Friday, May 15, 2015

Reroot: Rory

Hello, dolly friends!

Can you believe it's been almost a month since my last post? I thought I was having some problems with eye strain, but then I realized my problems reading the text on the screen started the moment I dropped the poor laptop on the floor. One of these days, I'll get another one -- but until I do, My posts will be image rather than text-heavy.

Starting with Rory...

Rory was originally Laila, but with her brown hair and blue eyes, she reminded me so much of one of my favorite Gilmore Girls characters. She approved of the name change.

I rooted her hair with two different colors of brown from

I decided to skip the bangs and to change her hair part from the middle to the side.

She's wearing one of my very favorite dresses, made with some of my favorite rose fabric. Lydia's sister Alison lent it to her for the photo shoot. The only jewelry she has on is a simple pink beaded bracelet.

Rory was originally a Glam Luxe Midge -- in my opinion, one of the most fantastic dolls Mattel has ever made. She isn't the first one in my collection. Here is Mindy, who has popped in to show us what Rory looked like before the hair change.

If you look closely, you'll see that Mindy still has her eyelashes. Rory's came out during the re-rooting process. Oops!

Mindy's hair is a honey blonde color. We'll probably keep it that way. She's wearing another one of my favorite dresses. Here's a closeup of the beading around the edge.

You might have noticed that she's holding another one of my beaded doll purses! She was so excited about it, I didn't tell her it was supposed to go in the next post.

That next post is coming soon. Just as soon as Uncle John takes a photo of all the beaded purses... hanging from the display rack I bought at the Idea Store jewelry sale. It was a fantastic find, and I can't wait to show you!

Much love,

Sarah J Sequins

(And dolls)


  1. How lovely! Great prints and lovely beading.

    1. Thank you, Muff!

      I find the best fabrics at the Idea Store. Because they're secondhand, it's hard for me to get more of my favorites, and sometimes I feel like being a wee beast and scanning them and printing my own on Pinterest. ;)

    2. By which I mean... Spoonflower. Me = tired.