Lily Auguste

This is my new doll. I took some photos with my phone so I could show her to you. I’ll take better photos and share more details about her soon. My blog is read by “doll people” and some friends and family who just read it anyway. The non-doll people often ask me why I choose a particular doll, especially when it’s an expensive one. I’d like to explain why … Continue reading

Cart Before Horse

I already bought my new doll. Now I’m itching to get her into my hands so that I can measure her for her wardrobe. The dolls I’m selling are being offered by: Valerie Fogel’s Beautiful Bebes Attic Finds 425.765.4010 http://www.beautifulbebes@outlook.com Several people asked for this info, so please buy my dolls so that I can pay myself back for the new one. I was also asked by a few people … Continue reading

Au Revoir Huret

The last time I wrote a blog, 1 1/2 years ago, I wrote about Changing Direction. Last spring when I considered not renewing my WordPress account, I decided to give it another year before I made that decision. Part of my reasoning was that when I chose to sell some of my dolls, the blog photos and descriptions would be very useful. Now I have decided to sell a few dolls. … Continue reading

Changing Direction

Even though I haven’t written a blog post since late October, yesterday My Doll’s Trousseau got 72 views. Some days it’s 2 or 5, and some days it’s 40 to 60. Earlier this month I had to decide whether or not to renew my website address. I even confirmed with my web host that all my content would go away if I didn’t renew. I decided that I’m not ready … Continue reading

Update

It’s been a while. If you worried about me, I’m sorry. I’ve just been very busy doing non-doll and non-embroidery related stuff. We’ve recently purchased a charming cottage in the mountains of Virginia, 3 1/2 hours away from our home. And it’s a ton of work (and fun) to furnish, decorate and make livable. I’m making curtains for all the windows, painting furniture, and searching out quirky and colorful (but … Continue reading

Block-Letter FG

Back in early June, I pondered whether or not I could have 2 mojoes or if I could get my doll collecting mojo back at all. I went to the Gaithersburg doll show that weekend and didn’t find any mojo there. It all felt a bit sad. Even though I enjoyed talking with several doll friends, there were fewer dealers and many of them seemed to have the same stuff they always … Continue reading

Mojoes

Yes, I looked it up, MOJOES is the plural of mojo. This morning at breakfast I told DH that I was going to the Gaithersburg Doll Show tomorrow to try and get my doll mojo back. He questioned whether or not it is possible to have two mojoes going at the same time or if my embroidery mojo would depart if I my doll mojo returned. Huh? Ponderous. I know … Continue reading

Stitching Kits

In January, I resolved to try to stitch every day. I didn’t take into account that my cataracts would progress so quickly, making stitching nearly impossible until I got them fixed. I had cataract surgery in April, first one eye and then the other eye two weeks later. Then it took several more weeks to resolve the eyeglass/being able to see clearly situation. Now I have happily gotten back to stitching … Continue reading

Another Rainy Day

It’s raining today. Just a misty, cloudy, dreary day. Today is day 11 of rain in Northern Virginia. Makes me think about our time in England on the UK Embroidered Casket Tour last October. While the weather was surprisingly pleasant for the trip through Scotland and England, we did have a few typically cloudy, drizzly days. Suffering from amazing embroidery overload on the tour made me seek out dolls wherever I … Continue reading

Apres Paris

We’ve been back from Paris for just over a month. I thought it was about time I shared some of our adventure with you. Paris was fun, exciting to share with Supergirl (SG) and exhausting. We saw tons of stuff, ate wonderful (non-GMO, non-high fructose, non-partially hydrogenated, non-artificial, non-Monsanto) real food, and had a lovely time. There were a few negatives, though.  Since the attacks last fall, security at most … Continue reading