Everybody Loves Dolls. Her dress was made by Janet Wysong (owner of Everybody Loves Dolls) and she has the cutest little underthings.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
She's Piper's (14 inch Chrysalis) little sister. When I first opened up her box, I didn't like her much. I don't like the hard plastic bodies that are being used on these jointed dolls. I also thought her head was too big for her body, and didn't understand why they made the doll in this size when she's only about 3/4" taller than the Bitty Bethanies. And her face is different--why didn't they name her something else?
Anyway, after I made her a new outfit and smoothed her hair out, I like her a lot more. I wish Kish and Co would produce these dolls with a jointed VINYL body. The hard plastic is just unpleasant and irregular and the more you move the joints the looser they get. The faces are still beautiful, though, and the wigs are great quality and the painting is nice. The original outfits are of very good quality, too, although they are not the style I like my dolls dressed in, so I usually store the outfit immediately.
Her outfit is made with Bitty Bethany patterns. I lengthened the skirt very slightly. The jacket pattern is from an Ionker book. and is made from microwale corduroy.
Overall, I'll still buy Kish dolls, but only new faces. I so wish she would go back to the original all-vinyl bodies. Why mess with perfection?
Friday, December 24, 2010
This is my newest Effner Little Darling. She's hand-painted by Lana Dobbs and is just amazing! Even her little fingernails and toenails are painted. I have to make her a unique outfit, since she's borrowed Zoe's, but I couldn't resist photographing her. She came recently, and actually on the same day as another Effner I had pre-ordered. I will be posting about the other little girl, Emma Leigh Addison, very soon.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Toys to Sew and Love. Jewel has declared that she's great, but she wants a white dress, too. Jewel also has declared that she wants every toy in the book!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wee Wonderfuls pattern. The pattern is found in the book Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love.