Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New dolls and other goodies...

New dolls and other goodies arrived this weekend....


Royal Treatment Veronique2015  online event doll and Techrat from Jem and the Holograms, a 2014 last W club exclusive doll, both arrived on Friday. I just got around to deboxing Techrat halfway this weekend. I took Veronique to my Barbie club for show and tell, still in her box- I still haven't deboxed her.  I think I may save deboxing her for a special occasion for when I'm feeling down in the dumps. I sometimes do that. Save a special doll like this for deboxing. I have so many that aren't deboxed it helps. 

This weekend I purchased two Cinderalla dolls at Walmart that were on sale for $13 each- the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella bride. The one in the blue dress, the one I really want was scanning at $30 so I put her back. I will try another walmart and see if she scans out at the sale price. 




Annabelle also got in her new wig and it is adorable. It is a little more carrot blonde than I imagined from the photo on eBay but it makes me think of Buffy from Family affair, which is kind of endearing in a way. I had wanted a lighter blonde in keeping with Annabelle in the book who is 'fairer' in Tasha Tudor's drawings but this suits my Annabelle to a tee. She looks more rosey and cheerful with this color wig, kind of like a young Aunt Pittypat from Gone with the wind. lol.


I also got in the mail the Byer's choice croquet mallets I stumbled across on auction that are the perfect fit for Annabelle's scale! I have been wanting more than anything to make her a croquet outfit, but put it off because could not find the croquet set in her proper scale. Now that I have just to find the fabric which I saw a perfect blue and white striped seersucker at Hobby Lobby. One mallet is red and one is blue with the matching ball. I am going to make the matching hoops with wire and decorative tape.

The Gildebrief pattern books I ordered also came in the same time as her wig. I find it irritating on some sellers who print out a label and wait THREE freaking days to go to the post office. I ordered her wig and paid immediately yet it took this person until almost the middle of the week , Wednesday or Thursday to get it to the post office. I ordered my Gildebrief magazines on a Thursday and they were here within two days the same day as the wig, on a Saturday, from California to Virginia. Unbelievable. As soon as I paid they were shipped. 




In these two issues they used the same pattern in a 2 part article of "1 governess and six cousins at a picnic, " with different variations of sleeves, belts, and pleats in the skirt, and one has a coat. The dress done in plaid is adorable and I was thinking of making one in a fall plaid for her like that one as I have a fall plaid in my stash, it is like a challis. Her croquet outfit would be a little more elaborate that will be another pattern, this is more simple, like a working dress. 

Here are some pics of her with the croquet items-





Enjoy. I will have more photos as I wade through all of this. Techrat is incredibly hard to get his sneakers on! I am also going to try and blog on this blog every day in September, which will be hard, so here's hoping I can find something to blog about every day!! Lisa

7 comments:

Shasarignis said...

Congradulation for your Techrat doll !

Roville said...

Been dying to see a Techrat, so thanks for that. Waiting for mine. Love your blog.

Lisa Neault said...

I will try and get photos of him uptoday, that is a goal. His shoes are the you know what. I need to set up a suitable spread for him to be photographed, these photos were awful, I apologize for that. He has another head!

Bnova said...

Nice!!!!

Muff said...

Some sweet goodies!

Lisa Neault said...

thank you!

Vanessa said...

Lots of great goodies. That crochet set is adorable! I really like her new wig. You are right about the Buffy resemblance. I loved that show.