Monday, July 3, 2017

LIZETTE'S ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE OUTFIT, BY JODIE CREATIONS

Lizette just got a brand new, handmade outfit!  It was made by Jodie Joseph of  Jodie Creations.  See how beautifully it compliments Lizette's coloring?  It's a peach lace overlay on white fabric.


Lizette's new outfit, by Jodie Creations

Here's a close-up of the beautiful fabric that Jodie used.
The leggings  are so cute on her!



It has snap closures in the back.


This outfit is beautifully made, and the top is fully lined.  It fits Lizette perfectly too! Momma Cat was so happy that she found Jodie's shop!  

By the way, Jodie makes clothes for other dolls too!  If you don't sew, or just don't have the time, you should check her out!  Her prices are very reasonable, as well!  

Thank you Jodie!  You made my day, and Lizette's day too!

- Momma Cat

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

LIZETTE'S NEW LOOK!

Momma Cat got Lizette's new wig and shoes in the mail this week!  Lizette tried them on in front of Baby Cat and the rest of our cat family, and we all agreed that we like this look the best!  

Lizette in her "Paris" wig.
 Lizette's new wig was ordered from Monique Trading Corporation.  Momma Cat thinks it goes much better with her coloring than the previous wig.  Although, now she can change looks whenever she wants to!

Lizette's new shoes.
Momma Cat found these adorable shoe/boots on eBay and ordered them from a private seller in China.  They don't work too well with the outfit she's currently wearing, but Momma Cat thinks they're adorable and has already found a new outfit she thinks will look great with the shoes.  How's that for doing things backward!!!

Let me know what you think of her new look, would you?  Feedback is always good!

- Momma Cat

Friday, June 23, 2017

PICCOLINA AND HER NEW CROCHETED OUTFIT

A long while ago Momma Cat purchase a cute, little 12-inch toddler doll, by Corolle.  She is exactly like one Baby Cat got when she was little.  Here's a photo to remind you.  

Baby Cat's doll, Puku
Momma Cat's Doll, Piccolina

Momma Cat cleaned her up, fixed her hair, and crocheted her a new outfit.  She used Bio Bimbo cotton yarn from Northwest Wools, in Multnomah Village.  She created the clothes as she went, so there are no written instructions. Sorry!






Front of panties
Back of panties



















Dress front
Dress back











Faux leather shoe soles
This last picture is of the bottom of Piccolina's  shoes.  Momma Cat likes to put faux suede, or faux leathers soles on the bottoms, to give the shoes a more finished look.  The faux leather in this case was repurposed from an old purse that Momma Cat had.  

That's all for now.  Momma Cat has some more projects to finish before she can devote any more time to doll clothes! But, don't worry, she'll blog about those too!

- Momma 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MOMMA CAT'S NEW BALL-JOINTED DOLL (LIZETTE)

Momma Cat wants to introduce everyone to her new doll, Lizette.  She is made by the Tonner company.  She is part of the Ellowyne Wilde doll collection.  

Lizette
Don't you just love those big brown eyes?!

 Lizette is 16 inches tall, she is jointed right above her rib cage, her shoulders, elbows, wrists and knees.  This particular doll came without hair or clothing, so Momma Cat was able to buy her for less than $80 on eBay! 

Lizette sans hair and clothing
 Lizette, Ellowyne, and the other dolls in that collection all have beautiful faces, but Momma Cat loved this one the best.  

Momma Cat bought Lizette two new wigs from Monique Trading Corporation
The second wig was just ordered, so it hasn't arrived yet. Monique sells high quality doll wigs, shoes, and other items for dolls of all sizes.  Since Lizette came naked, Momma Cat bought her a bra and panty set, hosiery, a pair of leggings, and a little cropped t-shirt from Doll Secrets
Doll Secrets sells doll underwear, tights, and various other items for dolls of all sizes.  The products are very high quality, at reasonable prices.  Momma has purchased many items for her dolls over the last two years, and has never been disappointed! 

Lizette with wig, underclothes, leggings, and t-shirt
  Momma Cat intends to make, or buy Lizette a complete outfit, plus shoes.  But, clothing and shoes for these dolls are fairly expensive.  The shoes alone can cost $25 a pair! So it may be awhile before Lizette gets an entire outfit.  At least for now she's not naked anymore! 

