Friday, August 31, 2012

Repainted Franklin Mint Scarlett

I posted a photo of this doll a long time ago. She went to a friend who was glad enough to send me a photo of it. I think she looks good in that red robe dress made by Franklin Mint. I repainted the hairline here to lessen that "wigged" look. Thanks Beth for this. I had to post it as you took a good photo of her.  No photoshop here.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thank you Tonner!!!

This was my most delightful surprise this week. Tonner,  you may be miles away, but you always manage to bring me closer to you all the time. Congratulations to you too Tamara Radiola Gavrysh! The gown did it! You are amazing!!
Thank you Tonner!  Never have I experienced a closer doll-customer relationship as I have with you.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

More to come!

This is the latest creation by Tamara Gavrysh of Ukraine: gown, jewelry and amazing embroidery
Tonner Carol Barrie doll wearing "A Sensible Notion" wig.
I placed the headline (More to Come) because this gown is actually designed for a particular doll.
I just couldn't help letting you see how it looks -- partially. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Ukraine Woman's Instinct and Creativity: Recreating a MET Theatre de la Mode Lanvin Dress

 What you are about to see is not the full dress yet but merely the hat. I have  The talent. Rodiola or Tamara from Ukraine. A self-learned doll seamstress with a great eye for material, color and craft. We corresponded and agreed to re-create a Met Museum online photo of a Lanvin Dress {"Marie-Blanche di Pietro, French, 1897-1888). Doll (for gratitude train) 1949, for Lanvin (French, founded 1889; Metal, plaster, silk, feathers. The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art).  I was amazed at Rodiola's choice of material -- black gown here is not the one yet, and her craft which extends from the making of dresses, jewelry and hats down to shoes. She's a one woman doll shop in the making. Watch out for Rodiola aka as Tamara. She's going to rock the doll world soon!