The future will never be what we have imagined,
but what we have become ready to accept.
She who never makes a mistake, probably isn't doing anything.
Today's failure makes possible tomorrow's success.
Happiness is an inside job.
Although life brings storms, growth and a harvest always follow.
Our attitude, more than our aptitude, determines our altitude.
Life is full of cactus,
but you don't have to sit on it.
|I'm so glad you've stopped to visit.|
Let me tell you something about myself.
I live in Norridge, a suburb of Chicago, IL, USA. I have two cats (Pecana and Margo), seven finches (five African green singers, an Australian red-faced star, and an African blue-capped Cordon Blue) and one canary. I love the green singers (Serinus mozambicus). See this YouTube video!
I enjoy many things: collecting dolls, taking pictures, setting up photography scenes of Robert Tonner's Ann Estelle and her Friends and Smurfette, Papa Smurf and others in Smurf Village, knitting, sewing, crocheting, reading books, playing piano and cello, raising finches, canaries and cats, improving my computer competency, surfing the net, finding paperdoll links, gardening, cooking and baking.
Smurfette and the Smurf VillageSmurfette, Papa Smurf, Farmer Smurf, Nanny Smurf and her cat Pumpkin, Baker Smurf & more
10" Ann Estelle and Friends
| Ann Estelle Raglan Sweater
My own instructions for a knitted sweater for Robert Tonner's 10" Ann Estelle doll using Bernat's Sox yarn. Gauge is 7st=1" using double-pointed size #2 needles. Sweater is knit from the bottom up with long raglan sleeves. Free pdf download.
| Ann Estelle Garter Ridge Sweater
My own instructions for a knitted sweater for Robert Tonner's 10" Ann Estelle doll using Bernat's Baby yarn. Gauge is 9st=1" using double-pointed size #1 needles. Sweater is knit from the bottom up with long raglan sleeves, using a garter ridge pattern. Free pdf download.
Ann Estelle Vest: My own instructions for a knitted vest for Robert Tonner's 10" Ann Estelle doll using Plymouth Yarn's Dreambaby D.K. yarn. Gauge is 6st=1" using two size #4 needles. Vest is knit from the bottom up. |
Ann Estelle and Friends: My own collection of Flickr photographs of my Mary Engelbreit Collection dolls. Robert Tonner's Ann Estelle, Sophie, Gracie, Georgia, Michael. Many are wearing outfits I handmade.
10" Ann Estelle and Friends: Flickr Group of doll collectors who have taken photographs of Mary Engelbreit Collection dolls. Join and add your own 10" Ann Estelle and friends photos to the group.
Ann Estelle's World: Yahoo email group for lovers of Mary Engelbreit's Ann Estelle and her dolly friends from Robert Tonner.
Tonner Doll Company: catalog archive of Mary Engelbreit's Ann Estelle dolls. Also Tonner catalog archive and facts about the Mary Engelbreit® Collection.
Life and Times of Ann Estelle: Andria, Claudia and Roberta's pages of dolls, outfits, doll setups. Sources for furniture and suggestions for replacement wigs and eyes. Fun site to visit.
Kristine Ann's doll patterns to purchase for 10" Ann Estelle, Gracie, Sophie and Georgia. Includes patterns for sleepwear, Korean hanbok and Asian outfits from Japan, Vietnam and China. Plus Pilgrim, Halloween outfits and others.
CarlaC's DollyDesigns: Gallery of outfits for 10" Ann Estelle and Friends. Also other dolls.
Dress*Ups by pj: Gallery of outfits for 10" Ann Estelle and Friends. Also other dolls.
Oriental Boutique: Collection of handmade Oriental Japanese Kimonos for 10" Ann Estelle and Gracie. Visit often because the choice of Japanese fabrics changes.
Fran's Little Girl Doll Designs: One Piece Bodice Dress Pattern for 10" Ann Estelle or Bitty Bethany.
dalerae.com: Socks and tights to purchase in a multitude of colors for 10" Ann Estelle. Also shoes, boots and sandals.
Deb's Adorables: Shoes, socks and tights for 10" Ann Estelle and friends.
patchworkpansy.com: Adeline Salvesen's sewing patterns to purchase for 10" Ann Estelle.
Bev Beese's Pre-Ebay Outfits for sale for Tonner's Ann Estelle and Michael. Also other dolls
Ann Estelle paperdolls: 16 pages of Ann Estelle paperdolls.
Dawn Smith: Instructions for sewn mob cap and knitted slippers for 10" Ann Estelle.
Genevieve6's collection of 36 photos of handmade outfits for Ann Estelle and Sophie.
Ulla Design Flickr collection of handmade outfits for Ann Estelle, Sophie and Gracie dolls.
www.leeann.ca: Affordable Designs' sewing pattern for 10" Ann Estelle or Gracie.
