Category Archives: Dolls

History Via Fabrics and more

How to make history come alive: make it hands on!  Another of my growing interests is American History.  Several blogs feature references to one of the first patented American dolls.  This Christmas 2011 issue of Early American Life magazine has … Continue reading


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Finding Magic in Your Life

Roald Dahl had this to say about magic: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” “Blowing a dream?” Sophie said.  “What do you mean?” “I is a dream-blowing giant,” the BFG said.  “When all the other giants … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Little Doll ID Answer

Last February a goal found me, when I purchased a little doll at an antique store.  Here’s last year’s posts on the subject:  February 2011 Little Doll, and Little Doll Identification Quest.  The Quest link gives stats on the doll … Continue reading

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“Muse! Where are you taking me?”

Muse, my muse, you lead and I follow.  Am I to question you?  Rhyme? Reason? You say to trust my instincts, and to believe that all will be revealed in the future. Earlier this year I discovered a website called … Continue reading

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Doll Memories

What are the threads that interweave your life?  Those interests, those activities, those skills that define you as unique.  Those threads have a history. Dolls are a thread in my life and the subject of several Posts on this blog.  … Continue reading

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Little Doll

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Sometimes goals find me.  Several weeks ago I saw this little doll at an antique mall shop.  I wasn’t looking for a doll, didn’t need a doll, didn’t want another doll.   HOWEVER, this doll kept calling out to me, “Take … Continue reading

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Reproduction French Bebe Doll

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Reproduction Bru Jne, French Bebe doll, 23 inches tall.  Although labor intensive to make, this doll is a thing of beauty.  My favorite!

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Miniature Doll Family

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This is my miniature doll family.  The man stands about 5 1/2 inches tall.  The baby is all porcelain and the man and woman have porcelain head, shoulders, lower arms and legs.  Their bodies have a pipe cleaner structure covered with … Continue reading

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Another Bru Jne Image

Here’s another photo of my doll, an 1890’s reproduction French Bebe doll, named Bru Jne.  The doll has a porcelain head, shoulder plate, lower arms and lower legs.  The body, made of vinyl, is stuffed with sawdust.  I painted the face: eyelashes, brows, … Continue reading

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Doll Making – Bru Jne

Twenty-file years ago, I made porcelain doll reproductions.  My favorite, a French bebe doll named Bru Jne, is pictured below.  She stands about 23 inches tall.  The process of making a doll such as this is labor intensive, but I have made a … Continue reading

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