Saturday, December 29, 2007

What Do I Do With My Spare Time?

Hello World!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
Well - I've been off of work for the holidays and I closed my Etsy shop for a few days - so I've had lot's of time to do pretty much nothing!

BUT I was felt extremely inspired last night. You know how much I love my little pose dollies from Japan, so I decided to make a Pose Doll Plushie.

I used the felt that I had laying around - hence the pink skin. She's stuffed with poly fiberfill, has some funky brown yarn hair, and I painted her face with acrylics.

Say hello to Noel! AND sorry, she's not for sale. She's all mine. Yum yum yum.

Hugs to everyone and a Happy New Year too!

I reopend my Etsy shop for the holidays - stop by and say hello:


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Chenille Friends!

Chenille Friends!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
Merry Christmas to you!

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

It is the most wonderful time of the year...

All In the Family
Originally uploaded by Reyney
I love Christmas! Just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday!

My Etsy store is closed December 20th to January 2nd. I need some quality time to breathe,and not stare at the computer.

See you in the New Year!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

And then there were more...

And then there were more...
Originally uploaded by Reyney
So, the blonde one in the middle is the newest dolly/doggy combination to add to my collection! I bought her from the bestest online store in the whole wide world!

The dolly all the way on the left lost her base and dog somewhere down the line. I gave her my vintage pink chenille doggy to keep her some company! (c;

They are just one great big happy family!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thanks to my Doll Show Crazed Mother...

So, my mother goes to lot's and lot's of doll shows all year long. She knows what I like, so she keeps her eyes opened for me. She gave me a bag of goodies last night. All for $18. Check out the pictures!

A vintage Holiday Fair doll, French Twisty on the tag. $5

A little Japanese dolly on the left, to match the one I already had. $2.

Little chenille chowboys with pistols on the left to go with the cowgirls I already had. $3

The cutest little Christmas angles. Two for $8.

Having such an awesome collection - priceless! LOL

Saturday, November 10, 2007

And there were four...

And there were four...
Originally uploaded by Reyney
I'm going to let this picture speak for itself.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Vintage Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
I cannot cannot cannot wait for Christmas this year. Since I love collecting cute little dollies, I've started to collect cute little dollie ornaments. These are my favorites so far. Love the little ones in the hat!

I can't wait to go through my parents box of old ornaments in the attice. They have not been used in years. I have no idea what could be in there!

Love love love them all!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Originally uploaded by Reyney
Of course my mom always finds the neatest things when I am not with her.

Check out this cute little bouquet of cowgirls! I have to find a little vase to stick them in!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Afternoon Walks!

Afternoon Walks!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
These are my favorite dollies! If you have any for sale, please let me know! I want them all! LOL

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Family Picture!

New Family Picture!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
I have so many new pics to post - but I'm just too tired. I don't know where the day goes! Here's the latest picture of the collection. I just realized it's incomplete - but it's most of them!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

More dolly-ness! Yay!

My collection just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger! Love this little girl with the pink fro!

Two Sakura dolls - they have different faces than any of the other dolls in my collection!

I call these my Pixie Chicks! They're ready to start a rock and roll band. One of them already has the green hair!

I think the one with the red stripes was supposed to have a dog. Now she has a baby instead! (c;
This doll is perfect - her hair, her face, no flaws here! She's my little knitter!

My blonde Osyalle Style doll finally arrived from Japan! They are the bestest of friends!

More on the way, as always...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Lot's and Lot's of New Stuff!

This dolly is attached to the front of a phone book. I was thinking of taking her off, but decided to leave her. There's some numbers in there - but they have letters - a little bit before my time!

The next is a precious find. Mini Ayumi Uyama pose doll figurines . They're new but look like all the dolls that I have been collecting lately!

My mom found these two Bradley type dolls at a flea market. They're a bit dirty, but they were $1 each. I have some cleaning up to do!

Again- my mom found these for me at a flea market! The big one was a $1 the little one $2. The little one has a Dakin Dream Pets tag but she looks like a girl scout to me.

I had the blue dress doll for a couple of weeks now. I just got her red dress sister a few days ago.
What a darling darling rag doll! She's a huge 18" and one of the most interesting things I have ever seen! Perfect condition! So sweet!

A cute little geisha pose doll! Her head wobbles side to side, but I still love her!

My most prized possession! LOL So excited to have found the Takara Osyalle Style doll designed by Ayumi Uyama! I just bought her blonde friend! I'll post her as soon as she arrives. She's coming directly from Japan!

