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Heirloom Smocked Dress for Dianna Effner’s 13” Little Darling Dolls

I started this smocked dress last year but never got around to finishing it. I had visioned the dress as a Valentine’s Day dress and embroidered the roses to look like hearts. I had inserted French lace into the sleeves but had problems with the bullion rose embroidery. I just couldn’t get them to look… More

Chess Cake

This cake was specially made for our little princess’s birthday. Since she is a little chess master, we felt this cake was very appropriate for her. The chess pieces and board were made out to white and dark chocolate. The square cake layers are chocolate and white cakes filled with mascarpone and chocolate ganache.

Holiday Dresses

We started this dress for our life-size little darling several years. This life size dress was inspired by the silk dress we designed for our Little Darling Effner dolls. Other things always seem to come so the dress got pushed away year after year and was left unfinished. Finally, this year we decided to finish… More

Knitting Frenzy!

We have been working on fair isle and cable sweaters and knit wear for our Little Darlings and other dolls.

Holiday Pictures

We decided that our dolls needed their own holiday picture card this year. We ended up with some fun holiday pictures of our girls in their holiday outfits.

Rosy’s Blythe Back Plate Design

Rosy is currently working on the back plate design for our first Blythe doll. She is painting an Adonis Blue butterfly on it. Here is the progress so far. I have already carved and painted the Blythe head and Niki has already assembled the eye mechanism with new custom made eye chips. I will share… More

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