Saturday, November 3, 2007

Lilly Dee Dolly on Glitter & Grunge







Almost forgot about posting the 'Glitter & Grunge' http://www.glitterandgrunge.com/ item I have for sale in Nov. Something alittle different for you from me..didn't get my Turkey pieces ready in time!! So... For many years I have collected and repaired dolls, mainly the 'Basket Case' compositions, as cheap to buy.. but such a dramatic before and after..so fun to do!!

This poor dolly was a wreck from her mouse eaten toes to her crumbled head..her body was a gross mess of old straw in cheese cloth! I sculpted her a new head and even added a bow..new shoes and fingers. A soft beige patina is washed over her..Made her a vintage fabric patchwork body. Gave her a bunny head rattle and a handful of dried lavender in her stuffing! Even has a cupcake on her back..Named her for 2 people dear to me..When I restore Dolls , I don't want them to look New, they are old and want alittle quirkyness to them..I left undressed but could add a crepe paper skirt and collar if wanted..



12 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

wow she's amazing! she has such a sweet face!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I LOVE her!!!
Michelle

Dolly said...

Lilly Dee Dolly is such a sweet name for a sweet lil girl!

I love that you gave her a new life!

Debra she is sooooooo cute!

Enjoy your weekend!
Hugz, Dolly

Sandra Evertson said...

Ooh, I Love this doll, especially that big red bow!
Sandra Evertson

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh Debra...She is wonderful!
I love her face...
You are awesome for sure!
Priscilla

Beth Leintz said...

Lilly Dee is awesome- bless your heart for restoring these old sweeties and making them beautiful again!

Mary Isabella said...

What a kind heart you have in giving new life to these old dolls. Hugs Mary

vivian said...

Debra... YOure my idol! You are.. I just cant help it.
the doll is adorable! and you are blessed with awesome talent!

K.Winch junking in georgia.typepad.com said...

wonderful result for a lost dolly I love her very vintage look.. impossible to tell she isn't all original.. your work is very impressive thank you for allowing us to see it

rochambeau said...

You not only gave Lilly Dee back her dignity, you helped her to get her "groove on"!

She's wonderful!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh my gosh, Lilly is wonderful! I am
a dollcrafter and collector too! And
I can see what love went into restoring her. She is just too sweet!
Wow sometime we have to go back to our first loves sometimes and I can see this is a part of you. I came over from the
Halloween party and am sure glad I did. You are so inspiring and talented Debra thanks for sharing and
making my day! Pinkie Denise

Jeannene said...

"What a precious little face..can i have her..?...lol!!"
"Have a lovely Sunday!"
xo Jeannene

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Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!