Category Archives: Dolls to Adopt

This Past Week & Looking Ahead

I wonder… do your days and weeks fly by fast, fast, fast?  I try to hold onto each day, but it just seems to slip through my fingers before I can get a hold of it, and before I know it the entire week is over.

So, I am wondering, what did I accomplish this week that is out of the ordinary?  Anything?  Well, here are a few things that happened… ordinary or not.

This week I added a link to my Instagram account.  The link is located within the right column’s paragraph below my photo right here on this blog.  I am trying to keep my Instagram photos casual and different than those you will see elsewhere, so you might want to follow me, or if you don’t have an Instagram account you can click that link every now and then to see what I am up to.  Here is the link to my Instagram account too.  My Instagram is still very small and new, but everything takes time, right?  I only have 5 followers right now, so if you follow me I will greatly appreciate it!

I spent the entire day on Thursday photographing my next set of dolls that are looking for new homes.  There will be 5 of them on eBay tonight and will start as the other two auctions are ending.  Thanks to everyone who is willing to bring my dolls into their homes; it helps me a lot knowing where they will be going.  Here are a few preview photos.

tamsin 423Kish Tamsin is one of Helen’s bent leg vinyl babies who fit nicely with the 14″ Chrysalis girls.  She was very attached to Song (who is up for adoption now) and spent her time in Song’s lap while living with me.  Wish I had a photo to show you of the two of them together, they were so cute.

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avery 461I have 5 Riley and friends dolls.  My daughter has fond memories of Riley and Tulah, so I am keeping those two dolls.  I have decided to part with Avery, Zsu Zse, and Anjali.  All three have had a successful modeling career with me, so are used dolls and quite nude as their outfits are long gone. It was very heart breaking to me was when I pulled Avery from her storage box and saw that one of her thumbs had a brownish stain.  I have no idea where that came from and had never seen it on her before.  Boo hoo, poor thing!  A little doll manicure is what she needs.

avery 453Aside from a few rubs on their vinyl, Zsu Zse and Anjali are in good shape.  Their hair has been taken out of pigtails and braids, but can be put back to its original style.

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anjali 471My last doll that I am putting up for adoption this week is the only doll that I have ever bought from a local doll shop, long since closed; all my other dolls have been purchased online.  It is funny, but when I purchased her I had no idea what her body would be like underneath that rabbit costume.  The costume was stuffed with fiberfill and it looked like she was a stuffie with a vinyl head and hands, but I bought her anyway.  She is the 12-1/2″ White Rabbit doll, companion to the 16″ Alice in Wonderland from 1996.  Now that I have read Helen Kish:  The Artist and Her Dolls by Louise Fecher, I know that The White Rabbit is part of Helen’s first multi-jointed vinyl dolls and is the Jesse sculpt (a boy doll).  I made a few dresses for this doll, but mainly used her (or him) as the Easter Bunny for the Riley and friends line.  Oh, Kish and Company graciously restrung her for me a while back, so her elastic is nice and fresh.

white rabbit 505White Rabbit’s 2-piece bunny costume is made out of a nice wool felt and has a fluffy bunny tail.  I didn’t use the vest when White Rabbit was acting as the Easter Bunny.

white rabbit 490To be taken to my eBay “items for sale” page click to the photo in the right column.  These 5 dolls will be available for bidding at 9:00 pm CST, tonight.

Also this week, I finished knitting Talyssa’s sweater in Diadem, a super luxurious (mulberry silk/baby alpaca) single ply yarn, and yesterday I completed the embroidery on it.  Working with a single ply yarn did get easier after I got used to it, but I cannot say that I would buy more single plied yarn.  It is very slow going as you have to be careful to catch all of those threads with every stitch.  With multi-plied yarn each strand is twisted together, so it tends to stick together.  On the plus side, the sweater is very soft and slightly fluffy with a beautiful sheen from the silk.  Her new ensemble will be available very soon.



I have to share this one last photo with you.  It was about 7:00 in the morning and this little bunny was enjoying an apple that had fallen from our apple tree.  I had to take this photo from inside the house, so I didn’t scare it.  It had already seen me however, and had stopped munching.


Wishing you all a great week!

Doll Downsizing Continues

This past week I got together my next dolls that are looking for new homes and got some photos taken of them.  I decided to put these next two on eBay at the same time since they are the same kind of doll.  I have my 14″ Chrysalis Urban Song and Lark Little Lady up for adoption.  I am keeping my Chasing Butterflies Piper for now.

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Lark has the most beautifully colored strawberry blonde mohair wig.  When I received her I wanted her to look more contemporary, so I made her tendrils into bangs.  I did have her hair curled into tighter curls at one time, but now only the waves remain.

Here she is holding a pose.

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Song has spent a lot of time with Tamsin watching me sew, knit, crochet, and embroider.  Tamsin will be up for adoption later, but here is Song.

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song 327Song picked up a tiny beauty mark next to her lip.  One of the perils of being a doll, I guess.  I love this closeup of her face.  We can really see how her face was painted.  (No, Helen didn’t paint her.)  Doesn’t it look simple to do?  Well, maybe not.

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Here are a couple more shots of Lark.  She was NOT painted by Helen either.

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Such a cute little profile.

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So, if you think that you would maybe like to bring either (or both) of these sweethearts into your home click on the photo in the right column to be taken to my eBay page where you can enter a bid, if you wish.  (After 9:00 pm, CST)  Sorry, only US shipping for these two.

Some News and Thanks

Firstly, thank you to all who commented and read my last post “Too Many…Dolls”!  I read each and every comment thoughtfully and you all have helped me start this process, so thank you so much.

I started with making a (tentative) list of those dolls that I think I would like to sell.  Maybe I will add more later and maybe some of these I will keep, not sure yet.  It will be a continual process, I think.  Yesterday evening I took photos of my first two dolls that I know I would like to go to new homes and even got one listed on eBay.

I added an eBay link in the right column.  You can click on the photo and go right to my eBay “for sale” page.

It feels GREAT to make a start!

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18 ann estelle 261If you’d like to see Ann’s eBay listing, click on her photo in the right column.  Sorry, but I am only shipping within the US.

Now, I would like to get a bit of sewing done today.

I hope all of you have a wonderful and productive Monday!