Saturday, December 13, 2014

Decorating the Tree at the Manor...

I have been very busy, but finally found time to take the pictures of the Baroness and the family decorating the tree. The children have arrived, and a cozy evening around the tree with Uncle Giles helping the children. My dramatic Living vintage Skipper got a new dress for the occasion, and visited Santa with my vintage Buffy.

I am sorry for a lull in the blogging, as I have been distracted with work and waiting for this Skipper's dress to come in. I wanted to dress ALL of the Skippers and Tutti in holiday finery, but it is difficult to find handmade artists who use pleasing fabrics in a holiday pattern like Nancy's doll things that are in scale. Some of the fabrics of the handmade items are too big in their patterns and looks like the doll would be wrapped in wrapping paper versus wearing a cute holiday dress. I hope this artist lists some more as her work is very good and looks lovely on Skipper, especially the vintage girls. I have been meaning myself to buy some vintage Skipper patterns and make some dresses for them.My very first Skipper was Malibu Skipper, who I adored , then Growin' Up SKipper- (considered so very controversial back in the 70's!) who I loved even more. I also have a Fluff in her original outfit that I would love to dress up and need to add Scooter and Ricky to my collection too. 
More to come!~Lisa


billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi Lisa, these pictures are amazing! it is very difficult to find fabrics with patterns in the right scale, last year I found something among Christmas table clothes.
Growing up Skipper was my first Skipper too! I loved her a lot!

Phyllis said...

Looks like everyone had a fun time decorating the tree. Everything looks great!