Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday.....Dollies, A Sweetie And A Question??? :-)

Well Girlies.... Pink Saturday sure sneaked right up on me! I can't believe it's already January 8th! Wow!

Our dear Beverly hosts this wonderful MEME.....You'll find her and all of the other sweet and creative girlies at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com

I'd like to introduce you to the dearest little peach today. Her name is Gwendolyn at acharminghome.blogspot.com

You really must pop over and meet this sweet gal. You'll love her. Promise! You'll be uplifted and charmed, I'm sure. ;-) She's having a GIVEAWAY too! You know how we love a giveaway, don't we girlies?


Now, for my little pink today. Yep, I know..........I've posted these dollies before. It was so dark and dreary all day here in the Northwest I just couldn't take any decent pictures.

No problem I told myself.......I'll just dig into the archives. :-) I hope you don't mind.

My daughter collects all things Dionne Quintuplet and this is one of her dolls. Several years ago she asked me to make her a new outfit as her Christmas gift........she was nekkid! :-)




I loved making this for her...........I could sit and do handwork all day long if I had time.




And, this is Betty Sue. No, she wasn't marketed as Betty Sue, but that's what my girl named her when she was just a little gal. I think she got her for Christmas when she was about 4 or so.

She got her AGAIN for Christmas when she was about 6 or so......she LOVED her and had played with her so much her cloth body was shot............we didn't have much so I made her a new body and tons of clothes, quilts, blankets, and a little bed. She was just as thrilled the second time around.

The little outfit above was the THIRD time around! She asked for a new outfit for her too....

Mama does love making doll clothes. :-) And, pleasing my girl............she's VERY sentimental!



Ok..........I have a question too!

How would I go about making a little Bellamere Cottage button for my blog? Maybe, just maybe somebody might want one?

And, I've been trying to do another blog for my favorite girlies and can't figure out how do it? I lost nearly all of you when I was dinking around on my blog one day. I can't figure out what happened there......I'm so sorry. And, I want to add you all back.

It just keeps popping up with THIS blog. I'd like Bellamere Cottage Two?

Oh how I'd appreciate your help.



Have a wonderful weekend dearhearts.

Big hugs and lovies!
Spence


xoxoxoxo



38 comments:

  1. Good morning precious Spencer! Well, I sure don't know how you would create the button of which you speak....or maybe, you go to your dashboard, go to gadgets and use Javascript? I think it is there where you can apply an image and a link as well. Are you interested in doing another blog? COOL! I think that it what you would do. It is not hard. Just find Javascript when you hit gadgets. Your dollies are simply sweet, like you! Anita

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  2. What a sweet sweet doll, and a very well dressed doll too!! ;)
    I too am still trying to figure out some bloggie stuff so I'm afraid I am no help at all.
    Happy Pink Saturday
    Hugs ♥ Teresa

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  3. I love vintage dolls and your sweet clothes are a marvel! What beautiful work you do! Thanks for sharing this as I have not seen it before. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Love, love, love the dolls and the clothes you've made are just stunning. What a gift. I remember trying to make Barbie clothes, wow was that hard. You just did a fabulous job and I love the designs and fabrics. So sorry I am the absolute worst at anything on the computer. I sure hope someone can help you. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Oh how I love your dolls! My Mom used to make doll clothes for my dolls and I wish that I still had them. (sniff)
    The little coat is so adorable, your work is amazing.
    I love Gwendolyn's blog too. She's a sweetie.

    Can't help you with the button thingee, I'm not that techno savy!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. Spencer...cute little baby dolls...Happy Saturday...

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  7. It's hard to explain here but get in contact with me, honey, and we'll get it done for you.

    I love the dolls no matter how often you post them! ;-) Adorable,

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  8. Spencer, such sweet dolls and adorable clothes! Love your handwork.

