Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yep 4 projects to share with you all

 Well I have 4 all different in size and type projects going on.What Fun this is.. Fist I am almost finished with my "Spring Chicken Applique' " My first applique and ready to make another right away also@.
 This is the 14 inch Rag Baby from Dixie  Redmond, I did cut out the template for 30 inch to do when I am finish with these 4 projects.
This is a Janena Bartram Of Antiqueannies  pattern called " Anne Louise 26 "painted doll
Janena took me totally under her wing, When it came to creating Primitive, In a style that my humble opinion  is the  perfection differentiation of "Primitive" So on creating this dolls She is my Friendship Forever Doll to Janena, Sher created also for me with her heart and hands a 8X 10 of a simple Cloth " I TREASURE  yet and for ever to this day..  Janena patterns are just cools, They make you challenge you   mind yet are really ease! and "Gorgeous " when finished,,I hope to find my frind once again and renew our for ever friendship, Janena had a tragic in her  Life, But some how I believe God has turned it around for the good.I want to see this God given talented Artist to come back to Creating once again!!!! Janena I am committed to each pattern you have drawn and will create each one! Tell you  start creating again..Please contact me,I miss you allot!!
as you can see the arms and legs go into this part of the body! AND her foot really is created like a EFA doll along with a separate pattern for her own slippers..Once I have this VERY special doll stuffed   and all finished to the part to created her pantaloons, her own beautiful slip,  Dress and of course her slippers she will be awesome Love note to Janena Bartram, I really would like to go on and created in this doll time period and creat a entire   wardrobe,,What fun!!

Alrighty I did cut out and sew the 14 inch Rag Baby, Though I did draw my template out on freezer paper for 30 inch Rag Doll Baby for another time to finish her..
and  believe or not I did make a freezer paper template of what I am now calling "The Silly Pattern" not gonna give cause there is No directions :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Collection of Black Cloth Dolls

 Hatch Collection of Black Cloth Dolls. 
http://www.blackclothdolls.com/

 I know I have blogged about these totaly awesome Vintage Cloth Dolls before, But a good thing is always a good thing to do again .
I found OLD vintage Cloth with a  little like yellow leaf instead of a small Polk-adot the original dolls,, But I got so excited to find this material..I think they use to be curtains. I found the fabric at  a garage sale Yay!!
So I am using my Baby land Rag  Doll Body Pattern  30” doll pattern
By Dixie Redmond
I think it will be perfect!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Just wanted to share with you my two of 3  new books..
3rd is on the way/"Selected Writings of John Darcy Noble"
I was silly and gave these away *ugh* So reordered them from amazon  at a really good price the first one is   “ Milwaukee WPA project
About un skilled workers employing 5000 women and men during the Great Depression
I quote
“ This is the inspiring story of a work program that brought fame to Milwaukee, while breaking gender and color barriers during the Great Depression”
 
Of course they were making dolls of all kinds..  I am still reading it.. It goes way beyond the making of a doll , but brought people of all colors together and most important Their confidence and self esteem..Making dolls in its own at least to me is a healthy Art/ Hobby!
 I REALLY feel in my heart as economically times are now, Some thing like this would be a Bless to many and our nation!
 
 Now comes the second book

 and GUESS WHAT ?????  It is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!!!! I had no idea it was signed, so I went back and checked my amazon orders and  it saidHardcover. Signed First Edition. xxiii +, 170 pages. Light soiling, very minor chips to dust jacket--in Brodart cover.”  I paid $5.00 that is with shipping..  Guess I need to read more carefully :)
It is in a nice dust Jacket and in perfect condition, Printed in 1945
and the price back then whoa!!!!
 The reason  duh me bought this book the second time is because, It is rich in history for period dolls  how they dressed. their type of hair style and soooo much more information, Yes their are patterns in the book, but to scanned and then take to a printer to enlarge..Right away on page 10 I found the pattern I have been looking for.. The "Genevieve Doll Pattern", She has the  the front panel then a back panel which doubles then sewn to the head..Which for me gives just enough definition for the head and neck and face..Guess I am lazy because I wish she was already full size:)..

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

We Support You

Welcome all to another day of support...
So today and all the days to follow... we will be supporting 
our ladies who have Cancer and all those who are dear to us
who face challenges trying to beat this terrible disease...
Together we will support all of our ladies in style..
and she is soooo supportive of all those who are participating..
Schedule is top right of our blog. 

