This summer my daughter’s little Isabelle (Mini American Girl doll) has made a trip to the UK. We didn’t carry her around that much, so there aren’t many photos. But here is what we’ve got! Longleat House, one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain, completed by 1580. Miniature village in Blenheim Palace. On the farm. In one of the pubs.
I have already shown this Tudor gown I made for A Girl for All Time Matilda here. Now I will show the details. I guess, they are self-explanatory.
A few photographs of some of my Kidz’n’Cats girls together. Eowyn (Henriette), Rowena (Grace), Lizzie (Lisbeth) and Marianna (Tara) Rowena (Grace), Eowyn (Henriette) and Lizzie (Lisbeth).
I love this Kidz’n’Cats doll! But I wasn’t sure which colours suit her best with this combination of gray-green eyes (I would say, they are turquoise!) and golden brown hair. So, I have tried all recent dresses on Eowyn to try to figure it out. I think, all colours suits …read the rest
Another dress I made to order just before my summer holidays. It is modelled on my Lara (23-inch Gotz doll Abigail).
Some more summer dresses Kidz’n’Cats dolls, this time modelled on my Lizzie. All three of them are made from high quality cotton and are lined with cotton. They close at the back with a zip. The white sashes are not attached to the dresses and are made of white cotton. The …read the rest
Before I start showing numerous photos I took during my 2-month long summer holidays, I decided to show the remaining dresses I finished before the holidays. Here are two dresses for Kidz’n’Cats dolls modelled on my Rowena. Both are made from high quality cotton and are lined with cotton. They close …read the rest
I thought I would mention this again, in case someone doesn’t know it yet, that I have a page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwishAndSwirl. This page does not by any means repeat my blog, but, rather, adds more to it, though I do occasionally give links to certain blog posts and Etsy listings …read the rest
Anika had lots of fun visiting dacha on several occasions. Her favourite, clearly, was watching grapes grow. At the end of our holidays the grapes started getting ripe. Another adventure of Anika: picking plums! Looks quite a dangerous affair, don’t you think! This pumpkin will grow that large! says Anika …read the rest
My Anika is an avid reader. She can spend hours reading books!
Some more photographs of my beautiful Anika in a Russian outfit. The traditional Russian costume was made and hand-embroidered by Ariadne. The shawl is vintage, my mum has found it among the doll clothes I had as a child. Nobody can remember who knitted it but it might have easily been my …read the rest
This is one of my favourite series of photographs I have ever taken. I tried to recreate some Russian atmosphere in these photos. My Anika is dressed in a traditional Russian costume made and hand-embroidered by Ariadne and kindly given to me for the holidays. The pile of logs was recreated …read the rest
I have finally got around to showing photographs from my last year’s summer holidays! Here is my Anika (Iplehouse BID Anne) with some of my favourite flowers. The top was knitted by me, the jeans were made by Ariadne.
Last year we had two American Girl dolls with us during our summer holidays in Russia. My daughter brought her Alice (MAG #55) and my mum’s model was Daniella (MAG #23). My daughter fell in love with Daniella and she is now her doll (while she replaced my mum’s model …read the rest
This is a second daisy dress that my mum has made. The first one was made to fit Gotz dolls. This one was intended for American Girl dolls and is modelled on my daughter’s Alice and Daniella.
Another dress that I have made recently, again modelled on my Amanda.
This is another dress I have recently made for large Gotz dolls. It is modelled on my precious Amanda.
I have recently got another doll head, also Edria from a Chinese company La Legende de Temps, but this time another version of her – with Half-Open Eyes. Here I showed the first head. I thought it would be fun to change doll’s facial expressions by just changing a head. Both my …read the rest
This dress was made by my daughter a year ago before our summer holidays and I took these photographs while staying in Russia. We used a 1930s Vintage Dress pattern from Eden Ava Couture though we decided not to attach sleeves as it was too difficult for my daughter. The model …read the rest
My mum has recently made a few dresses for my daughters’ mini American Girl dolls. Three of them were knitted and one crocheted. Here are the knitted dresses on Isabelle and two Saiges. And all 4 of them. Similar dresses but different way of making them. The dresses are modeled on …read the rest
Recently my daughters and I have got quite obsessed by mini American Girl dolls. They are pretty and yet small enough to be able to have many of them. Here are our recent addition. Mini Rebecca Mini Cecile Mini Julie Mini Nellie and Samantha Mini Molly More photographs are in …read the rest
My grail doll Amanda (Chantal) has recently modeled a few of my new dresses. This is one of them. I’ve had this fabric for over 3 years but couldn’t think what to make out of it (I still have 1 yard of identical yellow fabric!). In fact, I made two …read the rest
Matilda has decided it is time to pack for her holiday! And what does one need for a good holiday? That’s right! A CAMERA!! Matilda got really excited to get this Canon DSLR camera! Just imagine what wonderful photographs she will be able to take! No, Matilda, this camera will …read the rest