Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here are my newest Waldorf Dolls, Violet is dressed in her favorite color --violet of course, even her eyes are violet. Her sweet little friend is named Petunia and has green eyes. I've given them flower names in the hope that it speeds up the arrival of Spring. They are about 14 inches tall and are made of all the finest materials, cotton knit, wool stuffing, and wool mohair and cotton dresses and wool yarn straps and mary jane shoes. They will be available in my etsy shop soon.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Sweet Susan is made from the large doll pattern in Edith Flack Ackley's book--Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit. She is dressed in her spring Kuspuk, an original pattern designed by myself and is really hoping Spring will come soon. (wishful thinking on her part since we have about 5 feet of snow)
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I've finished up another Edith Flack Ackley Doll from last summer. This pattern is from the early 1940's and is called To Greet a Little Girl. She features a vest, pants with pin tucks, a petticoat and a pinafore all made from cotton organdy. She is one of my favorite dolls to make also. I guess I just like her pretty pinafore.
Monday, March 5, 2012
These cute sisters are from the 1934 pattern by Edith Flack Ackley offered to ladies in the November 1934 issue of Women's Home Companion for 50 cents. This is one of my favorite patterns from EFA. They are kind of tricky to make because of their small size. I think they're about 8inches tall. I offer their pattern in PDF further down on my blogspot. Some of the problems I can tell you about in the pattern: The pantelettes are way too wide as printed in the original pattern so you need to adjust the width. The front and back bodice need some adjusting also. I usually measure them on the doll and make the front not as wide and a little taller also. These adjustments may be because in 1934 Edith made her dolls from Japanese crepe not muslin and the crepe was stretchier than the muslin so today we end up with a narrower doll. Just my thoughts. They will be offered in my etsy shop soon.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
Yesterday at the craft bazaar I sold my little bag of dollies to a nice lady who wanted them for two little girls who visit her every summer. In my excitement I forgot to take pictures of them. But I'll post the picture of the pattern so you all can see how they looked. This is a fun pattern by Rosalie Quinlan and is available right now in the USA at Keepsake Quilting.