Monday, September 30, 2013

Dressing Kaye Wiggs Milki

Dressing Kaye Wiggs Milki, fair skin - as only Penne can

And then there's Pippos

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Little Ghosts & Gingham by mrsbobbinssews

I couldn't wait for October First. Halloween HAS arrived at Drearydom Larks with a simple display of Nefer Kane's HD wearing Happy Little Ghosts and Gingham by Ebay seller mrsbobbinsews.

Since HD has such an odd shape (egg head and knobby legs) she will share her stripey tights w/Ann Estelle and tulle hair ribbon  w/Patsy - not shown - YET!
Here are the pictures from Ebay -


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Circus Kane MDCC 2013

AM did an awesome job creating the display table for Nefer Kane's ( Circus Kane ) BJDs and fashions at the Modern Doll Collectors Convention this past week in Manchester, NH. The circus tent and colorful chairs enhanced the circus theme.

Monday, September 16, 2013

HD doll rescue artist - Leah Lily

When poor HD the first arrived, her body blushing and face-up was so dark, intense - a doll forgotten in the desert and leathered by the sun.

Leah Lily became the doll rescue artist.

A peek -

Nefer Kane - Mystery

Nefer Kane... Sculptor, dollmaker, sculpting teacher... Published in many magazines and two books...

More info on  website :


A sad little waif with a hurty nose and special Nefer inking - a spider!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Red Delicious Riley

Riley Kish

MDCC 2013 Manchester, NH

Friday, September 13

12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Kish & Company Luncheon: "Riley’s Apple Haven"

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time." T.S. Eliot

No matter which September day Riley chooses to explore the old apple orchard she is sure to find something wonderful! The first week of September brings the mighty Macintosh, the second week finds Granny Smith ripening, the third week hails both the Empire and the Jonagold varieties and the last week of September presents the incomparably sweet Red Delicious. Riley is set to begin again this timeless ritual of fall in an off-white cotton frock with a colorful printed pinafore, covered by a protective ivory cotton poplin apron embroidered with apples and with generous red-striped pockets (to hold more apples), plus an ivory cotton poke bonnet to keep the sun out of her blue eyes and off of her blonde bangs. She chose her favorite green socks and brown boots for trooping to her orchard adventure.
Centerpiece: DJ Being an Apple
Event limited to: 100 (ticket required)
Fee: $200.00– includes 7-inch Apple Pickin’ Riley souvenir

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Another Dreary Day

Latest Agnes Dreary 2013 - Link next line

Another Dreary Day Link

T13ADDD01  MSRP $159.99
Product Description
  • Dressed doll
  • Face includes hand-painted details
  • Fine quality vinyl and hard plastic
  • Agnes Dreary head sculpt
  • 12" articulated child fashion body
  • Cameo skin tone
  • Grey painted eyes
  • Black rooted saran hair with a burgundy hair bow
  • Printed cotton dress with white cotton lace trim and coordinating belt with antiqued gold buckle and a burgundy bow at the collar
  • Burgundy cotton knit tights
  • Nude patyhose
  • Black faux leather shoes
  • Stand
  • E 500
Another Dreary day with her pale blue eyes arrived yesterday at Drearydom Larks (the name of my Doll Collection/blog - since Agnes Dreary was my first ever Tonner doll). With her hair pulled back/bow, the lace trim on her dress, and the mutton sleeves - this latest Agnes is very Victorian in style. The new body is fabulous! She looks much better "in person" than her PR pic. I love Agnes Dreary!

Tonner pic

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

American Horror Story: Coven

Agnes and the Grimmsters

grown up - perhaps. LOL see the trailer below
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"American Horror Story: Coven" tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
Frances Conroy

Gabourey Sidibe and Jessica Lange

Taissa Farmiga And Emma Roberts

And they are fabulous -

Luis posted this on Prego. I can't stop laughing! A bit of normal people versus the others. I'll let you decide which is which. : )

Sunday, September 8, 2013

3 of 3 Dolls of Interest September 8, 2013

The three of three doll artist whose creations have captured my heart is Nikki Britt. Her dolls - the elf creatures. Esp. Farber Faun


2 od 3 Dolls of Interest September 9, 2013

This is easy.  ANYTHING Dale Zentner. Tried for a Tessa all of 2012/13w/  no luck. When a doll is completed (full set) Dale emails interested buyers. First to respond has the option to purchase the doll.

Some examples of Dale's work:

Tessa in assorted face-ups, hair colors, fashions, and eye colors.

The new Cassie -

Dale Zentner's face-up on Dollstown collection

1 of 3 Dolls of Interest September 8, 2013

My initial title was "Doll of Interest." Too general. A year needed to be added. The dolls of interest have changed drastically for me since my serious collecting commented in 2007 with Tonner's Agnes Dreary.

The latest wished for line-up. 1 of 3

Marbled Halls - Connie's SPROCKETS named Glum

The link for Marbled Halls directly below
Added 9/16/2013 - amazing Meek and Glum Sprockets by Cecile Boiron

Friday, September 6, 2013

Loving Gatsby - again

The mid 1970s found us re-loving Gatsby through Redford and Farrow in the latest film version. Women were wed wearing floppy hats instead of veils and the men sported white trousers, shoes, and colorful jackets as serious fashion. 2013 took the pink suit to DiCaprio and again the ladies look for their fashions swinging and their men driving Model As. My BDFF Penne from GA created Gatsby for my Dollmore Eve and she is smashing from her cloche -
to the beading on her dress
and every other little detail.
Had to display Eve with more time-related items: a craftsman house and a book featuring William Morris textiles. Thank you, Penne, for dressing Eve! PS I love the seamed stockings!