Lots of nights when I'm in the teeny tiny sewing room, instead of sewing, I pick up one of my sweet dolls. Last night it was this one...
Lucky me when I pulled her from a toy bin at a thrift store.
Like most Zaph dolls, she has a beautiful face and soft silky hair that feels real.
She is 11" tall. Just the perfect size to sew for. I made the little pink flowered dress.
Would you take a look at this sweet, dainty little baby's slip...
It is so delicate and I love the ruffle and lace and the tiny buttons on the shoulders. Another thrift store find.
There's just something about little baby sweaters, slips, and booties that I cannot resist...
like Hattie's sweet clothes.
On the subject of dolls, I have been working on a doll for my cousin Patty. I've posted about Patty before. She is the cousin who gave us the beautiful antique cupboard. Another neat fact, Patty and I are first and second cousins. Her mom and my mom are sisters and her dad and my dad are first cousins.
Anyhow, cousin Patty and I are the same age, well, she is a tiny bit older than me; almost a year. :) So waaaay back many many years ago Patty got this doll for Christmas. A boy baby doll...
Meet Danny Lloyd...
Over the years the doll's body had become ragged and worn. It was quite a surprise when the mailman delivered the doll to me with a note from Pat asking if I would give my best try at re-covering her treasured doll's body.
well, I hardly knew where to begin, but I did give it my best try.
not perfect, but the best I could do. Do any of you remember this doll from the late 1940's or early 1950's?
Patty would like to dress Danny in a vintage baby boy's outfit but I haven't found one yet, but did pick up this soft little outfit at the thrift store.
We have been blessed with two days of sunshine which helped dry things out some. But once again we have three more day of rain coming in, starting tomorrow.
Here it is bedtime once again, so I will say goodnight. Thank you for visiting.