Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Enlarge or reduce pattern to suit size of doll
Cut 2 end pieces, 1 body piece, 1 cardboard inner
Glue piece of cardboard into base.
Fold along dotted lines and glue end pieces into place.
Using bias strip, folded in half lengthwise, glue or sew along top edge of opening, both sides. Make handles by folding and gluing more of the bias.
Handle can be one continuous length around and underneath and back up.
Depending on size, attach one center strip or two strips and add small buckles.
Thin leather is good for this also.
Refer to picture for finishing.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Emilie has been shopping and returned with a new carpetbag for her travels. The tapestry is a beautiful floral that will go with her many outfits, and especially her traveling suit. She will have it delivered to her compartment for her immediate needs with her personal trunk. All her additional trunks and cases will be stowed in the luggage car and later delivered to her uncle’s house. Her new evening corset delivered while she was out is gorgeous in pink silk. In addition, she purchased a beautiful china doll as a gift for her young cousin, Lisabeth.
My new corset arrived today. It is a beautifully quilted silk. Perhaps a gloved hand will guide me as we waltz and leave no handprint on my exquisite new gown. I have taken every precaution. Secretly, Dear Diary, I would prefer a handprint to no waltz at all.
The day grows closer as does my excitement! E.C.
Friday, June 26, 2009
A little about Lynda in her own words, "Miniature dollmaking is challenging because it involves many diverse skills, such as sculpting, working with porcelain clay, firing and china painting, costume and pattern design, sewing and wigmaking. Although frustrating at times, being able to utilize so many creative talents can also be extremely rewarding. The wonderful people I have met as a result of my involvement in dolls and miniatures have truly been an inspiration and a blessing. I am an Artisan member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA). I am also a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Bismarck Doll Friends, and the Midwest Miniature Guild. I participate in the Tom Bishop Chicago International miniature show every other year. My dolls and accessories are in private collections in the USA, Canada, England, Spain, Switzerland and Germany."
Carefully slide each section onto the head pin or brad. Be sure to place them in order so the printed poem reads properly from beginning to end.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Continuing with our presentation box study our baby boys is dressed in christening clothes. His outfit consists of a simple dress, little lace, but he does wear a lace cap. His pillow and blanket edged with lace and blue silk ribbons. The baby scrapbook and paper items with the diaper bag are free pintables from the internet. The baby bib purchased from Debbie Jones of Kitz! (http://www.minikitz.com) The diaper stack with safety pins and the diaper bag are from La Petite Belle patterns.
I hope you have enjoyed our tour of the presentation box and are inspired to create something special of your own. You can display it for all to see, or tuck away and be surprised when you open a drawer and see it there again.
Have fun! Kathi