Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some of my dolls

I've decided to share a few pictures of some of my dolls. It's a fairly small collection as I'm not a serious collector just a woman who has to have some toys.

The first doll I'm going to show is one that was given to me by my great aunt Becky when I was twelve years old. I made the clothing that she has on about 25 years ago. She lays in a baby carriage that I purchased about fourteen years ago. The quilt in the carriage was pieced together by Maggie and quilted by me. The doll is a Armand Marseille Dream Baby.

She has held up much better than I have over the years.

The next doll is one that I made to look like my grandson Donovan at 18 months of age. My sister Marlene and I took classes to learn making porcelain dolls 18 years ago. Marlene made several while I made just the two that I'm going to show you.

Donovan had the fluffiest pale blond hair when he was young and the bluest eyes. Here he's dressed in his Christmas romper with a white turtle neck sweater.

Since I'd made a doll to look like my grandson it was only fair to make one to look like my granddaughter Ariel.

This is what Ariel looked like at 8 months. She's also dressed for Christmas. I designed the little jumper she's wearing.

The next doll is my one attempt at making a doll using FIMO modeling clay.

His name is Wee Willy. Although he was fun to make I never made another. I've had the little Jack-o-lantern in a couple of pics and I believe I mentioned that Maggie made it.  

I know that I'm not the only woman who has to have her toys. I've seen some from time to time on other blogs and figured that I'd show you some of mine. 

Don't forget to mark November 11th, 12th and 13th down on your calendar for the Old Fashioned Craft Show.  There are some very talented artists who will have some wonderful and unique items for sale.

As always thanks for stopping by.


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

DOLLS! Well, M does have a small collection of Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls. She began collecting when we lived in CA.

They are locked in a display case and of course I am NOT allowed to touch. Pfft....

She has two Madame Alexander dolls that are rare, and 2 Ginny's. And Ginny's dog, and all her clothes & trunk, & furniture.

Now...let me tell you about the teddy bear collection....maybe not. Maybe one day she will let me take some pictures.

Loved to see your collection. It's fun to see peoples collections.


Hi Bellamine & Wendy.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love your dolls. They are wonderful. The first doll and how you have displayed it is nothing short of precious. And the dolls that look like your grands, how very special. And you did a great job on the Wee Willy fimo doll. Thanks for sharing your toys. Oma Linda

Kays Kids said...

HI Miss Maddyrose,
Granny loved looking at your dolls. She said you were very clever making dolls to look like the grandchildren.
Now my preference is the fur kind. Have you any of those I could fall in love with.
Furry Hugs

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, love all your dolls, especially the ones made to look especially like your grandkids, their expressions are priceless!

Cobblestone Creations said...

"just a women who has to have some toys." Well, just a woman after my own heart! Thanks so much for sharing ~ your dolls are just lovely! xoxo

Victoria said...

Gorgeous doll collection!

orchid said...

Oh, my dearest Maddy!!!
How LOVELY these dolls are♡♡♡
I checked what you said Armand Marseille Dream Baby.
Found the site,yey! http://collectdolls.about.com/od/dollprofiles/p/armandmarseille.htm

And how marvelous you made the dolls to look like your grand children♬♬♬ Wow, the lovely dolls show your love to them, arenT they!!!
Blessing to you and much love from Japan, Orchid*

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

I love dolls too!
Your collection is precious with each doll having a such a special meaning.
I am always impressed with your many talents.. The clothing on the dolls are wonderful!

We do have to have our toys :):):)

Wishing you a great day!


yoborobo said...

Yep, I do have my own toys. :) But like you, I don't have rooms full of them, just a few souls and ditties that called my name. I love love love the dolls that you made for your grandkids. What a lovely thing to do! xox Pam

Ascension said...

Que maravillosa coleccion, yo colecciono muñecas tambien......pero son brujitas jejeje
besitos ascension

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Maddy...enjoyed your lovely doll collection. I'm into dolls you know. Thanks for dropping by Colony Mtn. I have been inspired by your work, especially by those little special things you add to each piece you do. Mary

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Thanks for sharing your dolls :)....love them all....especially little Donavon, he looks like he'd be a little character :)

Heather said...

Good Morning,
WOW, you are so talented...I love the dolls...donovan is my favorite - that hair is awesome!
Thanks for the info on the old fashion online christmas show...my mom and i love going to christmas arts and crafts shows...i will share this with her, too!
HUGS, and happy friday!

Marlene said...

Hi Sis, that was a fun class to take, I loved making the dolls but it just got too expensive to continue. I will have to check out the craft show.

Kristin Dudish said...

I think your collection is made even more special by the history behind them, the time spent with Marlene, and the fact that you've created them yourself... Wonderful!


Mina said...

As always, I am so in awe of your talent, Miss Maddy Rose. The dolls you have made are so professional looking and the likeness to your grandchildren are uncanny.

And the one given to you when you were 12 is so pristine. I would love to have a doll, clothing and carriage like the ones you have pictured. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, sweet friend.

Astridbears said...

the doll from your aunt Becky is sooo beautiful, I love her!
have a wonderful weekend

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks for sharing your adorable dollys! So fun!!

Ariel Laurier said...

My Grandma is so talented!