The boat last Sunday due to time to be downloaded onto the blog post running out..
Unfortunately as you will see the natural lighting in most of these photos leave a lot to be desired but had I have gone over there any later it wouldn’t have been any better with the sun quickly rising and causing shadows galore.
Just discovered that WordPress must have been ‘fiddling’ around yet again with their blog formatting and am now having to take each photo singularly and resize before adding it here. So maddening and frustrating as it’s going to take me forever at this rate!
First up is a 1967 Frido Brunette Gingham NP with delightful round detailed eye painting wearing a very pretty Jill Mackley from ‘Frocks and Socks’ ‘Bumble-bee design material smocked dress with JJ shoes.
The quailty of this material is nothing short of superb. I was hoping to find a little bit of pale yellow ribbon to tie at the side of her hair but wasn’t successful. (Their ribbon drawer definitely needs tidying and sorting out.)
A 1967 Frido NP Brown Cord who came in her original large white box. She has the slightly rarer ‘open’ eyed eye painting.
….and the most beautiful silky hair since Sarah Price washed and conditioned it on her last visit as it was quite grey from all the dust gathered from previous storage.
Love how her shorter trimmed side hair frames her face. She has chosen to put on another Jill Mackley finely smocked and piped dress in a delicate pale pink seersucker material with commercially made shoes and socks.
(Unfortunately she is not wearing the correct ribbon that is usually worn with this dress but just couldn’t find it at the time.)
Here comes the well known 1967 Frido Dungaree NP, fondly known here as Miss Lippy, in an attractive and early Ruthsdoll’s smocked Homespun material outfit.
I amaze myself at daring to put this brightly coloured orange dress on a red haired doll BUT I hope, that like me, you too think that it works well. Commercially made shoes and socks complete the look.
Another well known doll of mine is this bobbed haired 1967 Frido Blue Cord NP who likes to wear this shorts and top set by Pinestreetstudios teamed with Trendon socks and JJ sandals.
I have always loved Cindy Patrick’s Sasha outfits with her unique style and material choices.
My early 1967 Frido Ballet girl has decided to wear yet another Jill Mackley beautifully designed and made smocked dress in a Scottie dog printed material, the red in the dog’s checked coat toning well with her red hair and with JJ sandals and tan colured socks on her feet.
As you can see here the sun is already quickly rising and it’s rays are peeping through the trees casting shadows.
Close up to show this lovely material and the sunlight on her hair.
A slightly later Frido Dungaree girl is next. She is from 1968? and as you’ve seen before has NO fringe and shoulder length bobbed hair which is beautifully silky and ‘swishy.’
She prefers to wear a more Summery casual look so has chosen this attractive vintage-sasha smock and capri outfit with JJ flip-flops on her feet.
She has the slightly darker vinyl giving her a lovely smooth sun-tanned look.
This tot, I think, has a very sulky but attractive look to her and I always like her in this bright blue Ruthsdoll’s early short smocked outfit.
Apologies as always for the stray hairs! Unfortunately now getting to be my trade mark!
I am very partial to this Homespun material and had three very similar dresses made up by Ruth many, many years ago now. The orange one seen above, this blue one here and a lime green one that is to come…. plus a soft red in the same style but in a cotton print, not Homespun, material.
All these outfits originally came with matching material Mary-Jane shoes (still have them) which was Ruth’s trade mark in those days before she bought her leather stitching machine.
Here though she has on a pair of JJ sandals and some commercially made socks that have a matching coloured top trim (although I can’t now remember how I came to have them here… unless they came on a doll that I had bought.)
I’d like to thank Sarah Williams for recently sending me a selection of ribbons to match some of my outfits and these shown here (and above on the orange version) is/are one/two of them and match the outfits perfectly.
There are three more dolls (my 1970 Gotz No-navel, the blonde 1966 Developmental and Shelly customised Riplee) waiting patiently in the wings to be added here but unfortunately my eyes and fingers are telling me that they have had enough being on the computer for this morning so, if that’s OK with you, I’ll leave them to start next weeks blog post off.