Friday, June 17, 2011

New doll, & a quote I love.....

Here is a new custom doll.  I hope Beth won't mind me saying, since this is so personal... her sister has a degenerative illness, and this doll is a kind of eulogy.  I feel so privileged to have created her with Beth.
Custom Doll
Custom Doll
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One of my art doll maker friends, has authored a book.  Patricia of Papillon Blue UK. It's written in English & French, & is an absolute treat!
Lets hope it becomes one of the best selling books of all time,  like this one ~
Black Beauty 1st book
Written by British author Anna Sewell in 1877.
It has a quote at the very end, which encapsulates my thoughts about people and religion, but could never quite word it as I wanted to.  Here it is ~
".... there is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham...."

~Black Beauty, Chapter 13, last paragraph.
(I think my mum & dad would agree)
Spot the 4 cats.
Spot the cats.
And of course my babies, the kittens are doing well (apart from the odd eye infection, and umbilical abcsess the size of a quarter (10p size for the Brits)

More Images ~ HERE ~


  1. Your doll is absolutely beautiful, Abi, and what an honour to create such a lovely doll. As for the book by Papillon Blue, I love her dolls...they too are amazing...what's with you English/Euro-ladies!!?? LOL

    I almost fell out of my seat when I read the quote from "Black Beauty." When I was a teenager attending Catholic girls school, I had that quote in big letters inside the door of my locker...used to upset the nuns, hehehehe, but then why would they be upset?

    We once hid a kitten in a friend's locker since one of the boarders had to give it up. We left it with water and would take it home after school. About 3 hours later, the school principal announced over the intercom that the owner of locker, the number escapes me now, and those involved with it's contents, please report to the the office, a.s.a.p.!! Got me out of Algebra!

    Luckily, one of the students lived across the street from the school and said her mother would care for it till after school!! More to that story for later, though!! LOL But our little guy lived a very happy, fulfilling life and lived to the ripe ol' age of 20, human then we were all married with families!!

    Speaking of little kittens, your babies look like they're coming along are truly the Pied Piper of animals...they know where to go and be loved.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Another absolutely gorgeous creation! I love your dolls!!!
    "Black Beauty" is a favorite. The kittens are adorable. Now back to the latest beautiful creation. I call that a project of love...God bless you...


  3. That is so touching, how you and the sister created such a special doll. She will definitely be treasured.
    I didn't know about Papillon Blue...I will have to stop over and check her book out!
    I completey agree about religion. My Dad wasn't a religious man but he told me when I was young
    to "treat people as you want to be treated" and I try to live by that. I don't understand how people think they can get into Heaven (or whatever they believe) if they don't have compassion and empathy for other living things. I just breaks my heart sometimes...
    Glad to hear the kitties are doing reasonably well and by the way , It took me FOREVER to find the 4th cat! LOL! (#4 being the black one laying behind the car).
    XOXO - Cindi

  4. I used the comment above to cheat and find the 4 cats...heehee! They sure look happy :)

    As for your little furry bundles...they are sooo cute....I love Goatee's goatee...haha!

    Your dolls are exquisite creations, My is no surprise that you were asked to collaborate on such a special doll...

    ..and I love the quote...I sometimes think that Love is the only religion we need :)

  5. Your doll is beautiful and I love her book. Cats very cute!!!!I want kiss them!!!

    A greeting

  6. Sunshine girl, I go to a funeral today for a beautiful woman that cancer took. She was a co-worker, a swimmer, a mother extraordinaire and I watched her children grow-up as a life guard and as she and her husband ran with my uncle. sigh. I am so grateful to you for the beauty you show us, friend. The things I needed to see, like sweet kitten faces and dolls of eulogy... who knew and yet, there it is like a balm. I am grateful. Blessings and love, Amy

  7. What a stunningly beautiful doll and such a loving tribute. The kitties are looking beautiful and so healthy, too. :) Thanks for sharing the book link from your friend - I shall have to check it out! And what a great quote from Black Beauty! :)

  8. I have read your blog four times, wth all the reactions, ther is so much love in it!!!

  9. i love everything about you!

  10. The kittens are so lucky to have you close to them! Are you going to keep them?
    The new doll is beautiful and elegant. I hope it'll be a good friend to your friend's sister!

  11. Hey Abi, your creations are beautiful! I think the latter created has a pair of Julia Roberts' ji, ji, ji. It's beautiful. Every detail that you include or create for them makes them so special, and more if it's for a special occasion greetings, Rose Marie

  12. Just found your blog while looking at Mad Tea Party goers....LOVING IT!!! I think I shall take my time and look around! xo

  13. Fabulous dolls and love the cats too. :O)

  14. Your doll is beautiful, very nice and full of details!


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