Friday, July 1, 2011

Mosquito Netting

This is the ruffled tulle from the Barbie wedding
dress. It is suspended from the ceiling with a
little hook. All of the little strings are knotted
at the top. The knot hangs on the hook.
If you will look at prior photos - you will see
that the bed was really flat. Since I did not have
any foam - I made do with what I did have.
An easy solution was to just add layers of
guaze on top of the foam until I got it the
heighth of what I wanted. Then I took a long
piece of guaze and wrapped it around the entire
guaze and the foam to hold it in place. On the
bottom of the bed - none of the guaze is taped or
pinned down. It held up pretty good! 
Instead of a bed pillow all I did was to just roll
up a thick piece of guaze to the width of the
little bed. To keep it together cut some of the
guaze and on both ends tie it around the bolster
into a knot and a bow.
The little pillow in front of the bolster is one of
the little pillows from the prior bedding from about
15 years ago. Somehow I had lost the other bed pillow.
 Here is the other mosquito netting cut off from a
Barbie dress. I can not hang it the same way as I hung
the other one. For right now this little netting is just
hanging there on its own untl I figure out a way to
hang it.
It is draped around an old bed that
I got recently from an estate sale. The little bed is in
bad shape. It is dirty and needs new bedding. I am not
sure how old this piece is. Its a shame that it has to be
re-done. But I am sure that Brieby would like it better
if there were pillows that matched new sheets and
a comforter. Maybe something with purple in it.
 Just another view of the bed and the netting. This
little bed fits nice in this little space.
Not bad is it.
Have a good day!
by conny

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sorry to have kept you

waiting for the answer. But if you guessed a
mosquito netting. Then you guessed correctly!
It has already been hung up in my dollhouse as
well as Brieby's little cottage. I will have to show
you photos of it later. I wanted to show you where
the little items came from.
Yes - they were Barbie dresses!
Sorry that I do not have a photo to share
of that particular dress but the pure white tulle that
had the ruffle at the top belonged to a wedding dress.
The netting with the purple trim was an overskirt
almost exactly like the pink-haired doll below.
The pink haired doll on the left has some
pretty glittering sleeves. I will cut them off and
display them as long gloves. If they need a small hem -
then I will sew it or glue it down. I am not sure what
I will make with the white dress. I love that sparkly
purple over the white tulle.
The doll on the right has a pretty black little overdress.
It is going to become Permelia's witchy cape.
Here are the backside of the 2 dolls. Both of these
dolls with their dresses came from the thrift store.
If any of the dolls you buy have jewelry on them.
Do not dispose of that - long and short necklaces
can be displayed in a small jewelry box. A ring stone
can be cut off and glued on to a small sequin and
displayed also. Dont forget high-heels. These can
be painted and placed in little shoe boxes. As long
as they are in the shoe boxes then they will look
real enough. Almost all of my high-heels are Barbie
shoes. Last - look at their hair. If it is in good
shape consider making little wigs out of them.
Also do not forget to take a look at smaller dolls.
Their little chunky shoes are so cute. You can display
them out in the open. Their little dresses are just right
to display. Some of their accessories are just the
right size.
And be sure to wash up any clothes on these dolls.
Its amazing how with just soap and water how bright
they become!
by conny

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I would like to take the time to
WELCOME each and every one of you to
my blog. My hope is that you will find it interesting.
And that you will think outside of the box.
Sorry that it has taken me so long!
Many hugs and kisses