Monday, January 24, 2011


A bit of color showing at last and the roof is going on..and by this evening it was nearly half done.
The end is in sight. 

You can see lots of painting is to be done...

Here you can see where the beams were raised..and the painting that will have to be done on the porch.  You see some of the beams..AND my house sign done by Penny. 
Doesn't our garage look neat and tidy!  Yeah, I thought so too. :)

A couple of weeks ago I showed a doll that I bought for 50 cents.  Remember?  A lovely little 16" Berenguer.  She needed, not wanting to spend a fortune on doll clothes, having nothing that really fit her, I began to look on ebay, and I found something so cute!
I won't put out the name of the Ebay I don't have permission..but I do want to show it to you and tell you that it is just adorable!  It's all knitted by hand and I just love it.  It fits her perfectly!  I will be happy to send the name to you if you were to want it.  I just don't want you to think I am pushing anyone's wares. 

Is it not the cutest little knitted outfit?  It came all the way from Gloister England. Did I spell that right?
I fell in love with it!  The tiny jacket with bit buttons.  The little pants with ties at the ankles...and the tiny booties to match...

This tiny jacket comes to above the waist.  Sleeves and bottom are scalloped ..and I love that tiny collar.

The sleeves on the little jumper are capped..and there is a ribbon running all the way around that ties in the front.

The cap has a darling little round crown edged in scallops.  There is a ribbon running around behind the brim of the hat that tightens, keeping the little hat from falling off the doll.

The back of the little jacket dips in the back but is short in the front...and... buttons down the back..

Note the little matching booties...oh..I already mentioned those?  I did?

Now if you are not into dolls, I understand.  But to find a little doll of quality and take the ink marks off her and remove the grim and have her turn out so fun.  I have a tiny Great Granddaughter that will love her. 

Well..darn it all,  I'm tired of construction and this little outfit came in the mail today.  I loved dressing her and seeing how sweet she turned out.  A bit of a diversion?


  1. Oh so sweet!! This stirs a very faint memory that I can't quite pin down. It seems to me that my grandmother crocheted doll clothes many, many years ago....or it might have been real baby clothes, come to think of it. Gosh that was a looong time ago,I can't remember, but something about this little outfit seems a bit familiar-ish! It seems to me that whatever it was was made with the same yarn she used for making doilies. Gee I wish could remember for sure.

  2. I am so glad the house is progressing well...and I think I see a bit of red!

    Your doll is beautiful, I love the crocheted outfit sent all the way from England! Gorgeous. You have quite a find here.

    Hope all is well with you, Mona. I always love it when you post! :-)


  3. Hi Zelda,

    The house is looking beautiful, the construction will be over SOON.

    The baby outfit is beautiful. What a sweet little baby doll.

    Heaps of Hugs,

  4. The doll clothes are super. I just love them.

  5. The house is looking so nice Mona!
    I see some red!
    And the little dolly outfit is simply devine!
    She looks so sweet all dressed up!
    Your granddaughter will love it!
    Big Hugs,

  6. The doll and outfit are soooo cute.

    The house is looking great.

  7. Mona,
    Hang in there, girl! I love your babydoll. What a sweet outfit :)

  8. Good Morning Mona, I love the sweet doll and how cute is that little outfit..Your Emma is going to love it girl..
    Oh I know you'll be glad to get the roof all done and I like your choice of colors..I told you I have a white house use to have barn red trim..Now dark blue love it...Hope you have a GREAT day my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  9. Your doll and her clothes are so sweet....I am very into dolls...I have a lot....thanks for sharing yours....blessings

  10. Your house is going to look wonderful! I love that color red you choose and it does look great with the mosaic house sign!

    Your doll is adorable...just adorable.

  11. Mona, it's all starting to look marvellous! I love your colour choices and your house number is really beautiful!!! My daughter & I did our first mosaic piece ever towards the end of last year (I actually even did a blog post on this). We had so much fun, but I now know how difficult it is - yours is a work of art!

    I love dolls, but don't own a single one. You have some beautiful dolls, true collector's items/heirlooms, I'm sure and, if not before, certainly once you've dressed them.

  12. Mona, I love that doll and the outfit. You have done wonders in restoration! Wonders. Now I need to tell you that you probably meant Gloucester, not Gloister? There is a poem, which you may have heard before. It goes like this:

    'Dr. Foster went to Gloucester
    in a shower of rain.
    He stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle
    and never went there again.'

    Nice, isn't it?

    Your house is coming on really well. I like the red.

    I love dolls and I am a little jealous that you found such a bargain.

  13. Now ya got me seein' red and it's lookin' marvelous girl. I adore the tough of color on your charming house.

    Awwww, the baby that just about a precious as it gets in the the world of dolls! She is sweet.

    God bless you dear friend and have a glorious day!!!

  14. Mona ~ The construction will be fabulous when all is done. What an adorable baby doll & her little outfit is so precious.

    Hope all is going well for you otherwise, do take good care.

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~

  15. Hi Mona! Your house is looking so wonderful! I do like the red on those beams!
    Your little dolly looks adorable! Shoot! You've put her to bed and there she was wanting me to hold her. See her little arms out! :)
    Her little crocheted outfit is so sweet! I love it.
    Now, I love you to pieces, Mona, but that wreath ain't goin' no where! :) I think I should dip it in gold! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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