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Not one, not two, but three… Lydias

27 February, 2015
A Girl for All Time

Today I am going to have another photo session, so a quick post first. Did you know that we have not one, not even two, but THREE A Girl for All Time dolls Lydia? Lydia is just so adorable that each one of my daughters really wanted one so here they are. My daughters’ Lydias wearing original 18th century outfits by A Girl for All Time (designed by Thimbles and Acorns). The one in the riding outfit is my eldest daughters’ doll that she got from Father Christmas and the one on the right is my youngest daughter’s doll which she received for her recent birthday. My Lydia is still dressed in the modern outfit I made for her for her trip to Hong Kong in December. Isn’t it amazing how different all 3 dolls are? I am considering renaming at least mine for the sake of easier identification. I …read the rest

Outlander. Jamie’s wedding shirt in progress

Outlander. Jamie’s wedding shirt in progress
25 February, 2015
1740s

For the last month or so I have been thoroughly obsessed with the Outlander series – first, the 2014 TV series, then the books. I am currently reading the 2nd one in the series – out of the present 8. But, thankfully, more are to come for it is one …read the rest

Peasant outfit for Gemma

Peasant outfit for Gemma
22 February, 2015
by type

I wanted to make a peasant blouse with a 3 or 4 tiered skirt with a belt for quite some time. Finally, I have made it. It is made to fit Maru and Friends dolls. I think, my Gemma looks beautiful in it. Some details. The belt is plaited from …read the rest

1940s dress for Clem

1940s dress for Clem
19 February, 2015
1940s

I have finished a 1940s dress for A Girl for All Time Clementine. It is made from a pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds. I must say it was a tricky dress. It took me 3 attempts to do the top of the dress (the piping was very tricky!) and then …read the rest

Outlander: The making of Jamie and Claire Fraser

Outlander: The making of Jamie and Claire Fraser
17 February, 2015
Ariadne's face-up

Once I determined who my Jamie and Claire Fraser would be, it was time to jump into action. Iplehouse EID Leonard on Superhero body is to be Jamie while Iplehouse EID Carina is going to be Claire. Here are some pictures of the characters from the Outlander TV series 2014. Both …read the rest

Tinka and Mattie. The skipping rope

Tinka and Mattie. The skipping rope
14 February, 2015
A Girl for All Time

Another game that Mattie and Tinka enjoyed together was the skipping rope. Mattie had never done it before, so Tinka decided to teach her how to do it. Hmm, this is tricky!

Tinka and Mattie playing

Tinka and Mattie playing
11 February, 2015
A Girl for All Time

Continuing with the photos from last summer. Tinka and Mattie loved playing outside. And one of the games they enjoyed was this good old favourite of everyone!

Mattie in a Poppy top

Mattie in a Poppy top
9 February, 2015
A Girl for All Time

Another small set of last summer’s photos. It’s Mattie (A Girl for All Time Matilda) this time. She is wearing a Poppy top which is actually meant for Maru & friends dolls, but Mattie insisted on trying it on!

Michelle

Michelle
6 February, 2015
by type

I keep on slowly sorting out a pile of photographs from my summer holidays and here is a bunch of photos of Michelle (Kidz’n’Cats Galina). The top and the corduroy trousers were made by my mum.

Leonie – Maplelea, Canadian Girl doll

Leonie – Maplelea, Canadian Girl doll
3 February, 2015
Doll review

It took me about 4 years to finally decide to get this doll. I was very curious about yet another “Girl” from a particular country (like American Girl, Australian Girl, etc.). This is a Canadian Girl. And I am really glad I finally took the plunge for she is truly …read the rest

Leonard by Iplehouse – update

Leonard by Iplehouse – update
1 February, 2015
BJD box opening

Update 01/02/2015. A change of plans has happened. Having just madly fallen in love with the whole Outlander thing (the TV series and the books) I have finally decided the destiny of Leonard (and Carina, to that matter). He is now called Jamie Fraser and he is indeed from the 18th …read the rest

Emily – Australian Girl doll

Emily – Australian Girl doll
30 January, 2015
Amy

I have finally got around to showing this girl though I’ve had her for 2 or 3 months already! I have another Australian Girl in my collection, and here is my review of her. I may repeat myself, however, when I talk about this new beauty. So, this is Emily, …read the rest

Zlata in a new wig

Zlata in a new wig
28 January, 2015
by type

I have recently changed my Zlata’s wig. (Zlata is a Dianna Effner doll, painted by Geri Uribe) Not sure why I wanted to do it, but I love the new look! The dress was knitted by me quite some time ago from Becky Colvin’s pattern.

Florence

Florence
27 January, 2015
Bonnie & Pearl

And some more photos of Bonnie & Pearl dolls – of my Florence (Olivia) this time. This dress was made by mum for my daughter’s American Girl doll, but it fits Florence well, too.

Tris

Tris
26 January, 2015
Beatrice

I haven’t shown my Tris (Bonnie & Pearl doll Beatrice) for a while. I’ve recently taken some photos of her in a dress that I’d made for my new American Girl doll. Not many, but here they are.

