Sunday, January 06, 2008

Playing with Dolls


I was walking into a thrift store when I spotted this perfect little wing chair for 5 dollars. I immediately thought of my Julia Child doll and of how she would like a chair to sit and rest her feet.

The doll standing next to the chair is one I picked up at the same thrift store a few months ago. (See, I had been mulling over this doll thing for awhile.) I thought she had a beautiful face, but she had a chipped foot and was dressed in an ugly polyester kimono. I brought her home and dressed her in an outfit I'd made years ago for my daughter's American Girl dolls. She's in line for a fashion makeover once I decide on a look.


So Julia is very cozy in her new chair. She gets tired standing at the stove all day wielding that heavy whisk. And yes, if you notice the back of the chair, she had already placed an order for her own food quilt.

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I just love Julia in her chair with her food quilt. I can imagine she needed to sit and contemplate her next recipe.

Debra Spincic said...

Now that is totally fun!

Susan said...

What a very enjoyable post! I love your dolls, and that little quilt behind her on the chair is just the crowning touch. =) I look forward to seeing what the "look" for the other doll turns out to be.

Allison Ann Aller said...

How fun!
I never, ever played with dolls as a girl...didn't get my first one til I was 45. Now I think they are so alive...your Julie is, that is for sure!

Susan said...

BTW, I gave your blog the Make My Day Award from my quilting blog

http://desertskyquilts.livejournal.com

Rian said...

LOL, what fun! You are having a blast with this!

Gerry said...

Love the chair! It's darling. BTW, and I see Susan beat me to it, I'm tagging you for the You Make My Day Award.

I know that I seldom comment but I visit often. You do very fun and creative work. And I do enjoy your blog.