And now for something comletely different-

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.

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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.

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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.

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Her jewelry box. She has earrings but not pierced ears… I’m debating if I should pierce her ears.

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The Pink Teddy from Under Fashions #1655 1966-67

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Teddy, petticoat, hose and shoes from High Tea and Savories 2006

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Bathing suit and circle skirt 1965

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Pajamas from a fabric panel about 1969 (I think- we made these and I remember doing it… I just don’t remember how old I was)

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Barbie Q #962 1959

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Suburban Shopper #969 1959

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Friday Night Date #979 1960

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Movie Date #933 1962

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Garden Party #931 1962

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Belle Dress (Fashion Pak) 1962

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Swingin’ Easy #955 1963

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Lunch Date #1600 1964

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World’s Fair #25902 (Tressy) 1964

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Homemade play suit made by a friend’s mother. I don’t know what date to put on this so I’m going to arbitarily say 1965

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Beau Time #1651 1966

    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.

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Fashion Shiner #1691 1967

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Summer Daydreams #19739 Coca Cola series 1997

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Dior “New Look” #16013 1997

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Blue Silk dress from Silkstone Accessory Pack 2001

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High Tea and Savories 2006

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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.

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Betty Draper 2010

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Rear Window 2011

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Summer Magic #557 by Dressmaker Details Couture 2011 (National Barbie Doll Convention Fashion)

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Winter coat made by me- maxi coat with shaped bodice and flared skirt

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.

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