Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hello everyone! We are in the middle of another "project" in our antebellum home, but that doesn't stop me from making dolls! Just when I think all work is done and we can just relax and enjoy the house, we think of something else. This WILL be it. We decided to enclose a big porch off our kitchen and make a larger family room. Doug is painting the woodwork now and we should be able to move the furniture in within a couple of weeks. Of course this means I have to now make drapes for the room. I love sewing and picking out the fabrics, but it will have to wait until after July when I am home from the New Orleans National Doll Festival. Here are some pics of my latest French Jumeau reproduction, "Danielle" . She is 24" tall and dressed in icy mauve dupionni silk, plum velvet and vintage lace. It's been a while since I did the French dolls, but researching those delicious costumes and then making them is a real pleasure. I have a "stash" of antique laces that I love going through, and finding just the perfect piece for each costume!
I have gone to a new home!!