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Vintage Doll Giveaway!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I've decided that it has been quite long enough since I last ran a giveaway on the site,  so up for grabs is this pretty vintage Italian souvenir doll.  This glamorous doll is still sealed inside her original box which features some lovely retro illustrations.

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Form an Orderly Cuna

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently, like lots of curly headed dolls, my Moof Cuna's hair had got a little dry and frizzy on the ends so we decided a spa treatment was the order of the day :)

The obligatory bathroom mirror shot...

I didn't know Moofs could be even MORE chilled ^_^

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Sewing for Zinnia my Tangkou

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I've spent the last few days sewing for Zinnia, this is what I've come up with so far...

I got the pattern for the cupcake dress from the blog 'Janel Was Here'

The swimsuit pattern I figured out myself by looking at a Ba...

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New Gotz Dolls and New Group on Flickr

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1)

My daughter has had a bunch of Christmas money burning a hole in her pocket for a couple of weeks now, she had decided that she'd really like to spend some of it on an American Girl doll so we did a little research.

It seems that American Girl dolls are rather pricey, and to make matters worse, they're very rare in the UK pushing the price even higher.  What is a girl to do?

I enlisted the assistance of Google and came across the store

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Middie Blythe Shoes

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Josephine, my Middie, now has more shoes than she knows what to do with!

All of these are Kelly/Shelly/Tommy shoes (Barbie's little siblings) apart from the black ones, which are her stock shoes, and the pink, fringed boots which are of unknown origin.

And it's also the first time I have tried out my homemade light box, not bad! :)

Holly xoxo

My Christmas Middie Blythe (Little Lily Brown)

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (2)

I finally have her in my eager little mitts, my long awaited Middie Blythe!  Allow me to spam you with her diabolical cuteness ^_^!

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Which Clothes Will fit Petite or LPS Blythe Dolls?

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (2)

I was having a discussion the other day with someone about which clothes will fit Littlest Petshop and Petite Blythe dolls so I decided to compile a list of dolls outfits that I have used in the past :)

The folloeing are a perfrct fit:

 

Little Dal

Little Pullip

Tomy Dolcena

Littlest Petshop Blythe

Petite Blythe (obviously!)

Other clothes that might fit are:

Fashion Polly Pocket (the rubbery or the cloth ones, even some of the shoes!)...

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Dolls & Art

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (2)

We've all heard the phrase 'life imitating art' but it seems that simulated life is also just as likely to imitate art... here are some of the best examples :)

Recently Mattel released the 'Museum Collection' set of Barbies based on the works of the great masters Leonardo Davinci, Gustav Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh...

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Fill the Frame for Monthly Scavenger Hunt on Flickr

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I took this photo rather a long time ago but I'm reusing it for the theme 'Fill the Frame' on Flickr's Monthly Scavenger Hunt.


It's still a favourite of mine :)

Holly xoxo

Victoriana

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Today I am all about the Victorians.  I'm a bit of a Victorian buff actually, I love Victorian novels, watching The Victorian Farm and Victorian Pharmacy on tv, and recently bought some Victorian style clothing pattenrns to make for myself (my first attempt at actual human size (or 1:1 scale) sewing!).

Last night we went to see the latest screen adaptation of my favourite book of all time 'Jane Eyre'.  It was rather good and made me want to re-read my Victorian favourites (I w...

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