Sunday, August 25, 2013

My June Cleaverish Tilda


Hello, Dear Ones.
Well, I just can't help myself...I had to make another Tilda doll.
This is my June Cleaverish Tilda.
I grew up watching 'Leave It To Beaver' 
and the idea of a June Cleaver Tilda popped into my tiny brain.
Oh, I just adore her! 
I think she turned out beautifully.
I'm still patting myself on the back. :)

 Remember June?
Pearls on and looking so chic.
 My Tilda has on a pearl necklace and pearl earrings and her makeup is applied to perfection!
 I just loved making her hair. I gave her a bun with a scarf tied around it that matches her dress.
 Isn't her doo sweet?
 The bodice of her dress has a band across the top and she has 3/4 length sleeves.
 I made her a little apron trimmed in lace and added a pocket for her to keep her hanky in.
 Here's the back of her dress and you can see how her apron strings are tied into a bow.
 I've added a little ruffle at the hem of her dress. 
She's kicked her shoes off for a little rest because she is about to get busy.
 Doesn't she look so stylish and the perfect little housekeeper?
 Well, here she sits in the kitchen after she's baked a cake for us.

 She looks right at home in the kitchen with her little apron on.
 She entered this into the local fair and won a blue ribbon for the recipe. 
She will not share it with me though! :)
 She's been on her feet for quite some time so she is wearing very comfortable, practical but chic shoes. She's cares about how she looks all the time.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little June Cleaversish Tilda.

Well...I know I showed you my first Tilda but I really didn't style her very well for her pictures.
 So...here is Miss Curly Head again.
 She told me she needed a little purse so I grabbed my hook and thread and crocheted her up one in about 30 minutes. I'm so talented like that, you know. :)
 Here's a close up and I added a teeny little button on it to blend in with her dress.

Well, I've just got to quit Tildaing and get back to sewing for Carter and Sweet Pea.
Lord, help me! ;)
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Rag Doll

Ooh, ooh
Ah, Rag doll ooh, ooh
Rag doll, ooh

(Hand me down)
When she was just a kid her clothes were hand-me-downs
(Hand me down)
They always laughed at her when she came into town

Called her Rag Doll
Little Rag Doll
Such a pretty face
Should be dressed in lace

Ooh, ooh
Ah, Rag doll ooh, ooh
Rag doll, ooh

(Shag rag doll)
I'd change her sad rags into glad rags if I could
(If I could)
My folks won't let me cause they say that she's no good

She's a rag doll
Such a rag doll
Though I love her so
I can't let her know

Ooh ooh
Ah, Rag doll
I love you just they way you are
Oh, Rag Doll, ooh
Oh, Rag Doll, ooh
~sung by The Four Seasons



64 comments:

  1. Shelia- She is absolutely DARLING. I used to make dolls, too, but haven't made any in a long time. You did a wonderful job on her-makes me think about sewing dolls again! LOVE her hair!!! It is perfect. Hope you have a wonderful nights chatting with your Tildas! xo Diana ps. June's pearls are perfect!

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  2. Oh...I just LOVE her! She is absolutely adorable and you are so very talented! I'm also very jealous of her very loooong
    and slim body! You could sell a ton of these and be a very rich woman :)

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  3. You are killing me....I am in love with these dolls!

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  4. Oh, I love them both! That crocheted bag and the little cake are precious. Love the bun (hair do) too! Fabulous job on the clothing, too.

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  5. I use to make Attic babies years ago Pickle and I sold them and called them mountain babies..Just too dang cute girl..and I so remember June the best housewife in the world ha ha!! Oh and don't forget Donna Reed and her perfect family the Stones ha ha!! Love and hugs Gloria

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  6. She is so cute - Shelia, you are so talented! You need to make a bathroom Diva and an RV Camping girl. :-)

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  7. Well you just go on and pat away, she did turn out beautifully.

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  8. Hey, you're really good at this! You should start your own doll pattern line.
    Brenda

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  9. Both of your dollies are so cute! My favorite is June with that darling hairdo! Wow, are you talented!
    Nancy

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  10. Hi Sheila, I saw your Tilda pin board and I was smitten. Your Tildas are so beautiful, you did a great job. I use to watch The Beav too. I could never figure out why his mom wore those frilly dresses and high heels and pearls to vacuum LOL.

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  11. Your Tildas are just adorable!

