Thursday, September 11, 2008

Show and Tell & Alzheimer's...

Kelli at There's No Place Like Home is hosting Show and Tell Friday. Kelli is one of the craftiest bloggers I know. I'm always amazed when I see her posts and the beautiful things she has made.

Recently I was digging through some boxes and found a couple of dolls that I made a million years ago. I was pretty crafty back then
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They are sister dolls.


I actually made them from scratch. The little bodies, hair, clothing and toys.



This one had a little horse on a stick. What do you call them?



This is the younger sister.



She is holding a little doll.




I made their little shoes with a sharpy.

I honestly can't believe the details that I put into these dolls. I must of had a ton of free time back then...a million years ago. :-)


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I also wanted to introduce you to a real life friend a
nd bunco sister, Krista. Her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She has created a blog with lots of information and research on the disease. If you know anyone who has a family member that is suffering from Alzheimer or dementia, please let them know about her blog. It's a great way to build a support group.


45 comments:

ceekay said...

Those dolls are so pretty and you did do a lot of work on them. I made one doll in my life. One day I will unpack her and show too! Have a great weekend friend.

Pink Slippers said...

Those sweet dolls do have a lot of details. Just so adorable. Thanks for sharing such darling dolls. Wendy

Laura said...

Those dolls are so precious! You know every time I use that word I think of the Lord of the Rings. Anyway, yes my Grandfather had Alzheimer's. Not fun at all.

Laura :)

Dianne said...

You did a great job with the sweet dolls-so much detail, down to the miniature one.

Stitcher S said...

Thanks for the link to her blog. I'll go there now.

I recently found your blog through Kelli's, and I'd bookmarked it as I like it so much. Your dolls are so beautiful.

In a sad coincidence, my dad passed away from Alzheimer's just two weeks ago. It's been a hard, long journey.

Marie said...

What a great job you did on those!

I have to tell you, this is my first time to visit your blog, and my goodness your house is beautiful! Want to come and do mine?! Love it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

They are adorable. I made a similiar doll but it was a Santa. I put him out every year. cherry

Anne Fannie said...

What sweet dolls!
My aunt had Alzheimer. My cousins were robbed of their sweet Mom.
Thanks for sharing those cute little dolls!
Love ,Ann

Lisa Ann said...

Those are adorable! Love the detail that you put into them.

lusks said...

The horses on sticks are Hobby Horses as far as I am aware. Like your blog, found it through Kelli.

Darlene said...

WOW Brandee...those are adorable dolls!!!! I can see all of the detail, they are soooo cute!!!!

My grandmother had Alzheimer's, it is such a sad and devestating disease. She would have hated to know how her sharp mind ended up :(

Carrie said...

The dolls are so cute I am very impressed my grandmother use to make us dolls all the time. You should hang on to those for sure. I hope you have a great weekend.
Carrie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Brandee,
Your dolls are adorable. You did put lots of detail in them. It is funny how our interests change through the years...I used to cross stitch all the time....don't even have most of it anymore!

Hope you have a great day and weekend.
Diane

Carrie said...

Your dolls are very cute!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

Colour me awed by your dolls :)

I once wrestled for about 13 hours with a 1-hour skirt pattern...and it was Ugly...but you bet I wore it out at least once...

so I'm amazed by people with the ability to craft beautiful things :)

I know of at least 1 blogger who has a family member with AD...I'll pass along your friend's blog...

Shannon said...

They are so detailed! So cute!

LBP said...

You did an excellent job on those dolls. They are fantastic! I like to make dolls too, though mine are more primitive, no where near as beautiful as those.

Blessings

Linda

Kellie said...

Those dolls are beautiful. You did a wonderful job!! You have an amazing talent!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Brandee, yes those were the days when you had free time to do all the extra work. Those dolls turned out great! You should make little fall and Christmas outfits for them and use them again for the seasons. They really are too cute to keep packed away! Great job.
Blessings,
Debbie

Chez Nous said...

The dolls are precious. Is it called a hobby horse?

My home - My life said...

Those dolls look like they took a lot of time and patience! Way to go!

Have a nice weekend.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great dolls, you are so creative.

My grandfather passed away this last November but for the 5 years prior to that I was his legal guardian as he had Alzheimers. It was heartbreaking. Thanks for bringing this to light.

A Hint of Home said...

Those are simply adorable. You did such a great job on their clothes, hair and toys. Too cute!

A Hint of Home said...

It's me again. To answer the question about the lights on the tree--they are white. I didn't care for the orange but if you prefer them they would work.

Mabry's gamma said...

What sweet dolls and you have done such a great job! Like the idea of using a sharpie for the shoes.

Don't sell yourself short, I find you have lots of creative and clever ideas, why do you think I got hooked on your blog...you silly girl.

Cheri

momof3azkids said...

The talent is just oozing from you!
I think you should name them Karen and Jody :).

Happy Friday!

Sandra said...

Oh these are just too cute for words, Oh my gosh :)

My Show and Tell

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Carla said...

Those girls really look great for being a million years old:), what neat dolls! That you for sharing!

AJ said...

You most certainly are one craft lady:) I'm guessing you made these before you had kids?!

Reynie said...

Wow--what a lot of work you put into those! very nice though. Those would be great to display.

Girly Stuff said...

Cute dolls...a great heirloom to pass down to grandbabies!

Mam said...

These are just beautiful. Your work is exquisite and something for you to be proud of.
nancy

sheila from life @ #17 said...

hey...there is an award for you over at my place :)

cindy said...

You are crafty!!!! I could never do anything like that! (I dont sew)...I have trouble just threading a needle....By the way, your house looks lovely all decorated for fall...I think its really cute how you have those fiber optic halloween decorations on timers so the kids have them in the morning before school....that is very sweet!..I have a really cute fibor optic scare crow that I got from avon...too bad my camera doesnt work...or I could take a picture....aargh!~c~

Kathy said...

All of you ladies who sew so beautifully amaze me! I am very lucky to get a button sewn on! Your dolls are so pretty!
Kathy

Alzheimer's Team said...

Brandee, thank you for putting my link on your blog. It means the world to me! Hopefully I can connect with people who we share this in common.

Love your blog, btw. Great job!

Thanks again.

Krista

nikkicrumpet said...

Those dolls are adorable...that must have taken forever to creat something that detailed!!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

You are so creative! These doll are amazing! The doll's doll is just precious! ~Rhonda :)

cindy said...

Brandee, I saw how you painted your lamp shades and how nice they looked....so I painted mine black. They looked really good...until I turned on the lamp...eek!...plus some of the paint went through to the inside cloth on the lamp...not too big of a deal..but when I turn on the lamp, the shade does not look good....what did I do wrong? ~C~

cindy said...

Those are great tips!...I will try painting it again...and then do the light first coat on the next lamp (its twin)...One thing about painting it black..the lamp doesnt give off much light...not sure about adding fringe...I would like to try that...but he lamp already has a "leopard" printed round thinging in between the shade and base..so it might be a bit much. I really like the "fringe" look
though....so do you just hot glue it on? ~c~

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Jen r. said...

Those dolls are really cute.. you are so talented!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, those dolls are great! I's so envious of people with real sewing skills!

Jenn said...

Wow, those dolls are amazing! Did you go from a pattern or just dig right in?

Jenn

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