Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Estate Sale Treasures



Last Saturday a dear friend called to ask if I had been to the fabulous estate sale that was just 4 blocks from my home. I am so grateful that she did this. I had totally failed to look at estatefinder.com and therefore knew nothing of one of Portland's best estate dealers being so close by. Well, I went in on Sunday, and typical of the last day of an estate sale in this area, anything under $50.00 is now half priced.

See the four beauties I scored! I am in heaven. And, I don't even collect china heads or porcelains, but when one finds them at very low prices, they do become members of my household.

The only thing I need now is either a better camera or a lesson in photography. I just couldn't get these new ladies photographed as I would have liked.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ruthey, my Izannah Workshop Doll


I have been involved in the Dixie Redmond, Izannah Walker, workshop and this is my doll created in the process. I have named her Ruthey. Sitting with Ruthey is my wonderful new acquistion, a Schneeman dog called Patches. I found him at The 1800 House.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dolls to Make and Dolls to Finish

This is Hattie. She is one of my pre-Greiner styled dolls, and she is not yet born. They're not born until the bodies are finished. There is yet much to do with her body, and so, there she sits in the time before birth...hence, no spirit occupies this body, yet.

Oh look at the shelf with the heads and the limbs. Much to do, and much joy to partake of.

My very large, beautiful Dolly, the Voit, whom I've named Abigail. Abigail is the size of an actual toddler. She sits so prettily wherever she goes.
My precious Hannah, another Greiner, is waiting for me to put her onto my website. She must be there for the others until 'tis time.
Another Abigail, waiting...And who is that on her lap? It's Claire, my little M&S Superior.
There sit two of my little wooden armed/legged poetry poppets.
And finally, who is this? She is a brand new addition to my line of reproduction, olden days dolls. She isn't even named yet. She will let me know in time.

Meanwhile, there are dolls to be designed dancing about in my mind. I do have fun!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Early American Life, April 2010

Above is what it looks like on the news stand. This issue of EAL is resplendent, and I especially love the article written by my dear and brilliant (if I may say so myself) husband about milliner model dolls. Below is a snippet, just to tempt you...