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  12. June is absolutely adorable!!! Love her hair, and esp. the pearls!! You have her posed perfectly and so lady like..........oh my gosh, the slippers....you are having way tooooooo much fun!!!!

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  13. I grew up with June too! Your Tildas are adorable. Lucky Miss Carter to have a talented grandmother to make her these special dolls.

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  14. Hi Sheila, oh my... she is so cute and lovely. You're are excellent,your work is so neat and tidy. 2 thumbs up for you. You made everything look so perfect including posing for pictures. :)

    Have a lovely week ahead. *hugs*

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  15. Shelia how utterly sweet she is and you are amazingly talented at making them. They are so perfect and I love her pretty blue clothes and delightful little slippers xx

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  16. Shelia, your Tilda dolls are just gorgeous. You are so clever with your hands. I wish I was, I'm not arty/crafty at all.

    Diana

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  17. You are amazingly talented! I tried to make a doll once. So I know ...they are very hard and the one that I tried was supposed to be easy. Ha! I love these two dolls...the attention to detail is something else!
    LOVE 'em! :)

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  18. Oh, my! She us so pretty! You did a beautiful job. Such perfect details. You are an amazing seamstress!

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  19. Your Tilda Dolls are just so cute!! I could see you making one of "Lucy" - from I Love Lucy!! ♥

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  20. Oh, June is my favorite so far. You need to start selling them, you could make a fortune between now and Christmas. They make me so happy just to admire them. You are very talented.

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  21. Oh my goodness, Shelia, you never cease to amaze me. The details, the colors, the fabrics, this June Cleaver Tilda is so gorgeous, I just love her!!! You're an awesome sewest, I must say!

    Hugs ~ Mary

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  22. Shelia I think these are the cutest dolls EVER! You are so talented my sweet friend. I hope this isn't the end of the Tilda dolls, but I know you need to get back to sewing for your sweet Grands.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  23. Oh so cute...yesterday I was looking through my bookcase and spotted TILDA on one of the spines....immediately I thought of you and your little doll and reached for the book...and lo and behold it is most definitely a book about this little doll... I had bought the book at Goodwill and stored it away for another day to make this doll for my new granddaughter..it was like a new found friend and I recognized my book because of your lovely post on making her....life is funny like that, isn't it?? I had completely forgotten about my book...
    Love, Mona

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  24. Shelia, you are so, so talented!! I love this doll too. And I also grew up on Leave It To Beaver, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show and Lucy. I think June is just perfect. Have a great day. Hugs, Pam

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  25. Oh my word, she is amazing. I love them both and such wonderful detail. Amazing. Hugs, marty

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  26. Your dolls are just so lovely! June is especially lovely in the pearls!

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  27. Oh, these ladies are so lovely, and I'll bet they're quiet too. I'm certain they don't chatter very loudly.

    I'm glad you're planning on helping me celebrate Blue Monday's fifth blogiversary!

    Happy Blue Monday, Shelia.

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  28. Oh Shelia, love the dolls - wish my Kelly was younger and still played with dolls. You have done such a terrific job on them. Love the June doll.... Bet I know what your granddaughter will be getting soon.
    Have a wonderful week Shelia.
    Mary

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  29. These are great! YOU just might find a new line of work here!

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  30. I LOVE her!! I watched Leave it to Beaver too and June was always dressed to the nines! Always a simple strand of pearls! Your doll is perfect!

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  31. She's so pretty! I love all of the detail you put into her. I remember watching that show too, but it was all in reruns by the time I saw them. Nowadays, you'd be hard pressed to find a lady wearing a dress to clean and cook in for her family! LOL!

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  32. I just love her! She is perfectly poised as usual.

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  33. Shelia,
    Dear friend, I think you just might be on to something BIG!!!
    These two dolls are A D O R A B L E!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us!!!
    fondly,
    Pat

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  34. Another cutie! You are having too much fun! Love her dress and shoes!

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  35. She's adorable Shelia! You did a great job on her!
    Sherry

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  36. They are TRULY ADORABLE. I love how you had her posed. Good Job for sure.

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  37. Dearest Shelia, I haven't been around much lately but I've just spent an age catching up on all of your delightful posts!
    They are always appreciated! Lots of good thoughts and love for your little Mama's continuing well being.
    Have a wonderful week.
    xx
    Rose

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  38. That is the cutest doll I've ever seen! All the details! She radiates the joy you had creating her! How did you ever make that cake? ADORABLE!
    Jenna

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  39. Your rag dolls are absolutely adorable! I especially love the little June Cleaver look alike. And she does look like her with the perfect little hairdo, apron and pearls.
    Have a good week!

