Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Annie's day...

I have lots of pictures with this post so be warned!

I joined Cindy's Travel doll swap.

My first Annie doll. I am so happy with how she turned out. I used this pattern by Denise White of The Cat's Pyjamas.
She also smells amazing because you stain her with a mix of coffee, cinnamon and vanilla...yummy!
I also gave her a belly button and heart but decided not to photograph them....after all, a girl needs her privacy.

The thing I was most worried about was making teeny weeny clothes but I managed to slog my way through. I threw out 3 pantaloons before getting them right...oh, and 3 tops....the pattern that came with Annie was too snug so I kept trying new 'versions.'

The tunic turned out really cute, I hand stitched the button holes since they are so teensy...gave me a new appreciation for not being Laura Ingalls...

See that teeny apron made from the cute picnic-y fabric?

Well....since I know Sandy loves to bake, I made HER one too! It turned out so well, I almost couldn't part with it.


here is a close up of Annie in her little basket with her baby doll and teeny journal...


a little notebook, cookie cutters, some baubles, a recipe and fairy fireplace...all for Fairy hunting!



Wait a minute!...why is there a Mardi Gras sign and Saints flag and VOODOO doll in her package?



Well, lets just say Annie had a GREAT time attending her FIRST Mardi Gras parade!

During the parade, Mr. VooDoo flew through the air in order to meet her....

You can see him whispering sweet nothings into her ear.


I think he is a bit over bearing though...she seems a tad frazzled by all the attention....I hope he didn't say anything inappropriate!


11 comments:

Sherry said...

I love your Annie! You did a great job!! I think they are quite addictive and the clothes are probably the hardest part of the whole thing. I always put a heart on mine too.

Have a great day!
Sherry

Sherry said...

I love your Annie! You did a great job!! I think they are quite addictive and the clothes are probably the hardest part of the whole thing. I always put a heart on mine too.

Have a great day!
Sherry

NadineC said...

Oh how cute! I luvs all the accessories! You did a great job!
Hugs,
Nadine

gin said...

cute Annie and all her baggage!! I made one too for a swap. You are right the clothes are the worst.

Kerry said...

That is one super cute Annie,and I love the idea of staining her with all those yummy smells too........wish I'd known about that before I tea stained myself a batch of fabric this past weekend - Well I've just found a good excuse to do more..hee...hee.
I also find those teeny tiny clothes a bit challenging - i've now learned, I have a little notebook that I put a photo of the item and the dimensions of it down in , that way you don't have to reinvent the wheel every time:-)

mandapanda said...

She's turned out really well! I love the apron too! I finally got around to taking and uploading that photo for you, sorry it took so long! We've had so much rain, at last we got a nice sunny day and I managed to remember! lol here's the link -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35097659@N07/4460441015/

Ruhammie said...

As a little girl I participated in a brown bag doll swap with my moms doll club. Every couple weeks we got a different doll and an assignment of what to make it. At the end of a few months you had a completed, dressed cloth doll. I still have them too. I'm curious about this swap. :)

Becky said...

Annie is adorable!

Your spin a superb tale!

Jen Sue Wild said...

I am loving Annie's costumes..

Melinda Cornish said...

these Annie's are awesome...I love that you stain her with sweet smelling stuff...The parade scene is so funny and I love Mr voodoo too...very creative...you both are lucky....

AwtemNymf said...

Hahaha! I love this post! Made me smile! Thanks Val for a wonderful swap! I LOVE everything! Haven't had time to post a formal post, but I will.
Love ya!

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