Friday, July 6, 2012

A week of stitching for my little friends.

Meet Rosemary

This is my dear friends childhood doll.
She has been packed away for years needing some TLC.

Recently she was taken to hospital and got a new arm and  lovely new blond curly hair.
Then she came to me without any clothes
Could I please dress her?

The first thing I made for her was a petticoat and pantaloons

Because my friend said that she was originally dressed in blue
I thought,blue it had to be then.

I so enjoyed dressing her,I think she is so sweet.
What about those blue eyes,are they not striking?
I think blue had to be her colour.

Now a few months ago, I introduced you to my new/very old doll Dorothy
Dorothy came to me in her original dress and I bought her new shoes.

Now when Dorothy met her new friend Rosemary, and saw her beautiful new dress,she smiled, her usual sweet smile,but I knew she would like a new one too. 

After all, a girl has to have more than one dress in her wardrobe.

Well look at her now. WOW
No mistaking her new happy smile.
Because Dorothy also has beautiful blue eyes,
Her new dress is blue too. Of cause in a different fabric.

Now everyone wanted a new outfit.
So,out came the knitting needles and Linda got a new one too.
You can see Dorothy having a little rest while waiting for her new outfit to be fitted.
It was a little cool,so she put on her cardigan

Linda was my daughters childhood dolly

For some reason, they all want to come and stay with Nanny.
Secretly,I think it's for the new clothes and the company

I think there will be a lot more outfits to make in the coming weeks. Especially when the Teddies come out of hibernation.
Teddy boy has a new cardigan,but his friends are still asleep.
When he heard we were taking tea,he didn't want to miss out.

Now I think it's time to take tea together.
Freshly baked orange cake, I think.

After all,no use having a new outfit with nowhere to go.
Dear Rosemary had to leave early for another appointment.

I'm looking for a little china dolly tea set. So far a nice one has alluded me.
So my friends chose the English Elizabethan from my collection.

We are all going to visit our friends at the following parties this week

A Delightsome Life
Faded Charm
Home Sweet Home
Kathe with an E
Rose Chintz Cottage
Trish's Heart and Home
My Romantic Home

jeanetteann xx


Rosetta said...

Hai fatto bene a portare a nuova vita Rosemary!La tua dolly adesso è perfetta tutta sistemata e vestita e puo' prendere il thè con le altre dolly!Buon sabato e domenica!Rosetta

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful blue gown you made for Rosemary. I love doll clothes. I collect them, but it's been years since I made any. I used to enjoy it so much. The dolly china at our house has taken a few hits recently. New sets can come at such a dear price, I always have a thrifting eye out for them. Good luck!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jeanetteann! Thanks for coming by. I'm so happy when you do! I have to visit you more often. I had forgotten that you collect dolls too! Us girls love our dolls! I have aquired a new one at the flea market. she is from the 50's, with the molded hair. I left her at my girlfriends house, because she is teaching me to make doll clothes, and she is in the process of getting a new outfit! I had used some of my daughters old pedal pushers to make her a dress. This way, I have some sweet memories too! My dolls and teddies love tea parties also. I have just used small china cups I find along the way. I will keep my eye out for an inexpensive set for you!


Alessandra said...

Dear Jeanetteann, all yuor dolls are very lovely with the new dress. Well done dear friend. Thanks for your kind comment.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Rosemary is so beautiful! You do such a lovely job with the clothes. Just gorgeous!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, the doll is wonderful so glad she's received some TLC! The clothing you've made is just amazing! Quite beautiful- the puffy sleeves reminded me of Anne of Green Gables!
I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Such attention to detail! Your dolls are so sweet in their new dresses.

Visiting from You're Gonna Love It.

Olivia said...

Ohhh, I love your sweet babies!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are amazing! The girls look so pretty in their lovely new finery.
Love it!

chateau chic said...

The dresses you made for these special dolls are beautiful, Jeanetteann!! What talent to do such detailed intricate work. So sweet!
Mary Alice

Barb said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Your dressmaking skills are awesome.
All your little ones look beautiful.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Jeanetteann,
The dolls look quite happy to be having tea. What lovely outfits the dollies received! You have a gift!

I wish you lived in my neighborhood. I have my grandmother's doll and she needs a new outfit very badly, as well as a new face and hair. She was my Granny's only doll which she left to me because she knew my love of dolls. But alas, before I got her, my cousin dropped her and her face got broken. I have had her for many years but I don't know anyone around here who could fix her for me.
Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your day.


Susan said...

Oh, Jeanetteann: You are a girl after my own heart. I LOVED seeing all the dollies and their new digs. WOW! You are a fabulous seamstress. They are SO DARLING. Rosemary sure does have the bluest of the blue eyes, but your baby doll is a close second. Great job. Susan p.s. Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog.

janice15 said...

Helo my dear Jeanetteann, thank you so much for the sweet visit...I hate them ugly things Rosemary is very sweet do such wonderful sewing and knitting...I used to try to make doll clothes for my daughters doll when I was younger...I have just obtained a sewing machine. just ordered the foot pedal and I have to find the directions...I love both your new doll dresses they are really lovely...You have great talent as well my friend...hoping you are well with love Janice...enjoy your evening...

Janae said...

You did a wonderful job making the dolls such adorable outfits!

Shelley said...

I just love dolls. The clothes you made for these are so lovely...glad I found you.I have two is all about my love for dolls. Hope you can visit sometime....blessings

Shelley said...


Trish said...

My goodness!! What exquisite dresses you make, Jeanetteann!!
Your work is fabulous and the dolls look radiant in their new outfits :-)
I'd like to collect dolls too, but my hubby has a phobia about them.
He watched too many scarey movies with dolls in them and now I can't have a porcelain face in the house :-(
Just as well I like cloth dolls too!
Your daughter's little friends know where the best tea parties are held, lol!
Thanks for linking up and showing us your gorgeous handiwork!
love..Trish xx

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful dolls on Simple & Sweet Fridays!


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such a sweet post! Everyone is so charming in their pretty new outfits.

Happy VTT!

LV said...

What a lovely little doll and so finely dressed. I never had a doll.

Ashley said...

Well done! You clearly have a talent.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Jeanetteann ~
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments. Love it when you visit.
Isn't that something how it can be so HOT in one part of the world and so Cold in another. LOL! Blow some of that cool breeze my way!
I LOVE your doll dresses!!! I used to sew doll clothes for my daughter when she was little. I can almost feel them. New fabric is so crisp. Love that beautiful lace and the little pleats.
I've missed you in my shop!
If you have time..... stop by.
Tell your sweet daughter hello!
Have a wonderful day!
The Porcelain Rose

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what a darling post! Your dollys look so cute in their new dressses. You are a beautiful sewer and you can knit too! Your tea is so sweet and so much fun to see. Thank you for sharing.

Geneva said...

I wish I had the patience to make doll clothes, but I end up throwing scissors or something across the room when I try. That's why people like me need friends like you...ha! You did a beautiful job! Your friend had to be proud of the dress you made for her doll.

Joyful said...

So cute. Beautiful gowns for the dolls.

~ Liz ~ said...

Wow, Jeanetteann, you are so talented. What fun to create doll clothes. She is dressed perfectly now!

Chenille Cottage said...

Dollies are so much fun to sew for! Your new outfits are darling and so beautifully stitched!
Thank you for sharing,