Thursday, November 10, 2005
I thought I was going to put this doll in the red dress on ebay today, until I decided she needed a little dolly to hold. Well I've had this paper mache doll sitting around my workroom for almost a year,but she was nekkid! It took me ALL DAY to make her some clothes! This is where I'm at, and I'm ready to go to bed. LOL! Tomorrow I hope I get the time to add some ribbon roses to her bonnet.
I love books written for kids! I think its an instant gratification thing-I can actually finish them quickly! haha! Here is a book that suprised me at how good it was! It is called "Dollmakers and their Stories", by Krystyna Poray Goddu. It is a series of biographies that are somewhat chronological in their effect on the doll world and its more modern development.The first one is Martha Jenks Chase,which is very interesting-especially the speculation on her face molding secret! It also covers Kathe Kruse, Sasha Morgenthaller,
Madame Alexander and Ruth Handler(of Barbie fame). What I really liked about it was that you really got a fairly good sense of what each of these women were really like, and what motivated them to do what they did. I really enjoyed this book and was able to find it in my local library-in the juvenile section of course! LOL!