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Friday, 27 December 2013

Happy Christmas to the dolls

The dolls in our home had a small Christmas tree, a visit from Father Christmas and some lovely gifts for Christmas 2013.

Last year at the Sasha Festival in Stratford upon Avon, Laura in Devon won the American Cora and all her clothes and accessories.  She recently decided that one or two of the outfits were not being used by her doll family and mentioned them on the Sasha Mart.  She then contacted me privately to find out if I'd be interested in a particular outfit - to swap for one of my Garden Games sets.  I was very happy to do the swap and she included lots of additional doll sized items she no longer wanted, which was very generous of her.  Several of these items turned into Father Christmas presents for the dolls - thank you so much Laura.

On Christmas Eve I found a delightful little fireplace in a local charity shop. It has little hooks for hanging stockings and a tealight holder behind the fireplace which makes it 'come alive'.  Jenny and Lexie my Heather Maciak dolls laid claim to it as soon as it was set up. I made a couple of tiny felt stockings for them to hang up (rather hurriedly late that evening). I had bought them a pair of outfits via ebay a month before, so having the fireplace to set the scene was a bonus.

Lexie and Jenny await Father Christmas with their stockings
Our fireplace (temporary, work in progress) and Christmas gifts for the dolls
The cloth Advent calendar my girls have enjoyed for the past 9 years and the temporary fireplace
Laura with her wonderful Sasha Festival Raffle cowgirl outfit (thanks to the other Laura) - my younger daughter was delighted with it
Nicholas James with his Elliott Shirt and jeans (Passion for Sasha) - see
Baby Leo unwraps his snowman suit (thank you Laura) 
Peter unwraps his trumpet (I've had this hidden in a drawer for 3 years)
Peter tries his new trumpet
Reuben was pleased with his new sweater (thank you Laura)
Matilda was thrilled with her cow glove puppet (thank you Laura)
Jayne received some new plimsolls (also lurking in a drawer for ages)
Harriet adores her teddy with a lilac flower (thank you Laura)
Samantha thought the tartan dog glove puppet was super fun (thank you Laura)
Florence was overwhelmed with her new
blush pink Ruth Hartley shoes (thank you Laura)
Miranda discovered a Hattie hat and white tights in her parcel (thank you Laura).
I had finished sewing her Christmas dress on Christmas Eve.
Baby Mabel received new Christmas tights (I bought these from Michelle at the Chat n Snap)
Baby Mabel in the Christmas dress I made from the classic yoke dress pattern
 in the 3 Anns book and her new tights
Belle received pink bunny slippers (thank you Laura)
Matroshka received some miniature pencils (found in a local Charity shop)
Anna received some miniature playing cards (thank you Laura)
In addition, my younger girl received a Sylvanian families mini food set in her Christmas stocking which had come from Laura as well.

I will blog separately about Jenny and Lexie and what they received (it was too big for their stockings).

Later on Christmas Day we went to my cousin for 2 days hence the delay in posting this. I also unwrapped my Secret Santa Sasha swap gifts which had arrived on 23rd December, however I haven't had an opportunity to photograph them yet.  I will soon blog about them and what I sent.


Serenata said...

Looks like a really lovely day was had, with sweet gifts for the dolls. Your two girls had a lot of fun with them.

Best wishes for the New Year

Dee said...

Loved all the dolls receiving their presents. I had best not let mine see this post or they'll wonder why they have to share!!
Great temporary fireplace :)