Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Clothes, carriage, baby doll, and pig/bottle are from Madame Alexander.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thoroughly Tiny Betsy McCall
DRESSED DOLL T6-BCDD-01
One piece dress underneath with long sleeves topped with black knit decal sweater. Includes tights, shoes and hair ribbons
Thoroughly Tiny Betsy McCall (bottom left) was the first doll I purchased for over the retail price and the only Tiny Betsy I own who remains dressed in her original outfit and doesn't demand fashion additions.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I wanted minature food stuffs for the girls and began some Google searching madness. (What would I do without that search engine?) The end result turned up a product called Re-Ment Puchi Petites.
The scale is around 1:6 which means these miniatures will work rather well with dolls around 12 inches and under. My favorite style dolls to display with Re-Ments are Momokos - BUT - most teeny thingies from Re-Ment do suit the Dreary/Marley girls.
There is so much to learn about this incredible company/product that on your next down day - make a mug of coffee topped with foamed milk/cinnamon and enter the Re-Ment site - head for the product section. OMG - you won't know what to look at first or next.
Most of these items can be found on Ebay or at doll/hobby shops.
"...Puchi Petites are scaled miniatures of everyday items."
Doll Secrets for tights (get to choose your own fabric - also has doll sizes other than Marley)
Juju's Dolly Mall for shoes - silver and gold flats & black canvas shoes are my favs
Saturday, December 20, 2008
DRESSED DOLL T6-MWDD-01/LE1000 $114.99
Summer Blonde hair; green forward-glancing eyes
Metallic chiffon bodice with spaghetti straps over layered crinkle chiffon skirt secured at waist with a bow. Includes necklace, hair trim, hose, shoes and custom stand.
Remember your first dance? (Personally thinking late 50s thru early 60s)
The one where the boys were all shorter than the girls and the girls were so pre-teen that they wore pretend bras...which have currently evolved into sports bras.
Music was provided by a 45 RPM record player and tunes would skip when there was too much movement on the dance floor. The movement usually wasn't from dancing but from the guys, who were on one side of the room, goofing off. The girls stayed on the other end and giggled into their hands or the ears of their best girlfriends in reaction to the escapades of the boys.
The Girls at Grimm's Academy will soon have their first proper dance and I wanted a Marley to represent the one girl who always appeared at these dance events in a swirl of pink with bouncing blonde curls. This was the girl that made the boys sigh. The girl the boys would dare to cross the dance floor for while carrying cupfuls of pretend punch.
Marley's First Dance DD (dressed doll) arrived today - a bargain find of around 41 dollars before shipping.
She is melting my heart. The dress is glitter girl in a soft way while the little pink shoes with gold embroidered tops accent it perfectly. Her hair is a mass of soft curls minus the crispy crunch found on the heads of the Marley sized Lyra and Alice Victorian Stripes.
A pearl on a chain was included but the clasp needs repair. The chain seems a tad crude - wonder if it will give her green neck that cheap jewelry tends to do on humans. : )
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The eyes are the power weapons of these dolls. Think it will be necessary for me to purchase sunglasses for them to diminish the strengthof their deadly glares.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
My first Helen Kish kid was Fancy Circus Tulah. (LE 750/SRP$140.00 )
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Grimm’s Fabled Academy for Girls is located at the edge of a small American town just past Cemetery Hill where the paved road changes into a serpentine, dark earth path entering the woods of the Endless Mountains.
This fabricated institution of learning is renowned for providing a safe haven and proper education for young ladies related to those of a select celebrity status: fictional literary, comic book, collector dolls, and animated characters.
This is my first (actually - um - fifth) attempt at composing and maintaining a blog. All others were deleted due to my inexperience in layout and design. So blogs may be old and easy to you, dear reader, BUT I assure you - like Pip - this is all so new to me.
My semi-serious, doll collecting commenced in August of 2007 with the release of Robert Tonner's Agnes Dreary. I joined an online group to learn if others had received their Agnes dolls because I was certain mine was delayed in shipping and collecting dust while forgotten on the top shelf of postal neverland.
This collecting distraction was WHAT I NEEDED to overpower the chronic pain that greeted me every morning. But that's another post. Possibly another blog.
So out of it all was formed Grimm's Fabled Academy for Girls. The Drearydom for Agnes Dreary and all her friends and family.
This blog will chronicle my adventures in the land of doll collecting. I hope to have plenty of Drearydom Larks with none being dreary...
Carly in Catarrh (who no longer proofs or provides excuses) and everyone at Grimm's.