A great big "hi" to all of you bloglanders out there!!! No, I haven't forgotten everyone, it's just been one of those crummy 6 month spells. I think I've finally broken through, though, and hopefully back to continue POSTING!!
I have been in my crochet mode, so I'll show you some of the things I've been working on. (At this moment, I can't upload new pix on my computer. My old computer with ALL my stuff crashed and died on me. Yep, not fun. This is not a new computer, either, but I am darned glad to have it!! Just taking time to get things somewhat normal. Normal? Well ...)
I've been making Blythe outfits:
|This is, of course, Strawberry Girl. (Still available) The dress comes with a headpiece and a stuffed and beaded strawberry. One of my Tangkou girls, Gianna, is modeling; as well as my Blythe, Verity.|
|This one I called Blueberry Girl and it has been sold. I used different shades of crochet cotton thread and embroidery floss. It had an attached tulle underskirt. I made a matching hat and ballet slippers. That is my Pullip Miss Chloe modeling!|
|This is the Watermelon Girl, which is also has some hand beading This dress has a matching hat with flowers and beads. That's the other Tangkou girl, Beatrix, modeling. Yes, they do look like twins!!|
There are other dolls I've dressed (no pix yet). The largest size is an 18" Disney Animators Toddler Snow White from the London Disney store; the smallest is probably a toss up between several Bratz Babyz, my new little darling, a mini Ddung, (HER name is Xuli (Soo-lee), and a little Kelly doll (Barbie's sister). These are all about the same height, but very different body sizes. It seems like I sit every night and crochet while watching my favorite TV shows or my favorite British/Irish/Welsh/Australian/Canadian mysteries or detective/police dramas on DVD. Oh yeah, and I FINALLY got Season 3 of Downton Abbey. I just love this series and think I would love to have all of the seasons on DVD one day.
Next time I'll show you the Japanese-style pose dolls I had fun making. I did those when I was in my felt mode. It will be nice if I can also upload new pix to show you, too!!
I guess these days, the only retro thing about me, is my childhood love of dolls and all things related. I did find a metal dollhouse very much like the one I had, but for some reason, now I have it, it's not giving me that expected "zing". I think because the house I really wanted is the Tomy modern house from the 70's. It's gotten so hot and so expensive just since I started looking. Maybe there will be one somewhere in my future! LOL!!
I hope everyone is well and has had a good summer. I will be doing some catch up work checking out the blogs of so many dear people!
So - anyone else out there playing with dolls????