Monday, July 9, 2012
One doll at a time
Sometimes I get through hard days one doll at a time. Before I nearly cut my hands to pieces on an antique glass lawn ornament today, I had out a vintage comp baby to begin restoration. I am going to put her perfect compo head back on; I use adhesive tape for this, for dolls and crafts, it's my "duck tape." I have a beauitful antique baby dress for her. She is a 1940s Ideal type, with no crazing. Only her owner is craxed. :) Last week, I put together "Mrs. Plantaganet" of my orginal dollhouse family,inspired by te papers I'm writing on Rumer Godden. I also fixed a tiny, 100 yar old Japanese Ningo, ready for a wispy silk mini kimono. I dressed some of my forlorn Barbies, and my 13 year old son bought me an outfit for a Ken, late birtday present. That was a sweet gesture. I am constantly arranging and rearranging, and am expecting some more "forlorn" projects from my friend, M. I have a vintage French body and a head and shoulder plate for it, and I repaired a tiny German all bisque baby with tie-wrap wire. She lies in the arms of hand painted figurine. They were made for each other.