A bunch of girls

Recently I had a photo session for my Etsy shop and I also took a group photos of my models which I find quite interesting.

The models here are Maru & friends dolls Jamie and Savannah, Kidz’n’Cats doll Galina, A Girl for All Time dolls Matilda and Amelia and gotz doll Hannah Rockstar. Aren’t they all gorgeous?



16 thoughts on “A bunch of girls

  1. What a lovely bunch of girls! I am pleased to see a Maru, Kidz n Cats and Hannah together because although I have the first two of those, I have recently purchased a secondhand Hannah and because she’s not arrived yet, I was wondering how she would fit in with the other girls here, size-wise. I see that she looks fine. Her head is a tiny bit bigger looking but not enough to bother about. I understand that the Hannahs can wear American Girl outfits and I have loads of AG patterns so really hope this is the case!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

    1. Oh, Sharon, I am so glad you are getting Hannah!! I love them. Yes, I think all these dolls look lovely together (+ Bonnie&Pearl and AG dolls, too!). Hannahs are slimmer than AG dolls, so AG patterns won’t fit her, I am afraid. I tried it at a time when I didn’t know how to make my own patterns. The back of AG doll is also wider. I would say, the closest dolls to Hannah size-wise are, actually, Kidz (and Bonnie&Pearl)!!

      1. Thanks very much Olga! I never realised that they were about the same as the Kidz! Oh well, one of these days I can use all the AG patterns that I’ve collected! LOL I occasionally think that I’d like to get an AG, I love one of their faces in particular, but I don’t like the soft body and how it shows at the neck with some outfits…..but maybe that would grow on me…we shall see!
        Hugs Sharon xx

        1. Oh, Sharon, you should get at least one AG doll! Their bodies are not that bad, really!! And it would be a waste of patterns if you don’t use them!! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

  2. I am very interested in having a Maru as I love their ethereal sculpted faces by Diane Effner. Also, the knitted clothes on your dolls are so beautiful. Are the patterns available anywhere, or are they perhaps your own designs?

    1. Hi Grace, and welcome! Thank you for the compliment. Most of the knitted clothes which I have shown recently were made by my mum and they are either her own designs or variations on some children’s clothing she sees here or there. She knits without patterns. You won’t regret getting one of the Maru dolls – they are really beautiful, even better in person!

      1. Thank you for the nice reply, Olga. Wow! I really admire such talent. I make clothes for my dolls. I bought a booklet of basic patterns and adapt to suit the doll persona or nationality. My latest doll looks like Boticelli’s Venus and will wear an ivory medieval type dress with gold braiding.

        1. Thank you, Grace! Yes, I also admire my mum’s talent. I myself prefer to use patterns when I knit! I can adapt them (and I have done so in the past) but it takes time. For sewing I either buy or make my own patterns (I’ve shown here before how I make them by wrapping dolls with masking tape). I would love to see your doll dresses! Medieval period is one of my favourite ones!! Do you have a blog?

  3. Thank you Olga. Yes, I have admired your pattern making, and look forward to trying it out myself as it appears very straightforward and a good way to ensure an excellent fit. I think perhaps a blog would be really good fun to share ideas with other doll enthusiasts. At the moment my favourite doll make is Paola Reina, in particular the large 24 inch ladies, who, in my opinion, have very beautiful faces and lovely hair.

    1. Thank you, Grace! Yes, that way of making patterns is really not difficult at all! Once you get the point, it is very fast and efficient! I also like Paola Reina dolls, though I can’t have any in my house because of the vanilla smell – I am very sensitive to smells and don’t like many of them around. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_unsure.gif I think, starting a blog would be a good idea! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif There are easy free ways of doing so – blogspot.com or weebly or wordpess.com. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif

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