I have been patiently awaiting the arrival of two large old Kathe Kruse dolls in the post. They have taken a month to finally arrive after sitting at various places along their route here.

First up is the boy who I believe to be wearing his orginial clothing. His shoes are very fragile, so I will be putting them away safely once I find him another pair.

He is a little bit battered but then he’s been around awhile! he does have a price tag saying 1929 but I don’t believe that to be correct, of course I would love it to be true but do doubt it.

The name that keeps springing to mind for him is William! also Peter, so I will leave it a day or so to see which one wins or if another comes to mind.

I will give his clothes a wash and look to getting him some others.

He is 20 inches tall , lovely and big. I do refer the larger dolls.

He arrived along with his sister

She is also 20 inches tall but I don’t believe these clothes are orginial to her but are old.

She didn’t have any shoes or socks unlike her brother, so that along with some new clothing is something I need to search out.

She’s had a harder life than her brother but as a lovely what looks to be real hair wig.

She also as a stitched line along her neck.

and the number 2823 on the line of her fabric under her wig.

I think someone may have repainted her eyebrows at some stage.

So two lovely 20 inche Kathe kruse dolls join my Kathe Kruse family.

Now they just need some tlc and some names.



I decided that Gudrun needed a new dress , a little longer in length and also with long sleeves.

I spotted a dress on Ruth Hartley’s site for a Studio Sasha but I wanted a long one, so asked the length, when she replied she stated that she could shorten it if needed. However it was too short to start with, when I said I needed it longer by about at least an inch or two, she asked what doll it was for.

I sent Gudrun’s photo and explained that I want one with long sleeves really , to help hide her stained arms from her long life of love.

Ruth then very kindly offered to make me one. We settled on a fabric and style and it arrived today.

It is just perfect! Now I need to find her some thin tights or longer socks and maybe a pair of shoes?

But for now she is nice and warm with her longer dress, with the long sleeves.



Sculpt 11 is one of my favourite of the Zwergnase junior doll sculpts.

So when I just happened to take a look on a doll website I saw Nordika , I did my upmost to resist her charms.

Brown curly hair grey/blue eyes and one of my favourite sculpts.

I do love dolls with lots of wavy curls ! It could be because my own hair is as straight as a die and won’t hold a curl for more than a week , two if I’m lucky plus it’s fine, so no bulk at all.

So it’s hard for me to resist these curly haired imps….

She is 50cm . I love her in this red , it really suits her, I’m very into red at the moment… could be because Christmas is coming and Red and Green to me are the Christmas colours.