Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My Newest Doll Vignette

Hello to all !

I wanted to show something new, for my first showing of my work. SO!!! Here goes!

I really don't have a name, for this vignette. I might go with Carousel Tent Doll or Theater Doll.

The concept is ...I wanted to have a theme going on, underneath her gown, sort of like a curtain parting to reveal its contents. I chose for my first time, a carousell theme.

Here is how I made it. I cut out two 12 in. diameter plaques.(Made with 1 by 12 ponderosa pine). Painted of course. I set the carousel pieces,Which I chose...The cutest little cherubs on carousel animals. Then I used an 8 in. dowel,(decorated first), I screwed a plaque to each end of the dowel .It looked like a wheel.

Then the gown.... which is 17 inches, in diameter.It took about 4 yards of fringe trim to go around, give or take a few...LOL. I placed the gown over the wheel.

Then ,I set the half doll, on top. In her right hand I placed a feathered fan, that I made. in her left hand, a carousel key.I saved the hardest part for last, and that was parting all that heavy material to reveal the carousel underneath.

All together she stands about 18 inches tall,with the gown it was hard to judge the diamter.

It really was fun to make, except when I started it ,I had know idea ,what I was doing.I played it mostly by ear. Since I haven't made a doll for awhile, Lets just say I made alot of mistakes...LOL...Burnt and pricked fingers. Hugs to all!

Marie Antoinette


  1. This is incredible !!! Absolutley stunning. I dont even know quite what to write. You have blown me away. What creativity!

  2. wow Is that your real name?! I love creating Marie art also this is stunning so inspiring ..there is a carousel in my town! I am adding you to my blog links!
    Denise Nantasket Beach Hull,Mass.

  3. hopped on over from Darly's..... beautiful creation. I think Carousel would be perfect for a name... and what a great idea for holding up such a gorgeous heavy gown...

    off to check out your blog a bit more now....

  4. Thank you so much Marie for visitin' Sugarplum Cottage. Your dolls are wonderful, so creative, you should think about opening an etsy. Love the gazebo too. Hugs, RoseMarie

  5. Hi Marie..thanks for visiting my sites.... and for your comments as well as the pictrail addy.. I have enjoyed yours as well... such amazing gowns on the angels... loved them all. The little lights under the billowing glam skirts are fabulous....

    your "backyard" is amazing as well... looks like you live in a park..going back to have another look.....

  6. Hello Marie,
    I found you through your comment on Sandra Evertson's blog. Your name caught my eye (of course!).
    What a vignette, she is lovely. I read your profile, any fan of the old horror movies (House on Haunted Hill) and Aaron Neville has wonderful taste.
    Can't wait to see your next creation.
    My Petite Maison

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome to the blogging world. I know I have met some wonderful people and learned so much from them. I am always amazed at the talented people that are doing such different and beautiful things. Your dolls are so unique, I can't wait to see more.


  8. Hi Marie!
    Welcome to the Land of Blog! You will love this world you've entered into. It's filled with loving caring talented people that will share their lives with you and become your friends in a short time. They are the finest people I've ever met.
    You are so talented Marie! Your doll is fabulous and clever and you are so kind to tell us how you constructed her! And what a beautiful haven you have in your gazebo and watching your koi. There's something so relaxing about watching fish. And your greenhouse is wonderful!! Your hubby did a terrific job on it. That is a big project he tackled. He must love you very much Marie.
    Thanks for entering my giveaway and checking out my blog! I'll be back to visit you! I'm going to start a sidebar of new blogs in town on my site and you will be on it!
    Hugs, Sherry
    Have a happy and safe 4th!

  9. I want to thank all of you wonderful ,talented ladies for your comments and suport.I think I like it here..LOL..Marie antionette

  10. Hello Marie , A great big welcome to Blog ! I'm warning you, you will get addicted to us ! Love your dolls. Come see me sometime.

  11. Nice to meet you! Thank you for visting my blog! I post monthly give aways, so please visit again.

    Your doll is amzing!


  12. What an amazing craft and creative site! You are so very talented.. I love your creations and I'm so glad you stopped by the tea society...

    The peacocks are so beautiful...Please stop back by for a cup of tea any time!

    OH..My husband and I honey-mooned in New Orleans and I've had a few posts about it on the blog...I'll be posting more in the coming weeks so please stop by...

  13. Hey :) Thank you for visiting me! I LOVE this doll with her carousel underneath! And your garden is SO beautiful! I have always, always, always, wanted a greenhouse! So pretty!