A sweet, vintage bunting for Baby Dear
Yesterday, I went to a doll show with some of my doll club friends. What fun! First, I found a flannel doll bunting which I knew would be a perfect fit for Baby Dear.
Then I picked up this lace-edged, linen hankie. In pink. I can just see it becoming a special doll dress. I love the crochet edging. And did I mention, it's pink?
I fell in love with this little bisque doll at first sight. She only stands about 12" tall, and has a rivet jointed, kid leather body. Her bisque head is perfect, but alas, she has lost her left arm. So I will be on the lookout for a new one for her. She still has her original, mohair wig, although it is a bit sparse. Nothing that a sweet, little bonnet can't remedy.
She was made by the German doll manufacturer, Armand Marseille, probably over 100 years ago, and is marked "AM 3200 DEP".
I have a delicate piece of pink handkerchief linen and some old cotton laces that I think would work up nicely into a new dress for her.
I bought this high chair for Sophie's dolls. She has a smaller high chair for her little babies, but her big babies just won't fit into it. So she was thrilled when I brought this one home. She immediately plunked my 20" Madame Alexander "Puddin" doll into it and it was a perfect fit! I may paint it, once the weather warms up. Pink, of course.
And last, but not least, a sweet cradle for Baby Dear. I believe I will be painting this pink, also. Or maybe white. And if I get really industrious, I'll make a bedding set for it. I have so many vintage reproduction fabrics that would work well. Baby Dear has a cradle "all her own" in the book, so our Baby Dear needed one too. It sits on the floor at the end of Sophie's bed. I love watching Sophie put Baby Dear to bed. Doll shows are the best!