Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Saffron managed to get her five minutes of fame on the FB page.

Saffron's got hold of the popular Linda Simpson lime and purple cardigan to wear along with the purple A Passion for Sasha Cords.

She's nice and snug and ready for the winter weather.

So whose next in line for a winter change? There's always someone needing to get changed!


Sunday, 11 November 2018


The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month  we shall remember them.

 Hertford Castle

Knitted poppies.

a beautiful tribute to all those who fought.

a river of red

To remember all who fought and died in these terrible wars and especially the first world war where so many young men never returned to their families and loved ones.


Saturday, 10 November 2018


 The chopping block! Higher higher !!!!

Friday, 9 November 2018


Just we two!

The twins, Violet and Sapphire are so happy because Ginny at A Passion for Sasha had another dress available just like the one Violet had. So now they can be dressed the same.

"We're not quite dressed the same !" says Sapphire to Violet

" But our dresses are exactly the same !"

" But" says Sapphire looking down " our tights and shoes are quite different!"
Looking down Violet see what sapphire means " Well we didn't have any tights that were the same colour !"

" And " Sapphire continues " surely I should be wearing the bright blue tights cos I'm called Sapphire!"

" Mm " sighs Violet " but when I was dressed we didn't know you were going to get the same dress did we? "
" No that's true "
" And if you wear the bright blue tights what can I wear?  my names not sunshine!"

Sapphire giggles " Well not when you grouse in the morning getting up for school it's not!"
 They both have a giggle.

" But I do think the bright blue tights look nice on you " Says Sapphire

" Well I like you in those bright yellow tights " agrees Violet

So they agree to carry on wearing the tights they were given..... well until they want to confuse people then they'll swap! Or maybe they'll manage to find another pair of those blue tights then we'll be very confused!!


Thursday, 8 November 2018


Lucas what are you doing?
 No you are not supposed to climb on the watering can that's a planter !
I'm sure your mum didn't say it was okay!

Stop waving your arms about ! You'll fall off!
what do you mean no!

Just you stay there I'm going for your mum....... pardon! well little people like you should not say such a rude word! Just wait till I tell your mum.....

The sound of a very large raspberry being blown carries across the garden...that child !


Wednesday, 7 November 2018



Hello Mary , how are you?

Bored ? Why? because mum's been busy doing all sorts and leaving all you children to just go to school then come home and play  ! Really?

Well she does need to work,  to keep you all in the style to which you've all become accustomed  !
Best enjoy it while you can, she'll be retiring in a year or two, then you'll be lucky to get a sniff at a new dress! I'm sure she's getting a Christmas story sorted maybe you'll get to be in that!


Tuesday, 6 November 2018


 Robin is that you?  It's ages since we've seen you, where have you been?

Nowhere! Just going to school then hanging out with your friends and your brothers ? Well we have missed seeing you here.

What's that? You only think your here now because mum wanted a photo for the FB group  red theme week ! No surely not ! I'm sure mum just missed you..... then where are your brothers you ask....I'm sure they'll be right behind you.....and time soon .. ish...



Monday, 5 November 2018



Or in our case , dolls , shelves and photos!

Up first is Violet and Sapphire from the Sasha village ! The twins now both have matching dresses but have chosen different coloured tights and shoes.

Over at Gregoropolis the boys are happily playing with their cars and buses.

and even the new girl is playing with the monkey game.

Here are a fabulous pair of twins from Karin, Sarah and Sophia, wondering what's happening!

Meanwhile Viv's kids were watching the fireworks exploding in the evening sky !

 From Ginger  comes her girls, Mae, Morgan, Penny, Briana ready for the cooler weather

Many thanks to everyone for taking part and sending in your doll shelf photos. There is still time if you'd like one added.

Enjoy the week ahead


Sunday, 4 November 2018


Well it's the final month of autumn ! The cold weather is already making it's self felt. Paul's spent the afternoon clearing out the greenhouse and then putting in all the plants that will need some help to get through the winter months.
The days are nice and bright but that cold is just chilling the edges ,waiting for the sun to lower in the sky to remind us winter is coming.

Now it's very rare that Hattie ever asks for something, in the clothing line, she tends to throw a few different items on from whose ever wardrobe or chest of drawers she's looking through!

But when she saw this on auction on ebay , she was very taken, however she does not bid! And she forgot to tell anyone else just how much she loved it, so alas it was sold ! But Hattie was not down hearted, she just sent off an email , in my name, to Rosie requesting if she had enough wool left could she make her one.

and below is the result !

Hattie is a big fan of Charles Rennie Macintosh , so she is one happy girl.

Unfortunately Valentine is heart broken! Because Hattie's taken back her tartan trousers which he loves and had been wearing.

I've let him have free reign looking in the new and as yet unused box of clothes , things bought at the SCW and the Chat n Snap and elsewhere. He's only slightly appeased but as I told him it';s about time he found himself something new to wear!

He's taking his time choosing so no photos yet! I think it's because now everyone knows there is box of newbies and he's enjoying making them all wait a while before they can look.

I won this little fellow on ebay, he's one of the very smallest of the Schoenhut elephants and will make a lovely addition to the herd in the sanctuary. One of his ears is missing , so we'll call him Pardon? .

I'd like to say I have been good since the Chat n Snap but it would not be true. I have been buying some new clothing for the Sasha's and some shoes.

I've managed to organise myself and take a few photos to share on the blog during the week. Hopefully we'll have some doll shelf photos for tomorrow but by now people get busy , so not so many appear but I hope to have a few to share from other not just myself.

On the home front Casper and Rufus , 10 months and 6 months this week are growing strong and their personalities are showing through.

Paul managed to get them to sit next to each other just long enough to get a couple of photos!

Well have a lovely week and I hope you all have time to share with your doll families.

Dee x

Thursday, 1 November 2018


Well It's the first of November , so we are heading towards Christmas! Only about seven weeks away!

But before all that we'll need your doll shelf photos ready for the 5th, which in the UK is Bonfire night! a night for Guy's , Bonfires and fireworks ! But more about that later.

Magda is the photo again today because I'd not mentally allowed for the fact the clocks when back and so now it's dark when I get home! So I'll be needing to make sure I have enough new photos to use during the week.

So Happy Birthday to all those who have a birthday this month and I look forward to seeing how the days unfold for November.