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 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

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just A Note

Hello to all my blogging friends,
  I miss you all. Ihave been under the weather, but I am going to be OK. I get setbacks from time to time. I always rally and I will rally again. Its in my nature. I will post something new soon. In the mean time just leave a comment. I will answer.
  If there is something you would like to hear about, let me know.
     Love you guys and May god bless you all,
         XXOO Marie Antionette