I've already shown Ellory, my redhead, in her new summer dress but I crocheted a hat to go with it because being a redhead she has to be careful not to burn her scalp!!
Maggie, my shy little brunette puddle eyed girl from 1973/4, got a new pair of loose cotton shorts and a tee shirt to match. I can't recall where I got this fabric, but it has modern flowers and Russian dolls scattered over it, so I cut out one of the dolls and used it as an applique for the tee shirt. Maggie has falling hair but as long as I'm careful not to brush it through, it seems to be fine at the moment. I think I might make her a head scarf so that when there is a sea breeze she'll not need to worry about her hair!
Alex, my brunette puddle eyed boy, also from 1973/4, has a new shirt which I made from quilters cotton. I got the fabric in a fat quarter bundle recently and Alex chose this for his shirt because he likes the little boats all over it. He is wearing it with his grey Dolly Doodles knit shorts and blue denim sneakers....and he finally got his denim baseball cap back after first Ellory, then Millie, borrowed it from him!
Finally, Millie my blond girl from 1971, has a new pinafore in stripes with polkadot trim. She wanted to wear the lime green Boneka sandals with her outfit but they'd already been claimed by Maggie....who may be shy but she's not slow in getting what she wants!!!
Left to right: Maggie, Alex, Millie and Ellory
You will notice that there is someone missing from the current line up! Gabrielle, my later brunette in Pink Dress from about 1979, is currently on her way to visit Shelly in the UK...well actually her head is travelling on it's own to save on postage!!! Shelly is going to paint her some beautiful new eyes as her default/original eyes are particularly flat. As my blog followers might remember, I did do a bit of work on them myself but because I used artist pastels and didn't seal them, they soon started to fade back to how they were before. So Shelly will hopefully work her magic on her and she'll be perfect!
I do have two new girls at home who are waiting to make their debut but because they are there and I am here (at the coast) they will have to wait their turn!!!! I'm excited to see both of them in the flesh and can't wait to share their photos on here!