Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Where in the world is Edie?

Some of you know Edie...a doll I made more than a dozen years ago and was part of an earlier blog and a Travel Doll list.  She has been on countless trips with me and has a whole world of her own here in our house.  She is a tiny Edith Flack Ackley pattern doll.

I  had attempted to make a little twig chair and asked Edie to take a look at it.

She seemed a little perplexed because she is used to her own Depression era wooden furniture and not so interested in primitive or things that look like fairies my land on them.

I convinced her to take a seat so I could figure out if it was a good scale in size.  It was and she thought it was very comfortable despite the fact she didn't really like the style. (She also informed me that I used to much hot glue and should be more careful in the future.)

Meanwhile a most wonderful nine inch tall Edith Ackley pattern doll arrived here.  She was made by Yolanda Montano who makes wonderful dolls. This doll is named Mignonette. Her dolls made be found for sale here.  The workmanship is so lovely and the face is as sweet as can be.  Yolanda took this her credit, these dolls can be very difficult to photograph. Needless to say, she is even prettier in person!

So, the Ackley girls are still very part a much of my life though I frequently forget to include them here.  (Angelyn, this post is especially for you!)

Very busy day today so best to get started...but maybe one more cup of coffee first...

As always,

enjoy the day!


Beth said...

Helen, she is beautiful! I don't know what it is about EFA dolls that touch the heart so, but they do.


April said...

Beautiful soft lovely new doll!!!! She is gentle and delicate looking- beautiful, Helen!
HAHAHHAHA..I Love Edie's expression looking at the new chair! But she really seemed to like it once she tried it!

Zaa said...

She 's a darling addition .. and I love the soft, delicte materials..... I'm sure that Edie will get used to her ne chair soon( ha Ha)... Hugs

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I think you should have another cup of coffee too! :) I am. Thanks for visiting my post and leaving me your sweet comment.

I love your dolland that cute!

Could you please send me your address I have a question for you.

Thanks for you cute post today,


AngelMc said...

I was really glad to see Edie,I have missed her. Tell her hello for me. And I love the little know I have a thing for little chairs.
And the new doll is very very sweet.
In the next few days I'm going to post a picture of a new doll I bought, maybe you can help me identify her.
Have a great weekend.

Nannie Sheila said...

These dolls are beautiful .......... ho do I get hold of a pattern here in the UK ? I would love to make one for my grandaughters. Thank you.

DollZandThingZ said...

Nannie: Edith Flack Ackley patterns and books are readily available on eBay and online book stores. I know that her Book DOLLS TO MAKE FOR FUN AND PROFIT was also printed in the UK by Fredrick Stokes in the 1930's.

Dawn said...

How lovely to see our good friend, Edie!

Lizzie said...

I think that I could get into those EFA dolls, all the way from Oz. That one is beautiful and I love the fabric the maker has chosen for her dress. And I love little Edie's hair, so sweet. Your watercolour for Autumn is cute too.