Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I expanded my doll collection a few months ago when I bought my first Antionette. She is a Glowing Muse Antionette Cameo. I still can't spell her name right without looking it up, but she is a beauty.

Image Property of Tonner Doll Company

I have tried the brunette wig on her and she is lovely in it. I need to take some pictures of her in it and try the red wig on her too.

Her figure is different than both the Gene and Tyler sized dolls. Her bust is smaller, and her waist and hips are a little larger. I decided that I better buy her at least one dress that fits her because I don't know when I will get around to sewing for her.

I bought "Precocious" She is adorable in it.

Here is Antionette wearing Ann Harper's outfit "A Sensible Notion". The dress fits her very well, though her hands were hard to fit through the sleeves. The wig is perfect, but it is a good thing you can't see the red shoes she is wearing.

I was inspired by another doll collector to work on making my photos more interesting. I bought a couple of posters at Michael's the other day. I love the garden backdrop, it looks great in the close-ups. I still need to figure out how to make the backdrop work in the full body shots.

I love this photo, she looks so sweet, but I wished I had straightened her sash before I took the picture.

I hope to have another photo session will Antionette soon.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blue Parasol

I need to get back to blogging about my models. "Blue Parasol" was not on my "must have" list at first, until I started seeing pictures of her on the doll boards. It was then that I realized she would be a great Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe model for the movie costumes that I like to recreate in miniature. It took me a while to find her, but she was worth it. She is one of my favorites, I love her.

Gene modeling a dress by Paintbox. One of the very few fashions by another designer.

My only issue with "Blue Parasol" is though she is gorgeous in person, she is one of my least photogenic dolls. For some reason, her eyes are very shadowed in some of her photos. I'm not the best doll photographer out there. I would rather spend my time sewing doll clothes than photographing them. I wonder if it is because her hair is so light and my camera doesn't like that there isn't much contrast on her face. I don't have this problem with my brunette dolls.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I Love Lace Part III

Here is the last of my lace collection (for now).

Love this!

She looks like a big present.


So Cute!

I wish I could see the front of this gown.
I think I need to go lace shopping. Next up "I love brocade!"