Friday, August 8, 2008

The making of an Annie









Do you have magazines that you look at over & over saying to yourself, I'm going to make that one of these days? LOL well I have tons as far back as the 80's of Country Marketplace, Country sampler, Doll Life.. just to name a few & I decided one day I was going to make something from one of those magazines, so here is Autum Annie



Here you can see she's starting to look just like her picture, I was surprised she came out as big as she did coming from a magazine pattern








Here she is all finished, she waited a long time to get out of that magazine LOL, I think this one is one from the 80's LOL




6 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

This is soooooooooo cute!! I love hand-made items!!

~Blessings,
Jan

*Please stop by the Tea Party and post yours, too!

KKJD1 said...

How cute! You did a great doll digging her out of that magazine. Have a great weekend. Blessings, karen

Nanna said...

ohhh no Jan, I was thinking it was Sat. LOL I feel like the mad hatter, I'm late! I'm late for a very important date! LOL I"m on it now ! LOL

*Thanks Karen

gloria said...

Ooooh Helen this is a cute doll.. Do you rmember the Attic Babies from the early 90?? I made so many of those and sold them...I use to buy baby clothes from yard sales to dress them in and old baby shoes from thrift stores.. I still have one I amde to look like me haha!! red hair and skinny legs..they were so ugly they were cute..and good lord I can't tell you how many mop dolls I made for people.. Love your blog and I am happytobe on RMS and a friend of your wonderful sister..just love that one to death..she was the most up lifting person to me after my Mama died and I will never forget her for that kindness she offered to a cyber friend. Any hoo enough about Dot.. this is your blog!! Love your twin baby girls and how is your Granddaughter who had her tonsil out doing?? come by and see me some time I would just love it Helen.. have a great week end.. Hugs and smiles

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Helen! This is my first visit but I know I'll be back!!! I used to love Country Marketplace because they included patterns! Wish they still published it. I've made those bunny dolls and wish I kept them too! Tastes and crafts change but I keep wishing I had my old stuff!!lol Dot has so many "sisters" I wasn't sure if you were the real thing! I can tell you are by your writing style you guys talk the same!!!with all that squealin! Have fun shopping! Sincerely, Jeannette

Joanna said...

I love Annie! (actually, that's my mom's name). My kids would get a kick out of her simply because of her name. Anyhow, you did an awesome job! thanks for sharing. xoxo, Joanna