Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Little Dolly in a Shoe

This tiny dolly in a shoe is seen in my previous post among other of my new miniature dolls. Recently Country Living magazine came to my house and photographed me in the process of making a doll. Among the many dolls photographed was this little one. I look forward to seeing if she shows up in the article which they tell me is slated for possibly their October issue! You see, I was invited to be a member of the esteemed Country Living Artists Guild, and I am still pinching myself!
Little dolly above was spotted by a friend and neighbor who wanted to purchase her, and therefore I consented. Today little doll in her shoe moves almost next door, and I am so happy to know that I may visit her occasionally!
I assure you, I will be announcing more on my Country Living excitement as soon as the issue is published!


Nancy said...

Oh Christine...Congratulations! What an honor...well deserved!

Your little dolly is so sweet...most charming in her little shoe.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Nancy

Heather said...

Your little dolls are SO sweet!!! I love them and CONGRATULATIONS on being in the magazine!!!! Wow!!!!!! I am excited to see it!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

She's the perfect little lady! I love her sitting in her shoe. Congratulations on the feature in Country Living!! I will be on the look out for the issue.

xx Nancy

Sandra Evertson said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see the issue! And my but you have been busy here, love the new look and as for the teeny one in the shoe, she is Marvelous!
Sandra Evertson

Suzanne said...

How exciting!!, and congratulations on both the article as well as the guild! So nice too that 'Little Dolly' will not venture too far away...she is so sweet I'm sure would have been missed.

CARole said...

Congratulations Christine! How exciting for you. Be sure to remind us when October comes around. I am sure you will. LOL-I don't want to miss seeing the article. The doll is wonderful. I love the idea of making miniatures.

Lana said...

How wonderful! Congratulations Christine ~ you are well-deserving of this honor.


Rachael Kinnison said...

AWSOME! Congratulations! WOO HOO! wonderful wonderful! She is sooo cute~ you KNOW how much I love the little ones. sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
xoxoxxo said...

Yipppppeeee, swoooon, skipping, dancing, wooo hoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful!! xoxo

Doreen said...

Good morning Zwee :). Congratulations on Country Living (photot shoot & Guild) ~ What a great honor ~ you deserve it! Love your little dolly in a shoe.....and I REALLY love your ghostly gal in the right hand column. She is wonderful!!!

Blessings & Hugs my sweet friend

Karen from A`Musements said...

Congratulations Christine!!! I'm so glad you have been honored, because your work is just SO incredible. I am WILD for the tiny doll in the shoe... she is just sensational! I'm glad I have a subscription to Country Living, so I won't forget to pick up the issue... Again, YOU GO GIRL! Richly deserved recognition!

Donna O. said...

Woo-hoo! The cat's out of the bag and the dolly's in the shoe. All is well in the universe!! The article and photos are sure to be incredible. You deserve every bit of goodness, Christine!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Christine...

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day...I have something for you. Please visit my blog.

Hugs, Nancy

Heather said...

She's so beautiful! And congrats on being made part of the artists guild for country living, that is amazing! I cant wait to see you in the magazine! Your work is beyond beautiful!~

Miss.Maddie's said...

Oh Christine how perfect and you are most deserving of this honor.
The sweet little miss should be most happy in her new home.
Shall we refer to you now as Mzzzzzz Christine??

Christine LeFever said...

Well, Susan, I thought everyone already DID call me that! No, I now prefer the anointed one.



Anonymous said...

Good lord! I'm gone for a few days and your site has had a complete makeover! Looks fantastic and I'm so happy to see all of these dolls all over your site I'm going to have to go back and look at them. Congrats on the magazine shoot!
~Christine (the other one)

Atticbabys said...

Hurrah Christine!!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats , you are most deserving.
And your little one in a shoe, AWWWWW! Lucky duck neighbor!


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Congratulations, Christine...CL has perfect taste. Your little ones are always the best, charming, well brought up, so polite and cute as all get out.
xo Lidy

Nina Mason said...

Oh, Zwee, I love the miniature dollies! Your dolls are always so sweet! You won't believe how my poppet/moppet turned out from your pattern. I'm actually quite pleased with her, although still need to give her some suitable shoes. I finally found some suitable jewelry findings that will make excellent 18th century shoe buckles! Mariah Regina may be the first to try them on! I posted on my blog the other day the story of moppets v. poppets and how my moppet/poppet decided she needed to be the queen's moppet, since special dispensation was granted to couriers carrying the queen's fashion doll -- they were even allowed to cross battle lines, so important was it for the queen to be apprised of the latest fashions!

Anyway, since I got up early today, I thought I'd pop over and see what you've been up to.

Love Country Living and can't wait to see you in it. You're such a nice person and such a wonderful artist. You deserve every wonderful thing in the universe to come your way!!


a painter said...


This little one is so lovely--and my favorite sized doll, too. As you know, I made your Moppet pattern 8 inches tall and it is adorable at that size.

I cannot get over your wonderful studio is magical! You must love your studio!


Donna O. said...

Just popping in....are you on your porch sipping tea and listening to the birds this beautiful?

rochambeau said...

Congratulations Christine on being featured in Country Living!! How exciting!
This little dolly in her shoe is sweet, happy, lovely. I look for her in the mag.
Glad we have met through blogland!

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Miss.Maddie's said...

Has the giddiness passed yet and you've returned to earth? Or are you still over the moon?
Just a little hello.
xo Susan

Johanna Parker said...

Congrats Christine on your exciting news! I look forward to seeing your feature.... And yes, I'd be pinching myself too....

~ Johanna