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Russian dresses

Russian dresses
8 July, 2012
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Do you think my dolls could spend some time in Russia and not wear traditional Russian dresses? Of course, they couldn’t! I made both of these dresses in advance and brought them with me. Both consist of traditional long white blouses with embroidery, red sarafans and red ribbons in their …read the rest

Lily visiting dacha. Part 2

Lily visiting dacha. Part 2
6 July, 2012
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As you can see, Lily really didn’t have time to get bored at dacha! She loved climbing apple and plum trees and picking ripe juicy apples!

Lily visiting dacha. Part 1

Lily visiting dacha. Part 1
4 July, 2012
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Last year Lily had lots of fun at dacha in Russia. She picked redcurrants and sour cherries (I really miss them in Singapore!!) and also enjoyed different flowers.

Francesca and Lily

Francesca and Lily
3 July, 2012
Cinderella

Just a few photos of Francesca and Lily when they were both visiting dacha in Russia. They are going to be a mummy and a daughter in my story (and Romeo will be Lily’s daddy, of course!), but they didn’t know about it then.

Miniature cardigan for Lily

Miniature cardigan for Lily
28 June, 2012
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When we went on long holidays last summer, I took a few knitting projects with me. The first one was a tiny cardigan for my little traveller – Kish doll Lily (who is 19 cm / 7.5 inch tall). I used a ready kit form Scotty Maloney called Tiny Heidi. …read the rest

Lily in the Chinese Gardens

Lily in the Chinese Gardens
16 February, 2012
Doll travels

Today my daughter had a school trip to Chinese Gardens, I had to go with her. Do you think I could go to such a picturesque place without a doll? No way! We took the smallest of my dolls – Kish doll Lily – and managed to take a few …read the rest

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 8. The last one, mostly medieval

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 8. The last one, mostly medieval
8 January, 2012
Doll travels

At the end on the 11th century England was ruled by William II, nicknamed Rufus (because of his red hair). He was the son of William the Conqueror, who conquered England in 1066. But in 1100 William Rufus was killed while hunting in the New Forest. According to a legend, he was …read the rest

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 7. Old Sarum

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 7. Old Sarum
6 January, 2012
Doll travels

It wasn’t the best day for visiting this place, but we didn’t give up and thoroughly enjoyed it despite shivering from the cold wind. This is Old Sarum, a place where Salisbury started (Salisbury is also known as New Sarum). It is situated on a high hill. There used to …read the rest

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 6. Wilton House

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 6. Wilton House
5 January, 2012
Doll travels

The Wilton House is a lovely place near Salisbury. It is home to the Earl and Countess of Pembroke, and it is absolutely gorgeous! It has a little museum with one room representing a Tudor kitchen, one room with dolls and two grand dolls houses (from the 18th and 19th …read the rest

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 5. Salisbury

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 5. Salisbury
4 January, 2012
Doll travels

Some more pictures of Lily in Salisbury.

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 4. Salisbury Cathedral

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 4. Salisbury Cathedral
4 January, 2012
Doll travels

Lily spent a lot of her time in Salisbury. These photographs were taken on different days. The first one is a rather funny one: Lily tried to stand on a big rock to pose for a photo, but the wind was too strong for her, so all I managed is …read the rest

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 3. On the farm

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 3. On the farm
3 January, 2012
Doll travels

Lily on a farm in Wiltshire where she stayed with us for nearly 2 weeks.

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 2

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 2
3 January, 2012
Doll travels

Some more photographs from the same pub on the way from London to Wiltshire…

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 1

Lily’s trip to the UK. Part 1
2 January, 2012
Doll travels

In July 2011 Lily took a trip to the UK for 2.5 weeks. She saw lots of interesting places which I’ll show in a number of articles. The first photo in the gallery is the only one that was taken in London – in a car hire company – when …read the rest

Knitted Lacy Top for little Lily

Knitted Lacy Top for little Lily
2 January, 2012
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This is a set I made for my little Lily before we went on a holiday last summer. The lacy top is designed by Becky Colvin. I used very thin cotton thread (DMC 10) and knitting needles sizes 1.5 and 1 mm (#000 and #00000). It was a very easy and …read the rest

Christmas tree

Christmas tree
24 December, 2011
Bethany

My Kish girls Betty, Lily and Keira helped decorating our Christmas tree.

Dresses for Kish dolls Riley

Dresses for Kish dolls Riley
14 December, 2011
Alice Kingsleigh

These are two matching dresses that I made  for my Kish dolls Lily and Keira about 6 months ago. They are 19 cm (7.5 inches) tall. They close at the back with snaps.

Riley School

Riley School
11 December, 2011
Dolls

Kish doll Riley – School, 2007. She is 19 cm (7.5 inches) tall and ball-jointed. An opposite of my gentle quiet Lily – a red-haired Pippi Longstocking. I called her Keira. – Look, who is here! – Who are you? – I am Keira. – Oh, Keira, would you like …read the rest

Little Match Girl

Little Match Girl
10 December, 2011
Dolls

Little Match Girl is a tiny Kish doll from the collection 2007. She is only 19 cm (7.5 inches) tall. She is ball-jointed, and her hair is a mohair wig. Her clothes are supposed to be rags as she is a very poor girl (you might remember Andersen’s story about …read the rest

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