Monday, April 11, 2011
They're Baaaack! After spending 10 months in their boxes, they are finally out again. When I came home from the last Gene Convention with a trainload of new Gene dolls, I decided to put the Tonners away for a while. Gene is still my first love, but I have always loved the Brenda Starr line too and was so sad when they discontinued it. I am finding myself drawn to the Ann Harper line and have bought a few dolls and outfits so far. Somehow Marilyn Monroe snuck into the group picture. She is new too.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Grace Kelly wore this stunning outfit in the 1954 film "To Catch a Thief". Edith Head is one of my favorite designers, I love her classic style and have recreated several of her costumes in miniature.
I made this outfit several years ago, but I wanted my own copy. I had the genius idea to cut out as many jumpsuits as I could out of the piece of black knit that I had. Lesson learned- just because you have enough fabric to make 14 outfits, doesn't mean you should. It felt like it took forever to finish all these outfits.
"Pool Pose" Madra loves her new resort wear.
Because the jumpsuit is made of knit, this ensemble fits the Tonner/Tyler dolls too.
I think Daphne Dimples makes a lovely Grace. I use to have a lot of problems photographing the early Tonner dolls. Their skin is rather dark and would always look really dark in my pictures. I shined a light on Daphne while I was taking her picture and am really happy with the results.
She is still a little dark in the full body shots though.