Another Japanese find...Ayumi Uyama's Girl's style book! TONS of pictures of the cutestet things ever! Lot's of vintage pose dolls too! (c;

Thanks for checking out my collections and obsession! (c;

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Plastic Grocery Bag Crochet

I did a lot of crocheting over the summer. My bags were recently shown at an Ecology Fair that my students participated in, and all of my colleagues had to have one. I was very busy making these bags over the summer!

The yellow one is made out of Shoprite bags, red bags from China town, and a green bag from Barnes and Noble.

This multi colored bag was a gift for my Assistant Principal. She was the reason they were at the Ecology fair. It includes Barnes and Noble, Path Mark, Stop and Shop, Chinatown, National Wholesale Liquidators, Michaels, AC Moore, and so many other bags - I don't know where they're from.

The next bag was made out of Trick or Treat bags. They had pictures of Charlotte's Web on them. My Parent Coordinator gave me tons of these bags to recycle, so this one was for her!

This last one was actually made to sell. I met a lady at the Ecology Fair who just had to have one. So here it is!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Buddha Stamp

My boyfriend had a gig on Friday night. We were there so early, so instead of listening to a horrible horrible band we took a walk in the neighborhood. He showed me the cutest store on Macdougal Street. They had lot's of handmade papers and gifts and goodies. There was a basket of hand-carved little wooden stamps. I found this little Buddha stamp which I adore. It doesn't work so great with my ink pad - maybe I have to use a thicker paint or something- but it's beautiful just to look at!

Sweetie Pie!

Sweetie Pie!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
My newest darling! She was so shabby when I got her - I just had to fix her up. I had to re-glue her shoes, the seams of her dress, and her hat. I even had to make some hair for her. She was missing a braid on the right side of her head! Now she is my sweetie pie! (c;

Give her a kiss for me!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Vintage Plastic Flower Goody-Ness

I just love vintage plastic flower things! This is just part of my collection! I occassionally make jewelry out them, but I don't really like to part with the pieces. Crazy me! I think I 'd just prefer to stare at them all day long. HA!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Paintings by Moi

So, I don't know where the summer has gone already. I had high hopes of being all artsy and crafty. I didn't accomplish much. I am sharing with you the two small 6" by 8" acrylic paintings I made all summer.

To show off my love for dutch thingys:
I have a lot of vintage dutch linens, so I copied bits and pieces of each one, added my own pizzazz, and there you are!

Today, I found inspiration in one of my mother's head vases. Yes! A head vase! Head vases were popular in the 50's to 70's I think. They're a porcelin head, with a hole for a flower or something.

And here's my painting. I used old old crafty acrylics, and I had no orange paint and about a spot of yellow! Check out the glittery glaze I used for her hair! I changed her eyelashes a bit - I hate painting thin lines with a brush.

Here's the head vase: She's so cool. I love the way her hair flows.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Special Etsy Shop

Just wanted to share with you a wonderful bag I bought on Etsy. Sara of SaraPrettyFun made this bag especially for me. It's the neatest wristlet I have ever seen. This is one of my favorite fabrics - lot's of overlapping dandelions and swirls- even a little dragonfly.

(The fabric also reminds me of one of a Ryan McGinness painting. I was so lucky to discover him at the Museum of Modern Art last year. Please look him up!)

Sara also included a coordinating little envelope! Thank you Sara!

Check out her Etsy store at or her website at .

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Flea Market Finds!

Today was a wonderful day to visit a flea market. I went to an outdoor market in New Jersey with my Mom today. Here are some of my finds.

I love this handmade ceramic pot thingy. I think I'm going to put pens and pencils and paint brushes and stuff! It's dated 1979 on the bottom.

I bought this rooster from the same person as the pot. They kind of match a little!

I love buying jewelry at flea markets! That Christmas thing in the middle is actually a lens from a pair of glasses. Someone glued an image to the back and added a pin. The red beads are the neatest pop beads I have ever seen - I love the color! Some vintage plastic earrings, Russian Doll pin, charm bracelet and another Christmas pin!

A bag full of vintage birdy cake picks. I love old cake directions. There's so many of these- so some of them may end up in my ShoeFlower Etsy store. Let me know if you interested and I can reserve some for you!

This amazing vintage book from 1959 was $1. Woo Hoo! It's French for Children and has two stories: The Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. Besides the fact that the illustrations are amazing- Each line as three lines of text. One in French, on is the pronunciation, and one is in English. I learned today that Little Red Riding Hood is Chaperon Rouge! Woo Hoo!

I also purchased the most wonderful doll in the world. I'll post her soon! just need to clean her up a bit!

Ta ta for now!