Friday, March 29, 2013

Toni's New Coats

 Brrrrrrr.....  It has been horribley cold here. Snow.  Lots of snow. So I have been saying home more.  I have filled this time sewing for my dolls.  I have been busy sewing for the Tudor dolls and also my Toni dolls.    I posted some time ago a picture of one of my P-91 Toni's in her new coat.  Well now several of my P-90 Toni's now have coats.  You ask what is a P-90, P-91 Toni?  The P-91 is a Toni that is 15 inches tall.  the P-90 is 14 inches tall.  In other words it tells you the height of the doll, 

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More New Coats for Toni

Toni is wearing a new coat.  It has been very cold here, and I have been sewing.  My daughter has been making pretty lace scarves.  She took a small scrap of the lace and made Toni a pretty scarf to match her coat.

I made another Toni a coat in red.  Three Toni's have coats now.
I don't think I will be making more coats this year as the last several days have melted most of the snow and I went out today without a heavy coat. I think spring is beginning to peep out.  I am ready for Spring.

Toni is so proud of her new coat she wanted a picture by herself modeling her coat.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

I Found It!!!

My New Doll Trunk
I love it!


My new doll trunk!  I am very excited about it, it is exactly what I was looking for.  I had several trunks I had used with Nell, Sally and Meg Tudor, but they were all too small.  Since I now also have Emma ( I still have to put her together and make clothes for her.) They really needed a larger trunk. Emma is larger then her sisters and I have am looking for Molly, the fifth doll in the series of Tudor dolls.
 My daughter and I went to Hobby Lobby to look for some yarn she wanted.  Just on a chance I went over to the area where the baskets are to see if maybe there was something suitable to be a trunk for the Tudor dolls.  I was thrilled to see they had a good selection of small trunks.  They  have about a dozen different styles and three sizes in each. I liked the size of the middle sized trunk.  I looked at the price, it was 24.99.  Well this was more than I wanted to pay as I am a thrift store shopper.  I remembered Hobby Lobby has on their web site a coupon usually for 40% off.    We went back next day with coupon  in hand.  They had sold a lot of the trunks, but still had a very good selection.  I choose the one I wanted and unlatched it so look inside.  When I unlatched it I realized the lid was warped on one side.  It was only noticible when the lid was unlatched.  For my purposes it would either be latched or stand open with the lid up to show the contents.  They did not have any more in the size and style I wanted.  When I got to check out I showed the warped lid to the cashier and asked if they would discount it. She called her manager and he told her to give me the close out price which was $8.67 including  tax.  I gave my coupon to another shopper as I didn't need it.  I am thrilled with my trunk.  Nell, Sally and Meg fit perfectly in it and when Emma joins them it will still be roomy enough for Molly if I can ever find her.  I have thought about lining the interior,  the natural finish inside is very pretty, but I am worried that it will effect the doll clothing fabrics.  I don't know yet what I'm going to do.  

Meg, Sally and Nell Love Their New Doll Trunk

My new doll trunk is just the right size.  There will be enough room for Emma
when she joins Meg, Sally and Nell.

I can also add all their dresses and their quilt.
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Friday, March 15, 2013


Sally Tudor has on her green dress to celebrate St. Patrick's day with her sisters
Nell and Meg.

Toni has on an original Toni dress in green in honor of St Patrick's day
and her Irish hertige

Two other Toni's and Bleuette dressed in Green join Toni
in the celebration

A picture of a past St Patrick;s Day celebration

Happy St Patrick's Day
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Prepare For World Doll Day

I want to remind every doll lover and collector about an important day coming up so everyone that loves dolls can participate.  World Doll Day, the second Saturday in June.  I know you say why remind us so early about an event in June.  Well time moves swiftly and I hope everyone that reads this will participate in some way.  I especially hope all the bloggers will feature World Doll Day on their blogs.  Give your participation some thought and it takes time to prepare.  If you are not familiar with World Doll Day, it is celebrated world wide. Let's spread the word. What are you going to do to celebrate the day?

Below is a copy of the original letter written by Mildred Seeley, the founder of World Doll Day.      

Letter From Mildred Seeley - World Doll Day

Mildred Seeley founded World Doll Day with a letter written in 1986.  Following is the letter:

The Letter

Since you have not heard of World Doll Day?  This is not surprising as of an hour ago, I hadn't conceived the idea.  Give a doll to a grown up, a child, or family friend.
Think of it this way and ship a doll to another country.  I have always felt that the common doll could be an instrument of world understanding.  From the first time I started writing books on doll making, I had the hope that dolls would help make friends all over the world and develop a little love among all.
World Doll Day will also be a day for doll exhibits.  It is my hope that all libraries will have a special doll exhibit.  Museums will publicize their doll exhibits and have special doll exhibits at this time.  Magazines will put out special editions.  Doll stores will put on campaigns weeks ahead.  Doll Makers will make special dolls for World Doll Day.  There will be doll competitions with World Doll Day awards, plaques and trophies.
The logo is made from artist Boots Tyner's doll representing a child. The child carries a German bisque doll to represent this doll collectors gift.  Feel free to copy the logo or have one made.
  Everyone can enjoy the fun as there are no fees, no permission needed, no obligations, nobody owns the day, no club, no company.  It's a free- for- all, take up the day, its ideas and fly with it.  Lets do it know.  World Doll Day.
If you think World Doll Day is a good idea, then appoint yourself a committee of one to do something about
 it--only then can it become a reality.  Would you tell five people,  ask them to tell five people, and each of them tell five people and so on.  World Doll Day's birthday is June 14, 1986.
                                                                                 Mil and Vernon Seeley
This letter may be copied and copied again and again until the world knows about World Doll Day.