About 2 years ago my daughter had a Victorian Day at her school and I made a 1850-1860s Victorian dress for her. I was intending to make a matching dress for her Victorian A Girl for All Time Amelia as well but run out of time. Besides, at that time I didn’t have a pattern [...]
I have shown this dress before but the details were not very visible then as I took those photos on a trip. Here the dress is worn by Matilda who temporarily decided to be a Victorian girl! The dress is made from a pattern by Thimbles and Acorns. It is supposed to be a 1860s [...]
I have discovered that some of A Girl for All Time clothes fit Sasha dolls – very convenient indeed! Here is my Alexandra wearing a turtleneck and an Oxford coat I made last year for my A Girl for All Time Lydia’s trip to Hong Kong – both fit Alexandra perfectly. I made the jeans [...]
I love this pattern by Thimbles and Acorns so much that I really wanted to make the dress for one of my dolls. I really hope this pattern will become available for A Girl for All Time dolls. Anyway, it’s a dress from the 1770s called En Forreau. I’ve found some really lovely blue fabric [...]
I like doll versions of school uniforms for my daughters. It is so exciting to see them in miniature. My daughters’s American Girl dolls already have the uniforms of our former school in Singapore and now I’ve decided to make the uniforms of their schools in the UK. My middle daughter’s doll got hers first [...]
My Caitriona has just got a new sweater from me – and just in time for the cool weather! The pattern (including the little owl) is entirely mine, though there are a few things I will improve when I make it again (and yes, I am planning to make it into a knitting pattern).
In a view of a new A Girl for All Time that joined my doll family yesterday, I have decided to show these photos despite the fact that I would prefer to show some of the dresses separately first. But never mind, I’ll do it at some point later. So, this is my A Girl [...]
As you might have noticed I do not make outfits for dolls in any particular order. I work on inspiration! And this summer, while I was moving countries and didn’t have my sewing machine at hand, I decided to do the embroidery for Claire’s wedding dress. Fully by hand, of course! First of all, I [...]
Yes! Another Sasha doll! I did say that Sasha dolls turned out to be absolutely wonderful in person, didn’t I! And they are so sweet that it’s very hard to resist them. So, my Alexandra has got a match – a beautiful boy. He is Prince Gregor, a Limited Edition from 1985, one of only [...]
My eldest daughter has been dreaming about this particular doll for a few years!! But it wasn’t easy to find him. I managed to get one for myself but he didn’t have any clothes and she wanted the one fully dressed in the original outfit (it’s gorgeous, so I don’t blame her!!). At the end [...]
This doll has lived with me since early spring but somehow I couldn’t get around to showing her! She is a Tonner doll – Lady Arabella from a new line of dolls called DejaVu. To be precise, she is Lady of the Court, 2014, LE500. She has a different body from any other Tonner dolls [...]
Yesterday I received a new doll and she is extremely special for me! I have been looking for a Sasha doll for a few years! I really liked the ones with re-rooted hair but the cost was almost astronomical. There were also many affordable Sasha dolls I didn’t really like enough. But last week I [...]
The very last photographs of Singapore… My A Girl for All Time Matilda had a ride on the Singapore Flyer – for the last time. I took some photos there before and showed them here. It is interesting to notice some differences 3 years on! This is the model of the Singapore Flyer – the [...]
Let’s return to the sunny Singapore for a while! I took these pictures in June, just before we were due to leave it. I have already taken dolls to this Gardens before: Tonner dolls and my Lara, the Gotz doll. This time it was A Girl for All Time Lydia’s turn to have an outing! She is [...]
This is another swing that my dolls had the pleasure of using this summer!! It was made by my mum and it’s just amazing! Tillie didn’t want to leave it – she enjoyed swinging on it so much!! Here are the details of the swing itself.
I am getting into the Outlander mood again. Things have started calming down a bit so I am starting thinking about my favourite historical projects! As you may remember I made two shirts for Jamie at the same time – one was the everyday one and the other one was for his wedding outfit. Today [...]
Just a small update on what I am up to at the moment. Two weeks ago I arrived in the UK and am settling here for good. There is still a lot to do to make our house comfortable. My sewing room is basically ready. I am not able to do any sewing right now [...]
Do you know what connection there is between A Girl for All Time dolls and pears? If you’ve read Matilda’s book you would know that she used to love to sit on a pear tree in her garden and write in her diary. And do you know that the logo of the creators of A [...]
Tinka has got a new cardigan which was knitted by my mum. She also got new corduroy trousers. And she went for a walk around a lake in my home town. She clearly enjoyed herself, don’t you think? A couple of bonus photos of the views that Tinka enjoyed! The Russian Orthodox Church of Saint John [...]
Not only Tinka enjoyed being in a garden. Similarly, Mattie had a lovely time in it. She loved cornflowers – which are my own favourite flowers! She enjoyed some lavender, too. She even picked a cucumber! And, lastly, she loved looking into a pond where there were funny frogs!
My mum made this Russian dress many years ago for my daughter’s Carpatina doll, but I think it looks beautiful on A Girl for All Time Matilda, too! So, here is my faithful time-traveller and Russian beauty! More photos are in the gallery below:
This dress was knitted by my mum and I think Mattie looks gorgeous in it. She had a stroll in my home town last week. I love this place with the fountain and always go there with my children (and dolls) when we are in town. Unfortunately, just like last year, the weather was terrible [...]
Today Singapore, country that was my home for over 13 years, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Independence. To commemorate this wonderful occasion I have decided to show some photos I took in June, a week before we left Singapore for good. On that Saturday we had a family walk around Boat Quay, took [...]
I am still having a holiday at the moment and here is the doll I brought to live with my mum as a model a few weeks ago. She is Catherine doll by Bonnie & Pearl. My daughter named her Erin. Otherwise, she usually goes by a nickname Bonnie in our house, but I will [...]
In my spare time I’ve been slowly sorting the photos I’ve taken over the last year but still haven’t shown. Here are some of my Mattie – A Girl for All Time Matilda that lives with my mum. The dress was knitted by her (and I’ve shown it before). Mattie in the full outft. Here [...]
Carpatina dolls have always been rather special for me. The very first doll that I bought for my first daughter for her 4th birthday was a Carpatina doll – Emma. Back then, I was choosing between American Girl and Carpatina dolls, and Carpatina won because of her vinyl body which is more pleasing and proportionate [...]
And here is my Jennifer (Kidz’n’Cats Julika) again. This time she is out of her original outfit and is wearing an outfit made by my mum last year. I have shown the outfit before, but I think it will now be permanently Jennifer’s – the blue top suits her so beautifully!
I received this Kidz’n’Cats doll a couple of months ago though I was too busy to even take photos of her then. She is Julika from the 2015 collection. Even though I didn’t want anymore Kidz dolls, I couldn’t resist adding a girl with a new face to my collection. I think, this mold is [...]