*** MINIATURE BLEUETTE'S ***
As featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine.
These dolls were also shown along with several other mini doll artists Bleuettes, in the Feb. 2006 issue of The Dolls' House Magazine which is published in the UK. I am also the featured artist in the Vol. 2 No. 3 Summer 2009 issue of "The Bleuette Connection".
WHO IS BLEUETTE?
The original Bleuette (measured 27 cm. (10 5/8”) in height) is a doll that was offered to young girls in France from 1905-1960, and was only available through La Semaine de Suzette, a weekly periodical for girls. The magazine was filled with games, crafts, recipes and stories along with patterns to make clothing for Bleuette. There were more than 1,060 patterns published over the 55 years Bleuette was produced. She was the Barbie doll of her time. Several different heads were produced during these years, the most popular being the 301.
Here are miniature reproductions of the sweet Bleuette 301 with real upper lashes and painted straight down lashes just like the original 301. Mini Bleuette 301 measures a mere 2 3/8 inches tall. She is perfect as a doll for your special larger Bleuette or as a special dollhouse doll in a miniature scene.
Bleuette is an all-bisque doll and is made of the finest porcelain. She is jointed at the neck shoulders and thighs. Extra care and detail was put into the making of her. Special attention to details like fingernails and polishing of the bisque for a smooth surface adds to the value of this tiny doll. Delicately china painted features were fired in a kiln up to 5 times to build up a natural coloring. I use an original Bleuette 301 as a painting guide.
The costumes are reproductions of the outfits that were featured in La Semaine de Suzette and are not removable, thus allowing a better fit and an all around match to her outfit such as shoes, hats and hair styles.
Here is a picture of the miniature Bleuette's with a larger Bleuette to give you an idea of their size.
NOTE: These dolls are available exclusively through Lucie Winsky.
I am currently taking orders for
Miniature Bleuette's. If you would like to order one, please email me the name
of the doll you would like and I will send you a Paypal invoice or you may also
mail your payment (personal check or money order in the USA only) along with
$6.00 shipping for any size order to:
Lucie Winsky Dolls
Please allow 5-8 weeks for delivery.
Miniature Bleuette 301 in her Wedding Gown
This little Bleu’s outfit is inspired by one of her Déguisement outfits of a Wedding Dress costume that was published in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in 1908. Miniature Bleuette loves to play dress-up and dreams of her wedding day.
Click on Picture for more information on this doll.
Bleuette's nurse Bécassine!
Here is a sampling of my Miniature Bleuette's
Joseph (newer) Janna
Joseph (older) John