Friday, 28 December 2012

A New Girl...

I went down to the studio yesterday and worked a bit.  Finished up a few repair projects that I had started before we left for Colorado.  One is a surprise for this gentleman's Mom.  She's 86 and in a retirement home.  She had this doll that needed some major help, all broken apart.  I did all the gluing work before we left on our trip.  That aloud everything to sit up before I put her back together.  Finished up a couple of other repairs too and then put a little Unmarked French together.  She turned out so pretty.  I usually finish these girls off with darker hair, but I was in one of my moods to try something different.  I grabbed a beautiful light blond, mohair wig from Bravot.  She looks least her kiln Mom thinks so.   She is not yet listed in my online store, but will get to that soon.  Right now I'm enjoying looking at her.

It's almost 2013

2012 is coming to a close.  Hard to believe how fast the year went by.....they seem to do that the older I get.  We just got back from Colorado the other day.  We spent Christmas with brother Don.  He lives in the mountains outside of Denver.  Jerry's daughter, Missy stopped by Sunday.  She's an airline attendant and had the day off.  The weather was perfect.  Snowed when it was 'supposed' to and didn't when we had to drive.  Christmas Eve Night the snow started so we woke up to a quiet Christmas morning in Colorado the snow.

Later that day a herd of deer came down the mountain into Don's backyard.  I love natural....never get tired of it.  There must have been 10 deer.  There I stood looking out the back windows at all these deer some within two feet of me and I didn't have my camera with I went to get it and was able to get a couple of shots before they were off to the side of the house and out of view of the camera. 

Our trip back home was uneventful.  The weather was clear, but cold...road were in great shape...dry. We arrived back home on the 26th.  Cat was very happy to see us.  Since we came back home, he stays right by Jerry most of the time.  Rose went with us....Rose is my Cavalier King Charles.  I don't think she was very happy with travelling this time.  She had a lot of anxiety.  She was so worried we were going to leave her.  Poor girl, I felt really badly for her.  So we took her wherever we went.  She was happier being left in the car than being left at Don's. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Happy December!

WOW...time has just flown by these last 3 weeks.  I've been working on some new dolls that I hope to have complete late this month or the first of the year.   All the Holiday stuff tends to throw out any good intentions I might have, but that's one of things I love about Holiday time....from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's....this time of the year can be frantic.  This year, at least for me, it's been a really nice and happy time.  Jerry and I don't exchange gifts.......So you could say, hubby and I are not on a first name basis with Walmart....have you seen that place these days?  Holy Cow!  Talk about a bunch of people....and grumpy people at that.  OK...back to Holiday time....This year I decorated the house for Christmas.   It's all been done in red and green and it's  joyful!  I had never decorated our home until this year so this has been fun experience.  In the past I've always decorated "the store" and the thought of decorating the store AND the house was far too much more my mind to wrap around, let alone actually do....but this it was just our home.  We sold all the old Christmas decorations when we moved from MO, so I was able to do new.  I didn't go totally crazy this year, after all, there is always next year.  Hubby had never decorated anything accept a Christmas tree, so this is all new to him and I'm not sure he knew what to expect, but even he is enjoying the seasonal decor.  Not participating the the 'normal' hustle and bustle of the season, gives one a different prospective.  I find myself just enjoying the time of pressure, just pure enjoyment.  I love the decorations, I even enjoy the crowds of people in the stores.  I find humor in things that I wouldn't normally find humor in like the amount of traffic.  So 2012 Christmas has turned out to be peaceful one, full of the joy, laughter and a real real appreciation for the overall beauty of the season.  Happy Holiday's everyone...and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....Chill and enjoy!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Well it's the Wednesday before the big eating day....Thanksgiving.......and boy can we Americans eat on Thanksgiving.  We always seem stuff ourselves so full that we usually have to unbutton are pants for relief.  Well, I'm not doing that this year....I'm going to wear something without a waistband!  ;-) 

