Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dolls in the Mail

Well here are more Valentines for you..

This heart Halloween postcard is perfect for all those crazy for Halloween!
A cute Dolly Dingle like card..

French Bulldog or Boxer?! Gotta love the big ruffle collar..

Checks and stripes..polka dots too..

Sewing themes in postcard art is always cute.. and I have 2 portable Singer sewing machines in the wood cases..but they weight a ton!

Pretty Snowy picture for Valentines..pretty in pink..

Got 2 packages in the mail yesterday and had to stop and play with this delightfully pretty doll.. Its rare to find a papier mache head in such nice condition! She has lovely spiral blue eyes, missing a arm, so have to find a replacement.. Will dress her in linen and a cut down vintage petticoat..

The chalkware Kewpie is in pretty good condition will freshen up her wig and bow and add glitter to the base.
Had a chunk of mint condition heavyweight gauze so hand stitched over her straw body and made new arms, combed out her mohair hair so she is ready to dress.. Notice my tiny new Janome sewing machine?! It weighs less than a couple of lbs. sews like a wiz, but the one bad thing.. no light.. bought on ebay brand new for $35.00 I can put the machine in a 12" basket along with a tin that I keep all the attachments in...cool huh?!
Being a Papier Mache artist I'm drawn to vintage Papier Mache Dolls.. they are such a fragile doll with cheaply made bodies, but with pretty faces and interesting footwear.. some are barefoot but many have colorful and unusual shoes and stockings.. and to have made it this long, always amazes me.. Waiting to be dressed and this girl needs a new wig..she had a Alice type hair style with a remnant of a black velvet ribbon tied in her bits of hair. Would love to have known the history of this doll.. now long forgotten.. but she survived..

A peek at Rabbit doll papier mache head...
Today added these 2 Valentines figures on Etsy, the last for this year, then will focus on St. Patty,Easter, and spring things..


Dolly said...

Oh Deb every holiday is so much fun at your house...you make it so magical!

I love the paper mache bunny head!
I treasure the pumpkin guy you made for me..... I'd love to add a piece for every holiday when money allows.
Until then I will sit here and admire and drool! lol

You are ever so talented!

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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!