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  9. Those dolls are sooo sweet! Takes me back to when my teenager was a toddler:) fun days!
    As far as making a button...I did make one for my blog but you think I remember how??? lol! I know I googled it to get the instructions and code, then I had to upload the photo to photobucket....after that, I'm not sure!!
    good luck girl &
    have a great weekend!
    paula

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  10. Hi Spencer,
    I love the doll clothes you made for your girlie!! My Grand rec'd an American girl dool and it would be nice to have clothes for her. The ones they sell are rather pricy...I'll keep looking at the thrift stores.
    I have NO IDEA on how to make a button..sorry
    Happy Weekend.
    Deb :)

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  11. Hi Spencer ~ love the little dollies...how adorable! I wish I had kept all my dolls that I had growing up :(

    Wish I could help you with the blog problem...I'm not much of a computer wiz when it comes to that...but yet I work on a computer all day!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  12. Spence, your little "girls" are dear. Makes me want to go up in the attic and pull down my box of childhood dolls. They shouldn't be up there in the cold! Thanks for sending me over to visit Gwendolyn. She has a pretty site. Hope you'll stop by for a visit. I'm sharing chocolates today!

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  13. Well Spence I'm sorry I can't help you on your 2nd blog or button, but I can tell you how SWEET that doll is. We brought Brittany one nearly Identical to Betty Sue. Her name was Louis, yes a boy name in French.
    She's still with us downstairs in a Rubber Maid with all her pretty clothes. I kept Brittany's cutest outfits to put on Louis. They were all from France and Germany. Oh...I'm going to pull her out and brush her hair, put her on my bed and enjoy her like I have enjoyed your daughters.
    Thanks for the memories Spencer.
    Happy PS I'm not participating this week. We have company.
    Love Claudie
    xxoxoxo

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  14. Oh Spencer, I wish I was better at the computor thing. I have more than one blog and don't know why a second one is not working for you. It's like starting the first one isn't it......hummmmm. I have to think about this question a little more. I do hope you find someone that can help you, I am sure someone would come forward.
    Now, as for the button this would be my guess: find a little picture that you like. Then, bloggers would copy it, put it on their blogs and link it back to your blog. I would guess that is how it's done, but I don't have a button so I am not too sure. Good luck with this as well.
    I love what you made the little dolly, so much talent in your hands Spencer, Happy Pink Saturday and please don't stress, it's going to come together for you, this I am sure of, Char

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  15. Hi Spencer! I remember this beautiful dolly, and she's still a beautiful sight to behold! Wish I could help you with bloggy mechanics, but I still feel like a novice myself. I'm coming up to a full year soon though!... Happy Pink Saturday to you, and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ((hugs)) ~tina

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  16. I love your doll clothes, especially the little coat...just gorgeous

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  17. Hi there Spencer,
    I just found your lovely blog. I love the tutorials. I have a chair that I am going to recover and I love, love the candleholders...they are so romantic and girly.
    I found you through Sally at chicroses. I just found her too.
    I am having a giveway. Stop by if you like. Have a wonderful day and god bless.
    Leslie @ Orphaned Decor

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  18. Spencer, I'm the lady you need to talk to! Email me privately and I'll sort you out (also the blog button). Most of everything you need is on my Computery page, and any tutorials not there - just ask me and I'll tell you how to do it. Don't despair, there IS a way!

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  19. LOve the dolls and your a great designer. The outfits are so sweet. YOu definatly could not buy soemthing that good at the stores around here. I hope you got the help you needed on your blog and blog button.

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  20. Hi Spencer!

    First of all - that outfit is amazing! You are so darn talented! The Dionne quintuplet doll reminds me of my Tiny Tears (which my mother threw out - she had hand-made clothes from my Grandmother - grrr.)

    Someone else created my button, but if you google 'how to make a blog button' there are all sorts of tutorials out there. You should be able to figure it out from their instructions. I'd love to have your button on my blog.

