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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Teaching your dolls to sew…

The other day I missed showing Susette’s roses when we were talking about flowers in our yards… I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave them out…aren’t they pretty? This is how things grow in California! :o)

I always wanted to find a little sewing machine for my dolls because I thought it would be fun to do a post about them learning to sew. I’ve seen the ones from the Queen’s Treasures, but they usually go for $50-$100…a bit too pricey for me. I’ve watched and watched for one to be on Ebay and finally found one a while back. It was $17.00… I was actually wanting to wait until I had a story line and a dress started for one of my little girls, before I showed it to you, but decided I would go ahead and let you see it. It is actually a music box and plays The Blue Danube Waltz. As it plays the needle moves up and down and so does the foot treadle. The one I bought is wood and not plastic, like some you find on Ebay. Just type in Sewing Machine Music Box and check the measurements if you are interested in one for your dolls! :o)

I knew it would just be for the small dolls of mine and Trixie got the honors of showing you how she looks sitting at it… I think Ten Ping might have to sit on a pillow when she sews…

Patsy didn’t want to be in the pictures because she was nude…oops, snapped one without her knowing it…

We found her a top… just a top… with undies… so we could finish this post without having to rate it R!

I had a little chair that worked pretty well with her sitting in it…

She’s a pretty good fit for it…

I will probably take off this blue and red scrap of fabric and change it out for a piece of what the doll is sewing on at the time…

Here are a few shots of the machine without Trixie in the pictures…

You can see the music box and the wind up key in this picture a little better…

Nora is still standing on my cutting table with pins still poking out of her shoulders…holding on her necklace piece… My day was crazy busy and the only time I sat down was to eat supper and then to do this post… It’s now 11:15 and I only made it into my sewing room to take pictures of Trixie at the machine. I’m hoping tomorrow might be a sewing day! I bet you hope so too… I’ll already tell you, Anne thought of the title for Nora’s dress…. “Victorian Elegance.” Isn’t that pretty?

I’ll 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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