VISITING

I went to visit a friend and took along Azalea. She loved looking around my friends garden.

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She said hello to these lambs .

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Then she found a slide! so she was so happy, she loves slides.

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She was soon at the top and getting ready to slide down.

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She called out to make sure I was watching!

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Ready Steady Go !

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Within seconds she was at the bottom, giggling.

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I’m going again, she called , so I left her to enjoy herself and went in.

 

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My friend collects mainly Kidz n Cats dolls and always has a display in her window. She also as a couple of Zwergnase dolls .

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This lad in his cowboy hat was waiting for warmer weather , so he could go and ride the range 😉 bad refection but he was such a lovely doll I wanted to show him to you.

 

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B IS FOR

BLYTHES WITH A BIG BOOK!

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Cherry and Pinkney have decided to read a book. Pinkney is fed up reading Little women, they have already read it this month!

“No Cherry ” she says firmly ” I am not reading this again!”

“Oh but I love it! It’s so us!” Cherry answers.

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Pinkney moves away and Cherry sets the book flat, how can I get her to agree.. she wonders

Meanwhile Pinkney’s thinking she does LOVE Little Women so to read again would not be so bad…

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” I know ” says Cherry craftily ” If we read this book now we can read any that you want all next month!”

“Mmm ” says Pinkney ” ALL next month, what I want to read? ”

“Yes I promise, cross my heart and eat a pie”

“That’s cross my heart and hope to die!” corrects Pinkney

“Really! I always thought it was strange you had to eat a pie after crossing your heart!” giggles Cherry ” alright then , cross my heart and hope NOT to die!”

Pinkney giggles ” So let’s start reading then, I need to make a list ”

“What list !”

“The list of books we are reading next month”

“List! I don’t remember saying there’d be a need for a list !”

” Yes, list, there’s Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice , Anne of Green Gables ” she warms to her subject ” War and Peace …”

“WAR AND PEACE!”

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ZWERGNASING!

Is that a word? well it is now!

Today I decided it was time for a photo shoot of my Zwergnase family.

So out into the garden we went.

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Like little jewels of colour they stood about the rockery.

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The rockery is a great place to take photos of the dolls even though the rocks are not level after a short fight I managed to get them all standing!

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For the life of me I cannot remember the blondes name , so will call her Freya, well Freya’s looking a little wild haired in these photo’s ! in front on the left is Lenka and on the right is Katja and behind her is Azelea.

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On the far left is Violet twin to Azelea.

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Agnes is too far over on the right in these photos.

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So she is encouraged to move to the front.

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All but Violet are in their original outfits,so I must find or make them some new clothes.

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We all move down into the formal garden onto the iron bench which we forgot to cover for the winter so is in need of some TLC.

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Freya! What are you doing hiding behind that plant!

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That’s better now we can see everyone. Lennert and Tammy have joined in.

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a closer view.

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Tammy in the front is the nemesis of all wolves in the surrounding area !

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So that’s the Zwergnase family at present! will any more be arriving… we’ll just have to wait and see!

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Freya,  Azelea,  Lennert, Katja, Lenka, Tammy,  Violet and Agnes.

 

 

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A IS FOR

APPLE

A friend is running a group on flickr with the theme of producing a photo each week with dolls, working our way through the alphabet.

These are some of the photos I took in order to submit one to the group.

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Knowing I had these small wooden Apples, the letter A plus the large wooden Apple meant this was what immediately came to mind when I knew I was going to take part.

I decided that Constance O , my Jerry Berry girl would be perfect for this task.

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So even thought it was trying to rain! I took everything out to the flower garden and set the scene.

Constance decide to sit on the table! and hold one of the red apples.

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It was not long before she said that the apple was getting heavy and wearing her out!

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Within minutes she was sliding down and resting against the big apple and sighing!

 

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“Was that a snore? ” I ask in disbelief !

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“Pardon? Do I have a blanket as it’s getting chilly? ” Realising that she’d be fast asleep within a minute, I decided to gather everything up and retire back inside, visions of her sitting with the apple on her head and walking about scattering from my mind!

Well at least she stayed awake long enough for the first couple !

 

 

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ONE DRESS TWO DOLLS !

I fell in love with the fabric and style of the dress you are about to see , as soon as I saw it. It was made for the Sasha dolls by Petrana but I purchased it for another of my dolls who as been wearing the same outfit since last May!

I have plans to make her a dress or two but like most of my plans life gets in the way and it goes onto the back burner!

