Monday, December 23, 2013

A Bûche de Noël for my dolls

A surprise package today, Tes Scholtz sent me a Bûche de Noël for my dolls, as well as a tree and a teddy bear.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shawl by Sue Wing

Sue Wing knitted the beautiful silk shawl, she passed away in May 2017

Thank you Sue Wing!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Chanukah 2013

My thanks to Robin Campbell who sent me the fabric, Barbara Dean who sent the lace, Pam Gill, my daughter, who sent the card and my husband Ralph who bought the apples.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tinsel Trading Has Moved

Tinsel Trading is now at 828 Lexington Avenue, NYC.  This is between 63rd and 64th St.




They vacated this site on August 31, 2013.  1 W. 37 St.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sea Sprite


This sea sprite sports a vintage shell decoration.  Her collar is attached with a shell on a chain from the buttons my mother saved.  She died in 1971.  The pattern is by Margaret Murphy and was in the January 2014 issue of Soft Dolls & Animals.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tilda Girls Dress For The Holidays

These Tildas were made from the ballerina pattern by Toni Finnanger
They have been modified to have regular feet and are fifty percent of the original size

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Teaspoon Lady

The Teaspoon Lady pattern is from Tone Finnanger's book "Tilda's Fairy Tale Wonderland".  I have two suggestions when making this doll.  When I was stuffing the doll I found it difficult to keep the stuffing in the head.  I took the stitch you see at the neck.  After the doll is finished I snipped this stitch.  On the doll bottom the original instructions direct one to pull the fabric and leave the stuffing exposed, reasoning that the doll is going to be glued into a teacup.  I made a little yo-yo and attached it to the bottom of the dolls.
Teaspoon Lady under construction

Teaspoon Lady dressed for Halloween

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The No Fair Fairy

Life isn't fair.  That's the story of the No Fair Fairy.  This was inspired by an article on the My Heart Sisters website.
Here is the story of this No Fair Fairy.  The Fairy Godmother was casting the spell that would determine which good fairy the new baby fairy would be.  A chicken wandered into the room.  The Fairy Godmother shouted "Get That Chicken Out of Here".  Alas she shouted at just the wrong moment.  There was to be no undoing of the spell.  The baby fairy now had one chicken leg and one chicken wing.  The chicken had run outside with its one fairy wing and one fairy leg.  A fox spotted the chicken and pounced.

The No Fair Fairy



Saturday, August 03, 2013

Doll with matching pants and blouse

This doll was sitting around without clothes for more than a year.  She's happy now, has comfy loose pants and a matching blouse.  Fabric from Barbara Dean, part of a fabric quarter swap I took part in.  Pattern by Catherine Wooten, Soft Dolls & Animals, September 2010.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Shel Fischman, the merman

This is Shel Fischman, the merman
From a pattern by Margaret Murphy, Soft Dolls & Animals September 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Riverdale River Fest 2013


View South toward George Washington Bridge and Manhattan, Stiltwalkers at the festival

View of main area of Riverdale River Fest

Friday, June 14, 2013

Vera, from the pattern Cecily the Steampunk Dragonfly

The doll is finished, no cap, no wings.  A face, hair and some great boots.


Cecily, the Dragonfly almost finished, pattern by Nancy Hall
Faces are a challenge for me, but at last I did that part, now she needs hair, her dress and cap and of course her arms and legs have to be sewn on.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Fabrics I bought at Trumart

Two fabrics I bought yesterday at Trumart Fabrics, on the corner of 25th St. and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, NYC.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Dancing with Joy

Doll made with Jacquard Fabric Sculpting Medium
This doll is from a Laura Lunsford article that was in the March 2013 Soft Dolls and Animals.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Van Cortlandt Elf sadly contemplates the paving of the Putnam Trail

 

This elf was made from two patterns, the head is from the Jingles pattern by Michelle Munzone in the January 2013 Soft Dolls and Animals and the body is from the Tomkin pattern by Carol Saunders in the May 2004 Soft Dolls and Animals.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Butterfly Fairy

Butterfly Fairy, my interpretation of Fairtilly by Yoka Roos-Huddleston
from the January 2011 edition of Soft Dolls & Animals

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Can't Wait for Spring

Elf from a pattern by Colleen Babcock in the festive 2012 edition of A Needle Pulling Thread