Saturday, July 24, 2010

Patsy Ann 14" Effanbee

This is Patsy Ann from Effanbee company. 
She is from about 1928 made of composition and 14" tall. I rescued her from an antique store. She needed a little TLC. Her eye was totally gone, her arms flaking horribly and she was in need of some clothes. I love the fabrics from this era. Finding old prints is getting harder and harder but luckily some wonderful new prints are available based on these old designs. I try to add to my collection whenever I find a new print I like. There are some really sweet ones available.
Once I settled on the dress fabric I made her little outfit from a vintage Patsy Pattern and added the bow to her hair. She really didn't need too much work but just enough to make her sweet and attractive to look at.
The shoes are temporary as they are not from her era but I am still looking for a vintage pair to replace them with. I just put these on her until I find some.  These dolls are so appealing with their little bobbed hair styles I just love them!

P.S. I am working on a new OOAK called Little Bo Peep. She will be available please check back!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again!

Well....I can't belive how much time has passed since I last posted. Has it really been since April??? I don't know where the time has gone. I apologize for being gone so long and I miss visiting with my dear blogger friends.
The last 3 months have been a whirlwind. Dealing with family health and out of the ER and ICU with my dad who has a serious blood disease kept me spinning and from there to dealing with local issues regarding a possible dam being built in our area that would have  put our home along with many other homeowners under 400 feet of water. I spent the better part of a month dealing with local officials and enviromental groups trying to make the public aware of what was going on in our area. Very frustrating and mind boggeling that tearing up this beautiful area that we live in and uprooting people from their homes was even a consideration for these government officials.
 So..... after a much needed quickie vacation to the Oregon coast for a little R & R after 2 months of stress and upheavel I am happy to say that I am "Back In the Saddle Again" ;-) Ready to post some new things of late...and catch up with all of you.
Sometimes we get side tracked by "Life" and what it throws our way...but I am thankful that I have the almighty God there with me every step of the way giving me the strength I need to work thru lifes curveballs. He is my rock and fortress!!!