Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

My little Mini Blog is celebrating it's first anniversary today!!


We are celebrating!! Thank you for your support - here is a poster just for you!!!!

Enjoy the VIDEO!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ideal Revlon Doll Rescue

I found this poor 15" Revlon doll and HAD TO RESCUE HER!!!! She was filthy and dressed in a tattered lace sleeve safety pinned around her neck. I cleaned her up and cut OFF all of that hair.

She had a busted leg (which explains the hunch) so I popped it back into socket.



She got a new wig and fresh lipstick and polish!!


I already had this hat that I made last year; I washed the lace sleeve then made it into a dress.

Ideal's Revlon dolls were introduced in late 1955 or 1956. Although usually referred to as "Miss Revlon" by collectors, it is important to note that the company always promoted the doll as simply "Ideal's Revlon Doll." Perhaps the misnomer came about later after the introduction of Little Miss Revlon in 1958. In any case, the Revlon dolls were beautifully made and are highly sought after by collectors today.

Body Construction
The Revlon dolls were available in 15", 18", 20", 22.5" and an extremely rare 25" size. All sizes of Revlon dolls are made of high quality rigid vinyl with softer vinyl heads. They are most commonly jointed at neck, shoulders, waist and hips (see variations below).


The dolls have good quality rooted hair in shades of platinum blonde, dark golden blonde, auburn and dark brunette. The golden blonde and auburn are by far the most common colors, and the dark brunette the rarest. The hair is styled into a mass of curls held back with pins and hairnet, or in a ponytail style, with bangs. The 15" dolls, and a few of the larger dolls, have gold elastic headbands.
 They have blue sleep eyes (or rarely green) with brush lashes, painted lashes beneath the eyes, and feathered brows. The least expensive dolls did not have pierced ears, but most did. All the dolls have red lips, finger and toenails.
courtesy: Ideal Toy Co

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reader Photos - Mini Doll Collection

Hi Rhonda this is Laura. 
My Daughter and I wanted to share our mini doll collection with you and your other readers.


These are our AG minis.


The 2nd picture is of her Strawberry Shortcake dolls, my vintage 1984 Cabbage Patch Kid doll, and Madame Alexander dolls.

When I was little I would save my allowance to buy those mini Cabbage Patch Kid dolls. I had more, but I'm sure they are somewhere in my parents house. 
The little Madame Alexander dolls my daughter brought to school one day for show and tell for the days theme - acts of kindness. 
I can't wait to see everyone else's mini doll collections.

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Great collection Laura thank you for sharing!! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

How To Make Mini Kit's Tree House (Lots of Pictures)


I saw this AMAZING cake -  

and thought I would make mini Kit her very own tree house. 
(See Kit's full size tree house.)

  • USPS box 7.25" x 7.25", but any box 7"-8" square will do. 
  • Cut off three of the top flaps.
  • Cover the interior with wood grain scrapbook paper then tape the single flap securely at the sides.
  • Cover the exterior with wood grain contact paper. 
  • Cut out a window.
  • Using the extra three flaps (previously cut off top) make a pitched roof. Everything hot glues into place. 
  • Begin covering the roof and trimming the window and door frames in Popsicle sticks.

 

  • (I had square dowel pieces left over from a previous project) use them as "stilts" and hot glue one on each side/ corner.


  • Using a piece of cardboard, cover it in contact paper then hot glue it underneath in the front for the balcony.
  • Add Popsicle sticks for railing. 

  • Build a ladder using Popsicle sticks.



VOILA!!! 
You can paint the roof grey and add any embellishments you like.