Sunday, October 23, 2011


I thought that since I've been busy making but not completing anything I'd show you some more of my dolls. These are some from the doll cabinet. The first one was made by my sister Marlene and given to me as a gift when she found out that I coveted a Linda Mason Tiffany doll. Tiffany's hair was braided across the the top of her head and was adorned with small rose buds and babies breath but over the years the rubber bands dried up and fell apart. She was also carrying a small basket of flowers but my granddaughter "borrowed" it when she was about 5 years old and I haven't seen it since. The doll is still lovely and one day I will figure out how to fix her hair.

Isn't she lovely? Because Marlene did such a wonderful job with this doll I decided to take classes with her.

The next doll is a Linda Mason doll that I cannot remember the name of. I wanted her because she reminded me of my daughter Kimberly when she was about 6 or 7 years old.

The next doll is a "Brian" by Stewart Sherwood. I have a few boy dolls in my collection as having all girls is a bit boring.

I think that one of the reasons I wanted this little guy was because of his hair. I have a thing for red hair in case you haven't noticed. The three dolls I just showed you share the bottom shelf of the doll cabinet.

The larger of the dolls shown in the pictures above was my mother's when she was a child. I made the dress and the reason for the closeup of the shoes is they were worn by my son when he was a baby. The raggedy doll was made by my sister Maggie and I think it's adorable. Here I'm always worrying about the clothing on my dolls getting yellow or stained with age and Maggie went and stained the clothing on this little doll on purpose. 

The quilt the first three dolls were photographed in front of is the one that Maggie pieced together for me for my antique doll carriage. I'd asked her to make a quilt top that would look like an antique and she did a wonderful job.

I sure hope I didn't bore you to tears showing you some more of my dolls. Just so you know, there are three more shelves in the doll cabinet.

As always, thanks for stopping by.


Katy Cameron said...

I've loved meeting more of your dolls, especially the ones that you and your family have made, wow, you are all amazingly talented!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

Your dolls are beautiful - your sister is truly an artist.

How many cabinets do you have for your teddy bear collection?

Heaps of Hugs

Prudence is pouting, standing here demanding to know why she didn't see a single teddy bear. Oh, now the paw is beginning to tap on the floor.....

Kays Kids said...

I love seeing your dolls, and the story's behind them. I especially love the cheeky little boy.
Wilber says OK Maddy Rose where is the balance of the furry kind. I'm sure all those dolly's would love a bear to hug. I'm available just for an afternoon.
HUGS Wilbur

Mina said...

Oh my goodness, I am overwhelmed with warmth in my heart. I love each of these dolls and still cannot get over the fact that you and Marlene made some of them. They look so professional I would have thought they were ordered from a well known doll maker.

I love the Linda Mason doll as well as the Stewart Sherwood doll. The one that belonged to your mother is simply stunning! How blessed you are to still have that one and it is so sweet she wears your son's baby shoes. Raggedy Ann is a beauty as well.

I just noticed the picture of you and your sisters when you were little girls. Oh, Miss Maddy Rose, that is too sweet! Please share all of your shelves with us, dear friend. Hugs to you always.

yoborobo said...

I love that you have a doll cabinet. Guess what I want now? :) These little people are so sweet, and I know each one holds lots of good memories for you. xox Pam

Ann said...

what a lovely post!!
the dolls are beautiful.
i especially love the one that belonged to your mother!

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love your dolls. Thanks so much for sharing them and your thoughts. Oma Linda

orchid said...

Hi! My Dearest Maddy.
How lovely they are♡♡♡ Dolls are our forever friends no matter how old we are.
I've read Mina's comment and she described my thought well; which is hard to do in English for me.
I sure admire your loving sister Marlene again and how talented you two are☆☆☆
Oh, and I repect you keeping your mother's doll now; she sure is wearing marvelous dress proudly, isn't she♬♬♬
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, Orchid*

PS> I only have one porcelain doll which was given to me by my wonderful foreign friend, it is a treasure of mine(*^_^*)

♥●• ─░zdiher •●♥ said...

Love your dolls.They are gorgeous.New to your blog .

Follow each other.

Cobblestone Creations said...

Thanks for sharing again! Would love to see a photo of the entire doll cabinet ~ bet it's enchanting.

Ascension said...

Pero que bonitas son!!!!
besitos ascension

Yael Assia said...

Nice to meet your dolls :) I'm not bored at all ! Take care.

Maggie said...

Love all of your dolls! Especially mom's doll, of course, because it was hers. I wish I still had some of those fabrics thaat are in your quilt!
BTW, I don't see a photo with a pic of the three of us as children... I looked in every photo of this post, where is it?

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