The SECOND SURPRISE in my box…

I hope you enjoyed seeing my new Little Darling yesterday… (HERE) If you can’t tell, I am totally smitten with her, but I promise I won’t showcase her every time I make something in the next few months…

So you know I waited over 3 years for my new Little Darling to arrive and during that time, Lana, (who painted my doll) and I talked several times on the phone… (usually I was asking her for an update on my doll…) Well, one time I was talking about a dress I had made for Ten Ping, and she wanted to know the name of the listing on Ebay…so I told her and she looked at it and gave me some kind compliments. But while I had her looking at Ten Ping, I talked to her about me doing a new faceup on Ten Ping… and I was asking her about what paints or chalk pastels to use, etc. I actually thought Ten Ping was a bit on the orangy side…and she didn’t have any definition to her lips… Anyway, Lana said she’d redo Ten Ping since it had taken her so long to get my Little Darling done. And you should see how pretty she is… Well, let’s just take a look…

First, here are some “orangy” pics to see if you can see what I mean…

Lana sent me a few pics and I did a little cutting and pasting side by side to show you the difference. I could hardly wait to see her in person…

It’s really nice to have Ten Ping back on my dolly shelf… her sisters have missed her… me too!

Here’s that sweet new face…She’s not a total “glamour girl” but I sure do love her lots now!!! When she was “on the orange side,” it was hard to get the right colors on her…now I think it will be fun to see what fabrics look nice next to her “new” skin tone! :o)

I asked Lana if she could make a lid line near her eyes to give them some definition…

She did it exactly like a picture I sent her and she also painted some extra eyelashes…

Lana told me one of her eyes was smaller than the other one so she cut it out a bit… Yikes…

She also got a sweet mani and pedi too…

Ten Ping noticed the tiny sewing machine and jumped in the chair… and said, “Mom, can you teach me to sew?” Sure Ten Ping, that’s why I bought it!

I’m thrilled to have my 2 new girls home!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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“Spring Fever” dresses for Ten Ping and Noel are up for sale…

I added a “surprise” post on Sunday and several of you saw it… well, I think a few more than several. I couldn’t wait until Monday’s post to share them, so I added a link to the listings on Ebay for both dresses. Ten Ping, my little 8″ Ruby Red Galleria cutie is just that… as cute as can be in this sweet little pink dress. It might be simple, but it sure makes me smile when I see her in it! Here are a couple of my favorite photo’s from our session…

Noel’s dress looks equally as darling on her and she is standing on my cutting table wearing this dress like she’s going to be allowed to keep it… sorry, Noel, that’s not the way things work around here…but I promise you, there will be more to model…Here are a few shots from her Ebay photo shoot…

I let the girls pick their favorite “group” shot, and this is the one they picked…

Marilyn mentioned something about everyone not knowing just how tiny these girls were…and thought maybe if I showed them next to something familiar, it might give a better idea of their size. I decided most everyone knows of the American Girls and how big they are, so I placed Noel and Ten Ping next to Eden… and they do look extra tiny beside her.

I mentioned I had such tiny scraps, I wasn’t sure I could even get hair bows made for the girls…but miracle of miracles, my scraps were just enough…barely enough! I rounded up every single scrap I could find on my cutting table and ones I had tossed aside and this is what was left from that fat quarter I started with. Not much, is it?

I used a piece of tulle (netting) for the back side of both bows…Here is Ten Ping’s tiny bow… it’s the tiniest bow I know I’ve ever made… there was no way to attach a snap clip to it, so I added a tiny white ball head pin and the winner can just stick it through the hair bow and into their dolls hair.

If you’d like to see the listings, you can click on the pictures at the right side bar or you can click on these links…

~ Noel’s Spring Fever dress ~

~ Ten Ping’s Spring Fever dress ~

Well, I know this is short, but my day was long, so I am retiring to bed!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Surprise, surprise! The dresses are done!!!

I didn’t want to wait until tomorrow to let you know I had finished the girl’s dresses. You can see them by clicking on the pictures at the right side bar or you can click on these links…

~ Noel’s dress ~

~ Ten Ping’s dress ~

Have a wonderful Sunday!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Cuteness Alert!!! Ten Ping and Noel look adorable!

If you need a fun start to your Saturday morning, you’ve come to the right place. Where else can you go and get a smile put on your face just by looking at doll dresses? Why, I Dream of Jeanne Marie’s…of course! Good news! My camera is working again. I took the battery out and then put it in again and viola…it worked! I captured the color of the dresses a little better with it instead of my phone.

Talk about using every spare scrap of this fat quarter; I managed to get 2 pairs of pantalettes made for my girls and only had to skimp a little bit on the waist area of Noel’s. I used a piece of stretch lace and made a sort of yoke for hers. It’s a bit higher than normal in the waist, but I didn’t want to trim it off and fray my fabric any lower than it already was. It doesn’t show anyway. Ten Ping’s worked out perfectly with the scrap I had for hers.

If you click on any picture it will enlarge.

The dresses now have a flower added with a few pearls sewn on and some leaves behind the flower. The belt goes around to the back and ties in a bow. It is stitched on so it won’t get lost.

Marilyn mentioned I should put something beside the dolls to remind everyone of just how small they are… I forgot, but will try to remember the next time I show pictures of them. Noel, is a Boneka/Effner doll and is 10″ tall; about like Patsy Tonner. Ten Ping, by Ruby Red Galleria, is a tiny little thing, standing only 8″ tall.

I only have a handful of scraps left and somehow, someway… I’m determined to make a hair bow for each girl. We’ll see if I can pull it off.

I love it when something this simple becomes a new favorite of mine…

That’s it for this Saturday… We are supposed to have lots of rain, but I hope the sun is shining where you are!

See you on Monday,
Blessings, Jeanne

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