Monday, June 6, 2016

An early birthday present....

I've liked the cuteness of these little dolls for some time, in fact really since seeing them on Barbara's blog,  Dolls Garden  but it wasn't until I recently saw some of them 'in real life' that I decided that I would like to have one.  So when my husband asked me if there was a doll I'd like for my birthday, I asked if maybe I could have one of these.....the doll in question is a Wichtel by Rosemarie Müller.  Of course being the very kind and generous person he is, he said no probs, and told me to go ahead and order what I wanted!!!

So along comes this little sweetie from Villa le Bosquet in France.  She arrived safely on Thursday of last week and being the 'child' I am at heart, ;)  I couldn't wait to open her box.  She was packaged so nicely, her brown box is very 'natural' looking, sort of corregated brown cardboard, and then that box was wrapped in bright lime green paper.  The doll herself was peeping out through the cellophane front and she was safely tied in with strands of natural coloured rafia.  She was dressed in a very well made and pretty outfit, consisting of a check blouse with short puffed sleeves and rounded collar with real little buttons and buttonholes up the back, then she had a  pink fine needlecord pinafore over the top that did up with buttons and metal loops, and was decorated with an applique flower on one side at the bottom.  This too did up at the back with a tiny button.  Her knickers and socks were white and she had pink real leather Mary Jane shoes from the company Wagner in Germany.

These two photos are borrowed from the Villa le Bosquet website:


As you can see she has a blond wig which is styled into two plaits which are then wound up onto the top of her head and then tied with pink ribbons.  Her eyes are handblown glass eyes from the German company Lauscha.  I understand that these are considered to be the very best glass eyes on the market :)  She's such a nice sturdy little doll and stands very well without needing support, I'm very impressed with her!

In anticipation of her arrival, I decided to make her some overalls so that she could go and play as soon as she got here ;)  and so the next photos show her wearing those and the white short sleeved tee shirt that I also made.









The doll herself is one of a kind in that although the facemould is used on other dolls, the eyes/hair/outfit combination is only used the once.  And her given name is Neele.  I think I will keep that name as I am told it is actually a little flower.

I hope Neele will have lots of adventures here at our house and I look forward to sharing them with you here on my blog.

Have a great week everyone and I hope the sun shines where you are!


25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. Neele is a little love. An excellent birthday gift!

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    1. Thank you Julie! It's not actually my birthday until this coming Saturday but my hubby wanted me to make sure to order the doll so that I got her on time.... Bless his cotton socks!
      xxx

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  2. What a great (and adorable) gift!

    Hope you have a fantastic pre-birthday week! :)

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    1. Thank you very much JS, I'm late responding, but better late than never as they say!
      I had a nice birthday and have more pressies to show on here soon.
      xxx

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  3. I love this girl Sharon and that dungaree set is just perfect on her. What a lovely husband to say chose a doll for your birthday. :)
    Looking forward to seeing what else arrives and what clothes you make.xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Dee! I will share the other kids on here very soon. I just need a time when it's not too hot, not too bright.....and not too many people about! Coward that I am!
      xxx

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  4. This little lady is very lucky to come to you, she is clearly going to have an amazing wardrobe!
    Happy Birthday!
    J xx

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    1. Awww Jenni you are too kind but thank you! She has bikini bottoms but nothing else yet....I'm working on it though. And thank you for the lovely cards.
      xxx

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  5. Naughty! Naughty! I'm surprised that your husband let you open your birthday doll present from him SO early. We're certainly NOT allowed to do that in our family!
    These little dolls are becoming surprisingly popular as quite a few of my Sasha friends have got one or two now. (Luckily for my bank and home space I haven't caught the bug and so can just look and admire without the temptation.)
    Neele (love the name!) is such a little cute and happy little soul who will suit your bright and fun clothing down to a 'T.'
    A very happy birthday on Saturday.

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    1. I am indeed very naughty but Kendal, he never makes me wait.....just in case I don't like something and need to send it back! LOL that's his excuse.
      They are indeed very popular now, I blame Barbara of DollsGarden....her photos are so gorgeous that I found it very hard to resist them.....Plus they are nice sturdy little things with a lot of character, so they're fun and make you smile!
      xxx

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    2. Thank you for my lovely Birthday Card too Kendal :)

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  6. Hi Sharon, I'm happy to see you have adopted one of those cute dolls. Yours is adorable and what a wonderful gift it is for your birthday ! I am too waiting my first doll by Rosemarie Müller and was surprised to read you had made some overalls in anticipation of her arrival. Could you tell me where did you get the pattern ? Happy birthday in advance ! Inma, also from Spain

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    1. Thanks very much Inma, I'm very happy with her. I know we've emailed since you wrote this comment, but thank you all the same!
      xxx

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  7. Happy early Birthday Sharon!!!! Your Neele is very precious and I love the outfit that you have made for her. Your DH is so very sweet and kind. Big hugs for you! :) XXX

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, for the birthday wishes and for your lovely comments on the new arrival.
      xxx Big hugs to you too :)

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  8. Happy Birthday, Sharon! I think you and my daughter have the same birthday! :) This new doll is very cute and her overalls are precious!

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    1. Thanks so much Farrah. OH I didn't know that, I'm the 11th, is she the same?
      If so I wish her a lovely birthday, well I wish her a lovely birthday even if she DOESN'T share the same day as me!!!
      xxx

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  9. Happy Birthday, Sharon. I'm glad that you love the Wichtels too. Neele is a sweetie. The new outfit is much prettier then the original. Your Photos are wonderful. Have a great time with her!

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    1. Thanks very much Barbara....oh yes, I love them, they are so cute and I blame you of course! LOL ;) If it wasn't for your beautiful photos on your lovely blog, well, my husband would be a lot better off money-wise! But I forgive you :D
      xxx

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  10. Happy belated birthday Sharon. I can see why you love this little one, she is a real chubby bubby, and so cute to boot!
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thanks very much Xanadu, and you're not late...or you weren't late when you posted this as my birthday was on the 11th :) In fact you were early!
      xxx

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SHARON , HAPPPYYY BIRTHDAY TOOOOO YOUUUUUU :)

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    1. Thank you Dee, you have a beautiful voice....I can hear it from here!
      xxx

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  12. Cutie! Love her overalls! And Happy Birthday, Sharon! :)

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    1. Thanks very much Jano, for the birthday wishes and the nice comments :)
      xxx

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