Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sweet April in June

She's here! She's here! She's here!

Ever since I discovered there was an African American Sweet April doll, I have wanted one. Now I have one. And she is so cute!

Look at that adorable little baby face. I admit it, I have a tiny obsession with Remco's Sweet April dolls, sigh.

She arrived with her stroller and crib, two accessories I did not already have.

At the moment, Leneda has adopted her as her little sister. 

Later I will get a photo of this new Sweet April with the other three in my collection. Gosh, I have quads now. LOL

My Sweet April collection may finally be complete, unless I find a good shape and low priced large size Sweet April. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

End of Spring Round-Up

It has been a busy, busy Spring. So here are a couple of doll photos.

Leneda got an adorable new outfit with crayfish/crawfish/crawdads on it. The bucket next to her is filled with the delicious little fellas.

21st century Barbie deals with the fate of many millennials, inheriting her grandparents tacky furniture from the 70s.

This sweet girl got her close-up taken.

And I found this little cutie at Goodwill.

Look at that sweet face. I think I will name her Peri, short for Peridot.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MIM, Out of the Box

Today I took the MIM doll out of her box.

She is dressed as a modern Columbia, goddess of America.

Under the cardboard flap, in the box, was a hidden bag of goodies.

A sleeping bag, shirt, shorts, sandals, and brown eyes.

There was also another outfit, bunny pajamas. The set includes: shorts, top, jacket, a pair of over-the-knee socks, and slippers.

Under her skirt, she is wearing a pair of capris that could easily coordinate with either of the 2 outfits.

She has decent movement and can pat her head and rub her tummy.

Trying on her PJs.

I think she likes them.

She even tried out her sleeping bag. She is already for the next slumber party.

That is a lot of clothing to come with one event doll.

I bought an extra MIM outfit for her at the luncheon.

She totally rocks this look.

After trying on the outfits, I decided to give her a name, since she doesn't want to be called MIM all of the time.

Meet, Emma. Emma is one of the most popular names at the middle school that I sub at, along with Abigail and versions of Kyleigh. 

I decided to see what dolls in my collection are most similar in size to her. Ellowyne and Maudlynne are close.

Sasha is pretty close, too. I bet Sasha patterns could be altered really easily to fit Emma.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Parisian Afternoon with Bleuette

This past weekend I got to attend the Maryland Society of Doll Collectors' luncheon, A Parisian Afternoon with Bleuette.

The room was decorated exquisitely in pink, black, and white.

There was a display of antique and reproduction black dolls in gorgeous outfits.

And many fun helpers.

The program was a history of the Bleuette doll and a fashion show, with children modeling modern versions of what Bleuette would have worn.

At the end of the luncheon, every attendee received a gorgeous Bleuette made by Goldie Wilson.

A wonderful time was had by all.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue

Today was Miss Carroll's Doll Study Club's luncheon, Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue.

Besides the regular Helper selection, the club had put together a special helper: a 12" fashion doll, with trunk, wardrobe, and accessories.

There were plenty of door prizes, everyone won one.

And the dealers had some wonderful items at their tables.

The tables were festively decorated in red, white, and blue.

Each centerpiece consisted of a white tree decorated patriotically, a handmade cloth doll, a doll quilt, a military diorama, a handmade teddy bear, Uncle Sam on a bicycle, a framed ribbon doll, and a patriotic charm bracelet. 

The programs were adorned with beautiful paperdoll ornaments.

The competition was fierce in the handmade patriotic outfit category.

After a wonderful program, attendees were presented with the souvenir - a MIM doll in a modern take of a Columbia outfit.

A grand time was had by all.