Sunday, February 28, 2016

The end of a very busy week!

My son Brendan and his fiance Virginia came over from the UK last Sunday to spend a weeks 'holiday' here in Spain, but mostly to get some of the plans for their September wedding sorted out.  It has been a very busy week, particularly for the two of them but also for us as we've been running here and there, trying to help as much as we can with their plans!

They now have their invitations, menu cards, and place cards ordered.  The venue has been booked for a while but on Tuesday we went, along with Virginia's parents, to look at all the options available and the menu choices.  I hope the weather on the day will be better than it was as we traipsed around the gardens, it was really cold and pouring with rain!   But we did get a good idea of what will go where, and it's a gorgeous location so I'm sure it'll make the perfect wedding venue.  These are just a few photos I found on the internet, so not my own.....



This photo below shows a of part of their dining room but Brendan and Virginia's wedding dinner will be held outside in the gardens, as will their ceremony.


The wedding rings are chosen, some of the complicated Spanish paperwork has been completed which will allow Brendan to marry here in Spain, and other papers are with the translator to be officially translated into Spanish!  What a palaver that all is!!

Now for my outfit.  Oh boy, where to start!  I now at least have some ideas but still no clue as to what colour I will go for.  I will seriously start looking after Easter.

Apart from wedding plans, I have also been busy with dolly related things.  This week I've made a wig for a lady in the US, almost finished making a pair of Barbie jeans for a local lady, finished and mailed two Sasha outfits to a lady in the UK and finally customised a Kidz n Cats doll for a lady in France.  So here are some photos:

Firstly the Sasha outfits: (all photos were taken inside with flash this week as the weather hasn't been good.....plus our garden is still a mess as I've not yet got to working on it since coming back from the coast!)






Extra socks were requested with these two outfits: (Shoes by Marti Sanders Murphy)


Next the Kidz n Cats custom.   The Kidz n Cats vinyl from last year was very grey toned and had an almost greasy/waxy look to it.  The lady who owns this little girlie wanted her to look more natural.   I removed all her existing makeup, wig and eyes, and repositioned the eyes (which I notice are a little 'off' here so will fix that today), gave her new eyelashes, a complete new facial makeup, and added freckles.  We kept the original wig and eyes as they are really quite pretty.   I hope you like the before and after photos below:




Now as we head into a new week, I'm still ploughing my way through my lengthy commissions list.  My son goes back to the UK on Tuesday and I will get back into my routine after that.

I hope you all have a lovely week ahead, thanks so much for visiting :)





14 comments:

  1. I love the scalloped stitching detail on the pink gingham skirt.

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    1. Thank you very much NeverUschi, I thought it added a bit of extra interest seeing as the lady wanted the top to be plain.

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  2. The wedding venue looks beautiful and it will be warm in September! :)
    Love your clothes as always , so pretty fresh and bright. I think you have done wonders with the Kidz n Cats girl, the new vinyl is not a good colour and you have made her soooo much better , much more natural I bet her owner is delighted!! :)xx

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    1. Thanks so much Dee, I'm glad you like the clothes and the makeover. I know what you mean about the new vinyl, it's grey undertones are not attractive. I hope they'll improve it this year.
      xxx

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  3. And I thought I was busy!! The wedding venue looks very nice Sharon and your clothes are just awesome as always. Love the face up you have given the Kidz n Cats doll, it's very fresh and natural, the little freckles are just gorgeous. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thanks Xanadu, glad you like the photos and the results of my working week ;)
      xxx

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  4. What a beautiful location for a wedding! I look forward to seeing your dress when you find it and are able to reveal it. How exciting!

    I love the customizing of the Kidz n Cats girl, she is sooooo much prettier now and love her freckles especially. Your outfits are fantastic as always. You have been so busy and still manage to be creative too. Well done! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Ginger. I cannot believe that it is now only 6 months away, the time is flying by so quickly, I really need to get myself focused on that darn outfit!!! LOL
      xxx

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  5. Just lovely Sharon - love the outfits and the embroidery and what a difference your face up makes - she's so real looking !
    How lovely to be planning a wedding in the sun. The venue looks super, a perfect setting!

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    1. Thanks very much Rosie. I think it was a productive week....I just need to keep up the momentum!
      xxx

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  6. The outfits are gorgeous - I am very pleased! Little details like the scallop are such a lovely touch. What an improvement to the KnK girl - her face is lovely now.
    Thanks again for my outfits and please re-add me to the bottom of the commissions list!
    Tricia x

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    1. Thanks so much Tricia, I'm so glad that you like the outfits, I hope your girls will be happy with them. I have added you.....it will be another long wait but hopefully you won't mind waiting. ;)
      xxx

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  7. Hi Sharon I got your mail but I could not answer as the server is having problems. Thanks a lot for all the work you have done on my little one. The location your son and fiancée have chosen is lovely it will be a beautiful wedding (by the way I too was wed in September ;-) I hope to be able to write you soon. Hugs Daniela

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    1. Hi Daniela, I emailed you last night so hopefully you'll have been able to receive it.
      I'm so happy that you like her, she'll be home very soon I hope!
      September is a good month to get married here, neither too hot nor at all cold...we hope!
      xxx

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