Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Josefina's New Goodies


While I was in Costa Rica, I thought I would pick up some cute stuff for Josefina.  Also, since coming back, I have acquired her desk, heirlooms (shawl, choker, and fan), bedside table, niña doll, and Christmas dress.

In this photo, you can see her new shawl draped over the end of her bed, her niña doll in her arm, her writing desk, her bedside table, and all her new handmade pottery from Costa Rica.  As you can see, she got A LOT of pottery.  La Suegra went a little crazy buying them for me, but of course, I don't mind :)  They are really cute, and very well made.  And she bought all of them for around $3.  Fantastic!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beautiful Clodrey Crissy Reroot


I purchased a TLC Clodrey Crissy from France some time ago with the intent of rerooting her. 

Here's the poor girl as I received her.  She was nasty and horrible.  You can see I gave her a bath, and I cleaned her eyes.  Then I removed what was left of her hair.  Then, poor Crissy sat, head detached, for 6 months.  I finally decided it wasn't fair to her, because I have too many projects and not enough time, so I listed her on eBay. 

Di from Austrailia bought her, and completely rerooted and dressed her.  Here are the new photos:

Simply gorgeous!

She is just so stunning.  I was jealous :)  Luckily, Di agreed to do some trading with me somewhere down the road! How lucky!  We are going to trade dolls for services.  I just have to decide what doll I want rerooted, then choose a doll to send to Di for payment.  I can't wait! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kirsten's Collection....Squeeeeeeeal!!!!


Call me crazy...go ahead, it's fine.  I drove 3.5 hours one way today to Savannah, Georgia, to pick up a lot of Kirsten items I found on Craigslist. The best part: it was only $250. I will easily make that money back by selling off duplicate pieces, including the Kirsten doll. Not only was it a lot, but it practically filled in my entire collection, so now, I'm only missing a few pieces!  In fact, the only two furniture pieces I'm now missing are her bed and bedside table.  Woo hoo!  In honor of my now almost complete collection, I took some catalog-like photos of Kirsten's stories, and everything that is included :)

Kirsten's School Story
I am now missing the actual slate bag, and the piece of chalk.

Kirsten's Christmas Story

I am now missing one Saint Lucia bun, the candle that goes in the candle holder, and the blue tray.

Kirsten's Birthday Story

I am now missing Kirsten's daisy wreath, the pitcher, the heart shaped cake, Mama cat, and the little quilt square.

Kirsten's Summer Story

I am now missing one honey pot, one fish, fishing pole, one frog, two crickets, and the bird whistle.

Kirsten's Winter Story

Winter story is complete!  Not pictured is the skirt to her flannel underwear, but I found it after taking the photo :)

Also not pictured are the last two pages in the catalog of Kirsten's collection, Kirsten's Treasures and Collections.  Today I got the trunk, the candle and candleholder from her Nighttime Necessities, her housecoat and one sockor.  This leaves me missing her bed, her washstand, her Book of Fables, her footstove, and her Dirndl and Kerchief.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy :) :) :)