Sunday, 28 October 2018


How'd that happen so quick? These months do just seem to be shooting past at a great rate !

Well now that the Chat n Snap is over for another year and it appears to have gone well and everyone to have enjoyed themselves, which is what it's all about, Friends getting together for a good time. I can move on to other things.

Violet , who's not been changed for a while, was very happy to get to wear the new Ginny dress , now she's asking if her sister can have the same dress ! They usually dress the same but different but now they are starting to want the same things!

Although cold here today  the sun is shinning, so it was hard to get a photo of the true colour of the dress.

and I did try!

Halloween is just round the corner  and then it's time to think about Christmas ! Cannot believe I'm saying that! But Granny Fortuna is sending me letters , she does not do email! , everyday !! listing all the things that need to happen before she can open her shop in the village and is now talking about how much in lost revenue I will owe her , if I don't get it sorted soon!

So It appears the list of things that need doing is getting longer yet again!

I've not been buying Sasha's lately and in fact have sold a few , along with a few other dolls and can finally see a little space opening up in the doll cupboards.

 Earlier on this year I did buy this little Boneka doll by Diane Effner , what drew me to her was her period costume, I just love history and also much of the clothing that was around. Of course an idea came to mind when I finally decided to buy her but I'll leave that for when she makes her entrance in a future Sasha tale.

Magda also finally got a change of clothes today as I received this gorgeous cardigan in the post this week. I'd been looking at it on Etsy for a good while and finally, now it's getting cold, made the decision to buy it and I'm so glad I did.

Magda insisted that you see a full length photo since Violet seems to have so many on.. her words not mine !
 Magda is also demanding I put Olivia back together ( she's waiting for a new arm insert ) she wants her button nosed sister back before Christmas!

So I'm going to make November my , get those dolls sorted month! So I'll have thirty days ...... more than enough... what could possibly take longer....

Now the cold weathers started, we're started putting the garden to bed for the winter, so clearing the greenhouse, making good the insulation and  moving the plants that need some cover against the cold inside.
Other pots will go into the sheds to keep them out of the cold and damp, the banana's and tree ferns all need wrapping and places found to shelter pots where we can. Then it's covering all the garden furniture that needs it.
So we started some of this, this weekend but still lots more to do.

Also this weekend we were playing musical furniture, because we saw an antique two seat high backed sofa/love seat a few weeks back and we'd been talking about getting one ,once Paul finished work , then what happens we saw this, which we both liked.

So we thought about it and then realised it was such a good price, if we needed to have it recovered it would still be a good price compared to getting a new one once he finished. So we bought it!
Which of course meant it would need a place to wait until it's proper place was available! So now we have one sofa on it's side tucked into the corner of our bedroom , which we are planning on decorating! , and the new one blocking the french doors into the garden from the kitchen !
But since we don't often open those doors and almost never in the winter months, that's not a problem.

We were pleased to find that the fabric is in very good condition and just needs a clean, we have covered the seat with a piece of tapestry fabric, because of course, as soon as we sat on it, so did the dogs. It is lovely and comfortable and supports our backs, much better than our sofa's in the living room !

So I have a full week ahead, with working at a different branch tomorrow, involving a longer drive and a nightmare roundabout! Then a trip to visit Princess Clara and her mum on Tuesday followed by working the rest of the week including Friday and Saturday ! So hopefully I'll be able to put on a photo or two of the dolls as they change into warmer clothing, the boys are now grumbling about no blog time!!

Have a great week and enjoy Halloween.

Dee x


  1. Well! It seems to be ALL happening over there then SO not sure just where to begin commenting.
    Congratulations on hosting another great and successful CnS event. So sorry that I had to miss it again but Alan's wonderful LIVE videos certainly helped stem my disappointment.
    It's always fun dressing our dolls for the next season isn't it, especially when you have some delightful new items from the CnS to use.
    The blue and white Dinner service looks fab. on your other dresser.

    Yes, it's time to to be sorting and putting our garden plants to sleep for the Winter... although I have hardly anything much to do in mine, not like you and Paul.

    Poor Granny Peggy. Hopefully all will be well this year after last years almost non Shop performance.
    Take care of yourself over the coming busy work week.

    1. It is Kendal. There is quite a bit to get sorted in next couple of weeks then we can sit back and wait out the winter.
      Well Paul will need to get Granny's few things made.. Then I need to think of this Christmas's tale.....

  2. It's hard to believe it's almost November - I really must start Xmas shopping!
    Love your new sofa - looks very French I think.
    Your Boneka doll is so pretty - Diane Effner always gives them such lifelike faces. Plus I'm glad Magda and Violet have got new cosy outfits as the weather turns colder. The blue tights are great!
    Have a fun Halloween.

    1. I know Christmas is almost just round the corner!!
      Thank you it does a have a french look about it I agree. I like the Boneka dolls by Diane and so much cheaper than the little darlings but just as sweet I think.
      All the girls are on the look out for winter clothes now.
      Yes we must remember Halloween before we start on Christmas!! lol

  3. That is a very nice little sofa Dee.
    You have had a busy month! I like your little Boneka girl, they are cute and if you ever decide to dress her in modern day clothing, it's easy to buy clothes in her size on etsy and ebay.
    The girls are looking great in their outfits.
    I can hardly believe where this year has gone and we're almost in November.....where does the time go!

    1. Thank you, we thought so :)
      We have and I think the next one will be too!
      I have a couple of modern ish outfits she could wear once she done her haunting!
      I know I'm now thinking Christmas!! :) xx

  4. Yikes, I can't believe how fast this year went. Either time is moving faster, or else I'm moving slower! Love Magda's new cardi, the perfect color for her. We have one almost exactly like it, although it is currently unworn as Daddy Steve hasn't gotten his act together. We need to do a major wardrobe change here!

  5. I am joining the amazements club about how fast time is flying by! Our leaves here are past their peak but still very beautiful with intense colors which I love! So nice to see Violet and Magda. Their outfits are lovely and so nice to finally have sweater weather. ❤️ Xxx