Friday, September 28, 2012

Bernice and Brigitte, a perfect pair...

Bernice and Brigitte were meant to be together. They could be sisters, a mommy and her baby, a little girl and her doll or anything else their new mommy dreams up for them. 

 While making them, I was reminded of how much I wanted a doll that looked like me when I was little girl.  She would have had fair skin, blue eyes, auburn brown hair and of course the freckles that embarrassed me so much way back then.  I was lucky to have many dolls to play with, but I never did have one that looked like me.   Fortunately, with a mother who makes dolls, my little ones all have a special dolly friend that looks like them to keep them company and receive their sweet snuggles.  Now sweet Miss Bernice will too!

 Bernice and Brigitte will be listed together, auction style, starting on Saturday, September 29th at 6:00pm and ending on Sunday, September 30th at 10:00pm Eastern time in my Hyena Cart shop.

Both dolls dolls have mocha colored cotton skin and are stuffed with clean, carded wool.  They have soft green eyes and pale blond Tibetan lambskin hair.  

Bernice will arrive with two complete outfits including a dress, leggings, blouse, bloomers, undies and crochet Mary Jane's.  Brigitte's matching outfits include a dress, tights, peasant dress and undies.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A wee friend for dolly

I've had a few people ask about this sweet blondie, who I've been calling Cream Puff, that I previewed last week on my Facebook page. 

I had intended to have her ready by this past weekend, but sometimes these dolls just have they're own ideas about when their going to be ready.  I made her an outfit and it just seemed as if she wasn't quite done.  So I made her another outfit, then a nightgown, but it still felt like something was missing.  Well, this morning I finally figured out exactly what she was missing.  A tiny little friend!  She's a chatty little thing and just needed another doll to talk with.  

Now that I know what she needed it should take me another day or two to finish them up and get them listed.   Here's a little peek at her with new little friend, who still needs to be stitched together.

Thank you so much for stopping by Millie's Dollhouse!  
I can't wait to show you completed pics of this darling pair!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Introducing Mireille...

I'm so happy to finally have sweet Mireille all dressed and ready to meet you!  It's been such a busy week here that it took me a bit longer than I expected to finish up her outfit.  Mireille is a 15" Millie's Dollhouse doll with beige skin, blue eyes and a lovely mix of handspun, dread and mohair yarns.  She will arrive wearing her cotton patchwork dress, polka dot bloomers, cotton knit undies and crochet Mary Jane's.  She also has matching crochet hair ties.  

She will be available comment style on my Facebook page on Sunday, September 16th from 9:00pm until 10:00pm Eastern time.  At 9:00pm I'll put up a post her photo and anyone interested in purchasing Mireille can leave a little note there.  At 10:00pm I'll close comments, randomly select one and announce it on my Facebook page.  That person then has 24 hours to purchase Mireille if they would like. 

I kindly ask that you only enter once per family and do not use angels on comment listings.  For those outside of North America only who will be sleeping during the upload, please message me through my Facebook page in advance for a proxy comment.  She will be $275 plus USPS Priority shipping.  Thank you all so much!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Listing Details for October Custom Doll...

After reading though all the great suggestions on my Facebook page about how you would like to see a custom spot listed this weekend (thank you so much for all the feedback!), I decided to list it in my HyenaCart store raffle style, but with the shorter time frame that many people suggested.  So, if you're interested in a MDH custom spot, you'll find all the details below!

The spot will be for a 15" custom Millie's Dollhouse doll, to be completed in October.  The total cost is $320.00 plus USPS Priority shipping.  There will be a $20 non-refundable deposit to start work on your doll.  After seeing completed photos of your doll, if you are happy with her, you will have the option to purchase for the remaining balance of $300 + shipping.  If you decide she is not the doll for you, you will not be required to purchase her and I'll list her as a RTG.  It happens, and I would never want anyone to feel committed to purchasing a doll they don't absolutely love!  

The  cost includes a 15" girl doll, one complete outfit, nightgown, undies and shoes.
You will have a choice of skin color, eye color, hair type (TLS, boucle, yarn or brushed mohair), hair color and your choice of one of three outfit types.  The fabrics for the outfits will be chosen by me to coordinate with your hair, skin and eye color choices.   

Outfit choices are:
1. Dress with cuffed pants or ruffles, nightgown, undies and shoes
2. Dress with removable apron, bloomers or ruffles, nightgown, undies and shoes
3. Peter Pan collar blouse, corduroy/linen bloomers, nightgown, undies and shoes

I truly enjoyed creating my last custom doll and am so excited to get to work on another!  Completion time will depend on shipping of any supplies needed and I will keep you updated on times as your doll is created.  Please keep in mind that while I am looking forward to working with your hair and coloring selections for your doll, it is impossible for me to recreate any exact doll.  Each doll is unique, even those with the same coloring, and things like face shape, and exact placement of features will vary from doll to doll. 

The listing will be in my Hyena Cart shop and will be open for comments for 20 minutes from 9:00pm until 9:20pm Eastern time on Sunday, September 9th.  To enter the raffle, you will need a Hyena Cart account which just takes a moment to set up and can be done here. I ask that you please respect the intent of the raffle and not use angels or multiple entries.  One per family should be enough for anyone interested. Any questions?  Feel free to e-mail me at 

Thanks you so very much for taking the time to stop by!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Introducing my darling Bunny.....

Well, reintroducing her I guess, this time all dressed up in her lovely new clothes.   This sweet girl was named by my son who thought her little pigtails looked just like bunny ears.  

Bunny is 15" tall with tan skin, steel blue eyes and a black brushed mohair cap.  She's entirely handmade from 100% cotton from the Netherlands and lovely, clean wool.  Her eyes and mouth are embroidered from cotton. She comes with her pretty pocket dress, pink knit leggings, little floral undies and cotton crocheted Mary Jane's.  She will also bring her pale blue ruffle collar wool coat to keep her warm.  The coat is fully lined and coordinates with her dress fabric from Sarah Jane's Out to Sea line.  

Pretty Miss Bunny will be available auction style in my Hyena Cart shop starting Saturday, 9/8 at 6pm and ending on Sunday 9/9 at 10pm Eastern time.  
You can find my Hyena Cart shop here.

Thank you so much for stopping by Millie's Dollhouse!  -Katie

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

This weekend I worked on something been wanting to make for quite some time.  A sweet and fuzzy little brushed mohair wig.  I've made them for smaller dolls but never for doll this size, simply because they take me so long to crochet.  I think this one took me somewhere around five and a half hours to make.  It's made from black Dolly Mo brushed mohair and looks adorable with little piggies or a headband.  I love the way it shows off how round their little faces are and makes the doll look a bit younger, more babyish.  I'm working on her clothing today, so hopefully I'll have finished pics up tomorrow!