Sunday, 17 June 2018

ADAD June Ravelry Challenge - Days 8 - 14


June 8 prompt: With the doll you have had for the longest time. If you don’t have access to the doll right now maybe you could bring up a photo on your screen and take a pic with that, or a similar doll found online.

I am not sure which doll I have had the longest, but it is one of the following three: A Palitoy doll that walked and talked, Katie Copycat or my little Perfekta doll ‘Little Miss’. I have just taken a photo of Linda with Julie, but might get a photo of all three together as I always remember all three dolls. So will add a photo later today, particularly as this one didn’t come out very well as it is too bright.


June 9 prompt: June is traditionally wedding month. Pose your doll dressed for a wedding, with your wedding pic, with an ancestor’s wedding pic, with one of the traditional things one carries at a wedding: something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue, or with several of these ideas at once.



I would have liked to have posed Julie with a photo of my son’s wedding that happened earlier this year. It was amazing, but I still don’t have any photos of it…so we had to compromise - she decided to ‘gate crash’ the NASB wedding party instead.


June 10 prompt: Next to a family heirloom or just something old.


An old bear I bought in NZ from an antique shop many years ago in NZ, my husband’s grandmother’s old Bible and Peggy Sue who of course insists, that she actually isn’t old!


June 11 prompt: Under something


My take on ‘Under Something’ is…. Rose petals ‘underfoot’


June 12 prompt: Looking out a window


Julie looks out the window at the roses. The sun is missing today…


June 13 prompt: With needlework, not something meant for your doll to wear


I could have used lots of different items for this prompt as I have done a lot of needlework over the years, from making tote bags, cosmetic purses, soft toys, quilting, children’s clothes and shoes, cross stitch, embroidery…. but the first thing that sprang to mind was this lovely hand sewn picture made from felt that I bought a few years back now that has on the back  ‘With much love, Evelyn, May 1949’


June 14 prompt: Monochromatic - try to make the whole photo, with the exception of the doll’s vinyl and hair, various shades of a single colour, it can be your favourite colour, or if you’re like me and don’t have one, any colour. 



Well for today’s prompt I had wanted to stand the items up, but for lack of space, I ended up having to do a Flat Lay which wasn’t what I originally intended for Monochrome - so this probably isn’t exactly what is looked for, but I have stuck to the theme of one colour predominantly of yellow.  There is a mixture of childhood dolls, various toys, misc items and a doll Mum gave me a couple of years ago before her Alzheimer’s got too bad. She thought the doll was her childhood doll, so that in itself makes her special.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sasha & Gregor Friends.

To all my Sasha & Gregor friends, followers and those who might happen to pop by to read my blog - (not sure how many there are now, as there are few 'followers'  and as mentioned before, not sure whether this represents who actually DOES read my ramblings anyway), I wanted to say sorry for the severe lack of posts related to your favourite dolls.  I am not sure if I am 'all storied' out, a 'been there photographed that', told such and such story/set up such and such scene, or what is the case, but I just don't seem to be able to think up anything to actually write about.  I don't want this to just be a blog where I just post photos of the dolls in clothes, and leave at that, I like to tell stories, only I don't have any stories to tell. Why this is I am not quite sure.  Actually I don't really have any stories to tell about any of the dolls at moment, apart from the daily photos I am taking of Mini AG Julie for the  June Photo Challenge.  I thought at first it was because I had lost my main 'photography area' which I use during the winter months, but now of course it is much brighter I would normally be taking lots of outdoor photos for stories, but they are just not happening.

So that is where I am at at the moment - in limbo, looking for inspiration, but not really finding it.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

ADAD June Ravelry Challenge - Days 1 - 7

I'm taking part in a photo challenge on one of the Ravelry Groups I belong to at the moment.  I am quite enjoying it as I haven't really been able to take part in the group for ages as I am unable to knit at present (still!)  As it is on the American Girl Doll Knitting group, I chose Mini Julie to take part.  

The first seven days are as follows:

June 1 prompt: pick your doll and take her photo. That’s it. Easy peasy, right?

June 2 prompt: Take a photo with your doll and a pet. Any pet, yours, your doll’s, the neighborhood stray…

 Julie feeds Bailey and Felix some dandelion leaves.

June 3 prompt: With another doll.

Nancy, Julie and Frog enjoy the hot weather, but have sensibly chosen somewhere in the shade to relax.

June 4 prompt: When you were young. Some ideas - with a picture of you as a child, dressed like you dressed as a child or with something that reminds you of your childhood.

4: Mini AG Julie, meets 'Mini Me, and Mini Michelle (my sister).  

I actually did a series of three photos leading up to this one for this prompt.


Excuse me, are you from the seventies?


Why yes?  Who are you?
I'm from the seventies too, my name is Julie. 


Hello Julie


June 5 prompt: With a book - on your bookshelf, with a book that has meaning for you, one of your children’s picture books, your doll reading, lots of possibilities here.  
I couldn't decide which photo to use, so currently have two!

5b: Julie with my favourite book from my Mum and Dad, given to me on my 10th birthday.


5a: Some of my childhood books.  Just loved these when I was little, as did my boys.  I still think the stories are wonderful.

June 6 prompt: Non-needlework or doll related hobby or collection. If you don’t have one maybe someone in your house does. I’ve heard that three of the same type of items is the beginning of a collection. Just saying.


Nancy shows Julie the Cavy Collection.  

June 7 prompt: With a beverage, your favourite


  Julie thinks this MUST be my favourite beverage as I drink so much of it...but actually my favourite must be L&P (Lemon and Paeroa) 


Monday, 28 May 2018

Blue Monday

There was lots of 'blue' today, we had quite the gathering of Sasha boys and girls dressed in blue,  but the one featured today is little Bonnie, who was given a new outfit by DollMum and her daughter.



She is showing how well she can walk on her own. 


There are not so many Forget me nots left, so I should have perhaps photographed several dolls in one day, not one doll a day!  Oh well, never mind.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Finally Friday

Another photo with the Forget Me Nots, the final for this week.


This time the pretty Maddison.


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Thankful Thursday

The other day whilst browsing through some of my old posts I came across this photo of Weaver taken in 2013:


I wrote this about her on FB that same day:
I've had this gorgeous girl up for sale since I think around September time last year and despite being negotiable there has been no interest in her...seeing this photo that I stumbled on today while looking for some 'hat' photos I really can't understand why, she is stunning! I think she might just have to stay!

Anyway I decided to give her a freshen up, and redress her in that gorgeous pink dress and add the charming jacket that goes with it so beautifully.


Looking a little pensive



I am thankful that I have such beautiful dolls.