First up let me show you a photo, got permission, of my new granddaughter Clara Elizabeth.
Here she is sleeping on Grandee , when I first arrived to help poor mum and dad get some sleep ! Nothing quite like a new baby to let you know that life will never be the same again and sleep.... well you can say goodbye to getting any of that, for more than three hours at a time for the next few months!
While Mum and Dad got sleep and adjusted to the new baby based routine, Clara and I got acquainted. She learnt I was calm and firm and I learnt she was just gorgeous and of course extremely intelligent !
It was a lovely time helping them but it was also nice to get home again and get a good nights sleep! Of course I wish they lived just down the road and not two hours away but that how life is now. Years ago families filled the surrounding streets and now families can be on the other side of the world never mind the country. So I'm lucky that I don't need to get a plane to go see her.
Now the weather forecast for the coming week is of course a blast of arctic weather! They are even mentioning the white stuff ! ( I swear someone up there looks at my work rota! ) Which today , Saturday , as I type this with the sun, so hot through the french doors that I've had to pull the curtain over ! Seems impossible but outside in the sun it is crisp but not freezing! and again today Sunday as I continue this post the sun is streaming through the windows.
The sunshine today
So onto the dolls. I bid on but did not win a Sasha which I would have loved but alas it went elsewhere , why do certain dolls always appear when you do not have enough funds to make a winning bid? Mind you I'm also supposed to be concentrating on my new studio and it's needs but some dolls you cannot let slip by.
I did however receive a Schoenhut boy that I happened across a few weeks back and made an offer on which was accepted. He is quite petite at 14 inches or at least looks that way and has a face style I do not already have. Plus he looks like a boy! you know how some dolls will look either female or male and this one looks male.
I don't have many boy Schoenhut's so he appealed to me.
He came without a wig which I find much easier. If they have a wig that's so old and tatty it needs replacing , you then need to try and find one that is exactly the same or the doll looks different and not always for the better. So the fact he does not have a wig for me in this case is a bonus in one way.
In another it means I need to find the right one for him and although I have started to build up a supply of different wigs unfortunately they are almost exclusively girl ones.
So I'll be spending a while getting him kitted out and finding him a name , at present Jack is the front runner.
For the moment he's been dressed to keep warm in clothes that are too big.
But he wanted to introduce you to him dog , who arrived at the same time, so of course they had to be faithful companions.
He wants to call his dog Dutch and is wondering if Kuno and Archie can give his dog some pointers for training!
I also found this items on ebay which arrived this week as well.
Well March is just round the corner and so it will soon be the fifth and Doll shelf photos will need to be sent in, so that we have some great dolls etc to drawl over and be inspired by.
My log cabin should arrive in March and so once this cold spell has passed it will be all hands on deck to get the fencing in , the gazebo emptied and down and the base put in place. All sounds so easy when written but it's going to be very time consuming when happening and reliant on good weather!
Hoping that once my cabins in, I won't have trouble from.... mice! this still sealed tub should be full of fat balls for the birds
However Paul found it today empty! because they have eaten through the bottom and helped themselves!
the seed husks and bits they'd didn't want left on the floor !
I have a couple of story's in the pipeline which will need to be set up and photos taken , so they can appear on the blog.
Plus of course there is now granddaughter visiting to fit in, so a busy time ahead.
Enjoy the coming week and let's hope that after this mini ice age that's about to appear we head into the spring weather we've all been waiting for!
PS Thank you Julie for the lovely card