- Momma Cat

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NEW GRAY CAT PURSE

As you all know,  Momma Cat has been making Cat purses.  The first two were almost identical.  They were made out of black upholstery velvet.  The only difference between them was their linings.  One was red with white polka dots, the other, black with white polka dots.  

Well, Momma Cat found some interesting gray vinyl at JoAnn's, and decided to give it a try.  It was a lot harder to work with than the velvet, but the result was rather pleasing.  This cat looks just like Momma Cat's next door neighbor's little cat, Yuki!

Here she is.  What do you think?

Yuki, gray cat purse
 Momma Cat has found some gorgeous purple upholstery velvet at the Mill End Store , and a beautiful batik fabric to go with it.  Now she is going to make a different kind of bag!  So stay tuned!  She will show it to you as soon as she finishes it!

Making bags is a lot of fun, and Momma Cat has found that people like to buy them!  So, she is trying to make different types using new and interesting fabrics.  Wish her luck!

- Momma Cat

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

BEDROOM CHANGEOVER

Not too long after graduating from college, Baby Brother Cat decided he did not want to come back home to live with Momma and Daddy Cat (big surprise). Baby Brother Cat has taken a lot of his things to live with him, but his room stayed pretty much the same until recently.  

Momma Cat put new Cat curtains in the room. 

Cat Curtains for the spare room.


Then, Momma Cat gave the twin bed, and the desk to a woman that she works with.  Now her grandchildren are using it!

Momma and Daddy Cat bought a sofa bed from IKEA, and Daddy Cat put it together. 

Putting the sofa bed together.

Here's the completed frame of the sofa bed.

Sofa bed with cat pillow, Avalon (the black kitty), and Russell Wilson (the bear).
Even though there is still a lot to do to make this room really nice, it is already able to accomodate two guests, which Momma and Daddy are expecting next weekend!  They are so excited!  Baby Brother Cat and his girlfriend are coming home for a short visit.  They'll be the first ones to stay in the new guest room!

Their plan is to paint the room,add a rug, and some more lights.  There are bookcases with lots of books in the room already, so it will look sort of like a little library!

Hopefully Momma and Daddy Cat will have the time and money to make these changes  happen over the next few months!  Momma Cat will keep you updated on their progress!

- Momma Cat

Monday, May 29, 2017

AFTER THE FAIR! MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR 2017.

Momma and Daddy Cat just got back from the Multnomah County Fair.  They met up with Big Sister Cat, and Brother-in-law-Cat.  They all went into the exhibit hall to see the exhibits, and to see if their entries won any prizes.

Big Sister Cat won two ribbons!  She won a First Premium blue ribbon for her beautiful bath mat made out of river rocks.  The stones are so smooth and cool, they feel wonderful on your feet on a hot day!

River Rock Bath Mat
 Big Sister Cat also won a Second Premium Ribbon for her Scarab Beetle metal art yard decorations.  Momma Cat thinks they should've won a Best Of Show rosette!  They are worth a Blue Ribbon, at least! They are, in fact, her own original design.  But, what can you do?

Metal Art and Stained Glass Scarab Beetles

Momma Cat's doll, Misumi, is shown here with her First Premium ribbon, and her Best Of Show rosette! In this photo her hair decoration has fallen behind her back, so you can't see it.  Too bad!  But, she still looks very pretty!

Misumi and her outfit take Best Of Show in the sewing/needle-craft department!

Last, but not least, is Momma Cat's newest sewing project, her "Cat" purse.  Momma's Cat purse is the proud winner of a Second Premium ribbon! You can see her with it in the photo below.
 
Momma Cat's "Cat Purse".
 There are always lots of things to see, and eat at the fair.  We had Gyros, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Hawaiian Shave Ice, with a snow cap!  The only thing missing was the 80+degree weather we were supposed to get!  

Momma Cat is already starting to plan her fair entry for next year!  It's so much fun to enter, and even more fun to win!  Momma Cat highly recommends it!  You should try it!

- Momma Cat