Built in the 1700's and renovated many times. Bare windows emits morning sunlight as evening cast shadows. Electricity is non-existent. Air in old pipes spit and spat when the taps turn on. Doors and windows dont open or close properly. Trims along with cabinets get stripped, repainted and reused. Appliances work sometimes. Tenants are happy as they enjoy life!
Location: Somewhere in Louisiana
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Apartment Daisy - Meet Daisy!
Daisy is an older doll that I made
many years ago. It has been at least 15 years now that she has been boxed up. Time to show her. She is a tall lady - 6 feet to be exact. Not everybody is the same height! She is due for a make-over but not just yet. Saved for a future job. Meet Daisy!
I was just learning back then
when I made my dolls. I made
them from the little doll kits
since they were cheaper.
The internet was new and
so I was buying these little
kits from Hobby Lobby.
None of them had any hair.
Their hair is molded on, so
a lot of my dolls got hair that
I glued on to the top of their heads.
Daisy is one of these dolls.
Sorry that I forgot to take pics of
the back of her head, but
her hair is done sweetly into
Her outfit was rather simple
to make. It is made from 2 pieces,
a skirt and a top.
All I did for the skirt was
take a piece of black velour, the
length that I desired,
and glue a piece of trim to the
bottom edge of her skirt.
Then I gathered the top edge
with needle and black thread
and gathered it to her waist.
Draw it tightly and knot it off.
The top is the same piece as the
trim and it is just wrapped tightly
around the top of her and glued
in the back. Be sure not to draw
too tightly because the ruffle effect
will go away. And you want some of
The sleeves are just pieces of gathered
lace that was glued together and glued
to her shoulders.
I do have intentions later when taking it off of
her to place it on a manikin. I think it will
look good there.
The movers did a great job moving her furniture
in, but they left all of the re-arranging up to
her. Now she is so exhausted!
It took her a 2 full days making
She still has more room!
She is going to eat some bread and hope
to get some of her strength back.
Just a sneak peak into her dressing area. Do you
like her new dress! Hopefully I can find a place
for the new dress to hang. Still am moving things
around. Things might not stay as you see them here.