A MAGICAL WHIMSY

A MAGICAL WHIMSY IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING DOLL MAKING SITES, MIXED MEDIA SITES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR'S SITES. PLEASE VIEW MY SIDE BARS FOR VARIOUS LINKS TO CREATIVE ARTIST'S SITES.

Friday, June 12, 2015

IT'S HERE! WORLD DOLL DAY, THE SECOND SATURDAY IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

I AM A BIT EARLY POSTING ABOUT THE DOLLS I OWN.  BUT OTHERWISE, I WILL BE LATE!
SO HERE GOES...


I WILL BEGIN BY SHOWING A MIXED MEDIA DOLL WHICH I MADE IN THE 'BELLA ART DOLL' WORKSHOP HOSTED BY JOANNA PIEROTTI.  THIS WAS THE SWEETEST DOLL TO MAKE, FROM A MADAME ALEXANDER VINTAGE DOLL HEAD WHICH WAS EMBELLISHED WITH PAINT, GLUED ON HAIR, FLOCKED FLOWERS, AND HAND PAINTED ROSES.  WE KIND OF HAD TO 'WING IT' WITH THE ROSES AND TEACH OURSELVES HOW TO DO A CABBAGE STYLE ROSE WITH SWIRLS OF PAINT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS TO FORM THE PAINTED PETALS.   I HAVE A SEPARATE POST BELOW IN MEMORY OF JOANNA PIEROTTI WHO PASSED AWAY INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF HER HEAVENLY FATHER IN MARCH 2015, OF THIS YEAR.  


THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE FUZZY. IT IS OF A MARIE ANTOINETTE PRINTED FABRIC DOLL, WITH EMBELLISHMENTS ON A FRENCH STYLE PILLOW I CREATE FOR ONE OF MY PAST GIVEAWAYS.

SISTER AND BROTHER DOLLS MADE BY PATTY CAKE PRIMITIVES.  I ADORE THESE DOLLS! THEY ARE EXQUISITELY CREATED WITH PAPER CLAY AND DRESSED IN HANDMADE VINTAGE STYLE CLOTHING. THEIR BODIES, ARMS, AND LEGS ARE SOFT.  THEY ARE ABOUT ELEVEN INCHES IN THE SITTING POSITION.  THEY ARE FOR SALE FOR $160.00 WHICH INCLUDES SHIPPING.  I AM ONLY TAKING PERSONAL CHECKS, OR UNITED STATES POSTAL ORDERS.  IF INTERESTED PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION. PATTY CAKE PRIMITIVES DOLLS HAVE BEEN FEATURED NUMEROUS TIMES IN BOTH ART DOLL QUARTERLY AND PRIMS MAGAZINES BY STAMPINGTON.COM
TWO MORE COMPANION DOLLS FROM MY OWN COLLECTION WHICH WERE MADE BY RHISSANNA. THIS IS 'RABBIT AND HER ALICE DOLL' . YOU CAN FIND HER DOLL MAKING BLOG LINK ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.  SHE MAKES THE MOST AMAZING DOLLS AND THEY ARE FOR SALE IN HER ETSY SHOP.
I OWN AN AMAZING PUPPET STYLE WALL STAGE CREATED BY SHERRI DE BOW.  I KEEP IT UNDER WRAPS ON MY WALL SO NO DUST CAN GET INTO IT.  IT IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION.  IT IS A RARE, FIRST ORIGINAL, CREATED BY SHERRI ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO.  IT IS SURROUNDED ON ALL SIDES BY A BRIGHT RED WOODEN FRAME WHICH IS ABOUT TWO INCHES DEEP ON ALL SIDES.  I WOULD PART WITH IT FOR $250.00 SHIPPING WOULD BE PAID BY ME.  ALSO, I AM ONLY ACCEPTING  PERSONAL CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION OR UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER ONLY AT THIS TIME.  LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS RARE PIECE. SHERRI DE BOW'S DOLLS HAVE GRACED THE COVER OF ART DOLL QUARTERLY AND BETWEEN ITS PAGES MANY TIMES.
HERE IS A ANOTHER VIEW OF THE PUPPET STAGE, WITH LARGE, GOLD, POLKA DOTS ON THE RED PAINTED 'STAGE'. IT IS ABOUT 18 1/2 INCHES TALL BY 16 1/2 INCHES WIDE. THE DOLLS ARE ON MARIONETTE STRINGS ATTACHED AT THE TOP WITH THE WOODEN CROSSED 'CONTROLS'.  THIS IS A DISPLAY PIECE ONLY. NOT A FULLY FUNCTIONING PUPPET STAGE. IT IS TRULY A MAGICAL CONVERSATION PIECE WHICH COMPLEMENTS A CIRCUS THEME.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A BETTER VIEW.
ALICE AND HER BUNNY BY MICHELLE SYLVIA OF 'THE BLACKBERRY BRIAR' BLOG. MADE IN 2011.  MOST OF MY DOLLS IN MY COLLECTION ARE FOR SALE RIGHT NOW.  THIS DOLL IS ABOUT 9 INCHES TALL AND SHE IS MADE OF CREATIVE PAPER CLAY, HAND-PAINTED, DRESSED LIKE ALICE, WITH HAND PAINTED 'HOOKED' WHITE BOOTS.  WITH HER RABBIT HOW CAN ANYONE RESIST THIS PLAYFUL, WHIMSICAL PAIR!  $75.00 INCLUDES SHIPPING.  UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER OF PERSONAL CHECK WITH IDENTIFICATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE LEAVE YOU EMAIL IN THE COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED. 
LADY OF DEL MAR BY DEIRDRA DOAN.  WITH SEA SHELL EMBELLISHMENTS. SEATED, SHE IS ELEVEN INCHES TALL.  $85.00 WITH SHIPPING.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED.  UNITED POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR PERSONAL CHECK WITH IDENTIFICATION.   DEIRDRA HAS BEEN FEATURED IN ART DOLL QUARTERLY MAGAZINE.
I ADORE BAGGARAGGS DOLLS!  I HAVE A DOLL VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE CALLED 'BOTANICA FAE'.  THE DOLLS SHE MAKES HAVE THEIR OWN LITTLE STORY TO GO WITH THEM WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE DOLLS.  PLEASE CHECK MY LEFT SIDEBAR FOR BAGGARAGGS' BLOG LINK.  HER ETSY SHOP IS LISTED ON HER RIGHT SIDE OF HER BLOG, AND SHE DOES HAVE A FEW DOLLS IN HER SHOP RIGHT NOW!
THIS DOLLS IS WENDY WITH HER CAT, AND MONSTER IN THE CALDRON.  SHE WAS CREATED BY MEALY MONSTER DOLLS.  I ADORE THE CREATURES SHE CREATES.  THIS DOLL STANDS ABOUT 9 INCHES TALL.  THE DOLL, WITH HER CAT AND MONSTER IN THE CALDRON IS $95.00 SHIPPING IS PAID.  I AM ONLY ACCEPTING UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDERS AT THIS TIME OR PERSONAL CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION.  PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DETAILS FOR THIS DOLL SET.
MY HUSBAND GAVE ME AN ADORABLE RED RIDING DOLL FOR MY BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR, CREATED BY DOLL ARTIST DIANNA EFFNER.  A 1988 VINTAGE DOLL BY EDWIN M. KNOWLES CHINA COMPANY. THERE IS EVEN A LITTLE STORY BOOKLET WHICH COMES WITH THE DOLL.  NO, THIS DOLL IS NOT FOR SALE. SORRY!  SHE IS TOO BELOVED TO PART WITH.
I WILL BE POSTING MORE DOLLS LATER IN THE WEEKEND.  MORE FROM MY OWN COLLECTION. 

