Just a very quick post to wish all my doll and craft friends a Merry Christmas 2022 and a Happy New Year for 2023.
I've been too busy with other projects and work to have much time for the dolls recently however during the past week I have taken out the wonderful Julie Ruleman smocked dresses which were souvenir outfits my daughter and I received at the 'Christmas in July Sasha Doll festival' and put them on Melanie and Florence. Tonight I dressed Reuben and Nicholas James in the two new Dollydoodles Christmas tops and the new trousers I bought at the Chat 'n Snap in October. Of course, we had to dress Laura and Edmund in their chorister robes from their Dress a Sasha appearance at this year's festival too. This afternoon I enjoyed listening to Carols from Kings on the radio with Once in Royal David's City starting Christmas for me (we watched the recorded TV version this evening too).
This year my elder daughter sent us a Seeds Advent Calendar, part of which you can see on the wall behind the dolls. I've just opened envelope 24 and it is the seed for a Christmas tree in 2028!
The dolls are standing on a table beside our new potted Christmas tree which replaces the one we used for 3 years but didn't do well in the long hot summer this year.
|Reuben, Laura, Edmund, Melanie, Florence and Nicholas James in their Christmas outfits|
|Reuben, Laura, Edmund, Melanie, Florence and Nicholas James at Christmas|
|Reuben, Laura, Edmund, Melanie, Florence and Nicholas James with the Christmas tree|
Hopefully in the coming week between Christmas and New Year I'll find a bit of time to relax with the dolls.