Saturday, November 28, 2009

Amazing Seamstress Tomi Jane

I have to admire these outfits from afar, as they belong to Tomi Jane who created them for her own collection.

*gushes* Oh, what talent! Such lovely use of color! Such wonderful execution!

Here the complete album for Tomi Jane's beautiful creations:

Again, lovely use of color, especially in the ribbons. The champagne color mixed with the ash rose is quite striking over the white, and certainly flatters Nellie's hair. I usually have a hard time loving Nellie and only bought her because she is retired. But I'm looking at her now with a new eye and what I see is so adorable.

I imagine this is not the easiest fabric to work with, so the execution is perfect. I wouldn't mind wearing a life-sized version of this coat! The purse is so cute!

Tomi Jane, you have some serious talent. I hope you one day consider letting us collectors bring your pieces home to enjoy first hand. ;) You can easily get a following like slds275 and Keepers...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Molly in Rebecca's School Outfit

I was never a fan of Molly until recently. I got her on sale from QVC. Her hair is quite silky and her eyes seem larger than Samantha's

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pleated Green Colonial Straw Hat

I have to figure out if I want to add any more ribbons or adornments. These bergere style hats were used by ladies to shield their faces from the sun.

Monday, November 23, 2009

1914 Dresses

All three were made by Rachelesworld. She based the designs on real museum pieces. I wish she would make more as I would be first in line to snatch them. My favorite is the black and brown outfit, which has perfect proportions and a great use of color.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My 18th Century Bergere Hats Arrived

Ha! The dolls hats arrived. Yes, 18th century Bergere-style straw hats similar to the Felicity hats AG makes, but more historically accurate. Ridiculously hard to find. I will never reveal where I got these babies. ;) I look forward to decorating them with my mother.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Recycled Movie Costumes

I love this site! It's hilarious, plus the costumes are sumptuous.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another WWI Rebecca Outfit

I managed to snag another design by Rachelesworld, but this time on Ebay. Drop waists for little girls were very popular in that period.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Green Colonial Gown by Sdls275

No worries, I did not buy this beauty for the $300+ that usually is the going rate for a Sdls275 design!

Notice the lovely stomachers, which come bedecked in tied bows or fabric stripes. The petticoat is actually greener in person. The photos are from the original Ebay auction. I'll have to take my own photos later.

Monday, September 28, 2009

World War II Coat by KeepersDollyDuds

Yes, I got a KeepersDollyDuds original! Muhahahaha. I don't have Emily, but my soon-to-be-named #21 is currently wearing the coat. I haven't had a chance to snap some photos. But here's a preview from the original auction.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rebecca's Blue WWI Dress

I don't have Rebecca, the newest historical AG who is Jewish. But I saw this outfit by MyOwnLittleWorldToo (a.k.a. rachelesworld on ebay) on Etsy and could not resist. The detail is impressive and she charged me a very reasonable price. The outfit was patterned after a child's dress depicted in the 1914 Sears catalog. I'll take my own photos later.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dollhouse Transformations

I created this room back in November 2008 with the help of my boyfriend. Here are the original directions. I used adhesive tile and contact paper. The contact paper will fall off after a while, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you actually glue it on.

Over time, my first floor was getting too crowded, so my boyfriend built me a second story in summer 2009!

...which means I can have three floors to display my doll furniture!

Kit's Kitchen

Felicity's Bedroom

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Meet Jane (Jess) - January 2008

Jane (Jess) came into the family back in January 2008.

"Watcha gonna bring to the picnic?" asks Kirsten.

Kirsten's had earlier made some very imperfect homemade treats...ah, well, it comes from the heart? And those raspberry-strawberry things are tasty!

Elizabeth though is a master pastry chef...the tarts and bundt cake are quite fancy!

Meanwhile, for some strange reason, Josefina is baking bread in her horno...inside the room...

Of course, she's bringing bread and melons. (The shawl is custom made, but it matches the Harvest outfit quite well!)

Addy's is preparing her pie and has lots of flowers.

She has apple pie, meat pies, and candy...

Josefina and Kirsten get the picnic table ready...

Oh, oh, will all these dishes and treats fit on the table?

"Let's try it anyway," says Josefina.


Whew! Need to sit down! When do you think she'll get here?

Squeaky, squeaky! Speak of the devil!

"Gasp! All for me!?" cries Jane.

"You're so wonderful!"