Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Real Friend-No Request Needed

I recently went to visit my dolly friend. She and I became friends after I had a mini sofa in my shopping cart at one of our favorite thrift stores and she thought the cart was abandoned. I have a habit of putting stuff in my cart then finding myself further away from it as I wander down the isle. I came back  let everyone eyeing my goodies know they were spoken for.
Later, I ended up behind Jean at the cash register. She mentioned she liked the sofa and she had dollhouses. What! I was just lamenting that I didn't have anyone in person to enjoy dollhousing. She was feeling the same way. We took one another's information and the rest is well mini-stry. LOL

We are like to giggly little girls when we are together. I guess that is the idea. Being a miniaturists is like being ageless and timeless. I am sure she and I will have lots more to share in the future.

Jean has projects that are actually completed! So, I asked if I could get a few shots to share with all of you.

This is a bird cage turned pet shop!

For pet lovers

This is a gorgeous metalic jewelry box

Still unfinished open view.
 A mirror is going on the back wall and maybe a couple on the inside of the doors.

Time for a clock shop. Many of the clocks actually keep time!
A jewelry shop is on the second floor. An antique store in a breadbox is on the bottom.
The top floor is yet unfinished..

I love that she used a gold picture frame for the door! She made everything in the store except the cash register. Click to get a better view!

This is a mixture of several buildings to become either a bed and breakfast complete with open air restaurant or a castle.
Heyyy why not both!

One day, I was disappointed because I didn't win a certain doll on Ebay. My dolly friend promptly made not one, but two dollies for me and surprised me with a baby too!
She looks like a few people I know! I mussed her hair a little trying to pose her.
Jean even made the eyeglasses and gave me more to take home!
The whole idea was that I wanted dolls in various sizes. How do you like that sassy gal with the shoes, purse and matching hat? :-D (both have polished finger and toenails-giggle!)

Isn't she a cutie? She is even wearing a diaper!


Look how natural her hair looks!
 Yup! Like I said...A Real Friend-No Request Needed!  :-)

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  1. I love the pet shop!! What a cool ideal. I love your surprise dollies too, very cute.

    1. Hi there Brini!
      Thanks! Yes, Jean is very talented and very sweet. I am blessed to have her as a friend. :-)

  2. Great pics and a job well done by Jean! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Jazzi,
      Thanks and you are welcome! I am sure you have made Jean's day!
      Healing thoughts to you. :-)

  3. Hello grandmommy,
    What a wonderful post! Jean is really an excellent miniaturist. I love her projects. I am so happy you have someone to share your passion with...thank goodness you left the cart for a while;) Have a wonderful week, and please tell Jean her work is lovely.
    Big hug,

    1. Hi there Giac! It is so nice to have a friend to bounce things off of and to share our knowledge. She will be so honored to read your remarks!
      Major hugs!

  4. I love the story of how you and Jean met, and I love her awesome talent. Her work is spectacular. Thanks for sharing such delightful things.

    1. Hi Roville,
      Thanks! Don't you just love serendipity?
      Jean is always thinking of what she can do/make next.
      I am fortunate to have her as a friend.:-)

  5. So nice to meet your friend Jean. She has some wonderful miniatures! How sweet of her to make you some dolls.

    1. HI Vanessa,
      That is just the tip of the iceburg. She has so much more going on in her Dolly building.

  6. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments and thank you grandmommy for posting the pictures. I am honored to know you and I know we will be friends forever.

    1. Ok, Jean this must be you trying to get on with your account again! LOL Everyone really loves your work!

  7. Hello grandmommy, I am still trying to figure out how to send comments and I hope this works. Again thank you and the people that commented on my projects.

    1. Jean,
      Here's,to many years of dollhousing and fun!

  8. My what creative mini-spaces. I bet it was an enjoyable visit.

  9. Hi Studioseven,
    Yes, it is always fun to visit Jean. She has a whole building dedicated to her minis!

  10. Thanks for sharing the photos. I would be interested in creating a 1:6 scale neighborhood, but that will be tricky due to the size of the neighborhood ;-)

    It is fun to read how you and Jean met - very hard to connect with others who share the doll enthusiast-bug ;-)


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