I took part of the day off yesterday and will do that again today in order to prepare for tomorrow.  Yesterday morning I listed four new girls in my online store and today starts my "Black Friday" sale.  All dolls are 20% off unless otherwise marked.  I've never done a Black Friday Sale before and just thought it might be fun.  Besides the end-of-the-year is just around the corner and I hate counting stuff of year end inventory, so this will work as a double-edge sword....have a sale and reduce inventory.  This morning I'll be packing up dolls for shipment and then over to the Post Office to send them home to their new Moms.  This afternoon I'm going to make some chicken pot pies to freeze...might have one tonight for dinner.  I'll freeze the leftover bones and meat to make good ol' chicken soup....I love chicken soup.  Well that's about it from me today.  Here's a look at those four new listings.  One little girl is new to my Bleuette family....Mein Liebling.  I've made the larger Mein Liebling several times, but not the little girl.  So she's a first and I like her very much.  She is such a pretty little girl.  You will also find "Just Me."  That little girl just tugs at my heart....she always has.  Her little face is so darn cute!  The other two are a new Shandele, which has already been adopted and an Asian Bru.  So take a peek at my online store... and enjoy!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
 Mein Liebling
 Just Me
 Bru Shandele.....yes, she's new, same outfit as the early one, but new doll.
Asian Bru

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Good Morning All...
I've been busy listing several new dolls in my online store.  I've been meaning to list these girls for a long time now and I'm finally getting around to taking all the photos.  It's a big job setting up for a photo shoot for my larger dolls.  I have to move displays, set up backdrops and create a make-shift table to set these girls on.  So last night, after finishing my shoot, I left everything up so I could take addition photos today.  You will find these new listings under Antique and Modern dolls category.   There is a variety of different dolls...all with their own personalities.  From  the always beautiful Daisy to Santa carrying a little baby in his arms...Little Jackie with her big and happy smile to Red Hat Betty will enjoy looking at all these girls.  I hope you will visit on online store and browse my new listings.....and you may find something you can't live with out.  Remember to check back as I will be taking more photos today and entering more listings.   I will be soon announcing a new and exciting dolly program that will run  for the entire year of 2013.  I need to work out a few more details, but you're going to love it!  Stay tuned!  For now, go to and take a trip through The Doll Lady!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Some extreme makeovers.....

Well they weren't that extreme.  Acutally I changed their wigs and clothes.  These three girls ar much happier with their new look.  All are listed in my online store. So be sure to check them out at The Doll Lady, Inc. The Marketplace...there's a link on this page.
This little girl is a 251 Bleuette....what a cutie pie she is!

 Bellette always lovely.

 Premiere Bleuette...Seeley Mold

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The cat....again!!

Last night as I was sitting in the den, watching Dancing with the Stars that I had recorded from Monday and Tuesday shows.....our cat came in through the pet door.  He was quiet, didn't make his normal announcement..."Hey, I'm here so pay attention to me."  I didn't think much about it.  He had been in the house for about 15 minutes or so, when all of a sudden I catch out of the corner of my eye, what I thought at first to a bat flying around the den.  I jumped up and looked down at the cat who was stretched out on the floor with one paw on this "bat".  I yelled for Jerry...what good I thought that would I have no idea, but at the time, it was a reasonable thing to do.  I yelled a couple more times, then heard the noise of cat running and "bat" flying around the den.  Went back into the den and much to my relief discovered what I thought to be a bat was a bird.  I'm not saying that a live bird in the house is a gret thing, but it's much better than a bat.  There was the cat on the bookcase...stocking the bird.  "Jerry...get in here!"  That yell for help produced Jerry to the rescue, but like the cat and us couldn't find the bird.  There were feathers all over the house, but no bird...I knew he had to be somewhere (duh) and then I spotted the window behind the wooden blinds, sitting there looking at us like we were nuts.  All ended well...the bird was removed from the house by my brave hubby...the cat was upset because his evening snack had disappeared.  So I cleaned up the feathers....sat down to finish me show when the Rose, our Cavelier got sick....That's another story for another day....

