Mary and Suzannah have gone into the village to do some Christmas shopping. The check out all the sweet toys in Granny Fortuna’s shop window.

Suzannah points out the little Japanese dolls , she is sure Hannah would love one for her Christmas gift. Mary agrees while checking out the doll cot that she believes would make a nice gift for both little Hannah and Robyn.

They head towards the door.

Someone just leaving has left the door open for them.

There big sister Claudine is working today, she helps out after school and on Saturdays.

Suzannah cannot decide just where to start her shopping, there are so many nice things !

Mary has started at the Christmas card counter, she needs to get some more for her friends and family. Claudine reminds her who she’s missed out !

I think we will leave them to it, it could be a while before they have finished !


Because I needed to use the Father Christmas and Elf outfits on my Sasha dolls, I quickly stripped off the Roche dolls and left them to one side.

It had always been my intention to take a couple of photos of them in their underwear to show the different body shapes.

Hannah on the far left is the chunkiest of the dolls and also the tallest at 21 inches. She can also be a little hard to stand.

Claudine , next beside Hannah , again is quick chunky but a little slimmer than Hannah, although she is almost the same size.

Next should have been Suzannah but she was determined not to stand and I was working against the failing light, so instead we have Mary who is lovely and slim but with the slight tummy of a young girl and stands at 18 inches.

Suzannah , leaning at the back , is the slimmest and stands at 20 inches.

Suzannah finally joined the line up , so you can see her with her sisters.

This one on her own is Sophy who stands at 18 inches and is a toddler and her body is lovely and rounded just like a very young child.


For a photo shoot. I needed a new back drop because the one I had with snow was just too small to take a sleigh and a reindeer of a decent size.

I had to pin it to the curtains either side of the pine dresser , so it covered the dresser and the ‘floor’

went across the dresser base and also my ironing board which was almost the same height, so I could a little depth added.

Once it had been ironed and pinned up I could start taking some photos with the dolls and props.

In this photo Mary and Suzannah are playing elves and taking care of the reindeer.

Claudine is Santa and driving the sleigh while Hannah looks on from the side.

The girls are wearing costumes by a maker on Ebay called Maudie May, she is a wonderful seamstress and very reasonable with her prices.

These dolls are my Roche dolls but the costumes are made for the Sasha or Gotz Happy Kidz dolls but will

fit these dolls well.

Claudine and Hannah are wearing Gotz sized costumes and Mary on the right is wearing a Sasha one.

Even at 5ft wide it only just fits in these dolls with the reindeer and sleigh. I also bought myself a 7ft wide snowy backdrop which I may try out tomorrow.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these photos. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year