Designsnduds.com: Lynda Dryer's gallery of original outfits for 10" Michael for purchase. Also for Ann Estelle
Teri Pettit's collection of 10" Ann Estelle, Sophie and Georgia dolls and paperdolls.
Wardrobe Secrets: Sarah-Belle's gallery of original Anne Estelle outfits for purchase
Paden Lee Designs: The cutest wooden beds, bunkbeds and bookscases you ever did see for Ann Estelle and family. Also wardrobes, cabinets, swings, tables & chairs.
joannmorgan.com's collection of 10" Ann Estelle outfits.
Mashrat's 10" Ann Estelle outfit collection.
Carmela's collection of 10" Ann Estelles and Sophies and their outfits.
dollmemories.com Ann Estelle and Sophie doll collection.
Other Dolls & Supplies
Kish and Company: So many wonderful dolls with such great outfits.
Heather Maciak: Lexie and Jenny -- two sweet 8" girls with beautiful clothes.
Berdine Creedy Originals: Great assortment of sweet dolls with wonderful clothes.
Fun Little Separates: Max's fun collection of pants and T-shirts for Kish dolls.
letsplaydolls.com: Boneka undergarments, dresses, shoes for 14" Kish Rave, Wren, Piper, Lark, Song and 14" Tonner Betsy McCall, Barbara, Dru dolls.
Sew-Cool Separates: Instructions to knit Aran & Fair Isle sweaters and caps for purchase to fit Riley Kish. Also gallery of outfits sewn and knit for Riley and Betsy McCall 14".
Fletcher Pattern Company: patterns to sew outfits for 14" Kish pre-teen dolls - Wren, Piper, Lark, Song and Raven.
www.adams-harris.com: patterns to sew outfits for 14" Kish preteen dolls - Wren, Piper, Lark, Song and Raven.
Spampystuff: outfits to purchase for ball jointed dolls. You pick the fabric or yarn, the design, the size doll. Very cute.
DollsWest Designs: Knit patterns for many sizes of dolls, both free and for purchase. Includes free knit sweater pattern for 14" Betsy McCall. Wonderful doll measurements chart for 80 types of dolls
Antique Lilac: Free dress pattern and instructions for 26cm doll. Includes pdf dress instruction sheet. Also Picot beading instructions and chainstitch embellishment instructions. Lastly making buttons instructions.
Designs by Jude: House of Biscotti's patterns and kits to sew outfits for Kish dolls - 7 1/2" Riley and 14" Raven size.
GraceFaerie Designs: Patterns to sew outfits for ball jointed dolls
Fog City Designs: Miniature wool-felted dogs for your dolls.
American Girl Kit Kittredge cardigan: Classic Elite Yarns sweater designed by Cecily Glowik for 18" doll or girl size 6 to 12
debsewsfabric's Ebay store which includes small scale Asian print fabrics which are great for Tonner Gracie's and Kish's Song's outfits.
Nancy Lee's Fabrics and Laces's Ebay store which includes new and vintage laces for dolls.
patontheback.net: Small scale Asian print fabrics which are great for Tonner Gracie's and Kish's Song's outfits.
Victorian Woodshop Step by step directions to make a Victorian style photo set-up room with 10" Ann Estelle examples.
BunnyBear American Girl dress patterns.
www.agplaythings.com American Girl Doll patterns for 18" Addy, Samantha, Felicity, Josephina, Kirsten and Molly. Give the files plenty of time to download and set them to 100%, no scaling, with margins 0.05 or less before printing. Some pattern pieces are scanned in twice, and will need to be carefully lined up and taped to make a complete pattern piece.
spinblessing.com: Wildfoote -- fingering weight 75%wool/25%nylon yarn in 39 colors to use with U.S. size 1 and 2 knitting needles
morehousefarm.com: Morehouse Merino Lace Yarn -- fingering weight wool yarn in 53 colors to use with U.S. size 1 to 3 knitting needles
spinblessing.com: Dale Baby Ull -- fingering weight wool yarn in 35 colors to use with U.S. size 1 and 2 knitting needles
KnitPicks.com: fingering weight yarns for use with 1 and 2 knitting needles. Also Palette fingering yarns.
Toybox Snowman : Jean Greenhowe's 9 1/2" knit snowman doll. So, so cute. From Jean Greenhowe's free knitting patterns page.
Graph Paper : Free graph paper generator. Set how many squares per inch or centimeters you want, the thickness and color of the lines, and print. Great for charting patterns.
Mary Jane's Tearoom : Patterns for sale on etsy.com to knit stuffed rabbits and bears with many different knit outfits. So very cute.