Friday, 12 October 2012

More girls..........

I've have been working the last weeks on many new girls.  As I've finished the painting, I've been putting them together.  So here's a few more.  I have too much fun....All these girls are listing in myo nline store

 I love this photo.....wouldn't it be a great Christmas Card?
 This is a little Bruette
 Emily....she's so sweet!
 Smiling Jenny loves her doggie.
So does this little Long Face Jumeau

Saturday, 29 September 2012

New Kids on the Block.....

I've been working on these little kids are a while and I finally finished them.....Here they are...all are listed in my online store on The Doll Page/Marketplace if you'd like to see additional photos.
 A 301 Bleuette
 Bru Shandelle
 Arielle Jumeau
 Little Joe on a Bleuette body
 Long Face Jumeau
 Seeley Premiere
 Nordquist Premiere
 SFBJ 60 Bleuette
Tete Jumeau

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Well, it's been a while since I've posted...I've been busy creating and playing with some new faces.  I received my Expression's molds about 2 weeks ago and have been enjoying working on them.  I'm also working on several new Bleuettes that will be introduced very soon.  These little Expression girls work very well with Bleuette.  They can share clothing, shoes and accessories.  They heads also fit the Bleuette body.  I have the porcelain body molds too so you will be able to choose which body you'd like.   Here's a look at these new little girls.....gotta love their faces.  All are currently listed in my online store, Thedollladyinccom at The Doll Page, Marketplace.
 This is Jenny, she is on a porcelain body, has brown eyes and a blond mohair wig.
 This too is Jenny, she is on a Bleuette body.  She has blue eyes and a light brown wig.
 This sweet little face is "Smiling Jenny" she has blue eyes and a pale blond moahir wig.
 Little new found love....Pale blond wigs, blue eyes, porcelain body.
And finally, Emily.  Beautiful green eyes and carrot red moahir wigs.  She too is on a porcelain body.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

My new Bo Girls...

The postman arrived with a box from Hawaii.....I had been waiting for that box.  It was from Bo Bergemann!  In side the box was Zoe and Emma, two girls that needed a little make-up.  I do my own face-ups on my BJD's....Since I didn't have a clear picture of how Emma should look....I worked on Zoe first.  I spent two days on "me" projects, which is always enjoyable.  So here's my Zoe and Emma.  Bo's dolls are wonderful, if you've never had the privilege of owning one of her are missing a wonderful experience....

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Little Addey

Addey decided she needed a new dress and shoes....can't blame her.  A girl can never have enough clothes or shoes.......

Monday, 20 August 2012


Well here's another poor soul that needs help.  This baby is a real mess.  One leg was taped completely together and when I got the layers and layers of tape off, the leg fell apart.  In the glueing process I discovered there were also two portions about the size of a 50 cent piece on either side of the leg totally missing.  The arms were so crazed that I am going to need to resurface the arms entirely.  And then we get to her was split in two, plus the composition on the top of the head was so bad resurfacing will be needed there too...oh there are holes in her head too.  Here she is all apart before I started the resurfacing.

The next photos are after the first layer of resurfacing was applied.  Some of the holes have been filled, but will need more work.  Leg is glued back together, came out great.  Again the holes have been filled....additional work is needed there too.
She's looking pretty good....don't you think?

Well, here she is, looking all pretty and like new.  Her outfit was make for her by her Mama.   I cleaned it up and removed all the stains, then gave it a pressing.  She's very excite to see her Mama again....

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Premiere Bleuette

This lovely young lady is a Premiere Bleuette made from the Seeley mold.  Her dark brown hair, her deep blue eyes and that red silk coat and hat give her a very striking look.  You can see andditional photos and information through my online store...The Doll Lady, Inc.  There's a link on this page.

Bebe Charmant

This little Bebe is the sweetest little girl.  I love her round face.  She beautiful red/brown human hair and her a pretty sage green silk dress brings out her big green eyes.  Additonal information and photos are available through my online store.