Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sweet Ethel is ready for a home

I just love finishing a doll.  Checking them over one last time, carefully dressing them for the photos and then finally... sharing them for the first time with all of you!  

Ethel took me a little longer than I expected.  Sometimes they just surprise me that way.  I don't mind though, it just means she got to stay here and visit with me for a bit longer before I send her off to her new home.    

When I first started putting her together, I wasn't sure about the color of her hair.  It wasn't the very palest pink color that I had originally intended.  But now that she's done, I wouldn't change it for anything.  It's just the right shade of pink for Ethel.  She's got rosy cheeks, lovely pink hair and a little red smile that I just adore.   Oh, and freckles!  Lots of tiny freckles.

Sweet Ethel will be in my Etsy store tonight, March 24th, at 7:00pm Eastern.  
Thank you for stopping by Millie's Dollhouse!  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Little Bijou Heads Home

Is it silly to hope that dressing the dolls in bright Spring colors will help push all this cold weather away and usher Spring in a bit faster?   It certainly doesn't feel like March right now in Indiana!  I'm ready for spring flowers, short sleeves, sandals and playing outside without spending an hour bundling everyone up!  

However, the little ones aren't quite as anxious to be rid of all this snow as I am.

Little Bijou is finally dressed and ready to start the trip to her new home in Canada.   She's wearing her new Spring dress with pink and orange crochet Mary Jane's and little striped cotton leggings. 

 I can't help but feel a little sad packing my dolls up after they're sold.  We've spent quite a few hours together after all.  But it is a bit exciting knowing that wherever they're going, they're hopefully going to put a big smile on someones face when they open up their box.

Thank you for visiting Millie's Dollhouse!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Back to Work...

The past few weeks have been a little on the crazy side here at Millie's Dollhouse.  There's not been much time for stitching up pretty dolls or clothing.  Just this week though I've finally gotten back into the swing of things and have really enjoyed working on a few custom projects.

Here's a little peek at what I've been working on the last few days.  

Little Bijou, an 11" custom doll who is still shivering in her birthday suit, waiting for me to make her something to wear to her new home.   

Pretty pajamas.

Simple and sweet black cotton Mary Jane's.  
A pink dottie dress to coordinate a with little girls dress. 
My first request for a purple and green outfit with a cozy wool jacket.