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

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

Too Many Dolls, Part II

I write this blog as much as a journal for myself as I do it for you, my readers. The post, Too Many Dolls is the one I reread more than the others, mostly every time I buy another doll. I just checked my posts since then and found that I’ve added to my personal collection (not dolls for resale) twelve more dolls. In that post in April of 2014, … Continue reading

It’s A Boy

I bought this new doll in early December, because the deal was too good to pass up. He’s a 12″ (30.5cm) painted-eye F.G. (Gautier) french poupee. I found him at a very low price on eBay and after checking out the description and pictures, I was surprised that he had no bids and no “watchers”. Then I noticed that that the seller had a feedback score of 1. So this was … Continue reading

An Historically Accurate “Loser”

When the UFDC National Convention was last in Chicago (I’m not sure of the year), I chose to enter a doll costume into competition. My entry did not even receive a “thanks, but no thanks” ribbon. Kind of like it didn’t exist to the judges. I had entered dolls into the Antique category before and had weird, oogy feelings about being judged on and getting awards for something I bought. Yes, … Continue reading

Painted-Eye FG

I have written numerous times about how good it is to whittle down a collection. But, over time, it seems that the numbers have increased again.  Best laid plans… My collection isn’t as large as it once was, nor as small as I had planned, but sometimes I just NEED another doll. When I bought my Huret, one of the dolls that I sold to pay for her was a … Continue reading

Show and Tell

I live in the Washington, DC area and my doll club meets on the other side of the Potomac River. Last Thursday evening I made a rare journey to my doll club meeting. It only took 1 1/2 hours to get there, during rush hour traffic, around the DC beltway. Coming home, later that evening, took me just under 30 minutes. There have been times I’ve tried to go to a meeting … Continue reading

Retail Therapy – A New Mignonette

I don’t get philosophical about the concept of retail therapy. I just know it works! So, here’s my latest doll fix: Her face is sweet and her blue eyes are captivating. The color on her nose is rubbed off giving her a bit of a pug-nose look. Since I live with the exquisite Lily the pug, I am charmed. I bought her on eBay from a French dealer from whom I have … Continue reading

Happy Spring

I’ve got a very busy week this week and next week is Super Girl’s spring break, so I don’t have much time to write. But I wanted to wish you a HAPPY SPRING! And take a few minutes to share with you some of the bunnies who live with me and remind me of spring all year long. So, have a lovely early Spring and I’ll get back to posting … Continue reading

First World Problems, Episode 2

Don’t you just hate it when two of your leisure-time hobbies conflict? Me too. Here’s the deal. In October, in conjunction with my Cabinet of Curiosities classes, I have the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Scotland and England to get a behind-the-scenes look at 17th Century embroideries. And to go to Scotland and England for the first time! But it’s terribly pricy. And, of course, DH would … Continue reading