Sunday, July 28, 2013

Corky Charlottes

In the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group
we are swapping
Corky Charlottes.
A corky Charlotte is a doll
whose body is a wine or champagne cork
and whose head is an antique
 German bisque doll head.
This is my doll for
And this is the beautiful little lady
I received from her.

Aren't they the sweetest?
These are so much fun to make
and I'm certain this won't
be my last!
Hope you're all having a
wonderful weekend!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oh You Beautiful Doll! & A New Matchbox Swap!

My love affair with dolls goes way back.
I have fond memories of playing with my Barbie and Midge dolls
for hours on end.
Several years ago one of my favorite creative pastimes was
making paper dolls, most were sold on ebay.
Man in the Moon ATC Doll
 Santa Cat
were just a few.
I also collect dolls of all kinds.
 Miniatures are always appealing,
 and musical dolls are an extension of my
music box addiction.
 Handmade artist dolls are particularly special as I am well aware
of the hours of love and skill put into creating
a one of kind keepsake.
I recently participated in my first mixed media doll swap.
We swapped dolls made from
vintage salt and pepper shakers and antique doll heads.
 These are my dolls
 and this is the beauty I received from my partner
I'm currently participating in a cork doll swap.
 This charming girl was created by our talented swap hostess
And there's nothing like an altered skelly doll
for Halloween!
This guy was swapped out last year.
I can't believe it took me this long to translate my
love of dolls
into a matchbox swap!!!
I hope you'll join me in celebrating
dolls of all kinds.
Sign-ups are open now