Monday, June 23, 2014

‘Sunday’s Best’ on Monday

I never imagined myself as a doll maker. I’ve collected dolls for almost 20 years now and I’ve always loved sewing. But I just now got brave enough to create some dolls of my own.

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I’m still working with ‘free’ patterns so the biggest challenge for me is the outfit.

I want to make something more ‘creative’ but for now I’m keeping it simple. Must have some bloomers though, Nana Diana! lol

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I twisted up her hair, too. No stringy hair for this little girl, Susie! haha!

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This little girl started off in one direction but when I finished up her details on Sunday afternoon, I knew I would name her Sunday.

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I found this old tablecloth at the thrift store last week.

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Aren’t the washed out soft colors beautiful?

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I’m joining Make it Pretty Monday and

Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday.

I’m also joining a doll challenge HERE for FUN!

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Enjoy your Monday!

It’s my favorite day of the week!

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Another pretty day to hang out in the lanai.

What are you doing today? Red rose

60 comments:

Trace4J said...

Oh my what a dear one is she.
I love her twisted bun hair.
I will be in the fields mowing..
And singing.
Woolie Love to you Friend

Primitive Stars said...

How sweet, love the blond hair, Blessings Francine.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

She is just adorable! Love her bloomers and little Bible, and her hair...too cute!
Blessings,
Cindy

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

What a sweet doll - you are quite talented!

Today is my day to plan our week (outings, chores, meals, that sort of thing). Hubby and I are retired, but if we don't impose some structure, the week whizzes by and we feel a bit, well, deflated! Even if we let spontaneity take the reins here and there, planning on Mondays helps us clarify our goals!

Susan said...

I love the name and "sew" appropriate! XOXO

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Another cutie pie. I like how you're using the different materials.

We're home from the lake and I'm working all week. Gotta pay the bills. :-)

ann said...

You have talent. She is adorable. The fun thing about doll making is that you can find bits and scraps of lace and material. In my search for lace, I discoverd pretty blouses at the the thrift store (ARC) made of lace, with pin tucks and pretty trims that I plan to use to make depresses for my century lold German dolls. You find such cool stuff, I wonder what sort of textiles you find for doll making? Sunday is sweet.

Shug said...

She is precious and so dainty! You have quite a talent there!! Today, I'll be checking my list for our vacation towards the end of the week.
Hope you enjoy a super great week...

Cranberry Morning said...

Okay, Diane, that is just way too cute! And I love the little bows on her feet. I like Mondays too. Feels like I have a chance to start over and accomplish something. :-) What I plan on doing today is sorting and cleaning. Hard to know where to start. The books and vintage items are starting to encroach upon my personal space!

Diane said...

How cute! Love her dress. We kind of match-- I'm wearing a pink shirt today.

Doreen said...

She's adorable Diane, but then again, everything you do is!

I'll be hanging around the house today, taking some pics, picking some flowers and maybe working on some jewelry storage. It's a gorgeous day, so maybe a quick kayak on the lake is in order, or a quick walk to keep my knee moving.

Have a great week!

PatC - All is Bright said...

She is beautiful! Keep this up and you will soon start painting eyes! What am I doing today? After a 2 mile run in this Texas humidity I need to get back to my doll making. Have one finished and two that need dresses.

Have a wonderful week Diane and keep on sewing. You are one very talented lady.

Sweet hugs
Pat

Joyce Mayer said...

Oh, Miss Lavender Dreams, Sunday is bee-u-tee-ful, she is my favorite so far.

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

Susie said...

I love this doll. Her little bible is adorable too. I like the simple face. Her hair does look cute that way.LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

You did an amazing job Diane. Miss Sunday really is adorable. Bravo!

Debby Ray said...

You just keep amazing me, Diane. You really need to start a shop. This little darlin' is precious!

cucki said...

Aww she is so cute...kisses xxx

cucki said...

I just made a pin cushion..now off to dream a little :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a precious doll! Oh my you are so talented my dear Sis!!
hugs,
Linda

Linda H said...

Sunday is just adorable!!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh how adorable! Diane you are so talented!!

Nancy Jo said...


Diane,
Sunday came out really cute. I bet you could get a lot of pretty material from the thrift, I know when I'm at my thrift I see lots of pretty sheets and tablecloths and curtains. Great way to get material. The piece you got is really pretty, washed to softness.
Nancy Jo

Sam I Am...... said...

You are so talented....I think you're the next "Tilda" as your sweet little girl looks like a Tilda creation especially with her hair do.

camp and cottage living said...

