IN THE GARDEN

It did not realise just how long it’s been since I posted here, So here are some photo sof Elora in her new outfit out in the garden.

 

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This Agapanthus a lovely gift is still flowering !

 

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It was a windy day today.

 

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Sitting at the folly window

 

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Watching the birds

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Deep in thought

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She’ll be needing a shawl soon, if the weather turns cold.

 

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Well it’s been a while since I have posted on here, so I thought I’d share my last doll of this year.

She arrived on Christmas Eve , so she’s called Merry, because I already have Evelyn in my Schoenhut collection or she would have been called Eve.

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Merry is a Miss Dolly Schoenhut, 20 inches tall and with Sleeping eyes. She has her original wig which is a lovely long brown one.

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Her face paint is original and perfect which can be rare in these dolls. She came in this very fragile nightdress with an underslip and a union suit.

Today boxing day I removed her outfit and gave it a gentle wash. The underslip appears to have a few  blood stains on it, so is soaking in cold water and salt. I intend to use the under slip and nightdress to make a pattern to replace them because the nightdress is just too fragile and the under slip has blood staining which I don’t think will remove fully.

So tomorrow or Friday she’ll be redressed for daytime , so she can meet her new friends , family and neighbours.

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She did very kindly stand for this photo on Christmas eve, with a present I recieved from my very good friend Jenni.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year for 2019

THE PUMPKIN SELLER

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When you sell pumpkins you need to find the best spot to catch the eye of more people.

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Well that’s the theory , however if you are an Elf, who is not actually supposed to be seen by people , especially the big ones , that doesn’t work.

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Sitting for hours surrounded by pumpkins while no one wanders past is not Elora’s idea of fun !

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She’s only been sitting waiting for half an hour and ready she’s getting bored.

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She’s not even a member of the Pumpkin sellers guild ! She’s just doing a friend a favour!

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Which is why she finds herself hold a pumpkin and wishing some old witch would wander by in need of half a dozen for a spell for Halloween and then she could pack up and go about her proper business

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and what if a certain princess happens to pass this way !

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Putting down the pumpkin she was holding, she decides it’s best to have her hands free just in case !

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Nearly nodding off , she starts ! Wondering how best to keep herself awake, she starts counting leaves.

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but then once she hits 120306 she’s almost more bored than selling pumpkins !

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She watches the sun in the leaves of the banana tree and her eyes being to shut…

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sigh… zz… mmm …. arh.. snuffle…. zzzzz…….sigh….zzzz

 

Finally giving in to sleep Elora rests, lets hope no people especially the big ones nor any princess chose to wander down this way for a few hours……..

 

 

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GETTING READY FOR HALLOWEEN

I decided to take a couple of photos for Halloween as I was already doing some for the Chat n Snap. So once they’d been taken I invited Elora to take part.

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“I cannot see out of one eye!”

These girls are so picky!

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“You know this big pumpkin’s not real? ”

Do I look like an idiot? kids!

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“Maybe the Pumpkin can be the witch ! ”

Maybe I don’t want a witch pumpkin!

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” Are we finished? I have things to do ! and this would look better outside!”

Well for now and It’s raining which is why we’re inside but when the weather better…

 

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ELORA AGAIN

Elora is just so photogenic ! I find it hard not to take loads of photos of her!

 

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I have been working on a new skirt for her, this is the one in progress at the moment, so I took her outside for a few photos.

Today is very very windy but I sat her on the doll’s picnic table and enjoyed taking some photos.

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So I’m going to share some here with you

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you can see the wind on her hair in this one.

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spoiler alert !

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Well I hope you enjoyed these photos of Elora in her half finished outfit out in today’s very blustery weather.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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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