Tuesday, October 30, 2012


This is Sophie
 She is a china head doll. She is unusual in that she has a toddler type cloth body. All told she is 27 inches tall (the head is about 7 inches tall).

she is from the end of the 1800s and is dressed in a fine cotton and lace baby dress and slip that probably belonged to a real child at some time. Her body is of cotton sateen and her hands are of leather, or should I say hand, as her left hand and arm appear to have been chewed of by a small dog or something similar, at some point in time. The dress and slip were also chewed and had holes and stains in them from the chewing.
The left sleeve was almost totally destroyed.

I cleaned the dress and then stabilized the fabric and lace on similar light cotton fabric and net and now she is dressed again.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Little Angel and some vintage goodies

Here is a little Angel that was a special order. She is 5 inches tall and getting into the holiday mode.

also here are some vintage lace edged hankies that I found on a
 recent trip to an antique store.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Little Samore is up on Etsy now

yep here she is

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Little Samore, a marshmallow and chocolate fairy

Here is my next little critter.
Her name is Little Samore and she is a marshmallow and chocolate fairy.

She is 5 inches tall and is entirely hand sewn and hand knitted and will be in my Etsy shop soon.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Well due to family stuff I haven't been on here lately. Other projects were put in abeyance also, but I am back. Little Mary Ida will be on Etsy soon. Here are a couple of pictures of her to pique your interest.

I will let everyone know when she is up on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Introducing: Little Mary Ida

Here is my 5 inch Waldorf style doll, Little Mary Ida, in her jammies.
 and here is her little twin set, skirt and blue suede shoes.
I am working on more outfits for her before she goes into my etsy shop.
I will post them here also.
 and here is some lace I have been working on in a nice butter yellow size 30 DMC Cebelia cotton thread, on 5/0 (1 mm) steel needles

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Here is a little project I have been working on. I try to recreate lace that I see in photographs of old things. In this case it was on the clothing of an old doll.
My recreation of the knitted lace,
it is knitted in size 30 DMC Cebelia cotton on size 
on 6/0 (000000) (0.7mm) steel needles
 from this photo ( the lace in the photo may be of smaller thread) I don't have a scale for this lace.
(I have lost the information on the photo of the old doll so if anyone recognizes it could you please contact me so that I can acknowledge the person who took the photo? )

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vintage plant pictures

 Here are some pictures of the Horseradish and the Rhubarb that I brought back from my dad's birthplace. They have been growing there since my grandmother and great grandmother grew them. My dad's brother and sister in law have lived in the house since the late 40's and have been growing and using them all that time.
Horse radish leaves above
 rhubarb on the 23rd
and rhubarb on the 24th. amazing growth in one day!!

Vintage plant update

well it looks like the rhubarb and the horseradish have taken to the place I planted them.
Three of the rhubarb crowns have put up new leaves already. Two of the HR roots have put up new leaves also. Yaaay
The raspberry canes have dried up and gotten crispy but I don't know if the roots have survived so we shall see. ( Crossing fingers)
I may have pictures tomorrow 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Really Vintage

Oh yaay!! Talk about vintage! I recently got to visit my aunt who still lives in the house my dad was born and raised in. My aunt and late uncle have lived in the house since the late 40s. Well she let me take some rhubarb plants, some raspberry canes, and some horseradish roots for my garden, that she says have been growing there since my dad was living there (30s to 40s) woooo hooooo. Now I hope I can get them to grow!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tiny Fairy Bear

A tiny fairy bear that I crocheted some years ago. those are seed bead antennae. He is about 2" tall

Monday, June 4, 2012

tiny knitting and crochet

Here are a couple of pictures of other tiny knitting and crochet that I have done
 Esme, my little fairy being helpful with the crochet hook and thread
 Yes, a cat in socks and a sweater
here is the cat in just her dress

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tiny sweater

Well it has been kind of a rough week but ...
Here is the tiny sweater I am working on right now

Friday, May 11, 2012

Crayon Bunnies and little sweaters

Here are the finished Crayon Bunnies enjoying the flowers.
 and lined up to show their little sweaters.
They are knitted bunnies adapted from a "Fuzzy Mittens" pattern with sweaters from my pattern

Monday, May 7, 2012

In progress...

Here is what I have been working on recently. 
Tiny little dresses
Each of these dresses is from 2.5 inches to almost 3 inches long
the white one has sparklies in it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Vintage Goodness

Here are a few of the vintage goodies I found in Thrift shops this weekend.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

blue suede shoes

Ok today I made tiny little blue suede shoes.
for a 5 inch doll.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fashion research

I have a doll (Violet by JD Conwell) 
 Violet's lovely hair style

 that is pestering me to dress her in Regency style to go with her hairstyle, therefore I have been doing a little research on that style and here are a few pictures for ideas


also here are some links

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New little Critters

OK this is what I have accomplished so far on the new ones. 
6 little guys, waiting for faces, hair and undies. Not necessarily in that order.
And here is what it looked like here at my house 
yesterday morning
and this morning


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thaareeeeeee more

Started 3 more little critters in tan. so I will be making little tan toesies tomorrow probably.
Doggie sleepover is going as expected.

Bonnie is having a sleepover tonight

Bonnie, my old spaniel girl (in the picture with Honey the yellow lab) is having her "pack" over for a sleepover tonight. Her pack consists of her two half-aunts (my folks two dogs, Loocy and Taz) and a cousin (my sister's yellow lab Honey). She is going to be soooo excited. Only Honey has stayed here with her overnight before.
Hmmm I wonder if they will want to do each other's hair and nails? and watch scary movies? (Old yeller and Cujo? or "a night at the vets"?) LOL
well they might get snacks though.
The cats are gonna LOOOOVE this. hahahahahah

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guess what!!

Guess who is coming to live at MY house!!!!


There is an extensive wildfire gong on very near here. So far I am out of the evac area but just barely. They are evacuating people to the high school just over the hill from me so that sounds safe. The actual closed/evac area starts less than a tenth of a mile from my house and goes over the hill toward
Denver. over 4000 acres burned so far and two dead. Several homes burned. Sigh.
Wildfire firefighters are on their way from several states including Montana.
So last night I was packing things in case I had to evac. Priorities go from Furries first (cats and dog), with some supplies for them (cage/kennel in the car), then important papers, dolls in progress, computer and external memory, big box of knitting needles/crochet hooks, antiques needles and hooks, Jan Conwell dolls, small box with abjd's and a couple of odd dolls, then my clothes, jewelry and meds. LOL what does that show you about me???

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Little pink toesies (again)

Here is a picture of the little pink feet that I was working on,
and I put a picture of the "whitey tighties" on the new little critters page.