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 hair.
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. I used ultra fine merino [...]
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 pictures. Not perfect as we [...]
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 killed by an arrow shot [...]
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 be a castle on the [...]
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 centuries). There is a big [...]
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 to catch her flying from [...]
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 we had to wait for [...]
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 quick project. And yes, the [...]
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 to be my friend?
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 her), and she doesn’t even [...]