Friday, October 05, 2007


I got to play with my new Journey set from Crafty Secrets. I LOVE the vintage images in this set (who am I kidding, I LOVE all the Crafty Secret images!!!!!). It's perfect for a vacation journal, going away or miss you cards or scrapping the 'journeys' we and our families have taken in our lives. I decided to use the luggage stamp, isn't it pretty? The details are perfect! I used the Earthy Paper Pad for this one. I made some trunk 'straps' out of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I cut them and crumpled them up and flattened them back out to give them a used look, did some faux stitching and put some big brads at the bottom. The image is colored with my Copic markers. I sponged the edges of the main image and tag with Ranger Distress Walnut ink. The SU! punches are the Key Tag & Ticket Corner.

Get the paper pads from Crafty Secrets or Sassy & Sweet Crafts
Get the stamp sets from Crafty Secrets, eclectic Paperie or Sassy & Sweet Crafts
Get the Copic markers from eclecticPaperie or Ellen Hutson, LLC

I want to show you the antique doll my mom gave me. She got it from my aunt, it belonged to her sister in law. It's so unique, I'm hoping that anyone who see's it here might be able to tell me something about it! I've taken several shots so you can see what she does, I've never seen a doll like this!
Her clothes are made out of wool or heavy felt. See the knob on top of her head? That's how you turn her head to show her faces, she has 3 different ones! She's about 14" tall. Her hair is attached to the inside of the cap, not on her head, so when you turn her head to get a new face the hair stays put. I've taken several pictures to show her faces. There is not a spec of dirt on her. The only thing I see is the fabric on the knob on the top of her head is worn. I assume this doll has been packed away for years and years, look at the crackle on her face, now that crackle is the real thing!

This is the in between the faces shot, so you can see that the faces are all on 1 head.

If anyone knows anything about antique dolls I sure would like to know some more about her, who made her, how old she is etc.

We are headed to Conway tomorrow, seems like we go there a lot, huh? Ü Jayde is having a birthday party, her birthday is Sunday, my son's birthday is Sunday too and my daughter's is Monday! Phew.....busy, busy, busy!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!


Rose Ann said...

I love your card! Your design and distressing is perfect!!

That doll is such a treasure! I love antique toys.

QC said...

Another WOW project for sure, Piris! LOVE it!

That doll is definitely VERY cool. Bet she's worth a few bucks!

Have a great long weekend my friend. Love you :)

Well Said Cards said...

Great card! I love the distressing.

Neat doll! I'd be curious to hear what you find out about it.

KardKrazy said...

Those luggage tags are amazing!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

That is a precious doll....I hope you find some answers!

Vanessa C. said...

I just happened across your site from SCS. I looked up your doll and this is what I found.

Multiface dolls were first commercially made in Europe in the mid-19th century. Early ones had two or three faces, some with swivel heads like yours. Others had detachable masks. Your doll, designed by Elsie Gilbert, was made about 1946 by the Three-in-One Doll Corp. of New York. A Trudy doll in original condition and with her original wrist tag auctioned last year for $175.

Vanessa C. said...

Hi, found this too! Sorry thought the doll was interesting, so I started searching.

Pam/Iris said...

Vanessa, thanks SO MUCH for the info on my doll!! I was going to email you, but, I can't seem to find your addy. I hope you see this! I can't wait to tell my mom about it!

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