This has been a rotten week. Things are not as bad as they could be, of course, but they’re bad enough. Ray Bradbury gone, Pixel gone, no water, something up with the wiring.
On the upside, there is a large newt living under Mom’s house, there has been an incident of lizard-love on my front porch and there are badgers living under a evergreen tree close to my house that come out and nuzzle and kiss from time to time.
So here’s something I’ve been working on that’s more positive. I was going to wait to post it until it was finished… but it looks like it will be an ongoing project for awhile.
She’s one of a kind- a silkstone body with a vintage head because the silkstone bodies are lovely… and every one of them looks snooty and horrible in the face.
Every fashion doll needs a wardrobe- this is Nancy’s. It’s made for an 18″ doll but I modified it and added a shoe rack and a hat shelf as well as a second hanging row of clothes. I lined the drawers in paper to keep the wood from staining anything. If it looks familiar, it should- it’s the rest of the paper I got for end papers for Harry Potter.
Her jewelry box. She has earrings but not pierced ears… I’m debating if I should pierce her ears.
- This is a reproduction I made of a vintage fashion- I even found the same plaid in silk! I wouldn’t go to the trouble except that it’s so popular that it’s crazy expensive to buy an original.
Mon Cheri #551 by Dressmaker Details Couture 2009
Emily says this dress reminds her of the dress in Princess Diaries 2- complete with the bracelet that slings off. I say it’s always all about the red dress. Just think about it- practically every movie that you see, if there’s a “special” dress, it’s either black or red. There’s the aforementioned Princess Diaries and Pretty Woman… and of course, the Matrix.
Still want or need to make:
1. Sabrina Dress Circa 1954
- I want to copy the little black dress Sabrina wears to dinner… and the hat as well!
I also want to make a dress to match the lining of the coat I made, a copy of a couple of Gene fashions I have seen, a woven top dress out of chiffon and a black check dress with red lining. And then there is the model’s sheath dress from Funny Face.