Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A sweet morning to sew.

A hutch table on the sun porch is a favorite spot these gorgeous mornings. After breakfast I could not make myself come in the house proper, so I worked a few hours on the porch tidying up an old doll.  My friend Dixie Redmond has an on line magazine site which she lets me share and write for occasionally.  http://www.maidatoday.com/   Maida stands for Making Antique Inspired Dolls and Accessories. It is a favorite hang out for many of my doll making friends.   e



  1. And I can picture you there working in the wonderful light of that room, dear lady. Beautiful doll...

  2. I love the middle picture, with the doll's arms up in the air while she gets dressed. So cute!

  3. Oh, she looks wonderful and that dear old red dress was worth every one of your pennies!

  4. Wonderful doll....I love her dress. I only wish I could make dolls :) Blessings


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