Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Introducing Charlotte and Bunny. Charlotte is a life size toddler mannequin that is made of heavy cloth on a wired armature with stitched hands and feet and can be posed in many positions. My goal was to bring her to life by painting her face and hair, dressing her in a fabulous antique dress, a linen cap, leggings and leather shoes and giving her a name. Here is Charlotte and Bunny along with a picture of her before she came to life.

Sellers picture of mannequin: 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A New Little Brother -"Christoffer"

"Christoffer" is my third German Bing doll that I have purchased this year. He stands 9" tall and joins Hanzel and Gretel who are both a bit larger at 11" tall.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Second Pair of Lederhosen

I was able to purchase a plastic doll for $12.00. The outfit on the doll fits my German Bing doll just perfect. It consists of suede leather lederhosen, a felt hat and a jacket to match. He insisted I take a picture. I really should name these dolls, perhaps Hansel and Gretel.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brother And Sister Gebruder Bing Art Dolls

My other doll has arrived and is dressed in her antique undies, dress and bonnet. She joins her brother who is dressed in his new shirt, lederhosen and hat. They are both 11" tall and have identical bodies with swivel heads which are hand painted with oil paint.

Friday, March 17, 2017

A New Outfit For My German Bing Doll

Today I made an outfit which will be for the Bing doll I have arriving on Tuesday from California. Since both dolls are the same size I thought I should get a head start on the outfit for the boy doll pictured in a previous post. Not bad for first attempt without a pattern. I used some fleece fabric that I had on hand. Mark (my German Swiss husband) informed me that proper lederhosen were made of leather..I told him to go shovel some snow, :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Winter Storm Stella Has Arrived!

When I opened my front door this morning (9:00 am) my yard stick measured 20 inches of fresh powdered snow. The problem is that it is still snowing and will continue throughout the day and night and tomorrow morning. I wonder what the total will be by then, perhaps as much as 30 inches?

4 hours later and we have 4 inches more! (12:00 noon)

I found this chart on the local news just now. (5:23- Fairfax has 30") It is still snowing and the latest news say it will be snowing until 5:30 pm tomorrow!