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Sunday, 3 February 2019

First sewing of 2019...

Today I finally got to doing a bit of sewing for my dolls, having spent the first month of the year doing all sorts of other things apart from dressing my dolls.  

So I thought I'd make a knit dress, with hat and socks for Dylan, my Robin by Little Cosmos Dolls.  I chose this blue knit fabric which is printed with little fox heads because I think blue looks lovely with her tan skin tone.  The fabric is actually from a pair of pyjama trousers which I bought from our local Lidl late last year.  The striped fabric is from a baby onesie and fortunately matches the printed fabric perfectly.





In other news, I've sold 4 dolls in the last few weeks but still have a way to go....and am still dragging my feet.  My son is coming over for a visit from Wednesday but when he has left again, I promise that I'll pull my finger out and get dolls listed on Ebay, there can be no more umming and ahhing, it has to be done 😟

Although I've not sewn for her in ages, I thought I'd share a couple of photos of one of my favourite Sasha girls, brunette Stella from 1969-70.  She has falling hair so I've never washed or brushed it, but there's plenty there so she's doing fine.  Here she is in a dress by A Passion for Sasha, which I'm ashamed to say she's been wearing since the day she got it....which must be since the spring of 2016!!!!!  Ooops!!  (Socks by  me, shoes by Noreen Walters).



 
Apart from that I've nothing much else to tell you for now, except to say thank you for continuing to visit and comment on my blog!

I hope you all have a great week and that the weather is not too bad where you are!  

Big hugs, Sharon xxx



 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Dolls for Sale & Updates!

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I would write about my doll plans for 2019 and it's taken me until now to do just that.  I can't recall what my plans were last year and I'm being too lazy to search for my post, but I'm sure I would have said that I intended taking more photos out and about with dolls, without worrying about what strangers might think of me.  Did I do that?  No, not really, but it was more that I just didn't make the time to take dolls with me when I went out, rather than being embarrassed to be seen with them.....well that's my excuse!!!

So my plans for this year.  Well for a start I still have two dolls on pre-order from last year. One of them was ordered in September and the other early December, so hopefully the first of those will be shipping within the next couple of months.  Both are artist dolls, although from two different artists and most artists will say that the dolls take approximately 4 or 5 months to ship....so that gives me a while to go yet.  The first of these dolls that I've ordered is Eminor by Harucasting in South Korea.  She is an MSD sized girl and I've ordered her in a medium tan with a custom faceup by Blisslacosta from Russia.  (Photo by Blisslacosta/Harucasting):




And the second doll on order is called Ninon and she is from the French artist, Lillycat Dolls, she is also MSD and her skin colour is called Chocolate.  (Photo by Lillycat Dolls).



In the meantime, I come to the dolls that I mentioned in my last blog post, that I would be putting up for sale.  To be honest the task is such a daunting one that I really don't know where to start.  I have so many dolls to sell, photos to take, listings to type up, postage to work out, that I've been dragging my feet about making a start.  I have sold three dolls on Facebook, which should have encouraged me to keep at it, but still I am not getting anywhere and it is driving me to distraction.  I tried to make a separate page on here so that at the top of the page there would be a tab that you could click on to see what I'm selling, but for some reason I am unable to get that right, so that is my next task.  Anyway, I thought I'd just add some photos here and if you're interested in anything, please give me a shout!!  
And as I also said previously, I will be listing things on ebay too, so again,  I will add links here too once I have them.


Here is a collage of most of the dolls I'm selling.  I've not numbered them but if we say that number 1 is the photo on the top left and work across and down from left to right.....(if you click on the collage it should enlarge)....


I also have a bunch of Barbies and a Ken that have never been removed from their boxes, I have two of the first batch of the Made to Move Barbies, the blond and the dark skinned girl, plus the Asian girl, she has been removed from her box and posed.  I don't have her box.  I also have a couple of the Fashionista girls (numbers 24 and 33) and a Ken Fashionista (number 3).  All brand new in their boxes, although one of them, the dark skinned red head has some damage to the side of her box where the clear plastic front has come away from the cardboard backing.

I am also considering selling my Gotz 50th Anniversary set of dolls, they're by the artist Sylvia Natterer and represent the Gotz family.  The set is limited to 50 sets worldwide and they were released in the year 2000.  One of the dolls has some caving to her chest but apart from that, the dolls and their clothing are in good condition. 



And I have three other Sylvia Natterer dolls that are looking for new homes, one of those has never even been undressed.



If you're interested in any of the above dolls, or would like more information, please email me:

dambuster0662@gmail.com

I'm open to offers on their prices, please don't be shy about making an offer, I can only say no, and I promise that I'll say it in the nicest possible way!!!  Unfortunately I'm not able to offer more than one month layaway at the moment. 

Thanks for reading, I hope you're all having a great week!

Big hugs Sharon xx




Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year!!!

