have where we replaced our front door.) I have to help my hubby with the trim mowing tomorrow, as we are having his sister and her hubby come in on Friday, and it’s supposed to rain on Wednesday or Thursday. I am taking Bithar (my friend from Haiti) to meet her new doctor on Wednesday…she’s having a baby! Actually she’s 26 weeks along, but I’m just now telling you. I went to her ultrasound last week and she’s having a little girl! :o) My sisters are coming on Wednesday too. YAY! Thursday we have to pick up a new mattress… I’ll also want to spend every waking moment I can with my sisters… so HOW am I going to get this dress listed? Maybe I could stay awake the whole week and do it… bad idea, I know… :o) I’ll figure something out…

Let’s just talk about what I managed to finish.

I changed those little pink beads on her sleeves to little flowers…from this…

…to this… much better I think!

I tea dyed a pair of gloves to match the vintage lace on her dress…

I found a scrap of a vintage collar and made Addy a sweet lace cap from it. I just gathered and trimmed and made a bow and tacked it on and this is how it turned out… I wanted to see if could find some tiny little flowers to send along with the winner. I had some but they were the wrong color. I tucked them in the loopy part of her cap and they were like sprigs sticking out of her hair…it was cute but I needed a different flower than what I had.

So here is the overall look so far…

Oh, one more thing… Sweet Susette sent me a parasol in the mail and it’s adorable… she emailed me as it was en-route letting me know it was too big, but she sent it anyway. I’m determined to figure out a way to use it… maybe as a market umbrella that Addy’s standing under… probably not for this dress set, but I have future hopes for it. Isn’t it just beautiful? If it had just been half the size… boo hoo…

Well, I better go… I think I need all the sleep I can get…especially this week.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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