Thursday 30 June 2016

Where is it?

Someone is in a bit of a panic... she has seen 'Mum' packing up clothing for her Sales Table and also seen her making Henry a new sun hat as his had gone missing.  She has heard that there are going to be BABIES at the Festival as well (you might well remember Peggy Sue's scheming in June 2014) it only seems right that she goes again as she missed out last year.

What are you looking for Peggy Sue?

My BLUE GINGHAM dress she wails!

Sunday 19 June 2016

'All over dolls'

I think I am 'all over' dolls....yes, that is probably a bit of a shock to some who may read my blog, but I have been feeling like this for some time now on and off - probably about a year - so have decided to do something about it.

I am not going to act rashly immediately and get rid of them all...I don't think I could anyway as I am not very good at letting go.  Instead I am going to box them all up and put them in storage for a while to see how I feel in say six months time. If I still feel the same and haven't missed them I will sell them.

I will keep a core group out - a maximum of 10, but hoping to keep the number around about five if I can - probably a hard call, but this will be a good indication of exactly how I feel. So there will still be the odd blog post here and there as it takes my fancy, but I think I really need to take a break and refocus and to work out exactly what I want and how I feel and where to go from there.  

I will continue to introduce the last couple of dolls that arrived last year. Why?  I ask myself did I have new arrivals knowing how I felt?!  Perhaps the 'buzz' of something new in the hope that it will stimulate and excite, but it rarely has and if it has, only for a very short period of time.  I know some of the 'whys', continual pain is always a big factor, the subsequent feelings that come along with this, and the longing to return to NZ and missing my parents is another - and so I 'compensate' for these things by a continual 'search' for something that will distract me, but this isn't really working, the pain is still there, the loss of my music is still there and the deep seated longing and 'home sickness' is still with me.

So I could probably write more, but won't for now.

I will post about the Sasha Festival which I am looking forward to going to, and the adventures of Henry will continue (although even that has become a bit of a 'chore' at times, (and the loss of a lot of his hair has depressed me somewhat) - there are a few more 'Henry in Cornwall' posts to publish yet...and there may be the odd post here and there, but on a whole I think I really need a break.

Monday 6 June 2016

Blue Monday

An absolutely scorcher of a day today - lovely blue sky with the sun beating down.

Girls in blue today are Cora and Ziva

They are taking a walk in their pretty dresses made by Kath B.

There are still a lot of daisies in the lawn!

The beautiful Cora

They stop for a chat.

Girls do a lot of chatting!

I wonder what they can be discussing?

Two gorgeous girls who are very pleased to be out of the winter clothes at long last!

Friday 3 June 2016

Fashion on Friday

Well this week has been a bit of a wash out as far as the weather is concerned!  All my plans for being outside pretty much scuppered so inside activities it was. I have had a couple of days where I haven't felt the best either so I mostly knitted, but did a little sewing.  

I knitted sleeveless top  

which has been teamed with a pair of 'beach' striped crop trousers/pants.

I knitted a red jumper/sweater - a reflection of how cold it has been this week I think.

The rompers all got matching booties.

Babies need to keep their feet warm at times!

These little sets will all be going in my Etsy shop hopefully this weekend.

A couple of things were made for my other dolls, and I have some new and ongoing projects...

Thursday 2 June 2016

Thankful Thursday

A photo from a post on this exact day five years ago  (Thursday 2nd June 2011)

The gorgeous Cora in a new dress I had just made her.

I am thankful for having this lovely girl and the friendship I have made with the lovely lady (and her beautiful daughters) that I bought Cora from.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia Awareness Month

A slight deviation from Sasha today...

If you have never heard of this before - there is a wealth of information available on the internet and from this website here.