An ever so slightly late Happy New Year to all my readers, thank you so much for staying with me this year, I hope you'll carry on visiting throughout 2019.

I will start to list quite a few of my dolls for sale this month, all being well, as I'm going to be having a BIG clear out!!!  There will be Sashas, Gregors, Gotz, Natterers, Zwergnases as well as Little Darlings, to name but a few, who will be looking for new homes.  I will list them here and probably on Ebay too, with the auction links also listed here.  I'm going to be really ruthless as there will be big changes happening this year and I need the dosh!!!

Dollies aside, yesterday, New Years Day, myself and some friends, started the New Year with a swim in the chilly Mediterranean!  The weather has continued to be beautiful and sunny through the festive period and so what better way to start the new month and year, than a group of Irish, British and Dutch friends to go for a swim!! 

The photos are not great but hope you'll enjoy seeing us nutty people having fun!  There weren't enough crazy wigs to go around so I sprayed my hair with blue dye....fortunately it washed out afterwards with shampoo!!!  I'm the one with the full body surf suit....I'm not taking any chances with jelly fish....and that's my excuse!!! πŸ˜‰



 

I don't know why I have my mouth open like that below, the water wasn't that cold!!!!







 
Swimming in the lead here, but it didn't last....my friends are so much stronger swimmers than me!!!






I will probably do a 'summing up' of my year in my next post as I enjoy looking back at what I've been up to and what dolls have come and gone, but as my family have been visiting from the UK, I've not really had time over the Christmas period.

I hope you all have a great 2019 and wish you good health and happiness!  Thank you once again for your support during 2018.

Big hugs and lots of love
Sharon xxx

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.....

Wishing all my readers and followers a wonderful Christmas, or if you prefer Happy Holidays  😊  I hope that Santa has been kind to you!

Here is Angel, my Youpladolls Ziya, wishing you the compliments of the season!


Thank you for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week!!

Big hugs Sharon x
 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Oriental Garden....Photo heavy!


Today was another beautiful sunny day so we decided to go to the Oriental Garden which is located in Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga.  Although we've driven past many times, we'd never been inside so today we did just that.  

Unfortunately we chose a day when they were cleaning out a lot of their water features but this didn't deter us, we still had a pleasant time walking around and looking at the plants, quite a few of which, I believe, are native to Japan.


Of course I had to take one of my dolls with us so that I could get some doll photos too, so I brought along Sienna, my Bastian in Saffron skin by Little Cosmos Dolls.  I hope you'll enjoy the photos and seeing this pretty and tranquil little space here in Malaga, southern Spain.


 One of several bright red bridges that pass over the water feature...



There are loads of fish in their ponds and also a sign saying not to feed the turtles but we didn't see any, so maybe they're hibernating at this time of year.




Planting up the Poinsettias for Christmas...



Lots of bright red berries...















Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed seeing this attractive and peaceful Oriental park.

Big hugs, Sharon xxx

Monday, 26 November 2018

Hope by Kaye Wiggs...

Today I thought I'd make a dress for Hope, my limited edition MSD sized girl from Kaye Wiggs.  It occurred to me that Hope had been here for some time but I'd not sewn anything for her in ages....I checked and was surprised to find that she's actually been in my collection for almost 6 and a half years, having arrived here in July 2012! 

If you don't know the history of Hope by the Australian artist Kaye Wiggs, then let me tell you a little bit about her.  Hope was sculpted in September 2011 in order to raise money for "3 Angels Nepal".  "3 Angels Nepal"  is a charity who help rescue young girls who were sold into prostitution and slavery, by setting up manned booths at the border to stop the rickshaws etc before they could take the girls out of Nepal.  They also rescue young boys who are sold for body parts.  The sale of Hope raised approximately $90,000 for the charity and some of the money was also used to buy land for growing vegetables etc for the orphanage where they housed the rescued girls.  The charity was also able to purchase a water truck and water pumping facilities so that they can now supply water to surrounding villages.  This brings them an income so they can continue their rescue work as well as help meet the expenses of the orphanage.


So Hope, in her new dress, got some time in front of the camera.  I hope you like this small selection of the photos.  The weather was a bright and sunny 23C but was a bit blowy later in the day....and once the sun had started to dip in the sky, so it became quite chilly.  But the photos didn't come out too badly, Hope never fell over or out of the tree and the sunshine through the leaves of the tree did make some nice dappled shadows on her :) 







I'm sorry the photos are a bit 'samey' but hope you enjoyed seeing Hope again.  Tomorrow I hope to start on a new outfit for her sister, Layla, my other doll sculpted by Kaye. 

Doll: Hope in Sunkissed resin sculpted by Kaye Wiggs
Faceup: Hope's faceup is by me.
Outfit: sewn by me.
Wig: Monique Gold restyled by me.
 

Thank you for visiting, have a great week!

Big hugs Sharon in Spain xxx