This original Bru body was missing a head and arms, so I made the head and set antique eyes, made a new pair of upper and lower arms, then put all parts together. Now it has become a new 15” Bru doll! I was lucky to have a stash of a small piece of old kidskin for this project. I used it to cover the metal part of the upper arms then antiqued leather so that arms won’t look too new against the body. I am very pleased with the result. All parts seem to be the right size with this torso, her body proportions are very well balanced. This rarely happens when I mix old and new parts together since I only have certain size molds to make body parts.
I feel like I just got a new doll and getting super excited to design a dress for this special bebe! ( this doll is reserved )
The doll show was very fun! It was so nice to be able to reunite with doll friends I have not seen since COVID. Also had the opportunity to meet many of my Facebook/Instagram followers. It’s always nice to meet internet friends in person. I think I will try to participate in the World Doll Day Show & Sale in Sacramento next year again. ( I will be more prepared next time )
I was so busy during the show and forgot to take pictures! I will post one picture taken by a customer with her permission. Thank you Lana!
Now time to resume production of my new Bru doll.
I just acquired these beautiful small antique blue glass eyes. I was not sure if they would work for this Bru head since irises are much smaller than brown eyes. I tried them on today and she looks amazing!
These blue eyes made her look a completely different doll. This makes it very difficult for me to decide which eyes to use. I think I will let the new owner pick a favorite.
I just finished 22″ A. Thuillier doll to take to the WDDS show in Sacramento this Saturday! She has antique eyes and an antique composition body. I made her head back in 2015 ( marked at the back of the head) but she did not have the appropriate body and a dress so I made her silk dress and her leather shoes this time. Her bonnet and ash blond mohair wig are antique. ( purse and umbrella are for display only ) Her dress is made from Champagne gold antique silk decorated with lots of champagne color lace trim. In case you have noticed, I used the same design with Bru dress I made recently.
She will be available at my table at the doll show. I will be selling lots more other doll related items along withe her. Here is the information of the show. Hope to see you there!
World Doll Day Shows in Sacramento California
Sat April 15th at Officer’s Club 3410 Westover St. McClellan California.
My new Bru head I was working on just came out from the kiln this morning after final painting. I temporarily set antique brown eyes and she looks very sweet I like her so far
This Bru Jne 6 mold is one the difficult mold to paint because of her mouth shape. The space between upper lip and lower lip is wider than other Bru mold so I have to pay extra attention to paint to make it look like she has a ” tongue”. I used my antique Bru Jne 7 as a painting guide and took extra time to paint her eyebrows and lips for this head. I think she came out very satisfactory. Probably one of the best Bru Jne 6 I have painted so far. ( this doll is reserved )
I will be concentrating on finishing the AT doll for the WDDS Sacramento show from now on. I will resume Bru production after the show.
I will be joining World Doll Day Shows in Sacramento California on Sat April 15th at Officer’s Club, 3410 Westover St. McClellan California.
I am taking this 22” A Thuillier doll with antique eyes with an antique body from my private collection. I made this head back in 2015. ( making at the back of the head) I am making her a new dress ASAP right now so that she can be presentable at the show. ( yes she will be available at the table) This will be the only doll show in the US I will be participating in this year. Hope to see you there in April!
My Bru head is still in the painting stage.I will post her progress as I complete.
I am learning how to cast and clean greenware without inhaling any dust particles and I am getting the hang of it. Fortunately a new Bru head was bisque fired successfully so the hardest part was over. The painting stage is so much easier to deal with. The Next project is to match the color of the bisque head and arms with the antique Bru shoulder plate.
We are experiencing record snow fall this winter! Snow day is a good day for doll making so I am getting ready for my next doll. It will be a 15” Bru Jne with antique Chevrot body and antique eyes. I have been saving this hard-to-find antique body for a special doll and I think it’s time to use it! ( this doll is reserved and not for sale)