Thursday, 14 January 2021

30 Days: 8 - 14

Day 8:

A brave rose bud


Day 9:

Hello, what's your name?


Day 10:

This looks interesting.

Can we make it?


Day 11:

So many pieces!

(Finished photo yet to come as there was a missing piece right at the end, so waiting for Lego to send it!)


Day 12:

Back to juicing.


Day 13:

Let's make another Lego set.

Ta da!  No missing pieces this time.


Day 14:

Time for tea.


Thursday, 7 January 2021

30 Days: Days 1 - 7

This month I am going to try and take some photos each day of my little Ruby Red Galleria Gigi doll (whom I must give her 'own' name).

Day 1: 

Who are you saying hello to?

Why Mr Snowman of course.


Day 2:

Look at these lovely Robins resting on the old boot.

They are so sweet.


Day 3: 

It is a blue kind of day.


Day 4:

Hello there, who are you?


Day 5:

Yes, this will do nicely.


Day 6:

Where are the fish?


Day 7:

I think this will work as a hammock.


Friday, 1 January 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

Lewis and Peggy Sue wish all their friends a Very Happy New Year


Thursday, 31 December 2020

A Year in Review: 2020

Summing up the year...

It has been a strange year in so many ways, and I have been less involved with the dolls for a number of reasons. Most of which I won't go into on here.

There have been a few 'departures' and there will be more in the New Year as I refine my collection and focus.  I have had a lot of time to think about what direction I want to go in, and have a few ideas brewing.  I will be cutting down/stopping  posting on the social media platforms I am on and just posting on my blogs, this one and my Sasha blog: Sasha Haven   

I had a couple of creative periods where I made bears and tiny rag dolls, but in between those I have not had much creative mojo happening at all.  The bears and TRDs can be seen on previous posts.

I had four new dolls this year - one of which will be leaving.  The newbies are:

December saw the arrival of Sam just before Christmas - a gift to myself after seeing her on Ebay brand new in box for less than half the usual price.  I have wanted her for a long time, I think it is the orange tights! and so couldn't pass up the chance to get her.  I was a bit worried about whether I would like her or not as I have been quite 'off' dolls this year, and didn't like the boy doll Max when he arrived earlier in the year (shown below, and I am selling him).  

I got this sweet little Kathe Kruse doll in December as well and really like him.  I used to have three of these little dolls but sold them all a few years ago.  

A boy was added to the Gregor family in July, and has settled in well.

This is Max,  I thought I would really like him as I like boy dolls, and I should have sent him straight back without opening him, but I did open him, took a few photos and then put him straight back in the box where he has remained ever since.  For some reason I just don't like him, so he is looking for a new home.

Interestingly looking back on my first post of the year:

I didn't do too bad in sticking to my thoughts...I certainly created twenty items - more in fact.
I kept pretty much to the twenty dolls I had out at the beginning of the year, which was an interesting experiment.  Although I know I could never get down to just the twenty dolls.  I definitely like my Sasha and Schoenhut dolls too much to cut down on them, although will be cutting down on a lot of the other smaller vintage type dolls.  'Lockdown' put paid to visiting a lot of places with Henry, although he did visit a few places which was fun, and I hope to continue that more in the New Year.  I haven't felt much like taking travel companions out and about with me this year, but perhaps that will change.

I never finished my Carve a Hitty nor made her twenty items of clothing.  Getting ready for a move put paid to that, and she has sat on my shelf by my computer ever since...just waiting to be finished.

So that was pretty much my year really.  

I hope everyone has a good New Year's Eve.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Peggy Sue and Lewis meet Elf on the Shelf

Lewis is intrigued with what Peggy Sue is holding.

It's my little Elf on the Shelf.  She tells him.

Cool.  Lewis says.

He keeps an eye on us to make sure we are good, and reports back to Father Christmas.  Peggy Sue explains to Lewis.

I better make sure I am extra good.  Lewis thinks to himself.

Friday, 18 December 2020

Don't Wake the Baby

What have you got there Mary?

Shhh... don't wake the baby.

Aw, so sweet.


Thursday, 17 December 2020

An Advent Afternoon Tea Party

The Rose Cottage Friends were invited to an Advent Afternoon Tea Party so new dresses had to be made - of course!  Nothing like leaving it to the last minute though.  Both Peggy Sue and Mary got a new dress.

Peggy Sue got given some new tights from her friend Poppy and couldn't wait to show them off as they matched her dress so well.

Pru, one of the hosts was given a new dress by Peggy Sue and Mary and she tried it on immediately and seemed pretty pleased with it.  Henry felt a little out of place with the Schoenhut girls...

So went to say hello to the Sasha girls before going to spend some time with FredErik.

Pru and Mary enjoyed some special time together

I think they are going to become very good friends.