Sunday, July 16, 2017

Crashing computers

Sorry there have been no new posts.
My computer crashed and I  lost all my pictures and stories. I  know I  should have backed them up. I was always going to and never did.
I found some of the pictures in the Picasa archives and I  had many of the stories written in notebooks.
I will be back, but it may be a while.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bed from a box

I think any of us who like tangerines will recognize this box.
I know I have had a lot of them over time.

Each time I emptied one of them,
I wondered what they could be used for.
Then one day I decided that they look sort of like a bed!

So I painted them.

And because the writing showed through
I cover them with scrap book paper.

I covered the bottom with felt

I made a mattress for each one

Each one got a quilt and a pillow with a pillow case.

Today I moved them into the girls room.

Yellow for Honey Buns.

 Red for Cinnamon.

The girls loved them,  but they decided that
they needed new pajamas to go with their new beds!
I told them that they needed to talk to Hermoine.
She had a new sewing machine.
Now we wait to see how that goes!!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

The new sewing machine

I use props for my doll pictures.
I get these props from a number of different places.
This week I was in Target and found this set.
It is called  "It Seams Perfect".
It was designed for the 18 inch dolls.

This is Hailey by Our Generation.
 This is the doll it was designed for. 
There is a picture of this doll on the box,
actually sitting at the machine.
As you can see,   she is to big.

This doll is also 18 inches tall.
She is by Madame Alexander.
The dress form is fine, but the sewing machine
and the sewing table is to small.

 This is Lola.  She is 10 inches tall.
She is a BJD by Berdine Creedy.
She is a bit to small.

 This doll is 14 inches tall.
She is Dell,  by Hearts 4 Hearts.
The scale looks good for her.

But,  she can not sit with her feet under the table.

 So I tried Nanny.    She fits fine.
She did inform me that she really 
doesn't have time to sew!

This is Hermione, by Robert Tonner. 
She is 17 inches tall.
She can sit nicely.
And she says she loves to sew.

NOTE:   I love the things that Our Generation makes.
But rarely do they work for 18 inch dolls.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

For the love of a giraffe

It seems like the whole world is giraffe crazy!!
Including the dolls in the Big Red House.

Michael dug out his animals today
just to find the giraffe.

He even made April and Oliver a pen.

Good job Michael.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New dress

Look at me!!!
I got a new dress.

My human said I was doing a good job on the blog.
It gives her more time to sew,
so I got a new dress.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

To recycle

Do you recycle??
The dolls in the big red house recycle.

We just got a brand new recycle bin.
Do you like the color? 
It is so much better than the ones the town gives out.

Now if only the boys would use it.
They say it is too pink!!!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The little red scooter

Today our human was cleaning out closets.
She found this red scooter that she said belonged to
some bunny named Hoppy.  But he doesn't live here any more.
She said she was going to give it to good Will.
I thought it was great that Will was good and deserved a new toy.
but I thought maybe Cinnamon would enjoy playing with it.
Our human agreed!!

Hello, my name is Cinnamon.
Zoe Madison talked our human into letting
me play with this red scooter.
She said I could play with it as long as I did not ride it in the house!

This was so much fun to play with.
I am glad that I was able to play with it.
I feel bad for Will and I hope he continues to be good.
Maybe the next toy can be his!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The take over!!

Hello,  my name is Zoe Madison.
I have decided to take over this blog!!!

My human says that nothing ever happens
in the Big Red House that is worth writing about.
Boy is she wrong.
So I decided to take over. 

There is always something going on around here

Like today,   I am making my own snack.
Now how often do you read about a doll making her own snack?

 I know our human is busy all the time.
She is always making us new clothes and such.

 But I don't want to see this blog end.

Now I may not post every day.
But I do plan to let everyone know what is going on.

Stay tuned!!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New year

Our little New Years baby  (sort of)

Being a New Years baby is tiring

SuzyQ  "Ellery,  what are you doing on the floor?
Do you think you are baby New Year?"

SuzyQ  "I think it is time for baby New Year to take a nap!
And we need to give the top hat back to the snowman!"