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 AG dolls, so if I reduce an AG pattern, the overall length would reduce, too. So, the dress that I made fitted Laura well but was way too short! I thought of making a t-shirt out of it but then decided to add a large double folded ruffle to extend the skirt. It may be a bit too long at the back, but I still love it. And the red necklace that I made especially for the dress, really compliments it.
Tomorrow Lydia is going with us on a short holiday to Hong Kong. I’ve spent the last month making outfits and accessories for her and now she has a brand new wardrobe (everything in this picture, in fact, except for the furniture, camera and shoes!). I have made a large …read the rest
This is the cotton top and hat my mum has knitted for Kidz’n’Cats dolls. The top closes at the back with 2 snaps. My daughter made a matching rainbow loom bracelet for this outfit. The top also fits A Girl for All Time dolls. The set is available in my Etsy shop …read the rest
The Advent is here! And so, it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree!! Today Laura was helping my children to decorate it. Isn’t she just gorgeous!
This dress was a custom order for one of my very special customers. And the very first one I made for sale. It is almost identical to my first Tudor gown, but I have changed the bead embroidery around the neckline and also added a pendant to the pearl necklace. …read the rest
Finally it has happened! A new A Girl for All Time doll – Lydia – has just been released! To the utter excitement of us, the fans of these amazing dolls, and of many girls across the world. For those, who haven’t discovered these gorgeous dolls yet, I will remind …read the rest
In a view of our unexpected international move soon, I need to downsize my doll collection. Well, at least, a bit. So, I’ve decided to part with the following dolls – hard as it is. If you are interested in any of them, please let me know. PayPal payments only. …read the rest
Another photographer in my doll family is Mattie. Do you remember how carefully she was packing her camera for this holiday? She is wearing a top and also a handbag knitted by my mum. I am having major difficulty writing articles for the blog at the moment – there is …read the rest
I love photographing these two dolls together! They are so beautiful and photogenic! So, here they are in the recent outfits which I have already shown separately. Now it’s time to simply enjoy these two beauties.
My Emma (Leeann doll from Affordable Designs) is a real cutie. I think she looks very pretty in this lavender dress I’ve made for Iplehouse BID dolls. Just the right colour for her! And yes, she and Iplehouse little ones can wear each other’s clothes and shoes – they are …read the rest
And yet another outfit for Gemma. It started with the cardigan that my mum had knitted. Then I made another pair of trousers and a blouse to match. The blouse is lined and closes at the back with 4 snaps. The trousers are a simple dressy style without pockets. They …read the rest
The first dress I’ve made for Maru and Friends dolls. It is my own pattern and design – and, I guess, rather familiar to all by now! The dress is made from high quality cotton and is lined with white batiste. It closes at the back with a zip. The white sash …read the rest
The second 3-tier skirt I’ve made for Joanna out of the remaining fabric. I love mixing royal blue and yellow together! It is such a pity that this royal blue polka-dot fabric is totally sold out everywhere. I wish I could buy more of it! The skirt has an elastic in …read the rest
I couldn’t resist these little cuties. They are Our Generation mini dolls. I’ve never particularly liked large OG dolls, but the little ones are pretty. They are sold in the US in Target shops. These dolls are the same size as American Girl mini dolls, they also have a soft …read the rest
When I had my own doll shop here in Singapore a few years ago, I was quite shocked to realize how many girls in our British international school were obsessed with American Girl dolls!! I was planning to concentrate on 3 types of dolls then – Gotz, Carpatina, Kidz’n’Cats, but …read the rest
I think it is pretty obvious by now that my doll interests are not limited on one particular type of dolls. I like lots of different dolls (with a few exceptions). Mostly my interests sway between vinyl playdolls and BJDs with some Tonner dolls in-between. However, recently, I took a …read the rest
Introducing my last Kidz’n’Cats girl – Galina from Collection 2011. That is, I really hope I will not buy anymore Kidz dolls because I truly believe I have enough! But Galina was somewhat special and a must-have! I didn’t like her at all when she first came out – because …read the rest