Sunday 20 September 2015


Well I don't know where this weeks gone! We have been off work , so have been out and about despite the rain, only changing our plans for Wednesday due to the amount of rain forecast and the fact that we were wanting to go to Norfolk to a couple of places.
But that meant that we achieved some things indoors!

I have spent some of this last week listing and selling things on ebay or the Sasha Bazaar, trying to reduce the amount of Sasha or doll things that are filling this house to the roof! Well yes that is not quite true but it could happen!! :)

On the wool front I would love to say this now means I have less boxes and am down to just one but it would appear that my house is a black hole linked to a wool shop! and every time I begin to make a dent in the wool stack I find another couple of bags with several balls of wool in each!
* see the up coming post Confessions of a Woolaholic***

One of the dolls I nearly sold was Hildegarde but luckily I came to my senses in time and kept her, I did sell her much younger sister , so do feel good even thought I would now like to get another one some time!!! Nightmare...

This is one of the reason's I need a nice big glass fronted cupboard to place the dolls that need some protection from dust etc where they can be admired and appreciated ! Poor old Hildie and her sister were in a glass cupboard but down low and Hildie was behind several Sasha's and Gregors , so they did not get any attention. So now a Big full sized Glass fronted cupboard is back on the must have list!

At least having this clearout made me look at Hildegarde and realise just how dusty/dirty she was and so, she's had a clean and her clothes have been washed and repaired and she now looks much happier I think?

Her after clean up photo... so brighter ! I have had to repair her dress in a couple of places and I am hoping to get her a new one and will put this original dress away.

Now If I could just clean her hair? I thought it was mohair but after a chat with another Pongratz collector we decided that it was probably real hair, so she suggested washing a tiny area and seeing how it went.
So I did this yesterday, decided that yes it was real hair , so washed the lot! It was filthy! I was fairly careful and the amount of dirt coming out was a sight to see. Once washed I carefully brushed it, she did lose a small amount of hair but then she was very matted in places but today her hair is looking so much better! It could probably do with a second wash but the poor girl's been through enough for now.

Yes It's Blonde! Not grey! Paul says she does not look like an old lady any more!!

Such a difference! Just shows what a little TLC can do for a doll.

We have spent some time working on the garden and moving things about , which meant that I looked at a couple of boxes that had been left on the gazebo for Lindsey to sort through, I found this one.

Only to find it's one of my boxes of....

Fabric .... love that blue on the top! so this is now in the house and needing looking at! I would not mind if I'd actually managed to clear a lot of the last box of fabric I found but I have only listed and sold a small amount of that box.... so now I have two... my plan is to get it down to one! That's my plan........

We have also been out and about which always makes us come back with fresh ideas for the house or the garden.

We visited East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens as seen in the post before this one and I would love that little garden room from the walled garden but no chance of that happening any time soon!
But we have done work in the garden , moving plants about and increasing a border here or there.

Cannot believe that my two weeks are over and I'll be back at work tomorrow, getting ready in two weeks for a big refit of my workplace and a totally new way of working!

Well I am off to check out that box of fabric and all the wool I have now found.....

Have a great coming week and enjoy your Sunday .



  1. Aw, shame your holiday is over, but you have acheived a great deal in the last two weeks.Not least the younging of Hldegarde! She looks great - I had wondered if I had the cheek to suggest she might look better with a new wig but she doesn't need one!
    Yes, she looks so much happier, though still has a wistful, questioning look. ' She seems to be asking, 'Will you keep me now I'm clean, Mrs. Mum?

  2. Looks like you've had quite a busy two weeks off work Dee, although I have to say that it sort of sounds like you've worked just as hard on your 'holiday'!! Hildegarde looks good, her hair looks so much more attractive now that it's not long and grey! She certainly looks happier!
    And fancy that, another box of fabric! Sounds like me!

  3. Looks like it was a great two weeks of Sasha sorting and tidying plus some super 'out and about' visits to friends and places!
    What more could a woman ask for on her annual Summer's holiday?
    Congratulations and well done!