Saturday, February 17, 2018

A new dress for Jo (Zwergnase Junior Miriam)...

I had a little bit of time to do some sewing in the last couple of days so thought I'd make a dress for Jo, my Zwergnase 55cm Junior Miriam.  She's a lovely size to sew for but I'm not sure that I've found her style yet! 

I used this cute cat fabric that I bought at the big Craft Show last December, and added some rick rack in pink, plus a few pale pink tiny buttons.  I thought black and white striped socks would work well with this outfit but I don't appear to have any here at the coast!  So she is wearing a pair of two tone pink striped human baby socks and grey human baby boots, both from Primark!





 

 

Thank you for visiting, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Big hugs Sharon xx
 





Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy St Valentine's Day

Happy St Valentine's Day from my dolls and me here in Spain.....I hope you like this old but 'updated' photo of Bailey and Devlin, it's one of my favourites!


Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Himstedts get some camera time.....

This weekend we spent time at our house in Sevilla Province as my son Brendan is here for a week from the UK and wanted to spend a bit of time seeing his friends.  Apart from the fact that the house is like an ice box....plus covered in dust....as it's not been lived in for ages, it was nice to be back, if only for a short time.  But yes, the house was COLD!  I wore so many clothes to bed, including a knitted hat, that when I got up this morning it was like peeling an onion to get in the shower, so many layers...and still I was cold!!! 

However today it was lovely in the sunshine in our sheltered garden, so I decided to take some photos of my Himstedt girls as I miss photographing them as they're just too big to have with me at the coast. 

So first we have Kiomi, who I call Kimmie.  Kimmie is from the Himstedt Kinder 2005
"World's Children Summit", she is 82cm or 36 inches tall, and she represents a child from Japan.  I love her eyes, which unfortunately you cannot see very clearly here as the sun was so bright!  She is from a limited edition of 713 dolls.  Kimmie is wearing real children's clothes and sneakers. 


 







Secondly we have Sidika, who is 73cm tall (28.5 inches) and is known here as Sydney.  Sydney is from the same 2005 collection as Kiomi, but she represents a child from India.  She is also from a limited edition of 713 dolls.   I love her sweet childish face and her open mouth and little teeth showing!  Sydney is wearing a dress and blouse that I made for her using my own patterns.  Her boots and tights are for real children.











Both girls have human hair wigs and their gorgeous eyes are hand blown glass paperweight eyes which I believe are made in Germany.






Sydney was distracted by some white doves on the roof of our house! ;) 



I hope you've enjoyed seeing Kimmie and Sydney playing in the sunshine in our garden!  I'm sure you'll agree that Annette Himstedt has done a fantastic job of representing real children in vinyl.   If you'd like to see more photos of Himstedt dolls, which are sadly no longer made, there is a lovely website here that I can highly recommend for some gorgeous eye candy! 

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you have a great week ahead and that you're not too cold where you are :)

Hugs Sharon x



Monday, February 5, 2018

Latest Kidz n Cats customisation....

I thought I'd share some photos of my latest custom work on a 2016 Kidz n Cats Lena.  I will probably be putting this girl up for adoption very soon.  Lena is brand new, I bought her just to customise, so she's never been played with. She's had the 'full works' including new glass eyes, full makeup, new eyelashes and I've also hot glue sueded her legs and neck to make her hold poses better.  She is from 2016 and her body is nice, her legs do not snap back straight like some of the earlier bodies did.  Her wig is her original as I thought it suited her well, it's not glued down and she still has the ribbons that she came with, I just forgot to put them back in her hair!.  She is wearing her default outfit:







Thank you for visiting, I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  My son Brendan is arriving tomorrow night from the UK, to visit with us for a week!!!  I'm very excited!!!

Big hugs, Sharon xx