“Dainty and Demure” for 13″ Effner, Little Darlings ends this evening

This post is just a short reminder that my “Dainty and Demure” dress set ends this evening on Ebay.

You can see it HERE… or you can click on the picture at the right side bar and it will take you to the Ebay listing.

Blessings, Jeanne

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…and you thought I only made dresses?

I’ve been seeing lots of play sets for dolls on Ebay lately; many of them knitted or crocheted and they are adorable. I wondered how many “play sets” I have made? I just typed that line and now I’ll go check out my archives and see if we have anything to do a post about… yikes! I’m not sure exactly what I consider a “play set” but I hope you enjoy what I find…

Yippee! I found 15 pictures…and hope you enjoy them… there might be some you haven’t seen before…

This hot pink set is being modeled by Katie Effanbee. The set actually had a little skirt that tied around the waist and made a cute “dressy” romper.

My 16″ Red Haired Kish doll is wearing a pair of denim capris and a fun swing top.


An Mei is having fun with some kitties…


Isabelle adores her parakeet…

Kit was away at summer camp…

Lian is modeling “Lovely in Lavender!” Oh, and isn’t she???

Tiny 7 1/2″ Riley is ready for the pony rides…

Lanie looked so comfy in this purple romper.

… just as comfy as she does in this strawberry one!

Isabelle is showing you she isn’t afraid of dogs…

This is Millie… a skinny little ball jointed doll, by Kaye Wiggs. She was only with me about a year before I sold her.

Kit has been to the Farmer’s Market.

Riley is ready for the rodeo now!

This is a new (old) picture from 2007, that I received in the mail from Barbara. She’s been an admirer of mine since I began selling on Ebay. She copied my pictures and sent some new ones to me. I don’t have several of the ones she sent me, so it’s very fun for me to see these old pictures again. I had completely forgotten about this one. I’ll share the rest, but Molly’s play set was perfect for today’s post.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my “play” clothes! See I don’t just do dresses! :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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A new winner and an old post…

Well, that certainly was fun for me…seeing which dress you thought I might like best from my 4th of July dresses. But what was more fun for me was seeing which ones you all liked the best. Everyone likes different ones for different reasons. Some of you almost guessed right…but a few were “spot on!” I had 6 ladies who commented or emailed me and picked the one I would have chosen…It was Lian’s dress. I had a lot of fun making that one and always think of it when I think of patriotic dresses. I put the ladies names in a drawing…

and drew out a winner…

Congratulations, Susette! I’ll get your prize out right away…

I did a post on Lian’s dress and the making of it on June 19, 2015 and called it “Minnie and Me in Red, White and Blue.” I’ll copy it here so you can see how I did it… everyone always asks me about those stars.
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I did it! I got a Fourth of July dress made for one of my dolls! I’m thrilled and hope you will be too!

Every so often I do a set with one of my “mini” Minnie Mouses and I decided to put her with this very patriotic dress set for the Dianna Effner, 13″ Little Darling dolls. It was so much fun creating this one but it took me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to decide how to do the “flag” design on the bodice. I’m serious…we’re probably talking 2 1/2 hours trying different ways with the buttons… a firework exploding, a flag straight across, a conglomeration of the various sized stars, a star using the stars, a spray with the stars, random stars just dropped on the bodice. I even got Rebecca involved in helping me figure it out. I should have taken pictures of all the various ways I tried them. In the end, this is what I ended up with. 28 buttons…yes…count them…t-w-e-n-t-y e-i-g-h-t! I hope I got it right! I think I did!

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When I finally decided to put the stars across the bodice in rows like a flag, I had to figure out some way to make them straight. It was too tedious to stitch them on freehand and get them even. I decided to run a row of basting stitches across the bodice in a wavy pattern parallel to each other…then I sewed them on just above the stitching line. When I was done I gently removed the basting stitches. I think it’s pretty cute.

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The bodice is made from the vintage navy dotted Swiss fabric that I got at the yard sale. It’s nice and soft and is lined with white fabric on the inside. The buttons on the bodice were actually an afterthought, so the threads do show on the inside, if that matters to you. I tried to be as neat as possible though. Tiny red buttons close the back and are covering hidden snaps.

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Lian’s skirt is made from a red and white striped cotton and white eyelet peeks out from underneath the hem.

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A little tam was what Lian wanted to wear with this set…I like it cocked a little bit sideways, don’t you?

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The tiniest little Minnie Mouse is being clutched very tightly by Lian…it’s my last red one and I’m SO sad!

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Don’t you think YOUR doll needs this for her 4th of July dress?

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne
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So that was the post about Lian’s dress. I hope you enjoyed it a second time… :o)
See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Hello pretty dolls and goodbye blue dresses…

Now if you’ll go back and read that last sentence of mine from yesterday, I never actually said the doll was “mine,” just that I had a new doll to share. You all jumped to the conclusion that I had bought a new doll…but it wasn’t me… it was Ingrid! Let me introduce you to Danielle, painted by Magalie Dawson. She is a cutie and Ingrid must surely be awestruck by her. She has the prettiest blue eyes and if you click on the pictures, you can see them even better! These 2 pictures were the “proof” pictures sent to Ingrid to make sure she was okay to send.

Well done, Magalie and WELL DONE Ingrid! You picked a really sweet girl!

As I was writing this post, I also received a picture from the winner of the Springtime in the South dress… She put it on her Cecile doll and doesn’t she look fabulous in this lavender color next to her dark skin? I think you’ll agree! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Do you remember a while back I showed you the black velvet and white lace dress that was my “boo boo” dress?

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The woman who bought this dress from me, put it on her doll and the doll became stained somehow from the velvet or the lining or the thread… we aren’t sure. You can see that post HERE. Well, VERY fortunately, that customer was so kind and patient with me; more than I ever could have hoped for. She loved the dress and wanted it fixed if possible… so I added a lining in white, all stitched in place by hand and mailed it back to her. You can see how I fixed it HERE if you missed it.

Well, I told the woman if she’d like, I would also make her an additional dress to make up for the headache and just down right scariness of her doll being damaged. She mentioned she’d love to have a little Spring dress in a pretty blue. SO… when Noel’s dress went up on Ebay,

…this woman emailed me and asked if I had any more of the blue fabric? I said I did and told her if she was the winner of the dress, I’d make her that blue dress to match Noel’s… Well, I’m sorry for those other bidders, but it was too good of a deal for this lady and apparently she was “determined” to win this one… and she did.

I worked for a few days and finally got them finished… Wanna see the girls together? I took these pictures late at night, so they aren’t super good, but I think you can get an idea of what they look like together.

My first “sister set” and nobody got to see it, so that’s why I decided to share it with you! As I packed it up, I was thinking about how those black stains on her favorite Little Darling doll could have turned out so differently. I’m so thankful for Removes Zit and my wonderful customers!

Good bye sweet blue dresses…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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