Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Last week, Baby Cat, Plush Pussycat, and I went to the Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear show at the National Guard Armory in Portland.

As usual, there were many things that we liked and were tempted by.  So many that it took several hours for us to look at everything, make our choices, and finally make our way out the door.  In fact, we went out the back way so we wouldn't be tempted to buy anything more on our way out!

Baby Cat was first to make a purchase.  She found a cute little J-Doll that she just had to have.  Here are two pictures of it:

Cute Face, huh?

She has accessories and a stand

I bought this J-Doll last time I went to the doll show, but mine didn't have any shoes.  I tried to find some cute ones for her this time, but all I found were these boots, which are plastic and not that nice.  But, at least she has some shoes for now, until I find something I like better.

Momma Cat's doll

Plush Pussycat found a little doll too, but I don't have a picture of her.  Hopefully she will put one on her blog, so you can all see it.  Both she and Baby Cat found some miniature rugs they liked for their doll houses.  Plush Pussycat found some other miniature food items that she liked, so she bought those too.

I also found two really pretty fashion dolls at this doll show.  The first was this one.

Tiny Kitty Collier

 She's a tiny Kitty Collier.  I thought she was just gorgeous and so very classy looking. This close-up doesn't really do her justice.  I fell in love with her.  She reminds me a little bit of a young Grace Kelly.  Look how classy her dress and shoes are!
front view

back view

She's clearly my favorite right now.  What do you think of her?

Here's my other doll, Gene.  When I first saw Gene, she was naked, and I thought about buying her and making her some clothes.  But, I looked around for a while and another vendor had several outfits that were made to fit this doll.  So, I bought the doll.........

 then I bought her this lovely outfit.

Gene's beautiful red dress and all her accessories
The doll is a "Gene" doll, and she was made to represent the big film stars of the 30's and 40's.
Look at how pretty the back of her hair is!

I think Gene is very lovely and her clothes are so nicely made.  I'm glad I bought her.


Baby Cat and I saw two cute, fat, baby dolls when I was buying the outfit for Gene.  The dolls were adorable and very inexpensive, so we decided to buy them. Then we came up with what we call  "The FAT BABY CHALLENGE"! We each have to design and make an outfit for our respective dolls and have them ready to sell at the St. Agatha Holiday Bazaar in early November.  We can sew, knit, or crochet, or any combination of the three, an outfit, with or without accessories, for our dolls.  But, we can't tell or show each other what we're making.  Also, we have to sell them at the Bazaar when we're done! No keeping, no matter how cute they turn out!

Here are the two babies as they were when we bought them.  We'll show you how they look when we're done.

Momma Cat's Doll
Baby Cat's Fat Baby

I think Baby Cat's doll looks sad, don't you?  Poor baby!  But, she is awful cute. I'm sure someone nice will adopt her in November.

Momma Cat's doll looks anxious, like she can't wait to be fed or picked up.  Who will be the lucky one to take her home?

We'll keep you posted! (no pun intended)

-  Momma Cat