ELORA

I have finally been able to pull together the look I wanted for my Kaye Wiggs elf Girl Elora.

My friend Jane helped me by suggesting clothes I already had which we then pulled together along with just the right wig.

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The black wig lines up with her being a night elf, who protects people from night demons and night terrors, helping them rest easy in their beds all night.

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She sees things that mortals cannot.

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Her skirt is tatty from wandering the dark nights through the woods and gardens.

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But she also likes to rest and sleep sometime out in the open , up high where she is safe.

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The old wall of the folly even in the wind is safe for an elf, who can only been seen if she wants to be.

 

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She loves feeling the breeze while she rests.

 

A poem

The Night Elf

 

When elves do in your garden dwell

they find things you cannot tell

have rested amid your plants for years

the sound of which could bring tears

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and make you scared if you could see

the things that dwell beneath your tree

the shrubs the leaves the garden shed

some of them are even dead!

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If you could see

you’d run a mile

and hide beneath

the compost pile

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worried that should you move

a nasty demon could intrude

and grind your bones and smash your knees

and bury you beneath the trees

 

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but should they raise

their bones up high

staring at the midnight sky

the elf in your garden will

send them home with a chill

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They’ll keep you safe within your bed

and even in your garden shed

but your’ll not see them do this thing

but you could hear a small bell ring

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Which means the dangers passed

The elf has won against the dark

and elves and fairies then will play

all night long til break of day

When you unknown of all that’s done

enjoy the day that’s just begun.

 

Dee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A BRIEF CHANGE

A friend asked if an outfit I am selling would suit Lindy as she also as a Lindy of her own.

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So with the bribe of the brown shoes , my Lindy agreed reluctantly to put the outfit on.

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I thought It suited her with her lovely big blue eyes! She asked how much longer did she have to suffer !

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Five more minutes I say.. too long says she.. three tops!

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Then she’s sitting down and asking me to untie her shoes now.. please !

Well I suppose I have enough photos for my friend…..

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LINDY

Lindy

This is Lindy who arrived back in July  she is by Linda Macario and her actual name is Linda. I didn’t know this when I settle d on the name Lindy for her !

I dressed her in the first dress available which was new but today I finally found some time to change her.

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She appears to be a bit of a Tom boy at heart, she didn’t want to wear these shoes, she wanted some plain brown lace ups!

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I’m hoping she’ll let me pretty her up later but it could be a battle! I could her trying to cut the ribbon off the green shoes!

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She’s waiting to have some brown glass eyes because the blue are a little too bright.

I’m looking forward to seeing how she grows as she settles in!

 

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FINDING YOUR STYLE!

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I have been trying wigs on Elora to find which suits her best, along side the one she came in.

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Short with bright blue? a little too boyish.

 

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A deep vibrant blue longer at the sides and even

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longer at the back with a splash of white.

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short with curls?

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Short and red? again too boyish !

Of these the one I like best is

 

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this one but still many more to try before she finds the one !

 

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A GEM OF A DRESS.

Today I received a beautiful gift from my friend Jenni. It was for my birthday and she’d had it made especially as a gift for me.

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The workmanship on this outfit is exquisite, it’s also lovely to handle with a nice weight to it.

I decided to do a photo shoot with Elora my new Kaye Wiggs Girl because she was to hand but I will be trying it on a couple of my other bjd dolls and will share those photos when I do.

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A close up with the beret.

 

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The dress has some beautiful beadwork around the neck and waist.

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A beautiful lace hem with embroidery work.

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a closer look.

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The sleeves with the beadwork on are separate to the puff sleeve, so you can dress the outfit up with them or not without.

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a closer look.

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There are tights in the palest of pinks that match the beaded sleeves.

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There is a separate half petticoat beneath.

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Again with some beautiful detailing.

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The dress not only has a lovely weight to it and is also lovely to touch.

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I’m now going to share some photo I took of Elora in this outfit.

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Resting after all the modelling. I have to thank my lovely friend Jenni for this wonderful gift.

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PHOEBE MEETS DORRIE

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” So you say we have to sit about waiting for mum to have time to play with us? ”

“That’s it in a nutshell” confirms Dorrie.

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” So that’s why we’ve been sat here for ages.. waiting!”

