CREATIONS BY MARIE ANTOINETTE & EDIE MARIE

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, February 18, 2010

T-Shirts, Dresses, And Other Things

Hello! Hello! Hello!
  I want to thank all of you for all well wishes you sent my way. You really uplifted my spirits. May God Bless You All !!! Do we not have some of the best people here in blog land or what?
  I'm ready to go!!!

    Isn't this a most beautiful award???  It was bestowed upon me by a most gracious lady we all know as
The Dutchess of Tea. I am so honored to recieve it. Thank you so much  Dear. You truely are a Lady.

      I now want to show you an old baby doll that Julie Marie of Idyllhours sent me awhile back. She bought it at an estate sale. He  knew I just inherited a bunch of old dolls. She thought I would appreciate this old doll she had found, and I did.  It did not have any markings on it,  but you could tell it was old. I cleaned it up and dressed her. Here are the before and after pictures.
Thank you Julie Marie,XXOO
                                                       Now on to some football !!!   
  How about them Saints? I know you are all tired of hearing...Who Dat say gonna beat them Saints?
Who dat! Who Dat!  But I am from New Orleans and its about Damn time we won something.
    As you know Mardi Gras was at the same time. Which I did not get to go. Boo Hoo, Sniff, Sniff.
Anywho, I found this T-shirt with Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl Champs(De Saints) so I bought it.Here it is.Please excuse my squint eyes in these pictures.For once we had a sunny day.
 My rott Rip wanted to go Mardi gras, but my little Aussie, Hobie wanted to play football.  
He's licking his chops.

  My Angel the devil dog.
    
       For my birthday last year, Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic...one of my most loveable and of course... we adopted each other...Sister, gave me a football jersey from her home state of Ohio.I told her when I could , I would take a picture of me in it.Again Squint eyes.
    One of you ladies had asked me about the T- Shirts that I had made for myself using the pictures off my flyers and business card. Let me explain about the business card first.
   I use the image of one of the Gipson Girls...Afternoon Tea. I got these cards from Victoria Trading Company. Way back in 1998. I have been sponstoring my bowling team called the Tonidolls for years. I had t-shirts made for my team using this image. That was before Afternoon Tea got popular.
 Here are just a few of the shirts.
   I think the same lady who asked about the shirts...not sure...also asked me to tell more about the dresses I make for little girls.
    I got started doing this by a lady I also bowl with. She is not on my team. This is a very giving woman. She not ony make dresses herself,  she makes blankets, boy clothes, book bags toys and much more. All material and trims are donated. These clothes do not have any button holes or zippers. Only a little lace or rick rack. The dresses I recieve are already cut out. Some times this material is hideous at best. Like I said its donated and nothing is wasted. This is all done though the Mormon Church.
  How I got into it ...I knew my friend made the dresses. She asked me if I would be interested in making just a few. I told her I did not know how to sew clothes for people. My doll clothes are just main circles, squares and draping. She said I'll show you. She came over and did just that. It  wasn't to bad, just the sleeves and neck. Any way now  my few turned into 191 dresses and counting. I truelly enjoy doing this , because I think of all the little girls faces when they recieve them. Did I not mention these dresses go all over the world, and to the Indian Reservations right here in the good old USA? Here are the ones I made this week.
Since I did not do anything for Mardi Gras, I am going to show a picture of my mini Mardi Gras tree, newly updated.
                                               ATTENTION  TATTING CHIC !!!!
   This is for you dear friend...Here are a few dolls...I want you to tell me which one you like best, BECAUSE one of them is yours.You choose. It does not matter which. I want you to have one, and someday when your up to tatting the trim, I will make you the doll of your dreams. For now one of these will do. Its my way to show you how much You mean to me. I know how it feels not to be able to do the things we like due to a  set back or illness. Love you Dear, XXOO




wishing well
VenusLady Anne
       Thats all I got for my first post in a month or more. I will try not to leave you for such a long time. I missed all  the sharing. Until next time...
XXOO Marie Antionette

46 comments:

  1. Your pooches are just adorable! And I love the photo of you in your Mardi Gras/Superbow tee-shirt - you look so happy in all your beads!

