Last week, Marie-Grace and I went to my Grandma’s house by a lake, so naturally I had to take photos. Enjoy!
I have a new series for you all. It is “The Gal’s Hair Lair” where I show each of the doll’s hair as they came and some suggested hair do’s. Today we start out with Chrissa.
Chrissa’s hair came down. It is short and flippy at the ends, and cut slightly on an angle, as to appear straight when pulled back.
One way I like doing Chrissa’s hair is a simply clipped back.
Headbands also look great on Chrissa. You can learn how to make them here.
Let me know which look you like best!
When I got Opal, I knew she would need a proper ’30’s style “meet” dress. Prior to that, I had bought some beautiful purple and yellow fabric, and was intending to make a different dress with it, but I found that I needed more yardage than I had. Then, a flash of inspiration! What if I use the calico for Opie’s dress. Unfortunately, my fabric store didn’t have the right shade of yellow for the contrast fabric, so I had to wait until spring break. Now, at long last, I present to you Opal’s Meet Dress!
The whole thing. I used the Heritage Doll Fashions 1930’s Gathered dress. It worked well, and is cute. If I make this for Opal again, I would make it skinnier around the waist. Seamstress Pet Peeve: Opal is significantly thinner than all my other dolls.
Close up of the bodice and gathering. I love this aspect of the pattern.
The fabric that started it all. As you can see, I was lucky enough to own some matching white shoes!
My very first blog award!!!! Thank you to Xyra, of Tea Time with Melody Q for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Now, as I *hopefully* understand, I am to answer the “favorites” questions Xyra asked, nominate more people and come up with questions. Are you ready to get some answers? FYI: the formatting is going haywire, and I don’t have the patience to figure it out today. sorry.
Girl of the Year? Excluding Chrissa, who I own, I’d say Kanani. A long time ago, I was obsessed with Hawaii and would have freaked out if I heard there was a Hawaiian doll. Plus, her hair’s awesome.