I HOPE MORE PEOPLE CAN PARTICIPATE AS THE WEEK GOES ALONG.  THERE IS NO TIME FRAME TO DO A BLOG POST ABOUT YOUR OWN DOLLS.  JUST LEAVE A COMMENT IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE JUST FOR FUN!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  I WAS NOT INTENDING TO POST DOLLS FOR SALE, BUT DECIDED I MIGHT AS WELL.  IT ALWAYS GOES FOR A WORTHY CAUSE, HELPING FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE HAVING A HARD TIME IN THIS ECONOMY.

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

POSTED by Teresa

7 comments:

Gina said...

What a wonderful collection. I too am a Rhissanna fan :D Here is a link to my post for World Doll day, showing just a few of the dolls I made so far :D http://daydreambeliever-gina.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/world-doll-day.html

Jennifer said...

How fabulous! I simply adore every one of them. They are so whimsical and delightful! Treasures, each and every one.

Debi said...

Yes I posted on my FB...and excitement began for this wonderful celebration! Dear creative hearts, Gina & Rhissanna, lead the charge!
I love your post and I fancy Raggarags? I must research this technique. Thank you so must for alerting us to this special celebration!
xDebi

Rhissanna said...

Aww Teresa, it's so nice to see Miss R White and Alice again! She looks very happy in that chair. Thank you so much and thank you for mentioning the shop! You have some lovely dolls in your collection; the Sheri DeBow theater is just fabulous!

L J Dogsmom said...

Thank you for sharing such treasures. I have some very special antique dolls that are much older than I am, and because it hurts to admit that dolls my age are also rightfully considered antiques also. The most precious may not always be the most well made but have come from the heart of the person who created it.

HollyHorrorshow said...

I'd love to feature you and your lovely dolls on my blog. You can get all the info here: http://hollyshorrorland.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-doll-days-of-summer-2015.html

Denise said...

We have so much in common Teresa.I've been one of Your followers for a long time and was reminded once again why I follow You.We both love the world of dolls,We both love fantasy and writing fantasy.We both love to visit Vanessa,We both live in CA. and last but of course not least We both love Jesus.See You at the Tea Party-Your sister in Christ-Denise