    What pretty dolls you've posted ... and, LOL, I think we have the same crinkled silk drapes! LOL

    It's so good to have you back with us more often now!

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  2. Hello my sweet friend... it was so good talking with you the other day! I am so happy to see your post...congratulations on your award!!! Oooh, I love what you did with the baby doll I sent you... she is adorable now! I love that you put a sweet little bunny with her! She looks so sweet! Rip looks so cute with the beads he "caught" at Mardi Gras! And Hobie is adorable playing football! You know how much I love animals!!! I'm happy you have your Mardi Gras tree (so pretty) sorry you didn't get to go this year, but happy you are feeling better now... you are the most generous lady in the world... I can just see those little Native American children's faces when they receive the clothes you made... most precious! So much love to you sweet Marie... we'll talk again real soon! xoxo Julie Marie

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  3. P.S. I forgot to tell you how adorable you look in your new tee shirts! xoxo Julie Marie

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  4. HAHA you're doggies with the jewels are so adorable. Love the Superbowl Tee!!! hehe

    xoxo
    Le Vintage

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  5. hi sweets!! how've you been? i haven't "seen" ya on here in awhile. you look great in your mardi gras gear! how fun!!!

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  6. Awe, it's so, so, so good to see you back! Lurve the pictures of you and your dogs. They are cute and I'm not even a dog person. The T-Shirt is the best, congratulations on the big win! All of you ladies who sew have had me wanting a sewing machine of my own and I think I know which one I'd like after all the looking I've been doing. It's nothing fancy, just a simple machine that is light and portable. I've got some ideas up my sleeves that need to be created girlfriend! ha ha

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  7. Ooops, forgot to tell you congratulations on your bloggy award! Lurve the crown!

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  8. What sweet doggies! Those dresses you made are darling!!

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  9. OMGosh! I read your whole post and then I get to the part where you have those beautiful dolls and I forgot all the rest of your post! Marie, you are the sweetest lady ever! Today I have felt very discouraged! It has been a hard day today and you just turned it all around with your lovely gesture!
    OMGoodness!!! I cannot decide right now which one I like best. I must think about this very carefully! This is very touching and very sweet, thank you so very, very much!

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  10. Doll looks in great condition...with hair and all.Made a nic ejob of her too.

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  11. Great to see you back here again and I do hope you are well now. You look terrific in your new Mardi Gras-Champion t sthirt, too bad you couldn't celebrate Mardi Gras the way you wanted, but you know, there will be another Mardi Gras next year. How nice of you to make all these lovely dresses for poor children! Very well done! As well what you did with the adopted baby doll! And your own doll vignettes are of course so gracious, as always, have a great weekend with your family!

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  12. This is what happens when I step away from blogland for awhile...You made a reappearance. Glad you are back! I've missed your posts.

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  13. Marie my sweet, dear, beautiful doll-maker! How lovely of you to stop by!!!! How are you? I hope you are well; your pictures are so lovely and you are always stunning. I saw your profile and no way are you ..... a certain age....! You are a welcome guest anytime chez moi!

    Have a lovely weekend my dearest! Anita

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  14. Dear Marie,
    Please email me, as I want to send you a surprise!!!! : )
    Hugs,
    La Donna

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  15. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    Lovely to come by and visit you, dear friend. Congratulations on the Award ~ isn't the Duchess, a dear.
    Love all the pretty dolls, your wonderful dogs and those fab tee shirts.
    Great to have you back and I hope that you have a very happy weekend.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. Hi sweet Sis!

    What an awesome post! You look so adorable in your shirts... Ohio State would be so happy to have you cheer for their team!! You cutie-pie!
    Congrats on your award, you deserve it - you share such beauty with us.
    The pics of your dolls are great, such beauties you create!
    Glad you liked my Mardi Gras mask. If you can save some of the smaller feathers this season I'll create a mask for you too if you'd like one. It would be an honor to make you one!

    I loves ya baby!! The aged one

    I'll send you some pics of the piles of snow via email.

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  17. Hi Marie thank you for email..I had a tough winter emotionally and physically freezing! I want a T-shirt! How is your health you look so radiant in your photos! LOL Denise

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  18. good to see your smiling face
    things are a ok in minnesota..judy

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  19. Marie ma belle!

