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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Blue eyed boy

Some close up photos of Trendon Elliott's eyes.  Today I washed his hair - it wasn't dirty but his fringe wasn't behaving properly (a bit like the fringe of his little brother baby Leo, whose hair I also washed).  Trendon had a sock placed over his damp hair and later his hair was much better behaved.  Leo is still enduring the indignity of the sock treatment.

Trendon Elliott with a beany hat
Close up of Trendon Elliott's puddle eyes
without the beany hat - fringe tamed
He has a hook and bar with a white neck ring, I'm told this means he was made before June 1974 which means he is likely to be a Blond Denims boy.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Welcome Trendon Elliott

Miranda would like to introduce you to her new brother, Trendon Elliott.  He has come to join the family, and also the T*R*E*N*D*O*N gang, initiated by the combined efforts of Sasha Village and Simply Sasha towards the end of last year.

Miranda and Trendon Elliott 
comparing their eyes
Trendon Elliott
We weren't sure until he arrived whether he would be a full member of the gang (Trendon had to be his first name) or an associate member (Trendon as the second name), however after consulting the names book and testing out various options, my younger daughter chose Elliott.  So maybe his next clothing change will be to wear the Elliott shirt which is usually worn by Nicholas James.  He is wearing the clothes he brought with him (a lovely knitted blue sweater, white trousers and socks).  My daughter decided he couldn't be introduced to the others until he put on some shoes, so he is wearing one of the pairs of 2012 Sasha Festival trainers.

We are not sure if he is a Denims boy or a Blue suit boy (he has been restrung and has none of his original clothes), he has lovely puddle eyes, two toned blond hair and a larger silver wrist tag, which (according to the Sasha Dolls: Serie Identification book) means he was made in the period of 1970-1974.  I will take better photos of him during the day, as these don't do him justice (Shelly's photos of him are nicer).

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Lady Crazie visits the Gingerbread House

It is Epiphany, the Christmas decorations have been packed away apart from the crib scene as the Wise Men have come to visit.  However one item from Christmastide hasn't gone. In fact, I only made it a week after Christmas day - the gingerbread was cut and baked on 31 December 2014, the icing and assembly of the house was done on 1 January 2015.  This was my first attempt at a Gingerbread house (pretty messy) and Lady Crazie, all the way from Germany where these houses are very traditional, came to inspect our efforts, along with her new friends Clemence the bear and and Laura's Owl.

Owl and Lady Crazie perched on the Gingerbread house while Clemence enjoyed the rich smell of Gingerbread and icing
Owl liked his perch on the chimney, while Lady Crazie liked the roof
Clemence wanted to sample the house, but was afraid of upsetting the owner
Lady Crazie and Owl chirped and hooted to each other on the roof
Clemence tried the front door to see if anyone was at home
Clemence peered around the side of the Gingerbread house, was anyone there?
While the owl and Lady Crazie chirped and hooted at each other,
Clemence the bear went exploring round the house
to see if anyone was at home, he even looked through the back windows
Clemence peered around from the back of the house
Clemence was quite sure by this time that no one was at home,
Lady Crazie checked the front door again just to be sure.
Lady Crazie sat on the front door step of the Gingerbread house
Lady Crazie seemed to like the house, the owl came to perch on the roof
Clemence started to gnaw off some of the icing snow on the roof
The owl pecked at the roof icing
then flew with a piece of icing in his beak to the chimney perch
Clemence sat down to enjoy his piece of icing, with Lady Crazie
Lady Crazie with the gifts she brought from the Sasha Commoneos
The chocolates which Lady Crazie brought with her didn't last very long, my younger daughter (who helped me with this scene) ate the last one - the wrapper is shown in the photo above.  Also shown is a gorgeous little Christmas card, two beautiful miniature wooden reindeer and a photo card of the Sasha Commoneo family and Lady Crazie with her family whom she has left at home.  Thank you Anne for sending her to us, she has now gone upstairs (safely away from our dog), so who knows what adventures she will encounter next in our home.

Friday, 2 January 2015

A Happy New Year story

Doll posing and storyline by DollMum's younger daughter, photos and words by DollMum.

Laura greets her white horse Emily with Clemence and baby Mabel
'I've got a surprise for you Emily' says Laura
As Laura walks away to fetch the surprise,
Mabel tries to stand to see Emily better...
...while cheeky Clemence climbs on calm Emily's head!
Laura greets the little white foal
'Clemence, what are you doing there' exclaims Laura
as she spies the little bear sitting on Emily's head
Clemence climbs down the stable roof
Laura opens the stable door
'Look Emily, see Scarlet, our new foal' says Laura
as she leads the new foal to the horse and pony in the stable
Laura introduces Emily and Scarlet to each other
Baby Mabel is very interested in Scarlet
Scarlet is also interested in baby Mabel
baby Mabel begs to be allowed to sit on Scarlet
Laura doubtfully agrees and holds onto
baby Mabel very carefully as she cuddles Scarlet
Laura leads Scarlet, with baby Mabel still riding, into Scarlet's stable
After lifting baby Mabel down from the foal,
Laura carefully closes Scarlet's stable door
'Happy New Year' say the girls and Clemence,
'we hope you like our new foal'
The 'Our Generation' foal was not one of the items I bought during my recent trip to Washington DC - I wasn't far from a Target store but didn't manage to visit it (Target stock all the 'Our Generation' dolls and accessories, including their horses).  In early December, during a quick trip into Smyth's toys superstore in the UK, I spotted that the Canadian 'Our Generation' dolls range has come to the UK.  My daughter's white horse is a Battat/Our Generation horse which I'd bought via ebay 3 years ago.  When I showed my younger daughter the range online, she was very excited about the foal and it wasn't too expensive (though would have been cheaper in the USA), so I bought it as part of her Christmas gift.

She decided to do this photo story showing how the horse and foal were introduced as a 'Happy New Year' greeting to all our doll friends.