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 cloth body (though the new mini AG dolls have all-vinyl body, I think). Their hair is rooted and they have inserted eyes. On the whole, they are a bargain for $9.99!! I’ve bought only two, one for each of my daughters. They are Sierra and Kendra. Sierra Kendra Sierra and Kendra next to mini AG doll Isabelle.
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
My Gwendolen and Caroline – two Hannahs but they are so different!
Another of my very first outfits which I made a few years ago and which I didn’t manage to photograph properly before. Modeled by Caroline (Gotz doll Hannah Horse Riding).
I am very busy at the moment (today being a public holiday here, etc.), so just a quick post with a couple of photos of my Gemma and Joanna together.
I can almost bet that chances are you haven’t seen these dolls before. Or you might have seen some photos somewhere but didn’t even know who they are. These dolls are relative newcomers to the doll market but they are gaining popularity. So, let me introduce a Bonnie & Pearl …read the rest
Another recent outfit for Maru and friends dolls. This time it’s a cardigan which was also knitted by my mum. She used thin cotton yarn and 1.5 mm knitting needles. The cardigan has a ribbon embroidery. The trousers are just a raw test version (that is the first trousers I …read the rest
A second cardigan that my mum has knitted to fit Matilda. It’s amazing how this lavender colour suits her!
This summer Matilda got to model quite a few new outfits knitted by my mum. Here is the first of them – a cardigan knitted from woolen yarn with hand embroidery. You might remember a similar cardigan my mum made for my daughter’s American Girl doll last year. So, here …read the rest
Today I spent the whole morning taking photographs for my Etsy shop (but not only!). That brought to my mind a thought of giving a glimpse into my photographing process. That is, taking you behind the scenes… First, there are a couple of fresh photos from today’s photo session. As …read the rest
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 …read the rest
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!