Medieval Lady

Medieval Lady
24 January, 2015
Carpatina dolls

This is my eldest daughter’s first ever doll – Emma by Carpatina. She got her for her 4th birthday, so the doll is now 7 years old! I had to change her wig because the old one was totally ruined. Her eyes are losing colour a bit, but she is …read the rest

Summer breeze dress for Michelle

Summer breeze dress for Michelle
22 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

This is another outfit made by my mum. I have another set of photos involving this dress on a different doll which I took in the summer while on holidays, but I’ll show it some time later. This set is called Summer Breeze. It looks best on Kidz’n’Cats dolls (modelled …read the rest

Lydia in Hong Kong. Frozen madness

Lydia in Hong Kong. Frozen madness
20 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

The final part of Lydia’s trip to Hong Kong! Not so much of Lydia here. I just wanted to show the Frozen madness in Disneyland. My children and I are also big fans of Frozen (who is not!). So, it was very exciting to see so many things related to …read the rest

Lydia in Hong Kong. Disneyland

Lydia in Hong Kong. Disneyland
18 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

So, Hong Kong Disneyland! We spent 2 full days there (well, at the least the children enjoyed themselves!), but Lydia went there only on the first day. Opera House on the square next to the entrance. We didn’t go inside. A magnificent Christmas tree on the same square! The main …read the rest

Lydia in Hong Kong. Disneyland Hotel

Lydia in Hong Kong. Disneyland Hotel
15 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

Our next destination in Hong Kong was Disneyland (for the sake of our children, of course!)! We stayed for 2 nights in the fabulous Disneyland Hotel and it is so magnificent that it deserves to be shown separately! The Disneyland Hotel is built in a Victorian style and has lots Victorian …read the rest

Lydia in Hong Kong. Day 2. Kowloon

Lydia in Hong Kong. Day 2. Kowloon
12 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

Our second day in Hong Kong was just as exciting as the first one. We decided to go on a double-decker sightseeing bus and also to make a short boat trip to Kowloon (for the sake of a beautiful view of Hong Kong island from there!). The Central Pier and …read the rest

Lydia in Hong Kong. Day 1. Victoria Peak

Lydia in Hong Kong. Day 1. Victoria Peak
9 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

We stayed in Hong Kong for 5 days. We spent 3 nights and 2 full days in Hong Kong itself and then 2 nights and 2 full days in Disneyland. The weather was gorgeous for most of the days (which for me means it was below +18C). The first day …read the rest

Lydia in Hong Kong. Airports

Lydia in Hong Kong. Airports
7 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

And so, I am starting a report from A Girl for All Time Lydia’s recent trip to Hong Kong! The trip was short (only 5 days in total), but she has seen so much and I took so many photos of her that I will have to split them into …read the rest

Meet Evelyn!

Meet Evelyn!
5 January, 2015
American Girl doll

Meet my new American Girl doll! Ever since I saw her a few years ago, I had been thinking about her and in the end I couldn’t resist. She is My American Girl #27. I just love the combination of her dark blonde hair and deep blue eyes! My daughters …read the rest

Snowmaiden

Snowmaiden
1 January, 2015
A Girl for All Time

My daughter’s A Girl for All Time Amelia received a new outfit for Christmas – knitted by my mum, of course! It is so beautiful and suits Amelia’s light features so well. She looks like a Snowmaiden in it. I thought, it is just the right timing to show it …read the rest

Nativity crib

Nativity crib
29 December, 2014
Celebrations

Last year I already showed the Christmas Nativity scene in St Ignatius Catholic church that was on display there during the Christmas time. You should look at it HERE before you continue as I told a lot about it then (and it has changed quite a bit since last year and I …read the rest

Christmas in Singapore

Christmas in Singapore
25 December, 2014
Bonnie & Pearl

A few days before Christmas I took my daughters and Florence (Bonnie & Pearl doll) out to the main shopping street of Singapore – Orchard Road – to enjoy the Christmas decorations and take lots of photographs. In Singapore Christmas decorations usually go down on 2 January and are immediately …read the rest

Christmas tree decorating

Christmas tree decorating
23 December, 2014
American Girl doll

My four girls – Laura (Gotz doll Laura), Marianna (Kidz’n’Cats doll Tara), Catherine (MAG #49) and Florence (Bonnie & Pearl doll Olivia) – also decorated the Christmas tree, a very special one I got just for them! Laura and Marianna Florence Marianna Florence Catherine Laura and Marianna And the whole …read the rest

Christmas stockings

Christmas stockings
21 December, 2014
American Girl doll

Christmas is approaching and it was time to hang up those Christmas stockings! Laura (Gotz doll Laura), Marianna (Kidz’n’Cats doll Tara), Catherine (MAG #49) and Florence (Bonnie & Pearl doll Olivia) were very keen to do it!

Nautical Laura…

Nautical Laura…
18 December, 2014
Beading for dolls

My Gotz doll Laura has got a new dress. It was pretty much an improvisation but I love the final result. It started with a pattern by Suzy M Studio which I reduced while printing it out. I cut the dress out, having totally forgotten that Gotz dolls are taller than …read the rest

Tinka’s Rainbow cardigan

Tinka’s Rainbow cardigan
15 December, 2014
by type

Another set of photos I took last summer while I was on a holiday in my home town. And another outfit made by my mum! Tinka lives with my mum and works as her model, so I take lots of her photos when I have a chance! I love this …read the rest

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