Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kingdom Dolls & Other News


She is my second Kingdom Doll and she arrived just before Christmas.

Cinnamon is so well balanced she can stand on her own. I do use her stand for display, but find this amazing.  The sculpts of these dolls by the fabulous Alexandra Forbes are so detailed and so lovely.

So now I have Dauphine and Cinnamon and of course I am sewing for them. I made some fashions for my friend Machelle for Christmas. Here are the photos of those endeavors so far:

Top and skirt for Machelle. Modeled by Dauphine.

Side lace insert pants for Machelle, modeled by Dauphine.

Solitaire and Dauphine. Dauphine is wearing my Garden Party fashion. 
It includes bra, petticoat with attached panty and dress.

What shall she wear?

Holiday Fashion for Dauphine.  100% recycled silks.

Enjoying the tree.  Dauphine in hand embroidered lace over-lay red silk for Machelle, Venus in her original dress and Cinnamon wearing a new jacket by Meg Fashion Doll and the pants for Machelle.

Homer's best christmas ever!

Machelle sent me a new Sybarite and other goodies for them for Christmas.
Here they all are opening their gifts on Christmas morning:

I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year!

I am working on a new tutorial.  Sneak peek...

Making a mannequin.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Too Long!

After The Move
It's been crazy, it's been fun, and it's been distracting for months now since we moved.
My studio is still not set up properly, but that will change in the next few weeks.  
I looked at my calendar today and said, "Hokey smokes! Halloween is just around the corner!"

 You can purchase the printable masks and instructions  for your Monster High dolls 
at Dolly Dolly Fashions on etsy. 

A week ago I was in New Jersey attending 2 doll events that were spectacular.
One I was just plain old lucky to attend.  Thanks to a very good friend I went to the Kingdom Doll dinner.  It was wonderful.  We were introduced to their newest dolls, we had a fabulous meal and took home some lovely things that were gifted to us at each course of the meal.  
Because I was there in someone else's place who could not attend, I did not receive the doll made especially for this event: Liberty.  
She is stunning.
She is 16" of beauty like no other.

While this blog is primarily about Monster High dolls, I collect many different dolls.  I have been trying to get my hands on a Kingdom Doll for months now.  They are limited editions and they sell out in less than a minute.  
Because I was so fortunate to attend the dinner event put on by Kingdom Doll, I was able to pre-order one of the new dolls coming out in November.  Her name is Cinnamon.  
When she is finally here, I promise a post dedicated to her.

You can visit Kingdom Doll here:


You can visit their FaceBook page here:


It had been over 12 years since I had attended a doll event.  Dipping back into the pool could not have been better.  First there was Kingdom Doll night.  Then the next day was Metro Dolls event.  It was their 10th year having this event - and it was so worth the trip!  They raised over $20,000.00 to donate to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
They had a silent auction and a Live Auction.  Kingdom Doll donated a one of a kind doll named Aquitaine.  She sold for $8,000.00 at the live auction! 

I bid during the live auction and won the Black and White set donated by Metro Dolls.  It is a wonderful set!  The only challenge was to find room in my luggage to get it home. I did it!

I took 2 of my dolls with me.  One is my Sybarite, Solitaire. I made
her a fashion just for the occasion.  I think she looks stunning. It was raining when we arrived.  

My friend brought one of her Kingdom Dolls.

These were taken with my phone in our room.

I have been working in between sorting and unpacking supplies for the studio. New things are coming to the shop.

That isn't nearly everything, but it's enough for now!

Cheers, PB Ray

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Good News!

We Are Moving 

We are on a new adventure!  We made an offer on a home and it was accepted!  
We will be moving in about 40 days -- so lots to do here!

I will have more room to create and so will my hubby Chance.

Our dear dog Dude will have a larger backyard to run around in - Yay!!!

For 8+ years we have been living in a 1967 New Moon single wide trailer.
Here I work on a folding card table. Soon I will have a bigger permanent table to work on!
Our 1967 New Moon Trailer Home Christmas 2014

Our little home has been good to us and I am grateful for having had this home.  
I wish the new owner as many great memories as we have stacked up here!

Dolly Dolly Fashions shop on Etsy is now in Vacation mode.  
Too many things to do and I feel I might lose track. 
We are packing up the shop things for the big move.

Once we are moved and set up, you will start seeing new things here!

Cheers, PB

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jeans for Monster High

Glad Rags Collection

New Jeans in stock at Dolly Dolly Fashions 
for your Monster High Dolls!

Hand embroidered, hand appliqued.  
These fit very snug and close in the back with a snap.
Every pair is different.

For the Boho - Hippie - Chic fun loving girl!

I am sewing again, so expect to see more new things in the shop.

Happy Spring!  PB

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mayhem Misfits

Monster High Makeover: 
The Extreme Edition


After - dolls in same order as above photo. 




 Seems people like Pandora's jeans, so I am making some for my Etsy shop.  Yes, I am finally back at my sewing machine!  Yay!

Lots of hand sewing on these.  Applique and embroidery. 

Roughed up to look like they are lived in!

Happy Spring Everyone!

~PB Ray