I love realistic looking doll clothes and that also applies to knitted garments. And here are two new patterns that follow my motto that every detail counts. They are miniature replicas of a 1930-40s cardigan with an argyle pattern! It is a traditional style which has been interpreted in various forms in human and doll clothing for decades. […]
One day in the first few days of our stay in the Lake District the weather was simply gorgeous so we went for a walk near the Buttermere lake. We didn’t make it far (I am not really much of a walker, and especially not when I have 6 and 8 years old children in […]
In August 2016 I spent a week in the Lake District, and my A Girl for All Time Clementine travelled with me. Only 1.5 years later, I am finally getting close to sorting those photos, so here is the first batch of Clem going on a steam train!
Another pattern is now available in my Etsy shop. It is a PDF pattern #SS1940-K01 Cambridge Sweater Vest for standard 18-inch dolls such as American Girl, Florrie, Tonner My Imagination. Pattern features: Realistic scale Fitted style For Girl and Boy dolls Line-by-line instructions Cable pattern Cable chart Zip or snap closure Instructions for zip closure […]
I have already shown this Mondrian dress that I made for my A Girl for All Time Sam before. Then I made another one. And here are a few photos of a fun photo shoot of two Sams in identical dresses! Both dresses are made from my own pattern inspired by the famous 1960s dress. […]
I have been very quiet this summer. That was because I did quite a lot of travelling. Here are some quick sneak peeks. And I will eventually show all of the photos I took separately. This was the first trip – to Cornwall, the Poldark country where I took my Ross and Demelza Poldark. This […]
Recently I had a great pleasure of testing a pattern for an Edwardian dress and apron for A Girl for All Time dolls by Ann Van Doren Designs. I highly recommend this pattern. It is very clear and easy to follow and has a beautiful dress with gorgeous details as a result. The outfit consists of […]
Some time ago I received my very first Prince Stephan doll by Carpatina. While I don’t have much time to write a full review of him yet, here are a few photos of him in a company of A Girl for All Time girls who all think she is perfect for them!! (They might start […]
Today we woke up to -4C, the lowest we’ve had this winter so far. Still no snow but we’ve got ice! So, my three girls – Sam, Eileen and Caitriona – decided to do a bit of ice-skating on a pond… All knitted items were made by my mum, all sewn things – by me.
I remember seeing this dress on various photos in the past and strongly associating it with the 1960s. However, I didn’t know anything about it: the name (Mondrian), the creator (Yves Saint-Lorraine) or the painting it was based on (I didn’t have a faintest idea there were paintings like that – they are not at […]
With the New Year celebrations going on around the globe, I will continue with Sam’s Christmas trip to Salisbury and her new 1960s outfit. For this outfit I was inspired by the red jumper on this picture. I made the white turtleneck from the Liberty Jane t-shirt pattern (a great fit, by the way!) but […]
This year we spent Christmas with our family in Salisbury – a gorgeous medieval city in Wiltshire (I have shown photographs from it before but never in winter). Although, this year the weather didn’t oblige and it was very warm (+15C!), wet and windy! I made a special 1960s outfit for Sam for this trip. […]
This year I didn’t have time to take any pre-Christmas photos – like dolls decorating a Christmas tree, etc. However, I have just finished a 1960s outfit for my A Girl for All Time Sam and she is going on a short Christmas holiday with me. So, hopefully, I will have some Christmassy photos once […]
A few days ago I posted a review of a new A Girl for All Time doll – Sam. Now it’s time to show some extra outfits she came with! Patterns for them were created by Eve Coleman of Keeper Dolly Duds, which speaks volumes! She is known for her intricate and well-fitting patterns and […]
It is truly amazing how quickly and easily I am managing to source various fabrics and accessories for this Outlander project. In almost not time at all I have managed to find fabrics for most of the outfits I have in mind. Here is the impressive array of fabrics for a number of garments. My […]
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 2 months to find enough […]