    Can't you just click the "Start a New Blog" Button? Or if you want to link it in to your blog, you can have a different http address but still have it registered under your email address and password. I think that is what I did when I created my awards page. I also created a test blog - still under my sign in name and password - but I gave it a different title, if that makes sense.

    I don't know if that helps!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    xo
    Claudia

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  21. Hi Spence, Looks like Connie can fix you up with your button & blog, if you need help though let me know:>) I adore the handwork and doll clothes you made! So beautiful!

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  22. I don't know about the blog button. I'm still trying to figure out why my blog has no feeds. :-)

    I love all the doll clothes. You're a talented needleworker. That applique and blanket stitch jacket is so pretty. The black and white toile fabric is great too.

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  23. Hello darling! Thank you for coming to visit my cold corner of the country! Your sweet comments warm me up....grab whatever photo you want dearest. Isn't that a great photo of the chandelier in the van? And...you need not wait for your creativity to come! YOU ARE ALREADY THERE! I do hope that you feel better. The sunshine will come again. Bisous to my sweet Spencer!! Anita

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  24. Hi Spencer,

    How lucky is your daughter to have such a talented Mom! The dolls are precious and the clothes are to die for! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Hugs,

    Tammi

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  25. Those doll clothes are so beautiful. That white coat is just gorgeous. You do such beautiful work. I can tell that you really love doing it. I think your daughter is very lucky to have such a loving mama! Hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  26. Big hugs to you sweet Spencer, oh how I have missed you all here in blogland :) I love you doll she is just adorable and how clever are you with making her little outfits :)I hope you have been well while I've been away.
    Take care sweetness!!
    Melly:)
    xo

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  27. Hello Spencer, I *HEART* those beautiful dolls and they are so well dressed. I was thinking the first outfit was just adorable and then I saw the second. You are indeed a very creative and loving mum.

    Have a lovely Sunday, Bonnie

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  28. What beautiful handwork on your little dolls jacket and I agree handwork is so peaceful it would be easy to sit with it all day. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  29. I'm a day late and a dollar short with my Pink Saturday visits. The sun was shining too bright yesterday and just like a little kid I couldn't stop marveling at how lovely it was as it beamed through my lace curtains and puddled on the floor. My cats were in heaven.

    So, here I am today, a little late but thinking that I got a bonus because I avoided all the traffic!

    Lovely blog and the sweetest pinks that you shared. Thank you so much for making this such a lovely Sunday for me.

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  30. HI Spencer!
    What a darling doll and sweet story of how you Re-made that special doll and her clother for your daughter! Just darling!

    Have a blessed week!
    Lorena

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  31. Spencer... the sweet dolls and the clothes that you made are adorable...

    luck on the button... not my realm... hugs. Dixie

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  32. Happy PiNk to you, Spencer

    I love the dolly and those outfits are over the top beautiful.

    Have a lovely day,
    Stephanie

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  33. You are really a talented seemstress Spencer! What an amazing outfit you made~ I am in awe! I follow so many blogs now, I get confused about where I've been, but I need to get here more often! Cindy

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  34. I think I am in love with Betty Sue! She is a darling little doll. Thanks for the mention in your post. I really appreciate it.
    Blessings to you always!
    Gwen

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  35. You get so many wonderful comments from your friends. :) So tell me something - why does one want a button? I don't know what they are. And how do so many people have so many pink things? I love it. I went looking around myself and I have hardly any pick. I'm feeling like a misfit. I wrote on my blog today about SPD and Dyslexia - got some good comments. I've missed you. I have to start buying some pink things!
    sandie

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  36. HPS Late! I just love the felt outfit! How sweet of you to make clothes for her dolls...and so cute.

    I get my sewing machine tomorrow...that means slipcovers soon.

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  37. Good Afternoon Spencer!! I love your doll clothes...you do beautiful handwork, I especially like that little coat, it's adorable.
    Sue @ Rue Mouffetard

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Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!
Spencer