Wednesday, November 9, 2011

more pictures of Collina

Office and parlour

I have had a lot of requests for more pictures of my house, so I have added some for you all to see. "Collina" was built inMississippi in 1835 by a Judge for his bride. It originally was a small plantation with about 150 acres. We now have 9 acres and every form of wildlife you can imagine! Deer come right up to our house where we feed them; we have every type of bird, fox, wild turkeys, you name it! Even those pesky armadillos that root up our yard. My husband and I restored Collina over a 3 year period. I used to run a B&B, but now my dolls consume all my time! Hope you enjoy the pics!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Here is another doll completed for the show; she is "Bella" and is 27" tall cloth with clay face. She is dressed in an 1840's style dress with an antique lace collar.
                   Gone to a new home!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New dolls

"Topsy Turvy" doll

Gone to a new home!!

Miss Mandy in her 1850's dress, cape and bonnet
Miss Mandy
Here are some of the newer dolls I have made for the show

Doll displays

Hi everyone! It has been a long time since I've posted anything, but I have been very busy preparing for my huge craft show sponsored by the Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild in Jackson, MS the first weekend in December. I am posting pictures of the booth display. My husband has been so wonderful in creating the fabulous room settings that set the dolls of to perfection. As you can see, we have done a "practice" run by setting up the rooms in the huge entry foyer of our house. They are not totally complete (I will be making drapes for the windows, decorating the Christmas tree, taking a canopy behind the bed, etc., and Doug needs to add shutters to the porch scene. He copied the windows and doors to look like those in our antebellum home, and the porch scene is a replica of our rear "verandah". Each room scene is 8' long, 3' wide and about 3 1/2' tall. I have been planning this whole thing for almost a year, and I really think it was worth the effort! My booth at the show will be 10' by 20'. Wish me luck and I will post pictures later of the actual booth at the show. Hope you like the pictures of some of the new dolls. I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving!!