Sunday 28 July 2019

Creative Weeks 11, 12 & 13

Never one to be idle, I have found having to spend a lot of time bedridden this last fortnight very frustrating.  On the days I was up sitting, I decided to try a project I had been meaning to for ages, and that was to make Amineko the Cat.  I bought the book several years ago now, and it has sat in my bookcase tempting me, but because crochet tends to really upset the pain levels in my arm and shoulder, I haven't tried.  Well I needed some real distraction so I thought this would be just the challenge.  I have to put it aside for a few days while in hospital and in bed sleeping, but then was able to pick up and continue making him.

Sleeping - he does a lot of this!

Of course getting into the swing of making him, I decided I wanted to try another little critter.

This time a bear.  

He is quite the dapper little fellow and I love how he turned out.

I realised while making the bear that I hadn't been doing this style of crochet quite right as I had been joining each round.  Once I realised this I wanted to try another creative critter (as I am calling them)

A little pig!

I might put a little bit of red felt in his mouth.  He also has a cute little curly tail that I must have forgotten to photograph.

A pattern that I wanted to try for a long time, after seeing a friend make one is the following little bear.

I really like this little travel bear.  If I make another I might make the arms a little longer, but otherwise he is a real cutie.

Such a sweet little face.

Gaining in confidence I decided to try my hand at making a little crochet doll.

I found the face on her really difficult.  It said to sew the face on before attaching the head. I wish I had done it afterwards, as now it looks wonky!  I might have to redo it at some stage.

Nancy greets her and offers her the loan of something to wear until she has her own clothes.

That's better!

Betty thanks Nancy for the clothes.

She enjoys a wander in the garden.

Later in the day she tries on a longer skirt and quite likes it longer, so she may get to keep this little outfit until she gets her own.


Yesterday while having yet another 'couch' day, I finished the faces on my four little dolls I made while on holiday on IOW.  I also made their shoes and knitted a dress.

These little dolls all have homes to go to.  They are still waiting on their underwear and another set of clothes. Hopefully I will feel up to getting those done this week.


A coupe of 'just because' photos....

I caught Peggy Sue standing on the settee the other day.  When I asked her what she was doing, she said she was trying to look in the mirror!

Later on her and Everlee Rose were seen deep in conversation.

Two of my favourite sweet girls 

Monday 22 July 2019

Very ill.

No posts for a while.  I've been very unwell with excruciating pain in my stomach, back and ribs and ended up in A & E last week, with bloods showing very high inflammation and infection levels, plus abnormal ECG (hopefully just a side effect of the pain I was in)  Seems I probably have a severe case of gastritis and a possible ulcer.  High doses of two antibiotics and other meds are required, and now I have nausea and other side effects from these to add to the list - so yup feeling pretty terrible.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

For Sale: Black Haired Sasha/Gregor Course Doll Boy.

Gorgeous Sasha Course Doll Boy.  This lad is in good condition with nice clean tricot.  He does have one small repair to his body as shown in the photograph below.  His real hair wig is stitched in place and his face paint is vibrant and he has a cute splash of freckles.  He comes wearing a dungarees outfit by Thu Cuc Faes and a vintage faux fur coat.  £500 plus postage.

For Sale: Blonde Sasha Recovered Studio/Course Doll

Lovely Sasha Course Doll for sale.

£500 plus postage.  (May be negotiable)

This was her description when I bought her from Shelly:

1952 AI Re-covered Studio/course Doll . This sweet faced young lady is one of the earliest true Sasha dolls however she was in such a bad way she has been totally restored though her original body and stuffing with newspapers dating her are inside her full recovered body and head . Vintage fabrics have been used and original patterns , this has all been very expertly done by Thu Cuc Faes who has also tried to retain the original eye style of this young lady . She has been given a new wig made of Hemp which she would have also originally worn. Her outfit also made by Thu Cuc suits her perfectly 

I have her sandals, I just couldn't find them when I photographed her!.

These two photos for illustration purposes only to show how I have had her dressed.

Her body is in good clean order.

Her outfit, currently missing her sandals.

Photos taken a couple of years ago.

She is a really lovely Course doll and I will be sad to see her go, but sometimes that is just a way, and it will be nice for someone else to enjoy her like I have done.

For Sale: Lots of Dolls!

I have unfortunately going to have to sell my American Girl dolls (although I will be keeping Saige as my son bought her for me one year as a surprise birthday present.

I would prefer a 'Friends' payment via Paypal if at all possible, postage will be included in the price if happy to pay this way.  The dolls will be sent fully insured and tracked to protect us both.  My contact details are on my For Sale Page


American Girl Beforever, Julie Albright  £120.00 includes free postage if sent in the UK

Brand New in Box (only opened for photographs and then put back in box), with her book and boxed accessories which consist of sunglasses (unopened packet), flowery headband and bag.



Josefina - She doesn't have her original clothes unfortunately and can either come without clothes or I can find her something to wear to protect her modesty.   £75.00 includes free postage if sent in the UK


American Girl Doll of the Year 2009, Chrissa.  £110 includes free postage if sent in the UK

plus two books and her original meet outfit.


Other dolls: 

American Girl Wellie Wisher Ashlyn  £50 including postage in the UK
(sorry forgot to photograph box lid)


Glitter Girl Sarinia  £27 plus postage


Rarely seen in the UK, in as new condition, the gorgeous Australian Girl Doll Matilda, only taken out of box for photographs, comes with an extra outfit (plus her green striped t shirt which I forgot to photograph) and new jandals/flip flops/thongs, whatever you want to call them.

£150 plus postage.


A Girl for All Time  Matilda  £50 including postage in the UK.


Hearts for Hearts Shola, rarely seen in UK.  

£40 including postage in the UK


Vintage Ideal Velvet

£25 plus postage


Little Miss No Name

£150 including free postage in the UK