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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Celebrity Spotting Goodfellows

Dear friends,


    I was going to do a post to show you a few estate sale finds but have decided instead to showcase the beautiful work of my friend, and KSSG guild member, Nadine.  For the last few years, she has organized the donation of dolls to the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Fund of Detroit.

 From the Goodfellows official website:

 "No Kiddie Without a Christmas"

Since 1914, that’s been the mission of the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit. This year, 34,000 children in Detroit, Harper Woods, Highland Park, River Rouge and Hamtramck will get holiday gift boxes filled with clothing, candy, books, toys and more. But we do more than make sure kids aren’t “forgotten” one day each year. We enhance their lives with our shoe and dental programs, camperships and scholarships to Wayne State University. Because regardless of what day it is, “forgotten” is no way to feel.

The Goodfellows provide about 10,000 very ordinary, undressed dolls to volunteers that dress them for distribution, during Christmas.  This is what the dolls look like when the stylists get them.

Plain.  Not fancy.

Nadine and her friends and coworkers dressed approximately 50 dolls, this year.  

The two that Nadine dressed this year were so fantastic, I had to show them to you.

First up, Lady Gaga (whom I have MAD respect for after seeing her with Tony Bennett). 

Lady Gaga at the Oscar's.

The inspiration!
Perfection.  Pure. Simple. Elegant. Perfection.

Her next doll is a tribute to a legend we lost this year. 

Check out the pants Nadine made.
 Nadine said he borrowed his guitar from his Metallica friends!
That face!

Here are some other dolls that Nadine created, in past years, that I thought you might enjoy seeing:
The Queen of Soul. 
Aretha at Barrack Obama's inauguration!      
Look at the details - the dress, the belt, the pin, sequins on the hat and the pearl earrings.
Will you ever forget that hat?

Meet Nicki Minaj! 

Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce

 I don't know about you, but I think these Goodfellows dolls would make a wonderful display at the


 Here are a few more examples of Nadine's work.

Our civil rights heroine. 
Rosa Parks.

A beauty from India:
Nadine even made these sweet sandals.
I have a pair very similar!
Every detail is thought of and exceptionally executed!
Every girl's favorite princess.
All are perfect. 
All are Gorgeous.
I know that all are loved.
Thank you to this beautiful lady for letting me show off the amazing dolls she created to make Christmas so much more special for our metro Detroit, little girls.

Recognize that hat???? 

Thank you, Nadine!

 Be well and thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving your kind notes.
Each and every note and visit is greatly appreciated!




Monica said...

Those dolls are incredible!

Robin in Virginia said...

Simply mouth dropping stunning! I am sitting here in awe. Your friend is quite talented in creating and outfitting the dolls.

Barb said...

What a very special lady!!! The dolls are just amazing with so much detail.

Marilyn said...

These are so darn cute!
What fantastic detail.
What a great idea, and a great lady for taking this project on.
Thanks for sharing all of the pics.
I'm sure they will be loved.
I remember that hat. :)

Vickie said...

The fact that Nadine throws her whole heart into this for little children is just amazing. What a special lady using her awesome talents to bless less fortunate.♥

Annie said...

These are so fabulous! And what a wonderful way to use all that creativity to make little girls happy. I love every one of them!

Ann said...

What a wonderful collection--she does exquisite work. And don't you know the children who get them treasure them forever!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

How awesome!!!!! They are all so beautiful and her work is exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous dolls and I'm sure they are the highlight of some little girl's Christmas.

valerie said...

Wow, the dolls are fantastic! Such attention to detail and for such a great cause. Go Nadine!!

Kristen said...

Incredible! Quite a talented lady. :)

Carol said...

Oh what delightful little dolls--I'm so impressed with all the detail and attention that Nadine put into creating each one! Just love them all--thanks for posting them, Terri!

marly said...

Wow. Can't be easy making those small details. Such a talent! Hope mom and dad are comfortable.

Halland House Gifts said...

Oh my gosh, they are amazing!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Wow! She is so very talented! What a treasure her dolls must be to the children who get them!

Margaret said...

What talent! I so enjoyed seeing the wonderful dolls your friend made. Amazing!

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Wow! Amazing! Wow! Such talent!

Prims By The Water said...

These dolls are amazig and a real good cause. Janice

Penny said...

The details on these dolls are just incredible! And for such a wonderful cause, too. Nadine obviously has a huge, loving heart!

woolwoman said...

simply amazing work and what creativity and vision! Kudos to Nadine and her friends for supporting such a wonderful cause. Hope you will show your stitching and estate sale finds soon - love and hugs Mel

Brigitte said...

Wow! is all I can say. Such a lot of talent and creativity.

TinaTx said...

Those are awesome!

Nadine said...

Oh my. I just discovered your post today. Thank you Terri for showcasing my dolls. I am humbled by all the kind and wonderful comments.