This is Sophy, she is by Lynne and Michael Roche and stands at 18 inch. She was designed after they saw a toddler

while out , who had curly blonde hair and holding a teddy. Most are 23 inches but a small amount of 18in were also made.

She comes in her winter all in one, with cat eared hat and nice warm gloves, along with lovely suede fur filled boots.

This Sophy has long red hair .

Her nice warm winter boots.

Because she is a toddler her wooden body is round and chunky.

view of the back

I think her hair looks nice in plaits.

She’s found some clothes to wear for now but still needs some shoes for her dinky but

wide toddler feet.


Robyn Winter that is !

Like all collectors, I like to have a range of a collection , so the Lynne and Michael Roches dolls span around forty plus years.

Also they come in various sizes, having started with just a few sizes in the early days to adding some more middle sizes

over the last few years.

Which meant I needed to look at some of the more recent dolls made and issued. I was lucky enough to find Robyn Winter , who stands at 14 inches and was the new size released for sale in 2014 along with her sister Daisy who stands at 12 inches.

She is called Robyn winter because she is wearing the Winter clothing, there is also a Robyn Summer. Only 20 pieces of each doll were made.

She wears under her coat a knitted wool skirt with a pretty liberty print blouse.

She has pretty long wavy blonde hair.

Here is a back view.

and wears her patterned knickers.

Because I will be taking photos and handling her , I have redressed her and will put her original clothes away with her tag etc , safely.

Here she is wearing a smocked dress ,belonging to one of my other doll ranges, the Sasha, along with shoes meant for a baby or toddler doll.

At present she is relaxing in her new home with a book.

She is a lovely addition to my Roche family

I am so happy to have her here .


Finding shoes for dolls can be a nightmare, so I have been rearranging my doll studio , while looking for something I put away safely and of course cannot find !

However I did find some shoes and boots that I had bought for my larger Zwergnase dolls, so decided to try some on my bigger Roche dolls, especially as Claudine’s left shoe was on the loose side and would fall off if I did not pay attention.

So here is Claudine wearing a boot and a shoe in the size 50cm for the zwergnase junior dolls,

I bought these from Trisha at KRbearsanddolls, the link is on her front page, left hand side, right at the bottom

Zwergnase junior shoes. The 55 cm shoes are way too big , so 50 cm only.

You will need to complete loosen the laces on the boots to allow the foot to get inside and be aware of any internal edges that could catch the foot and stop it fitting., they are slightly harder to get on but as you can see , they do look good once on the doll.

Claudine now wearing just the T bar shoes.

I’m really pleased with how this has worked out! I love that these shoes can be now worn by more than one style of doll although we all know what happens, one doll is always wearing just the colour pair you need for anothers outfit!

The shoe maker is Wagner, who Trisha worked with by measuring all the different dolls feet to get the shoes made, even sending them dolls to get the fit.

I have ordered some of the sandals in this size and will report back once they arrive.