Monday, April 7, 2014

The Good and the Bad

The good news is that both Marie Grace and my mystery doll arrived.  The bad news is I need to delay my project due to the fact I need to have the mystery doll exchanged! She arrived with a giant glob of glue in her wig so for now I took some pictures of Miss Cecile showing off her new parasol.

NOTES: Cecile is wearing Addy's Plaid Summer Set and carrying the Lacy Parasol from Marie Grace's and Cecile's collection

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Exciting Decisions and Updates

After much debate I have decided I really want to try customizing a doll(s).  After seeing creations and doll combos done by other individuals I was sold on an idea so I finally decided to just do it and take advantage of the current free shipping through American Girl.

Here's a hint for part of what I will be working with:
Marie Grace

However it will be a while until I reveal them.  Although my dolls will arrive very soon, I have decided not to even unbox them until I complete a very important project.

Launching the Etsy shop for my art work.

This shop has been in the works since last year but I just never got around to truly working out all of the details and kinks.  Well enough is enough and I will finally take the plunge!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Oh yikes.  It's been a while since I have posted so I broke out the camera to get a little practice in with lighting and photo editing.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Addy and Cecile Deck the Halls: 2013

I have yet to see snow around here but, man, is it sure cold out! We are already into the month of December so its time to break out the decorations. This year I decided to kick back and let the dolls take care of things.

I mean, what could go wrong with that?

Addy & Cecile

I take that back. They have no idea what they are doing. Plus Cecile has been rather irritable and bossy lately. Probably because I keep changing up her name.  

Don't worry, Cecile! I'll come up with something I like that sticks.

Cecile: "Come on, Addy! We NEED to get closer."

Cecile: "Just a liiiiiiiiiittle bit closer."
Addy: "Cecile,…. I c-can't… heavy!…."

***no dolls were harmed in the taking of these photographs***

Bonus Pictures: Just click on a picture to see it bigger.

What my dolls are wearing: 
Addy has on the purple sweater from GOTY 2012 Mckenna's School outfit, Elizabeth's Meet Outfit socks, Josefina's Riding Boots, and a skirt I made.

Cece has on the necklace from Cecile's meet accessories, the sweater from the 1999 Plaid Skirt and Sweater outfit, the legging's from GOTY 2013 Saige's Sweater Outfit, socks from Addy's Shoes and Socks set, and hair ribbons from Cecile's Special Dress.

Friday, November 1, 2013

I can't believe it!

I am so so excited!  A few months ago the lovely team of the blog The Doll Wardrobe hosted a fashion design contest.  Today they announced the winners and I won the novice category! I still can't believe it.

Here is a link to their blog:
and a link to the contest page:

And Congratulations to the Pro category winner from Alisha's Creations 

 Thanks, The Doll Wardrobe! The contest was a lot of fun.

Cece's Colorful Clothes

So I chose to test out a few outfits on Cecile to see what colors look best on her. Cecile has a beautiful warm skin tone, so bright, vivid, rich colors really complement her appearance. I particularly like her in the blue color from Samantha's play dress (top left). I also think golds and metallics like the one from Saige's Sparkle dress (second row, left) work beautifully with her.