Sunday, September 17, 2017

Laura at Old World Wisconsin

I tool Laura to Old World Wisconsin. I took so many pictures that I probably will do two or more posts.

Old World Wisconsin is run by the Wisconsin Historical Society, and it is amazing. There are historic buildings spread out over a huge site, and you can learn about them and about living in the past from interpreters in historic garb.

Katheen Ernst, who wrote the Caroline Abbot books, wrote a mystery series for adults, many of which are set at Old World Wisconsin. The first book in the series is Old World Murder.

 Here is Laura at a church in Old world Wisconsin.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ballerina Barbie

This is, sort of, one of my favorite childhood Barbies.


An interesting thing about this Barbie is that her eyes are half blue, half purple.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bad Doll Dress Purchase

My mom and I were driving in Illinois about ten years ago, and we stopped in Aurora, Illinois. 

Aurora is the home and Raggedy Ann and Andy. I am not really a Raggedy An fan, but why not.

We visited several shops, and one shop had these Amish inspired doll dresses.


It was only $10. I was not actively collecting at the time, but it was there, and I was impressed by the price tag.

I think I was thinking that maybe Kirsten could wear all or part of it.

Also, my mom sort of supported me getting it, which is opposite of her usual policy, so I got it.

Reader, I regret this.

This is the first time I have put it on a doll. It's been collecting dust for ten years.

It does not fit at all. The sleeves and skirt are too long, and the waist is too wide.

There is a huge gap of fabric on the bonnet that is not sewed shut at all.

But I am also older and more mature, and I now think it is icky to have doll clothes that are based on someone's religion.

Sooo, I have no idea what I am going to do with this monstrosity, but you won't be seeing it featured here ever again, unless it's to make a point.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Miscellaneous Melody

I am working on getting Melody's hair in the perfect flip. She came with flip on one side, and the other side was flatter.


Thanks, BeauCouer!

I have heard that using a clean, dry toothbrush on her hair can also help you achieve the perfect flip.


The curlers are very helpful, but I could not get them to stay on on their own. I used bobby pins to help them stay in place.

Hopefully soon I will be taking pictures of Melody with the perfect flip!


In the mean time, here is a comparison of the elephant I made for Melody from a Wren*Feathers pattern with the elephant from Melody's Bedroom Accessories.


The elephants are about the same size.

The store bought one is much better stuffed, and I think overall probably cuter.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dog Meet Doll World

I am getting very brazen about getting doll pictures out and about in the real world.

A library near me was offering carriage rides drawn by dogs for children, as part of the summer reading program.

I asked if Anne and Stella could pose with the dog and its carriage!


Cute, huh?


I think they are a little sad that they didn't really get to go for a ride.

Laura at Old World Wisconsin

I tool Laura to Old World Wisconsin. I took so many pictures that I probably will do two or more posts. Old World Wisconsin is run by the ...