Sunday, March 14, 2010

Do You Remember

This is going to be a short post I may have more later lol I am in the process of  clearing out my closet *small workspace* I ran across this panel I brought so many years ago, by Daisy Kingdom.  I know I will never use it and I don't see me in the near future making any baby quilts or blankets.  You know how go shopping for fabrics and all kinds of ideas buzz through your head?  Well at the time I guess I was having one of those moments, before I got real serious into making cloth dolls I use to be a BIG collector of dolls.  I mean if it was doll related I brought it.

Those times have long gone along with my doll rooms.  I have many dolls stored in my basement that I will be putting up for sale, I just don't have the room for them anymore.  I had given myself a rule if it couldn't fit in the curio cabinets then they had to go.  I have two large curios where I keep my prized doll collections some very expensive others I just had to have them.  Among those are my favorites to collect which are China heads and old play dolls from the 40's to the late 70's some a little newer.  Gosh I'm getting side track okay on to the panel I am going to be putting it in my Etsy shop sometime this week but if anyone is interested in it just let me know.  It is 45 1/2 by 32 1/2 inch panel The price is $10.00 includes travel fees in the States I have to calculate travel fees outside of the States.  It's really cute and I can see some quilters out there making a nice binky for that special baby.  It reminds me so much of Kims stuffed animals here is her blog I just love them http://primsbykim.blogspot.com/2010/03/here-kitty-kitty.html  *I was going to use it for a doll quilt* lol.   

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sometimes Two is Better

Summer and Rain are preparing for a journey that they both wish will keep them together.  You see they are twins born 1893 in the middle of August during a hot steaming rainy night.  During the time of their birth their mother and father Effie Mae and Jim Hill worried about whether or not if the two would be taken and separated from not only them but the sisters as well.  The multiple birth was hidden from the plantation owner for he only knew of the one twin Rain.  She was the first to be born Summer came minutes later.  As they became older it became a game the family would play when ever strangers would come around not letting anyone see the two together at the same time.

The two girls often would laugh at  how well they played the family game.  Now that they are at the age of 10 it is time the family secret will have to be disclosed, mother has taken ill and father has left to work the land elsewhere left now with a sick mother and grandmother who now knows they need to be cared for by someone else.  Mammy had two outfits made to make sure they both looked their best and prays that a new family will accept both girls.  They sit now waiting for hair ties and Mammy to finish packing the surprise items she wants them to take along.

Whew okay call me crazy but for some reason I gave it a try to do two dolls at once.  I have been working on these every since our no peeking week and still have a few more touches to do to them before they are complete.  They will be up for sale as a set or individual. I am offering them as a set for 150.00 and sold separate for 85.00 if you are interested in Summer or Rain contact me by email.  The price includes shipping and insurance here in the states.  I will have to calculate travel fees for them elsewhere. 

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl....Snatch JOY~!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Greetings from Cheryl and Joy

Snap out of it is what I have to do, I suddenly found myself feeling a little discourage and unsure as to where I should go as far as to making dolls.  I have not put any new listing in my Etsy shop and have decided that I will try selling from my blog.

The first doll I have up for offering is Jane Serepta “Jennie” Dean.  She is 39 inches from head to feet.  She is wearing a Vintage yellow straw hat from the 50's which is adorned with millinery flowers and a brown velvet ribbon.  Her hair is lambs wool which has been felted in.  She wears a crocheted shawl made by me.  Her skirt is made from reproduction civil war fabric, which is brown in color.  Her blouse is a off white with a flower pattern adorned with red vintage buttons. She has on white undergarments and her boots are painted on antiqued and sealed.  She is one of a kind, made from my own pattern signed and dated.  Her cost is 85.00 plus travel fare 15.00
If you are interested in  Jennie or any of my other dolls please email me.
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch Joy~!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Hello everyone I guess I am back...sigh  It has been a long week not to mention a few more longer ones ahead.  Let me first start off with the bad news.  Today I received a package in the mail something I had been waiting on for sometime now.  A scrub board, an old vintage scrub board I wanted to use as a prompt for my setup at the doll shows.  Instead from the photos this is what I got

The labels on the box reads received unsealed and damaged during handling.  I have contacted the seller who is on Etsy I really sometimes spend a little too much time buying on there really I do I only sold one item there but gosh have a brought a lot there.  I love Etsy and this is only the second time I have experienced a bad sell.  Then I had another box and JOY JOY JOY down in my heart it made all the tears fade away spoke to me and said it will be okay 
Just look at my Joy isn't she the sweetest girl you could ever lay your eyes on.  I had to show Joy what had me so upset
She too was at disbelief.  I don't know what else to even say at this point.  Madame Samm Thank you so much for sending me Joy.  She will be traveling with me on Friday to a show I am going to be doing at a Senior Citizens Home.  Ladies she also smells wonderful.  I love her Samm.  I also did a show this past Sunday but my camera was not cooperating I did manage to salvage two pictures.  This is my girlfriend Joyce and I, and this is one of the dolls I sold Sugar. 

The Church that gives this show every year for Black History Month is very old it was built in 1928. I want to learn a lot more about it and I met a member whose family are the original members of the church so I will diffently doing a few dolls about a few of her family members.  I am almost done with a set of dolls that I can not wait to show off.  I will give updates on the outcome of my scrub board issue. 
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl....Snatch JOY~!