“Yes but she does see us when she goes by and wants to play with us but she works”

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” Work? ”

” Yes work, she goes out almost every morning early and doesn’t come back to much later and then she’s got things to do in the house and then she sits down.. and forgets she meant to play”

” Oh that’s sad ” says Phoebe ” maybe she could not work? ”

Dorrie smiled ” Well I said that once and she replied but Dorrie how would I be able to get you clothes and shoes and toys and also friends to come play with you!”

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“But she did say one day she’ll give up this working lark and come play everyday! ”

Phoebe thinks awhile and then says ” Well that sounds promising ? ”

“it does ” Dorrie agrees ” It does ”

 

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BJD ARRIVAL

Today I received another BJD doll to add to my small group. She’s by Doll Town and I bought her from a good friend.

I love that these dolls have ball joints , so you can pose them in a realistic manner. I am calling this girl Phoebe.

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This face sculpt is called Seola, which does have a sad look to it but I do like how this makes her appear when posed differently.

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I love her wig, which was made by my friend as was her dress. Which give her that little girl look.

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I took Phoebe out into the garden as for once it was dry although quite windy.

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Phoebe stayed a while sitting in the window of the folly deep in thought!

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Even the breeze did not take her from her thoughts

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I wonder what she’s thinking about?

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Could be wondering what her new friends and family will be like?

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I’m sure she’ll have nothing to worry about, we’re a friendly bunch in this village.

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So Phoebe are you going to come inside and meet a few of your new family members?

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Come on Phoebe ,it’s always worse thinking about than actually doing it ! Let’s go inside and say hello to the others.

 

 

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RAINBOW BLUE

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Mum why don’t you give up !
My lips are turning BLUE
I know it’s supposed to be Spring
But the weather’s not with you!

We’ve wandered round this garden
Trying to find a place
That’s just undercover
rain not dripping on my face!

Now I’m on a pile of bricks
the wind is something fierce
My wig will fly off into space
the bitter cold does pierce

So just give up!
Lets go inside and get a cup of tea
No ! that’s not a woodpecker
It’s the knocking of my knees!

My dress it’s BLUE
as are my Shoes
My lips ,my hands, my feet !
I just hope all this is worth that promised treat !

So come on mum just give up!
there is another day tomorrow
I’ll put on a coat, a hat and boots
and thermal underwear, any thing I promise just let me off this chair!

Dee

 

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Trying to find a space between showers or heavy downpours to take these photos was a nightmare! We’ve had rain almost constant everyday for a couple of weeks! It’s supposed to be spring but it certainly does not feel like it with the rain and the bitter cold.

 

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I tried a couple of places, trying to keep out the rain.

 

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Balancing on the ledge of the Lych gate was a first try.

 

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It was hard to get a good shot with all the things being stored under the roof waiting to be put back outside once Spring arrives…. properly !

 

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So here’s hoping for some decent warm and dry weather in the very near future.

 

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SLIPPING

I’m in the process of selling a few dolls to fund a log cabin to use has my doll studio but alas that does not seem to stop me buying a doll that tugs my heart.

So I had no intention of buying any dolls at this time but this girl a limited edition Zwergnase doll came up on a buy it now.

I loved everything about this girl a first, second and third sight and I just adore her name which of course she’ll keep.

She arrived today and even though a few very very tiny snowflakes were trying to fall she agreed to go outside for a couple of photos.

 

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It was bitterly cold today but luckily she’s got a lovely warm coat and hat.

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Her name is Augustine, such a pretty name for a very pretty girl.

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Her outfit is very smart.

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It was too cold to take off her coat, so we’ll have to share the rest of her outfit another day.

 

 

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RAINBOW … GREEN

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If I was a Plant

my stem would be green

my roots in this pot

would never be seen.

But I’m just a girl

face in the sun

wondering if spring

has just sprung!

But no it’s still Feb

so nothing in this bed

Winters still here

it’s getting colder I fear

But spring will arrive

green things will thrive

This pot will be full

no room for me at all

Dee

 

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Out in the road

snowdrops do blossom

in amidst bracken Ivy and

rotten….

cuttings from where the tractor

appeared

cut back the bushes , hacked them I feared

But although this is brutal

nasty to see

The bushes will flourish

you must trust me

So all this green you see around

with snowdrops peeping

above the ground

now bask in the sunshine

on sunny days

Spring will be coming hip Hip Hooray !

 

Dee

 

 

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