Bru 11 Antique Reproduction Doll Finished

Hello Miss Bru 11

Hello everyone……hope you all had a wonderful weekend…..I certainly did……Full of graduation parties and tearing down wallpaper in the kitchen…..what a combo……the weekend flew by really fast for sure…….. I will tell you all about the wallpaper at a later time……but for now let’s talk about my Bru 11 I just finished…….

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Isn’t she beautiful!!!!!!

This is my very first Bru to make…..She is a French antique reproduction doll…..she is also the largest doll so far I have made…..measuring from head to toe…..24 inches…..

Her brown glass eyes are breathtaking……

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Her blonde wig is mohair……dye to a light blonde…..

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 Mama Betty just dampen the hair, scrunched it up and let it dry……instead of rolling it with curlers….This pretty girl looks like she has been playing outside……..so innocent…..

hairband

Her flower crown is a gift from Mama Betty…..

earring

Here is a quick look at her earrings……gold wire with a single pearl….sweet!  🙂

dress full

She is sporting a light pink cotton dress with tiny flowers……

white leather shoes and socks…..

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all trimmed in a dainty lace inserted with light pink silk ribbon…..

along with 3 tiny heart buttons…..

and to finish it off……

ribbon

a big pink satin bow in front…….

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Hello to Miss Bru 11…….  🙂

Can’t wait to start the next doll…….will keep you posted……

Hello Miss Bru 11

Bru 11 and oh so sweet….

Bru 11

Here’s what I’ve been working on in my weekly doll class…..

Yep, another doll…..

Finishing up my first Bru……She is a “Bru 11″….

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I just fell in love with her from the start…….

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Her slip and bloomers are all finished…..

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Her body is 19 inches tall….making her the largest doll I have made so far….

How do you like her hair do?….We have a small piece of hair pinned on her head to help us decide what color we want for her hair and bonnet………

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Love her slip with all the dainty lace and ribbon….

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Check out  the back…..LOVE IT!!!!

Can’t wait to get her all dressed….see the pink fabric on the table….that’s for her dress…….

Loving my Bru 11!  🙂

Bru 11

Beautiful Blue Eyed Coco – Antique Reproduction Doll

Beautiful Blue Eyed Coco

Finally getting around to posting my finished doll….Coco…..

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I have quite a few dolls now in my collection but this doll beats them all when it comes to her eyes.  They are glass eyes……they are a breathtaking beautiful…… deep……ocean blue……..in color….

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Could not have been able to make this beauty with this sweet lady….

Because……

Mama Betty painted Coco’s face……

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I helped out in making the outfit…..but Mama Betty drew up the pattern…..

I love it!!!!

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Navy and Cream silk fabric….

and the ribbon flower is made from navy and gold antique ribbon…..

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Her socks are crocheted and shoes custom made from leather and then spray to match her outfit.

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Coco has been all over my house….

No matter where I put her…..she looks grand!

Beautiful Blue Eyed Coco

Dressing Miss Coco Antique Reproduction Doll – Petiti and Dumontier

Dressing Miss coco

Me and Mama Betty finally finished Coco!!!  I posted some pictures of her earlier last year with no hair, no clothes just her pretty blue eyes…..At that time I was in the process of learning how to crochet her socks….Well she is all dress now….and absolutely gorgeous….I going to share with you some pictures of the process of getting her dress.  I have so many pictures of this doll I will need to share in 2 different posting. 

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She is wearing white batiste long pantaloons…..

Trimmed in antique lace

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Isn’t she cute even if she is only wearing her pantaloons…..

Noticed that doll off to the left….That’s Mama Betty next doll to dress…... 🙂

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In this picture we are working on CoCo’s slip

By the way….I did finally get her socks crocheted….

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And this is the beginning of her dress…..

Oh and don’t worry about that little piece of hair……

we were just trying shades of hair to see what looks best on her pretty little face…..

I will post the rest of the pictures of Miss Coco all dressed and styling soon……

Dressing Miss coco

Christmas Tea Party with the Bebe’s

tea party bebes

Yes, I know it’s January and I should be posting stuff about the New Year but……I had to share this with you…… I just finally got the time to post this….and yes it has to do with Christmas….A Lovely Christmas Tea Party Mama Betty gave at her house just before Christmas.  This would have been my last doll class for the year before the Holidays.  Instead of a doll class, she surprised me with this lovely Christmas Tea Party with the Bebe’s.

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Only a selected few were invited…..

These are some of her smaller Bebe’s.  Aren’t they adorable…..  🙂

She also surprised me with a very special gift…..

She gave me…..

KARL!!!!

Yes, you heard me right….That cute little fellow in the blue sailor suit in the picture above…..

I still can’t believe she gave him to me…..It’s really a big deal when a doll artist gives one of her dolls away….

A BIG THANK YOU to Mama Betty….I will always cherish him……

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The table was set with a bright red linen tablecloth….

Notice the beautiful red glittering sled also behind the bebe’s…

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Along with her china under silver chargers….

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Lovely Stem Crystal….

table

Very elegant….

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and the food of course was delicious!!!!

Menu for the our little Christmas Tea Party….

Stuff Green Peppers, Mash potatoes with red sauce and Homemade Cole Slaw……

and yes, I ate all of mine, and yes, it was good!!!!!!very good!!!!!

Merry Christmas to me from my sweet Mama Betty!!!! and the Bebe’s….

I love that sweet Lady!  🙂