Saturday, July 17, 2010

Anne and Diana Topsy Turvy Doll

Topsy-turvy dolls are simply delightful; I've been working on this one for a while now and have just finished it this week.

Here is a fanciful version of Anne dressed as the Lady of Chalotte! This style is reminiscent of neither the 1880s or the Lady of Chalotte's time - it is simply a dressy and imaginative Playing Dress Up sort of outfit that a dramatic girl might dream up.
And, of course, on the right hand side is Diana. The bodice of this high-waisted gown is cream colored lace and doesn't show up very well in the photo.
I've made this doll as a Christmas gift for my daughter, and also to earn my expert level (!) Safe Toys badge in the Mary Jane's Farm Farmgirl Sisterhood merit badge program.
To learn more about Anne of Green Gables Fashion Week, visit Ashley at Bramblewood Fashion.
To learn more about Mary Jane's Farm, visit MaryJane's Farm.


  1. This is so cute! My mom owns a topsy turvy doll, but I've never seen another one.

  2. I didn't know you were part of the MJF Sisterhood. A couple of my other blogger friends belong as well. I haven't joined yet, but I will soon!!! Did you have to submit video of your project to earn the badge?...or were the photos enough? That's so cute. I love your topsy-turvy doll..and I love how you made it Anne/Diana...because Anne of Green Gables is the BEST :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather

    p.s. I subscribe to Mary Janes Farm magazine. I also buy an extra copy off the rack and put that one in a scrapbook with my own ideas, reci8pes, decorating tips etc...and the other one remains pristine for a souvenir to keep!!! I am also a "fan" of every Mary Jane's Farm page on Facebook too. I love her stuff.!!!!

  3. I love this! I am a MJ fan as well - so sorry it has taken me so long to stop by your blog! It is lovely and I trust it will be a blessing to you and those who visit!