Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Face Only A Mother Could Love!


"Hazel"

Hazel is a photo face Halloween witch decoration. I have touched up her cheeks and lips but I couldn't get her to smile!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Do You Have A Favorite?


I have a favorite apron! She has been with me since 2008 when I started making my Olde Time Dolls. She has never complained when I have accidently snipped her or spilled paint and stain on her and she listens quietly when I curse. I feel after all this, she deserves a place of honor on my blog. So here she is in all her olde time glory...I am having a small memorial service today at 11:00, silent prayers are appreciated.♥

Monday, July 29, 2013

A New Dress for my Queen Anne Tuck Comb Doll

You can see more of this pretty Victorian style dress on my selling page. I did not make this dress but I really like it on her, it brings out her rosy cheeks. Her other gown is now an "underdress".

Friday, July 26, 2013

A New Look For My Male Queen Anne Style Doll

 BEFORE


AFTER

I added bits of paper clay, inset glass bead eyes with pin dots on his eyes and brows. I made a wool wig which is tied in a pony tail in the back. I think he matches her style much better.

Both Sold

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Come On Over~It's A Pool Party!

I saw this picture in my hometown newspaper and just had to share. I hope it brings a smile to your face, it sure did mine. Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

An Early German Grodnertal Peg Wooden Doll

Some History of Grodnertal Woodens
Wooden dolls date back centuries. The earliest were crude carved pieces of wood shaped like a human figure. But today it's rare to find a doll made before the 1600s, when English and German draftsmen skillfully carved wooden lifelike dolls. Most collectors today look for later carved "peg wooden" dolls like those made in Grodnertal, Germany. The dolls, which date from about 1820 to 1840, were created with arms and legs that could bend because of their pegged joints at the knees and hips, elbows and shoulders. The early ones have heart-shaped faces, long necks and elongated bodies. Their extra-long legs showed off their high-waisted Empire-style dresses. After the 1840s, doll carvers took short-cuts and the dolls had round faces and chunky bodies.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

After The Storm


After a week of record high temps in the 90's with heat index over 100 we had a cold front drop down from Canada. It knocked out power...overnight...with it's high winds and heavy downpours but the humidity and temperatures this morning are heavenly. I took these photos of the evening sky after the storm. Nature can be so beautiful when she shows her colors.

Friday, July 12, 2013

I Did It!

I put a current picture in my profile so you can see the wrinkley, baggy eyed me. It took a lot of guts let me tell you but I realized who really cares what I look like as long as I don't go around bare naked right? Have a great day everyone and enjoy the gifts in your life,♥ Judi

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Where does the time go?


My son, Sean was up in the barn the other day and found an old photo album. He found my old senior class picture taken in 1967 when I was 18 years old. Next month I will be 64! How did that happen? You won't be seeing any pictures of the current model as ageing is not kind and I hate to have my picture taken. I know, I know, beauty in on the inside. Well that is certainly true in my case, LOL.
Check out the teased hairdo and heavy mascara!


Monday, July 8, 2013

I May Not Be Tasha Tudor!





But I have a Corgi and I love my flowers! Have a great day everyone and stop to smell the roses!