Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Little Jo's Doll Party - Callie and Jimmy help Kyla To Go Home

A couple of weeks ago I was wondering around at our local Volunteers of America Thrift Store and came across a very sad looking doll.  She was lying on a shelf beneath a pile of other outcast dolls.  She had no clothes or shoes on.  Her hair was scrunched up by a rubber band into a tangled mess on top of her hair,  but her face and body were clean and without marks of any kind.  She came home with us that day. Her name is Kyla.  Her tag said that she was a Journey Doll.  Callie and Jimmy Joe watched patiently as our new friend's hair was washed and all of the tangles were combed out a few strands at a time.  Grandma let her wear Meredith's birthday T-shirt and Megan's bright pink slacks. 

Little Jo's Doll Party - 18 inch dolls, Journey doll Kyla, Callie, Boy Doll
Jimmy Joe was immediately smitten by Kyla's lovely face and her long beautiful curling hair. He made sure that he was the first one of the dolls to welcome pretty Kyla and to introduce himself.
Little Jo's Doll Party - 18 inch dolls, Journey doll Kyla, Callie, Boy Doll

Callie was quick to point out to Jimmy Joe that they were barely able to take care of all the dolls that are already living at Grandma's house.
Little Jo's Doll Party - 18 inch dolls, Journey doll Kyla, Callie, Boy Doll
Callie found a USPS Priority *MAIL* box that was perfect to hold Lovely Kyla safely for a long journey to another family.  Jimmy helped Kyla up to the top of the box and Callie helped Kyla to lower herself into the box.
Little Jo's Doll Party - 18 inch dolls, Journey doll Kyla, Callie, Boy Doll
 Jimmy Joe held back a tear as the box was packed and closed securely for a long journey across the country to JoAnn's home in Washington State.  JoAnn has a lovely doll family that will be so happy to welcome Kyla. 

Jimmy Joe will always wonder about what might have been but he is so happy to know Kyla will be loved and cared for.

Make sure that you stop by JoAnn's to visit at her Wednesday Wee Ones Post at Scene Through My Eyes
Oh... and before I forget to tell you, Leza caused quite an uproar among the dolls by having her hair all cut off and putting on a new doll wig last week..  She went from a bleached blond.....

  To a pretty girl doll with a lovely new hair style.
She tried on another wig (red hair) but thought she looked to much like Julia Roberts in it.
I agree.

Have a wonderful week!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Little Jo's New Friend's and Pretty New Dreeses

Life has been very busy lately. We celebrated Easter and Mother's Day then we traveled down to North Carolina to visit my son, DIL and Baby Eugenia on Monday after Mother's Day.  Dear Hubby's  oldest grandson celebrated his twentieth birthday, the youngest grandson made his First Holy Communion.  John's oldest granddaughter Kate graduated from high school. So many wonderful events in a short period of time. In the mean time New dolls wondered into my cart at the thrift stores,  Ebay had a tempting deal or two and several pretty new doll dresses were made.  First of all I want you to meet Rose.   Rose was found at the Volunteers of America Thrift Store a couple of months back It took several weeks of treatments with Benzoyl Peroxide to remove the many stains from her face, legs, and arms.  She has been bathed shampooed and dressed in a nice AG outfit that also came from the VOA.  She is posed here with our little Russian Heart for Heart doll Lillian.  Lillian is wearing her new white nightie. 
American Girl #24 (Rose) and Heart for Heart Doll Lillian (Lilly Ann)
I dressed the new AG Doll  in a new dress that I had made for Little Jo's AG doll Grace and took her along with Nora's doll (also named Nora) in a new party outfit to play with at the celebration party after James's First Communion. The girls had fun playing with the dolls and Little Jo named our new rescue AG doll Rose.  Nora got to keep her doll and Jo got to keep the new party dress for Grace.

The other new faces are Magic Attic Dolls Heather in her gray and pink poodle outfit and Allison in her bridesmaid dress.  Both dolls were bought at a Goodwill Store in Cleveland.  Heather is pictured below.
Pictured below are Kara Rose (top/left) Leza (middle/top) and Alana.  Kara Rose and Alana were bought on Toys"R"Us Ebay sight as a Flash Sale on the limited edition gift set each with an extra outfit for $29.99 for both dolls.
Allison (bottom/left) my unnamed TOMY Doll (bottom/middle) and Karito Kid Doll Lara (I think she is the Lara doll) (bottom/right)
The Karito doll pictured below is named Zoe (also an eBay purchase at a very lucky price) she is wearing Callie's lovely dress made by dotsydoodle.
The following dresses were all made from the same Simplicity pattern # 1220 view D(with adjustments for the thinner dolls).  I think it is the same pattern that dotsydoodle used for the dress Zoe is wearing.  Lady Mary looks lovely in a pretty blue morning glory print on a yellow background trimmed with a yellow polka dot pattern and blue rick rack.
Maggie is wearing a teal and aqua floral print trimmed in a lite aqua print and teal rick rack. (The stuffed easy chair was found at the VOA last week.)
Callie and Kate are wearing a variation of the same dress trimmed out slightly differently.

Speaking of Kate I thought you might like to see the lovely granddaughter she is named after.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this post Kate graduated this past week.  Her very proud grandfather made sure to be there as she left for her prom to take this picture. (I think the camera was not set for an indoor picture).
 The picture of Kate with her grandfather came out great.

Have a wonderful week!