Monday, May 30, 2011

LaLaLoopsy Sunny Side Up

LaLaLoopsy Sunny Side Up, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

I go from one extreme to another these days! Here is what her creator says about her:

Sunny Side Up™ was made from a farmer's shirt and overalls. She loves waking up at dawn, caring for animals, and eating HUGE breakfasts! She has a pet chick.
Sewn on Date: October 12th (Old Farmers Day)

I brought her home from Target last Thursday night (May 26th). My husband and I like to pick up Starbucks there before going to Bible Study and if we are early enough, we'll walk through the store before picking up the coffee or frappes to take to class. When we get to the toy section, he goes to the video games and movies, and I go through the doll isles. I've been looking at the "Bitty Buttons" and "Lalaloopsy" dolls for a long time, and while I thought they were cute, they just weren't "me." I'd bought some minis for my dolls to play with and likes them a lot, but none of the "big dolls" were that exciting - until Thursday night when I first saw Sunny! She just grabbed me. I couldn't leave the store without her (I tried).

Maybe it is because I'm an early riser, too, or maybe it's because I can take her with me when I go to the beach with no worries. I don't know, but I feel a new obsession coming on!

Innocent Gabrielle

Innocent Gabrielle, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

This is Gabrielle. She is my newest Bleuette. She arrived here on May 9th, 2011. She was made by Madelyn Baughman and is a Unis France 301 repro. She is very sweet and has been prompting me to go through my collection of bleuette patterns and do some more dolly sewing.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nicole Patrice's Easter Dress

Nicole Patrice has been asking for a new dress for a while.  While I was off for a few days around Easter, I found a pattern in my collection that I'd saved since April 2004.  It is called Bleuette's Easter Dress.  Linda Deiner published the pattern in a magazine, basing it on a dress in the Gautier-Languereau 1930 catalog.  She had done embroidery on the stripes, but I decided against that.  I also didn't do the coordinating hat.  So, now Nicole has an Easter dress, although Easter Day is over, we will continue to celebrate the Resurrection.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jodi's new hair do

Jodi has never really been very happy with her hair.  She's had hair that looked good, but was too small; hair that was too heavy; hair with too many has been very hard to find something she liked.
Right before Easter, she was changing into a more summery dress, and decided to go through the bag of wigs. She found a new wig that fits nicely and is different from everyone else who lives here.  Neither of us know just when this wig arrived, what wig it is, or why it was here.  We don't care, if Jodi likes it, that is all that counts.  It could probably be restyled a bit, but that will have to wait.