Monday, January 30, 2012

My New Project

My daughter found this old china doll in an antique shop last weekend. She has her original slip and pantaloons and she is about 12 inches tall. Her body is filled with sawdust. 

I have quite a few pieces of Victorian lace and fabric that I used to collect, so I'm going to pick out some pieces and make her a long dress. Since she's an antique, she's going to have a real antique dress. 

I've got some nice vintage hats with little flowers, so maybe I'll put some of these little flowers on her dress too.

  Meet Betty and Billy Goat...................

I just finished these little spun cotton ornaments. They measure 4 3/4" tall.
I embroidered tiny flowers around her skirt. They will be hanging on my feather tree this year.

I sure missed visiting my blog friends!
But i've been having reoccuring back problems and at times its just too painful to do anything!
I hope everyones doing well!


magikalseasons said...

Hi Mary, I hope your back heals up! Sending you well wishes. The vintage doll is lovely I wish I knew how to sew. I adore the goat ornaments they are wonderful! :) Becca

artistamyjo said...

The goat ornaments are adorable!
I can't wait to see what you do with the china doll.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am sorry your back has been hurting, that is not fun.

Your goats are adorable!

Vivienne Moss said...

Can't wait to see the finished doll. I'm sure she is going to be beautiful. Love Betty and Billy Goat.

Stay well, V

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Mary,
Oh gosh, I sure hope you feel better soon...I am swooning over that precious doll!! So completely gorgeous!!!

romance-of-roses said...

Hello Mary,
Love that darling doll, she is a sweet little treasure. So sorry about your back problem, I have also had back problems in the past and have to always be so very careful. The goats you made are adorable. Thank you for visiting. Hugs...Lu

Divine Theatre said...

I was hit by a car while walking when Gracie was a baby. The back thing...I understand! I just blog standing up! LOL!
I love the kids...get it?
Sending photos of Miss Frannie soon...


Lady Linda said...

Oh Mary, china heads are my very favorite dolls. I have many and some need to be dressed. I am very excited to see what you will be doing with her! Does she have a name???
Lady Linda

Char said...

Your spun ornies are just too cute and they make me smile.
I think your vintage china doll is a keeper and your daughter was lucky to find her.
I would love to play in your laces, it looks like you have some beauties there.
I can't wait to see what dress you give the china doll.
Thank you so much for visiting me today and leaving such a nice comment.
I wish I could say if the laurel would grow in Mich. Maybe Google could help with that one,

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

I just wanted to tell you...your "pugs" are such cute babies! Love your pictures!

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the cows, how cute are they! Richard from My Old Historic House.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Mary, your ornaments are darling. What a talent you are. So nice to see you today. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Spring and I hope you enjoy a nice weekend.
XO Celestina Marie

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