Wednesday, September 9, 2015

‘Story Telling’

I’ve made up stories in the past but now I don’t usually take the time to write my ideas down.

I feel like there’s a story this week.

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Opal is modeling her new outfit.

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JoAnn and I both used the daisy fabric to create a new doll outfit for our sewing challenge. Her blog is HERE.

And Ana from A Petite Cottage has a vintage doll to show us today too! Visit her HERE!

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I found a remnant of black linen and made the mini skirt first. Then I got brave and made a jacket.

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It wasn’t easy but I love the way it turned out.

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Ivy and Elephants!

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Do you read Linda Kay’s stories on Wednesday on Senior Adventures? I know I should write stories for my dolls. But where should I start? How about some help?

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Opal dressed in her beautiful black linen suit, grabbed her new purse and went…

WHERE?

31 comments:

Susie said...

Diane, I wish I had a big girl outfit like this. That's adorable. I think I need to check your posts that I have missed and the other doll ladies too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

kathyinozarks said...

Love your doll-and I really love your idea of telling stories for your dolls. Just get a notebook or pen and paper and start writing-this could work into something awesome for you and your readers-could even try one of your stories on kindle and see how it goes-hugs

Elizabeth said...

I love the outfit Diane !

Ana said...

Went shopping of course...Hee, hee, hee. What a cute little outfit Diane. Love the daisy print and the little jacket turned out great. It was so much fun playing dolls with you today. Hope you are having a great time.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

September Violets said...

Well you started the story, perhaps all your readers can continue it ... like that game we used to play as kids, each person adding a new line to the story.

where? ... She had read about the new art exhibit at the local art gallery, and she didn't want to miss it! She printed off her on-line ticket, and didn't forget the coupon for the gift store, and off she went out the door giving herself lots of extra time ... but! ...

Boopnut said...

to her new teaching job!" I love your doll outfits. JoAnn's are pretty too, but more traditional. I love the vintage doll too. Hmmm. Maybe I need to start sewing?
Deb

Arlene said...

Looks like she is headed to church in her pretty outfit!!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Her new outfit is adorable. I'm sure she would be right at home no mater where she went. xo Laura

Debby said...

Hello there. Yes, I am still out there. Out there might be exactly where I am hah.
You know I love your dolls. These doll groups I have joined has been so much fun.
I hope you are well. I am spending some time this morning checking on my favorites. Sorry to be gone so much.
Life has pilled up on us lately. Geez, there are even more things happening that I haven't even posted.
Hugs

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

There once was a doll walking through a field of daisies and she got very tired after awhile and fell into a deep sleep.

Next .....fairies discovered her and turned the daisies into a dress? :)

Diane said...

Probably to grandmother's house to show off her new outfit. Kinda dull, but that's the first thing I thought of. Very cute!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a cute idea - I think she is ready for travel and adventure. The fabrics you used are perfect and I love her little purse. The daisy fabric was such fun to sew with - can't wait for next week.

Linda Kay said...

Well, Diane, how about where your little Opal is headed out in her new outfit. She looks adorable. Is she meeting someone new for a coffee, or is she headed out to meet a lover? You can do this!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
Wow Opal is so fashionable. I love the skirt, top and jacket. As usual you did a great job sewing.
Enjoy the week.
Julie

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Opal looks so chic in her new outfit! Bravo Diane!

20 North Ora said...

So much fun. I have my original Betsy McCall doll and I need to get her out and make her some new clothes.

Judy

doodles n daydreams said...

I'm like Ana, I think she went shopping as well. What a gorgeous outfit this week, she looks lovely in it.
Have a good week,

Diana

Sarah Beth said...

Opal met up with her girlfriends for a lunch date at a fabulous new place... then they went shopping for some new shoes and debated about whether to catch the new flick or get a mani-pedi. Guess which one won out?!!! By the way, all the girls were envious of Opal's new outfit!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Opal is headed out the door to Sephora. That pretty lipstick she's wearing is running out! Then she's meeting a friend for lunch and a movie. She's so glad she has a jacket because sometimes the theatre get chilly.
Cute outfit!

camp and cottage living said...

You do such a nice job with your sewing, Diane.
I would love this little outfit-I have the shoes!

Kathy said...

Well she is adorable in her new outfit and is headed to the antique mall to shop for vintage earrings to compliment it. She might take a detour to Starbucks along the way, oh, and maybe the library... She looks like a reader to me.

Lorrie said...

Opal went to New York City in her spanking new suit and met ....

ann said...

She is very cute. The little black dress is just so sweet. I love the daisies.

BeachGypsy said...

Love that newest little outfit and love the daisy material! I want to be a doll lady too but I can't sew!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Well...I'm pretty sure since she is a girl...that she went shopping of course!! Love her cute outfit.
hugs,
Cindy

Candy S said...

I love the daisy fabric for the dolls. Opal looks lovely in her outfit, the jacket turned out very nicely. She does look like she might be ready for a job interview, that would be a fun story to weave.

Art @ Home said...

Opal, you are too, too cute! Don't leave me in suspense. Where did you go???

Maggie Ann said...

She's a cutie and your outfit is really nice! What I like about dolls is that they are absolutely perfectly perfect =)

Linda Walker said...

This has to be one of my all time favorites! I love this outfit Diane! I so wish I could be a doll in your house!!!! What a wardrobe your dollies have!
You are so talented!
xo
Linda

Red Rose Alley said...

You have the cutest dolls, Diane. Opal is darling, and I love her daisy outfit. I love dolls, and I just saw a Barbie today with long purple hair. I wanted so much to get her, but didn't. :)

love, ~Sheri

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

Too cute! I just can't get over how talented you are with a sewing machine and your 2 hands! You might even get me interested in dolls...although I doubt it! LOL!