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Saturday, September 1, 2012

She dreams of the Theater

Hello All!
Happy September!
I am celebrating with joining in Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet The Sound.

Today I am sharing a sweet doll I had started ages ago,
and just finished today.

Meet Second Hand Rose.

 Rose has loved the theater all her life.
As a little girl, she would go once a month with her father
to see a play.
It was the highlight of her life!

When she grew up,
She found a position sewing costumes for the actors and actresses.
Oh how she envied them!
But she had such stage fright, she never tried out for a role her entire life.

Now that might sound sad...
But it wasn't for Rose. 
She LOVED creating those costumes,
as well as practically living at the theater!

Here she is all ready to go out.
She has long since retired,
but continues to enjoy every play!
Everyone knows and loves Rose,
Her kind heart and generous ways endeared her to each and every person she met.
And she was so integral to the success of the plays because
her costumes were beyond compare!

Rose had a love for fabric and sequins..
she saved bits and pieces over the years.
Rose even has a collection of costumes
she was given, when they were no longer of use.

Creating new outfits from these costumes
brings her Joy!
She spent most of this week creating her own dress...
and here you see she has added one more embellishment to her purse...
at the last minute!

Now she is truly ready to go out and enjoy a pleasurable evening.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
I truly appreciate your visit and I adore reading your comments!



Marjanne said...

how lovely! I wish a nice evening to pretty Rose!

Unknown said...

Hi Terri, Rose is absolutely stunning and I'm in "love" she is just a heart stopper for sure. I'm glad you finally finished her, she was well worth the wait. I have the pattern from cloth & clay watched the videos) and still belong to the group but have been inactive as I like you tend to jump around and try new things but I have always been a doll lover all my life. You did a beautiful job!!!!!! Thanks for the visit my friend and I have missed your smiling sweet face. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful and creative weekend, Hugs Marilou

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh my, Terri -is there anything you don't do? lol!
Second Hand Rose is absolutely gorgeous and I love the storyline you gave her. The color combination is splendid!

Snap said...

Oh, Terri ... Rose is delightful. You are so talented. Well done!!!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

This doll is incredible! So pretty!
Love your blog!

Flora Doora

The Junque Seeker said...

She's just beautiful, and what a lovely story of her life!

Marfi-topia said...

i love this!
she's adorable.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Terri! Second Hand Rose is just darling, and her little story is so sweet. Oh, how I love her pretty pink outfit! She'll catch the eye of the most handsome gent at the theater, I'm sure!!! ;)

...Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! :)

J.Rylie.C said...


Visiting from Pink Saturday.
I hope that you can also visit my PINK

Jennifer Grenko said...

Rose is so lovely from her pink frock, pink pearls and pink lace to her apple cheeks. What a beautiful work of art!

romance-of-roses said...

Terri, I can see that Second Hand Rose was made with a lot of love. She is just delightful and what a treasure to have. Love the little evening bag she carries. Hugs...Lu

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Terri Rose is truly gorgeous - her expression and costume!
Are you sure you were not Rose in a previous life?
You are so in tune with her life and you make it seem so effortless in creating her.
So beautiful you wonderfully talented friend!
x Suzy

sharon said...

This doll is incredible Terri! Wow! I am in love with her...really! Did you take Jane's Cloth and Clay doll class? I signed up, but still haven't gotten around to it....but yours is absolutley wonderful...I LOVE her! In fact, I love everything you make!

Gaby Bee said...

Rose is just beautiful! You are so multi talented, seems you can do everything.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Patty said...

Hi Terri
Rose is a sweetheart~the necklace and her little bag are wonderful details! I too enjoy making cloth and clay dolls; you did a wonderful job!

Netty said...

wow Rose is truly stunning, great character face and love all the wonderful details. x

Ruthie Miller said...

I love Rose and her story. You are a clever and thoughtful lady.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Claudia said...

She's gorgeous, Terri - what an exquisite creation she is!

From someone who works in the theater,

Sweet Pea said...

What a wonderful story...you know I could read it all in her face...what a life!

Pandora said...

Rose is spectacular! I am curious, did the story come first or the doll?

Linda M. said...

Terri, How exquisite she is a treasure. I love all your details. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Linda Vincent said...

Terri you are amazing....Rose is truly beautiful.
I have only managed to make one of these dolls and am fully aware of all the hard work that goes into it!!
Love Linda

Christine LeFever said...

Rose is certainly a thespian of the past and a costume designer always. I'm so happy to have met her via this post. Absolutely lovely!

Frieda Oxenham said...

Rose looks and sounds like my kind of girl. She is beautiful! And beautifully made too.

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
your miss Second Hans Rose is a beauty- I love her crackled skin, and beautiful outfit,-she looks so sweet and happy for all her lovely dress, and for being in such a wonderful story!
I made a few dolls also when attending the Cloth and Clay class-and enjoyed it very much-just as I can see you did, :-)
Happy Labor Day to you,Terri.

PlumCat Art said...

Oooh, I love Rose and her story! Her dress and hairdo are beautiful. Your cloth n clay doll is exquisite. You are a wonderful sculptor. Hugs, Mary Ann

Crazy for Tea Time said...

Terri, what a beautiful little doll. I love her story, and all the amazing details that make her come to life. She looks like a treasure you discovered while rummaging through an antique shop. Well done! --Lucinda

Flora said...

She is just perfect for the theatre, lovely Rose...
I adore the doll itself, she is beautiful :-)
Mini hugs

Jackie said...

Terri, Rose is just delightful! So glad you finished her and shared her with us! Hugs Jackie

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Rose is really precious ,you have made a marvellous work

Cheryl said...

What a beauty!! Looks very old... I love it!

Holly M said...

This is such a lovely doll. The story of Second Hand Rose makes her all the more special. You have made a treasure.

Victoria said...

Terri..wow..I am totally dazzled by her..her face is exquisite..she feels like such a beautiful-antique soul..stunning work..truly magnificent! wowness!!
hugs..i am marveled by her!

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

She is beautiful! I love her little shawl. Cheers! Loribeth

my cup of tea said...

Wow Terri! What a beauty you created! I would love to learn how to make one! You are so talented!

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Mom E. said...

I LOVE ROSE! she is so sweet! You make lovely dolls, I love to make dolly dresses.

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