    Thank you for coming by my blog post! Yes, isn't Lili just a sweet doll? I so love her and the Dutchess and Sandra. There IS kindness all over the world....I hope you are doing well my sweet Marie Antoinette!!!

    Bisous, Anita

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  20. HI MARIE THANK YOU YES BOSTON HAS QUITE THE SPOOKY EEPY CREEPY HISTORY~
    NO WONDER I FEEL BLUE WITH ALL THE LAYERS OF NEGATIVE ENERGY.
    I JUST THREW OUT ALL THE T-SHIRTS HAD WHEN I WAS BEDRIDDEN FOR 7YRS,WITH DRIBBLES AND FOOD ALL OVER THEN IT HAS BEEN VERY EMOTIONAL NOW THAT I AM A BIT BETTER TO SEE HOW SICK I WAS.I HAVE BEEN TOSSING OUT ALL THE REMINDERS AND BLOWING THE DUST AWAY IN MY 10 YR SICK TOMB NOW THAT I HAVE RISEN I FEEL LIKE AND LOOK LIKE LAZARUS I REALLY MISS MY HAIR! I NEED A TOTAL MAKEOVER.I HAVE A GREAT HONEST DR,HE TOLD ME THE BIO WEAPONS DEFENSE DEPT FUNDED RESEARCH ON CFDS AND FOUND IT IS IS A VIRUS SAME AS VIRUS THAT CAUSES LEUKEMIA.HE SAID THERE WILL BE A SIMILAR DRUG LIKE HIV FOR CFDS IN 20010 AND THE F---CKER WHO CREATED THIS VIRUS EXPOSED AND NAILED..WHICH IS MOST LIKELY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT! ARTICLE IS IN SCIENCE SECTION OF THE NY TIMES 10/09.OH SIZE XXL

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  21. OUR NEW REP.GOVERNER IS TRYING SHUT DOWN BIOWEAPONS RESEARCH LABS IN BOSTON!

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  22. Go Saints Marie A!
    Your Mardi Gras tree and your new dollies are magnificent. Hope you will continue to feel better.
    Hugs to you and God Bless YOU!

    xox
    Constance

    Will email Mardi Gras pic to you now.

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  23. Hi Sweet Friend,
    I so loved catching up with your posts. Love the T-shirts and seeing beautiful you modeling them in the sunshine. I wish we had some of that sun here. Today is so cold and snowing in areas of Texas. Great T-shirt from our sweet Sherry. Love the shirts with your logo too. Really wonderful!!

    Love the sweet little dresses you make for the girls. Just darling and you are such a blessing to so many people all over the world.

    Congrats on the award. You are so deserving for sure. And, I love how you cleaned up and dressed the sweet baby doll that our dear Julie Marie sent to you. She is just the sweetest and most giving person. I know that doll is right at home with you.

    Love the dolls you made also. Our sweet Tatting Chic will be so blessed by having one live with her. She is a dearheart!!

    How adorable your sweet pups are. Rip looks all ready for a night out in his MG beads and your sweet Angel is ready to run and play.
    Congrats on the big Saints WIN. We were here cheering on the WHO DATS and so excited they won.

    Your tree is gorgeous too. So sorry to hear you had been under the weather a bit. My prayers remain with you always. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments. I always love to see you and catch up.
    I have been really swamped with this house stuff, but starting to see the end and ready to move on.
    Now if it would just warm up and Spring hurrys up and gets here. LOL

    Blessings to you sweet friend and see you again soon.
    Love you, Celestina Marie

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  24. Hello Sweet Marie!

    You look wonderful in your pictures. I'm glad to hear your feeling a bit better. Your doggies are adorable, and you have a heart of gold.

    Hugs!
    Nancy

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  25. Hello Dear, you look so nice in your new t shir!! I'm so happy you are doing better. Congrats on your award. I love what you did with sweet Julie Marie's Doll that she sent you. Also your dogs are beautiful, love the Mardi Gras beads on him :)
    xoxo
    Bunny

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  26. Its so good to read you again and I love your dogs they are so adorable...