When Madame Samm announced this hop, I just had to follow along. I love this pattern of hers, and the fact that I would get an opportunity to work with it, well, I was thrilled to begin.
Shoot Madame Samm an email if you are interested in  purchasing the WE Support You! Pattern $12.00
..Let's support all of our ladies
and leave them lovely comments....
They will be tickled PINK..
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Our ladies certainly made us proud this morning..
Support is what we all need these days...
And who WOWED us today...in Creative Delight...
http://creativityamongstchaos.blogspot.com/ 

This Lady really knows how to stay on a ROLL, 
her creativity and excellence in stitching just keeps you AWED...
She made this for a dear friend who we all hold dear to our hearts..
Jill @ Jillily Studio
http://creativityamongstchaos.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Taking the plunge with Oil Paints

I searched and searched and finally found the wonderful tutorial 
 How I oil painted this cloth doll
by 
judy  jaques of  Hardin County Keepsakes
You can see the wonderful tutorial here :


judy  jaques dolls are just breath taking, judy is one the most
creative person I know, In all that she does.
She is such a sweet heart, and a very nice gal , who is so sharing and willing to help you in any way she can..I hope you will visit her blogs , She really makes you feel like you have come home to a good friend!!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Early Painted Cloth SISTER Dolls Folk Art Primitive

Early Painted Cloth SISTER Dolls Folk Art Primitive

 TWO Antique 25" c.1920

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/261737671502

 I adore these dolls.If they were from the 1920's That was my Mothers era, I sure hope these dolls are Sisters, Sisters aren't suppose to be apart right!! I love the brown haired one best, Her face and style is just my taste! ..Hugs Sherrie, 

Here is their info:

 TWO Antique c.1920 Early Painted Cloth SISTER Dolls Folk Art Primitive FlapperThese two antique 25" cloth dolls are sisters! They came to us together and look like twin sisters and we wanted to keep them together.
 They are c.1920's or earlier. We are putting them around 1920's because of the unusual flapper bobbed styled painted hair - however they could be earlier more primitive folk dolls as well.
  • Hand painted features on cloth faces, antique clothing with slips and underwear.
  • The blonde doll has some body condition issues - she is missing both of her arms and is in need of repair on her legs - the left leg especially. Her antique clothing is in need of some cleaning but her value point is the sweet face.
  • The brown haired doll has all of her limbs but her face has darkened a bit. Cloth body is intact and she wears an antique cloth dress with flower pattern.
  • c.1920s or earlier.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Oh NO !! Yeppers!

I think I did the BIG No NO ..Yeppers I went on eBay surfing, Just loving looking and drooling into my coffee! I SO LOVE Antique dolls, THE REAL deal!!.. So I thought I'd share with you!
"NONE OF THESE DOLL DID I MAKE OR OWN"
Oh My this gal  really touched my heart!  Look at her face..Can't you just see a little girl soooo many years ago playing and loving her, OR how about her Mom, Grandma, Aunt, who took the time and skill to make her just for that little girl! Only if this doll could share Her stories with us.. This doll is a big one also, 31 1/2 inches..




 here is all her info:


EARLY ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE STYLE CLOTH DOLL APPROX . 31 1/2" TALL

Seller : taminator1969
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EARLY-ANTIQUE-PRIMITIVE-STYLE-CLOTH-DOLL-APPROX-31-1-2-TALL-/201263106732?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item2edc374aac


Seller's Description : 
EARLY ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE STYLE HOMEMADE CLOTH DOLL. I BELIEVE IT IS MADE FROM MUSLIN AND IT HAS ON BROWN HOMESPUN CLOTHING. THE FACE HAS BEEN DRAWN ON WITH PENCIL. THE HAIR IS MADE FROM SOMETHING LIKE USED TO BE IN OLD CHAIRS. IT IS APPROX. 31 1/2" TALL. IT HAS BEEN MADE TO LOOK LIKE IT IS VERY OLD



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This one kinda made look twice..The head seems to be a little odd, Then I remembered
1800's not every one had sewing machines, They literally  did use what ever they had at hand, In my humble opinion  I do not think the dress is a original ?? But the shoes sure are!  I agree with the seller ,I also think she is rag stuffed.. Here is her info:


Seller :catcreekprimitives

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-34-Antique-Primitive-Cloth-Handmade-Rag-Doll-W-Clothes-1800s-/141531728298?pt=US_Dolls&hash=item20f3f2c9aa

Early 34" Antique Primitive Cloth Handmade Rag Doll W/ Clothes 1800's

Seller's Description :  

She is a large 34 inches. She has on a blue dress and a leather belt and leather handmade shoes. Feels rag stuffed

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I hope you all will go and check these beautiful dolls out, See more in depth pictures.. I Love this little gal too! Just look at her face and her dress is wonderful!
Here is her info:

Seller:sassafrasandsugar

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Art-Fabric-Mills-Cloth-Doll-26-1-2-tall-/281560094610?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item418e4a1792

 Antique Art Fabric Mills Cloth Doll 26 1/2" tall

Description : By Seller :  . She's a big girl measures 26 1/2" tall. She wears a Antique Child's dress the color is brown tan blue, There are two big brown calico print pockets on the front of dress and the dress has all 7 original blue calico buttons on back. The doll wears antique child's sock that are tan. She also wears a pair of antique red leather button up child's shoe's. The doll is heavily stuffed with cotton. She displays nicely on her own or in a grouping. Measures 26 1/2" tall .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Art-Fabric-Mills-Cloth-Doll-26-1-2-tall-/281560094610?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item418e4a1792















Le Jardin des Farfalous

Oh my goodness you must go see this gal's Dolls Face's..They look to be all hand embroidery..They are just beautiful!!!