Wednesday, 17 January 2018

An Un-boxing.

An unboxing is always fun, and it has been some time since we have had one here....

Peggy Sue and Lewis are intrigued....


Ooh, can you hear noises?  Peggy Sue asks Lewis

I think so.  Lewis replies.


Gosh, something is moving in there.  Peggy Sue gasps.


Is anyone there?  Peggy Sue asks cautiously 


Here, I'll help you.  Gosh what a way to travel.  Lewis says as he helps Peggy Sue get the 'mummy' out of the box.

With their help, the 'mummy' is freed and it isn't a mummy at all!


I'm here!  She says.


You certainly are.  Lewis replies.

Who are you?  She asks.

I'm Lewis.  More importantly....who are YOU. He asks.

Why, I am not sure....but I have travelled a long way, and it is a bit warmer here than where I left!  


Peggy Sue looks stunned.  You are kidding me!  She says. It is not very warm here.
Oh I can assure you, it was much colder where I have come from. The new girls says.

They sit down together.

All I remember is lots and lots of snow, doing a few limbering up exercises and then all of a sudden I am wrapped up and put in a box.  Oh and where is my little doll companion?  She asks.


Fortunately her little friend was close by.  

They chat for a while and then Peggy Sue goes to find her some clothes to borrow until she has something of her own to wear.


That is better!


Welcome to Rose Cottage little one.  We look forward to learning your name.

Thank you to the lovely lady who allowed me to adopt this girl - she came from the same home as Lewis, although they never met!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Perfekta Dolls


'Little Miss' my childhood Perfekta doll has gathered some friends over the last year and I thought it was about time I wrote a post featuring them.  Of course at this time of year the light is atrocious, so getting decent photos is rather hit and miss, mostly miss, so these following pictures will just have to do until we get better light.  I have tried doing searches to find out more information on these dolls but found very little.  Almost all searches just come up with Pinterest links now, and I am still not really sure how that works.  I did find one page dedicated to them, and you can see some more of their original outfits here.


These two brunettes are in original outfits and one pair of original shoes.  The girl on the left has a 'pony tail' hair style whereas the girl to the right has a full centre parting and so can wear her hair in bunches or pigtails, depending on what terminology you are used to.


These two also have original dresses on and fortunately one also has original shoes - I wish I could find some more shoes, or even shoes that fit!  The blonde has a centre part and probably wore her hair in braids (plaits) from what I have been able to find out, but her hair has been trimmed.  The little girl in the purple outfit has lovely soft hair in a bob style.


I think this is also probably an original outfit, but not entirely sure.  Her hair is a little better than my girl, it is not quite as 'woollen' 


Little Miss, my childhood doll in clothes I made for her a couple of years ago now.

These little dolls are from the late sixties early seventies and five inches tall.  I may have had more when I was young as I very vaguely remember giving some dolls away when we had to move, but I am not sure if it was these dolls or not.  I certainly kept one if I did have others.



Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Creative 2018



Sasha, Emily and Sophia got changed out of their Christmas dresses today and wanted to show what they chose to wear - actually they didn't have a lot of choice as it was too wet to go down to the studio to get the majority of their clothes, so they had to make do with what was available!  

One of the things I want to do this year is make more things.  I did a LOT of knitting last year, and a little sewing (not as much as I would normally do) and not a lot else.  As I am still not allowed to knit, I need to find other creative outlets.   One of the projects I have had in mind is to further develop the 'Schoenhut School of the Arts', starting with a science room.


Armed with the laminating machine and some printouts...


I fired it up and got it running...


...and made a start.


Lewis is quite excited about the prospect of a science lab.

We have been sorting through his trunk of clothing and accessories today, which will be the topic of another post and ongoing project, so he was pleased for some respite to help with something a bit more exciting.