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  27. Dear Marie and that you are.
    I love your dogs...the one with the jewels is an incredible photo.
    Also love what you did with that old doll...what a darling. Thanks for stopping in. I do not do enough blogging but it is so much fun to hear from you I should do more.
    Have a grand weekend. We are off to auction tomorrow.
    Love and hugs,
    Pat

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  28. Marie, so good to see you feeling better, love t's and the dolls!!!! You are always creating something no matter how busy or tired , I am so inspired by your sweetness!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  29. Hi MA, your creations are simply gorgeous. Your are so talented.

    Love your doggies, they are adorable.

    Good to hear you are feeling better

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  30. Hey Marie!
    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling much better...the pictures of you and your sweet doggie are adorable! He seems to really be liking his mardi gras attire...he doesn't seem to even mind the beads at all LOL!
    The doll you gave a makeover to is adorable, I know you had alot of fun making her look pretty, and those little dresses that you make are cute as can be.
    So glad to you posted....
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Big Hugs,
    Queenie

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  31. Your blog, you, your dogs, you dolls, are all so wonderful! the dresses - well, gosh it's amazing how even ugly material can be made into something so sweet! Gosh, I hadn't realized it had been so long since I'd been by - take care of you - spring is on it's way! Yay!

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  32. Marie darling thanks so much for posting the award and for lacing it with such kind words, much appreciated. Darling your pooches are so adorable and I truly like the doll transformation, isn't Julie just the sweetest, I love her dearly. Luv, thanks for visiting me and for the lovely comments this past week. Have a lovely week.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  33. Toni look for an email from me dear friend! I appreciate your kindness and I decided which doll I would like. It was not an easy decision because they are all lovely and are meaningful to me.
    You are so kind, thank you!
    (((Hugs))),
    ~TattingChic

    oh, my word verification says "fling"! I think it's so funny when it actually has a real word for the verification, LOL!

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  34. Darling, I popped in to personally thank you for the sweet birthday wishes you left for Christopher. We are both ever so grateful for you kindness.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  35. Dear Marie,
    I've been behind on my blog visiting, even posting on my own blog til recently, but I am so glad to see you posting again. And so very glad you are doing better.

    Great post here, so are the pics. Love the pic with you in the sweatshirt on your farm.

    I was especially taken back by the beautiful white peacock with full open plumage standing several yards behind you in one of your pictures. Amazing.

    Have a fantastic, happy day.

    Ruben

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  36. Popping in for a belated hello & hope this note finds you well.

    CK (-:

    XOXO

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  37. Just hopped over from Tatting Chic's blog and have to tell you that your doll's are exquisite.

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  38. Thank you for the pink tee I loooove it xxoo!

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  39. Hi Sweet Friend, I have been thinking about you for a few days and wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope you are well and all is good.
    Enjoyed viewing this post again and seeing beautiful you.

    It was in the middle 70's today. Maybe Spring is on the way soon. We are so ready. I know you are too.
    Have a great week and sending big hugs.
    Love, Celestina Marie

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  40. My Dear Marie,
    I have been wondering how you are doing and what you are doing. How is the weather at your house? How are your dogs?
    Are you doing any dolls? Did I tell you how much I love love love the look of your blog. So artistic and original. I think you should do a few puppets like you do your dolls...very old puppets on strings...oooh my gosh you could take that to a whole new level with your imagination and talent. I miss you.
    Take the best of care and be well and happy. I was looking at your photograph...and your profile and it says 58 ...is this a miss print? I think you look 38.
    Love and hugs,
    Pat

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  41. Dear Marie,
    I hope that you are taking care of
    yourself. I love the comment you left me and I am so happy what I make pleases you. I have your header and link on my blog now. My daughter has a new blog also. Please check it out. You can find it under my header on my blog right now. I always love hearing from you and would be honored to help you any time with any project.
    You take the best of care please.
    Love and hugs,
    Pat

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  42. Dear Marie,
    I accidentally left you a comment under my daughters blog(Ifihadagirllikeyou). Sorry to confuse you. I don't know how I did that but anyhow.....I meant everything I said.
    Love and hugs,
    Pat

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  43. Good morning! Came by to say Hi and tell you that I'm thinking about you and hope that you are feeling so much better these days! Have a lovely weekend!

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