Saturday, February 12, 2011

DOLLS - PORCELAIN - Dollar Tree Dolls

You see these little porcelain dolls!
I just
bought them from the Dollar Store.
They were only $1.00 each!
Such a good bargain!
And they are at that store NOW.
 
They have 8 different colors to
choose from.
Black hair, red hair,
red, purple dress or rose dress.
Here are the fronts of three dolls.
Their dresses are so cute.
 
Here is what the backs of their
little dresses look like.


My original intent for buying them
was for children, especially
since they looked like children.
 
I placed a ruler beside Emily and
a dollar tree doll.
It is hard to see the height withmy see-thru ruler. 
I made the porcelain doll 6 inches tall.
The little doll is 5 inches.

The little dolls are cute but I
do not believe were meant
to be miniature dollhouse dolls.
Plus their faces are much bigger
than my porcelain doll that I show here.
It is a possibility that these
dolls could be made into Christmas
tree ornaments. Even though I would
not need or use them for that purpose.

I will use the doll until it starts
to irritate me before I start
buying any little children.
Eventually I will keep their little
dresses to hang in a closet.

On the red
haired doll with the green dress, her hat
is glued on - just peel it off.
If you have
to cut some of the hair off - then do trim
as closely to the hat as possible.
Be careful, so you can reuse
this hair!

Thanks for stopping by!
Conny

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Apartment Widow Sarah - Meet Widow Sarah

The Louisana apartment building is now
relocated
from my sewing room to my bedroom.
I ran out of square footage!

Here is just one of those apartments
that is now almost completed except for trimming.
Widow Sarah was in a hurry to move in
so it will have to be fixed later.

This scrapbook paper gives an old
appearance to a somewhat dated
apartment.
I used a total of 5 sheets to wallpaper the
entire apartment. Also the paper is a little thicker.
It still
adhered to the walls with ease.
The bubbles smoothed out
almost instantaneously!
I am going to use scrapbook paper
to wallpaper all of the apartments.
Take a look - it is pretty paper!



Meet the widow Sarah.
Isn't she young looking to be a widow!
Sarah and her husband had lived in their own
home for over 20 years before his passing.
Poor widow Sarah, she
misses her husband 
the handsome 'Bernard' so much!!
Now in her 50s life must settle down
now. They were the parents of only
one child - she being Hannah.
Hannah has helped her Mother move
into this apartment until some
nicer ones come available in the
building that Hannah lives in.
I hope that time comes soon, cause
widow Sarah is so lonely.


Here is where she sits waiting for her
daughter Hannah to arrive so they
can drink tea together.
Sarah is dreading the argument they will definitely
get into. Hannah has been trying to get her
mother to get rid of one of the beds and some of the
other stuff that is crowding up this sweet little apartment.
Sarah is reluctant to get rid of anymore of her
cherished belongings especially
anything belonging to Bernard!

Hannah is sure that all of this dust is
a health issue. However, widow Sarah doesn't have the
energy or the gumption needed
to clean everything up.
Poor widow Sarah needs a friend.
For the time being, it is clean enough.
But for how long - Hannah does not know.


If you want to see a photo of the
handsome Bernard.
Then just zoom in on the picture that is on
Sarah's vanity. The curtains are down.
Hannah insisted on taking them down
and washing them at her house.
She will bring them back in a
couple of days.
The vanity is a piece of old
furniture - you know the ugly
cheap kind. Covered it with
pink fabric and some trim.
The mirror is one that widow
Sarah has had for a very long
time. 
What you see are widow 
Sarah's treasures.


Look at all of the dust on the dresser.
Hannah is right and her Mother knows
it.
She just cant help it. No energy!
Hannah will come over soon and
dust it all.
What a sweet daughter.


There is Bernard's desk.
Every day he
sat there reading the newspaper while
smoking his pipe and figuring out the bills.
Sarah cannot even think about the
idea of getting rid of his pipes that
Bernard used constantly.
One of his pipes dates back
to the 1800's. Its been in his family
for generations.
The pictures beside the
bed never got hung. Earlier they had been under
the bed. It would be nice to
hang them - but where?
The bed with the brown bedding on it was Bernard's
bed. Sarah cannot part with it.
And it doesnt matter
what Hannah says. It is not leaving this apartment!


Widow Sarah's old lace curtains.
She just cannot part with them.
They used to belong to her mother. 
A family heirloom indeed.


Widow Sarah brought the red 
armchair that used to belong to
Bernard. 
Every day Bernard would sit in that red
armchair and look out of a window.
If Bernard was here, he surely would
love this spot!


Widow Sarah did not keep her table
and chairs. No room for them and
they were broken anyway.
Lots of room
here just for Sarah and some memories
that she needed to keep.
Look at that yummy cake
that Hannah baked yesterday. 
Widow Sarah has not even
taken a bit of it.


Another view of the kitchen looking
into the bedroom. if that dresser was
gone - then you could see the bedroom
better. But Hannah cannot get Sarah to get
rid of it. That's a shame.
There could be a lot of room here.


Look inside the window.
The apartment is on the 4th floor
so there isnt any worry about anyone
looking in.
Here you can see Bernard's red
armchair and widow Sarah's chair.
They are still a pair.


Just a pic to show that the outside
has not been done yet.
Oh 'Peeking Tom' me!


Widow Sarah's apartment is just
below the Penthouse.
She is glad that she is not staying long.
Too many steps to climb!
Take a peek
inside the windows. Can you see
the widow Sarah just sitting
and pining away in an old 
blue chair.
Poor baby!
My heart goes out to her!
A mini life can be anything that
your imagination desires.

Please come again to visit me.
Thank you,
Hopblogger