Sunday is so sweet! I love the way she is carrying the 'Word' with her too.
Pretty tablecloth, Diane. Will you leave it as is, or create something new with it?

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh my goodness! You are a doll maker! I love her. She is sort of Jane Austen like in her dress. I love that I can only see her eyes. Very artistic expression! xoxo

Terra said...

Sunday is a darling, and the table cloth is pretty too.

Pamela Gordon said...

She is just adorable! You are so talented with the sewing machine and creativity. Have a great Monday. It's a gorgeous summer day here.

Łucja-Maria said...

Gorgeous doll.
Her portrayal of a particular panties are most charming.
Greetings from Poland.
Lucia

Musings from Kim K. said...

You really are quite talented. Sunday is quite special. I mailed your special package this morning . Another doll will be coming to your home soon!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

yet another cute one...they are so adorable / fun to see them as you create! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You did a wonderful job on your Sunday doll, Diane! She is adorable!

Cozy Little House said...

Well, you go, girl! You start a whole line of dolls to pretty up and maybe make a business of it! Or just for fun.
Brenda

Vee said...

This is my favorite one so far...her sweet face...how do you manage that with eyes only...her beautiful hair sweetly coiffed...darling dress and bloomers. Sunday is very cute.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh I love this one! Love her sweet, simple face and the way you did her hair. The dress is just perfect for her. Now, WHY on earth is Monday your favorite day of the week? It's definitely my least favorite -- I start work on Mondays at 7:00 a.m. -- blech! LOL

20 North Ora said...

Sunday is adorable. Here in Oklahoma, we're just watching a slow and gentle rain. We need it so bad - so can't complain.

Judy

Patsy said...

I think you are doing a great job with your dolls.
I have been making quilt blocks.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow, I can't believe how cute and pretty Sunday came out and I love her hair! You are on a roll!
Julie

Red Rose Alley said...

What a cute doll, Diane. I really like her hairdo, and her name is special and sweet. What am I doing today? Husband gave me his cold and I'm sneezing and coughing grrrrrr.....and just visiting my favorite blogs.

Enjoy the week.

love,
~Sheri

Lynn said...

Your dolls are adorable!

Roan said...

That's talent! She turned out beautiful! Love the tablecloth, too!

Simply Shelley said...

Oh, shes just so very sweet. I love her tiny bible and beautiful outfit. She looks as if she has just came from church. Blessings my sweet dolly friend

Pat said...

Very sweet. She reminds me my first doll. I still have her.

Montanagirl said...

Your dollies are so adorable!

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
I just love your dolls and other stuffed toys! Sunday has a personality all her own! She is sweet!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

cynthia lee designs said...

Very sweet doll...so cute!! I have a little bible book just like that. My grandma gave it to me when I was just a little girl...and now it goes on our Christmas tree every year.
Hope you have a great week.
hugs,
Cindy

September Violets said...

Such a cute little doll! You're making a great job of both the doll and her outfit. Love that hair :) Wendy x

ladyfi said...

WHat an adorable doll!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

She is beautiful Diane and isn't it amazing how they take on their own personalities as you make them?

Gaby Bee said...

She is enchanting, Diane! Love her bloomers and the way you did her hair....too cute!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Gaby xo

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Es preciosa!!!!!

Cindy said...

Oh so sweet,
she is a treat,
I love your new faded material,
such a precious bible.

I'm day dreaming of what your lanai looks like while I daydream of having one, hugs

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh she's perfection - so wish I could do this for the little guest room ( sitting on a dresser )
What a talent you have girlfriend!
She's really beautiful!
XOXO

Marcia Pilar said...

It's official, you're a doll maker! LOVE these, Diane. Are you selling them? I'm making over my art table for Karen's creative space party and I'm looking for bright primary colors, mostly red, blue, and yellow...black hair, of course. ;)
Have a lovely day, friend.
xoxo's

The Boston Lady said...

I love that you are making dolls! This one is a sweetie! Hope your week is great". Ann

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your doll really turned out cute! Lovin' the bloomers and pink dress:@)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Very nice doll! You are indeed a doll maker!

Gail said...

So cute- is she made from a Tilda Pattern.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So adorable! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's shindig. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-105.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Helen Philipps said...

She is very beautiful! I love her neat hair and sweet face and such a pretty dress.....you are a wonderful doll maker, Diane!
Happy week!
Helen xox

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

With your love of dolls, if anyone should be creating dolls, it should be you!
She is beautiful, I love her hair!
And that sweet face!
~Dorothy~