I love doll houses and dolls and oldfashioned teddy bears and some new and rabbits and … let’s just say I enjoy many toys and toy making gives me a great pleasure, it makes me smile inside. I can spend hours admiring dolls and if I dared I would spend hours playing too. I played longer than many of my friends as a child, got a second chance when the girls were young and hopefully will get a third when the grandchildren eventually, hopefully someday, come.
To be completely honest here, I must admit that I play just a tiny bit every chance I get. I made these dolls a long time ago (reproductions of Heubach dolls, June Coquette and Singing Susanna). We have a huge doll house that my husband built when the girls were tiny and I’m now remodelling that house for these dolls. Earlier all kinds of dolls and animals resided in the house, but most often just Barbie-dolls. The reason why I’m remodelling the house is the fact that when the girls were small it had to be put together as fast as possible and the finishing which I did then is not nice at all but it served its purpose fine then. Now that this house no longer is in use, I get to play with it. I’m in the process of gathering the stuff needed for lighting and I need to make sort of a plan for it and then drill holes for wiring. I’m not doing the house in the right scale.
So, let me introduce to you Martta and Amanda (after my grandmothers). Amanda is very musical, she sings and plays violin and is very shy and quiet. Martta is more mischievous and more like a tomboy. The character building is yet not complete and small details will be added with time. They are going to have pets as well. I will keep you posted.
Martta and Amanda have some clothing but they will need a lot more and right now I’m making stockings for them. They just got new nice shoes and they need new stockings. The old ones are too thick to fit into these.
The rest of the pictures of the doll house are from the National Museum Dollhouse.
Two more whole weeks until Christmas! I hope you have time to stop and enjoy the anticipation.