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  40. Love your new June Cleaver gal! Your are so talented - I wish I could sit and sew with you! Can't wait to see what you're up to now!
    ~Adrienne~

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  41. You are talented dear one. I loved June Cleaver but I do think you have made her a sexy lady! Your naughty lady.
    xoGinger

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  42. Oh Shelia! That is the cutest thing ever! You did an awesome job on her!

    Judy

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  43. Oh my Sheila! She is the cutest gal I've ever seen! WOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  44. "Leave it to Beaver"....loved that show:) June Cleaver is looking so elegant and chic...love her pretty dress and the little bun you made for her:) Indeed, she is a stylish little housekeeper! I admire your sewing skills, you have done a beautiful job! Hugs, Poppy

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  45. "Leave it to Beaver"....loved that show:) June Cleaver is looking so elegant and chic...love her pretty dress and the little bun you made for her:) Indeed, she is a stylish little housekeeper! I admire your sewing skills, you have done a beautiful job! Hugs, Poppy

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  46. Hello Shelia,

    What memories and
    great dolls. You are
    very creative. Have a
    wonderful day!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  47. Oh, you must not stop with these darling creations. I can't wait to see who will appear next.

    You are the best, Shelia.♥

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  48. What FUN you've been having with your precious Tilda creations, Shelia! They are each one adorable & unique unto themselves. Such different personalities to each one! Beautifully done, Darlin'!!

    I happened to mention you & your pretty vase that matches mine on our pianos. Here is the link because I didn't want you to miss it:

    http://rettspace.blogspot.com/2013/07/black-white-damask-for-cuisine-kathleen.html

    Keep on stitching!
    fondly,
    Rett

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  49. Oh my gosh, these gals are so Adorable!!!! That June-she is so stylish. I love her shoes!
    What fun!
    Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  50. She wonderful and you are so clever.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  51. She wonderful and you are so clever.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  52. FUN site! I'm a new follower. Carrie, www.amothersshadow.com

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  53. I really, really like your Mrs. Cleaver! She's darling!

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  54. These dolls are just too cute! I can certainly see why you like them so much!

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  55. 0h my goodness, is she the most adorable doll ever~!!! yes she is..
    you've been holding out on us Miss about your excellent sewing skills and creative talents, shamie shamie on ya lol..

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  56. love, love, love! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  57. Shelia,
    This is the sweetest doll ever! Her clothes and hairdo are so stylish. I like how she is sitting next to the mixer in the kitchen. I love cloth dolls! My mom used to make clothes for my dolls when I was little, and I still have them to this day. You did a great job, this is very creative.

    Happy Labor Day weekend.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  58. Shalia, I was browsing through the pictures of your home, and I just had to tell you that I admired so many things about it. I am in love with Edra at the top of the stairs, and your headboard in your master bedroom is gorgeous. It is exactly what I was looking for, but ended up getting one a bit different. Your decorating is lovely, and you have many great ideas. This was inspiring for me as I decorate my own home. I look forward to seeing your great ideas for the Fall.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  59. Sheila, I love that song by the Four Seasons! June tilde is a real doll! I adore all of the sweet touches you gave her. Yes, June Cleaver was a wonderful icon we all loved. However, I loved another June even more. My sweet mother! Congrats on her winning a blue ribbon. Oh how I'd love a slice of that prize winning cake. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  60. Well this is just amazing - I'm in awe of your talent - seriously in awe!!!
    Love her cake - and her slippers - and her long graceful legs :)
    XOXO

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  61. Well this is just amazing - I'm in awe of your talent - seriously in awe!!!
    Love her cake - and her slippers - and her long graceful legs :)
    XOXO

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  62. OMGoodness, Sheila, your tiny little fingers must be worn to NUBS making all these adorable dolls!!!!!!!!!!! June Cleaver is looking FAbulous!!!! LOVE her pearls and shoes and that cake is perfect! Your talent is REALLY amazing. I wish I could sew. XO, Pinky

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  63. Oh my goodness you have totally outdone yourself.

    You could make a fortune selling these - so so cute, just ADORABLE!

    You are so talented and clever.

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