Sunday, January 17, 2010

I just listed a new outfit on Ebay!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Madame L

I recently found a new blog, entitled Madame L, that is run by a lovely woman named Lisa who lives in California. Lisa, like so many of us, loves vintage fashion and fashion dolls. Her blog is a wonderful combination of these two passions, with a liberal amount of glamorous movie stars thrown in (like the divine Hedy Lamar, shown here...doesn't she look like Midnight Lace Gene??).
Lisa loves MadMen too, and she was intrigued by the recent FDQ article for which I made the women's costumes. When she asked me if I would like to be featured on her blog, talking a bit about my hobby, I jumped at the chance! I have a new doll/fashion friend now, and that is what I love about this hobby; I have met so many friendly, talented and creative people. And they are always just as good when we finally meet in person, which Lisa and I are still hoping to do.

So check our Madame L and add it to you favorites! It is definitely one of mine!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Midnight Lace Gene is HERE!

OMG, she is so adorable! As soon as she arrived I ripped open her box and put her in some clothes. She looks great in everything. Her heart shaped face is so sweet and I can't wait to make her some clothes for Valentine's Day! It's funny, because I never really warmed up to the 16" Gene, though I tried. But the mini version is a lot of fun, and I am looking forward to dressing her. These dolls are not easy to find, however, and they are expensive. Considering the fact that she is basically a lingerie doll, I think her retail price of $165.00 is pricey. But nevertheless, I had to have her. Now I need the other two...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I have been in California for the last few days attending a conference. The weather is amazing. It is so strange to walk outside without a coat or even a sweater. There are palm trees and we have a friendly hummingbird who hangs out in the palm tree near our balcony. Being caught up in the doings of my "real" life, I feel very removed from my "play" life. But I am getting another Black Party Monogram! What should I do with her? Should I have her re-rooted? What color? Should I try to get her re-painted? It is exciting to contemplate.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Those $%*@#* Monogram Dolls!

Monograms are crazy hard to find and crazy expensive. Is that why I am suddenly obsessed with them? Because I can't find any and can't afford them? A friend of mine (you know who you are, evil temptress) is responsible for getting me into this mess. The same with the mini Genes...Honestly, I couldn't have cared less when I first saw the Monograms and the mini Genes. I breathed a sigh of relief that I didn't have to have them (Poppy is another story for another day). But suddenly they haunt my sleep and everything I sew is for them. It is almost like the golden days of FR, when they could not be had for love or money.

Why do we always want what we can't find or afford?

I have found so many amazing blogs that I am jealous and want one of my own! We shall see if I can keep it up!

I recently collaborated with Maryann Roy, who creates the most amazing Mid Century Modern furniture in miniature, on an article on the AMC series Mad Men. Maryann made the sets and I designed the fashions for the female characters. What a fun project! The article is in the Winter 2009 issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly (FDQ). I put some of the fashions I made for the article on Ebay, hoping to reach some fellow Mad Men fanatics out there!