So while she waits Faith will wear this beautiful dress and maybe after that the Sasha’s can have a turn!.

 

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Faith is holding onto her hair because there is a little breeze and I have yet to get her one of those caps that help her wig stay in place !

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Poor Faith has been very neglected since she arrived and she’s one of my favourite dolls!

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Faith is sitting on the dolls Picnic bench which is on the seat of the covered bench at present.

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a little sun shines on her face.

 

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Unfortunately Faith does not have many pairs of shoes and these were the best fit from amongst her Sasha sisters many pairs but she did find this pink Radley handbag which matched the pink in her dress.

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a closer view

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we crossed to the other bench but it was still sunny

 

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Then we tried the picnic bench on the grass but the wind was blowing Faiths hair in her eyes!

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So she turned her face to the breeze.

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she also tried sitting on the chimney pot for a couple of photos!

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The breeze was picking up again, so Faith decided it was time to go back in!

But she very kindly changed and let Martha try on her new dress.

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Martha was able to wear the perfect pink shoes to compliment the dress.

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On the shady bench you can see the dresses true colours.

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a close view of the colour and pattern

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It’s lovely when a dress can fit to very different dolls and look perfect on both.

 

 

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THREE MORE WALDORF DOLLS

A few months back I asked the lady who made Lena if she would make me a smaller Waldorf girl with a wig similar to a girl she’d previously made.

She agreed and then showed me two heads, one with a deep red wig and the other with a golden blonde!

Well I loved them both! So of course I asked to have both made for me! I’d wanted a couple of smaller dolls, so asked for one to be 14 inches and the other 16 inches.

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and here the are! Goldie on the left and Reba on the right, sisters.

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Reba is well prepared for the English Spring weather and snugly wrapped in her woollen cardigan and cowl.

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Reba was able to stand for a photo.

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Goldie being bigger found it a little harder.

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She loved admiring her shoes!

While I was paying off for these two girls I also came across another sweet girl who had been waiting patiently for someone to bring her home.

 

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Victory waited for someone to come along and decide to invite her home and after looking at her for a little while I decided to offer a home.

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Victory, was born in Italy and given her name which I think suits her. I love her beautiful curly hair.

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and so it was that at the beginning of March not two but

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three more Waldorf’s arrived into the Village!

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So Goldie, Reba and Victory bring the total of Waldorf dolls to six! More than enough But I won’t say no more because one never knows what could be just round the corner!

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OUT AND ABOUT

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Today was bright but very windy and cold, so this little girl made sure she wrapped up well to go out side and enjoy some air.

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Maudie is wearing a Sasha coat with detachable fur trimmed hat and fake fur scarf.

 

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She is also wearing Lisa  Hartley boots for Sasha so they are a little big and also a dress set for Sasha by Michelle.

 

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Maudie, sheltered by the covered garden bench puts down her hood so you can see her new wig, her old one’s fringe would not sit properly so she’s set it aside and is wearing this new one.

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I think it suits her quite well.

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Well it’s time to make a move back towards the house, so hood up and get ready to go.

 

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I think Maudie’s enjoyed her trip outside in her new warm cosy coat.

 

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BIG AND SMALL

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Big or small the dolls in the village love to read.

 

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Constance gets book to read as Elfine does not read aloud, being an Elf Princess, she expects others to read to her!

 

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Unfortunately if she’s waiting for Constance to read aloud to her she’ll be out of luck! For as soon as Constance saw the picture of the night sky with the moon , she came over all sleepy and now just wants to rest.

 

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She can barely hold her book up, she’s so tired!

 

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Elfine waits to see if Constance will start reading aloud but all she can hear is a lot of yawning and sleepy sighing!

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Well if that Constance is going to start snoring , she’s off to read elsewhere ! and with a twitch of her nose, she’s gone!

and all that’s left is a pile of books and a sweet snoring drifting across the room……

 

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A NEW DOLL CUPBOARD

Well I had to give in and get another doll cupboard or cabinet as too many dolls had nowhere to live and keep the dust off them.

So I found this gem on Ikea’s website and it’s now filled with dome of my dolls.

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a view with the doors closed.

 

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and with them open.

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The middle shelf I am keeping for room settings and Ivy and Evelyn , my two largest Schoenhut dolls are taking tea and having a gossip there at present.

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On the shelf above them are my cloth dolls.

 

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and above them at the top, my Wichtel’s and my Blythe dolls

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Below the middle shelf are my Bramber bears and their friends.

 

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So do all my dolls now have a covered , protected , dust free home…… no but nearly! 🙂

 

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