Sunday 28 January 2018


This has been one of those weeks where the mind clears for a few minutes and you see what you need to do if you want to achieve your goals!
This happened to me while driving home from work on Monday. I realised if I ever wanted to get my new bigger doll studio, I'd need to sell a few dolls to achieve it.

I was going to get Paul to remove the existing gazebo and totally rebuild it but this would be a lot of work for him , and he does already have loads to do and probably would not save much in the long run.

So I've gone back to the idea of buying a log cabin, which comes all ready to assemble. Which means I can help Paul with construction, it will go together quicker and come with a guarantee. Mind you if Paul builds it I have an automatic guarantee! ;)

This is the one I am considering it's lovely and big and would have lots of light when I need it.It can be insulated top and bottom and I would only need to do the walls if I really wanted to, so again more time and cost saving.

So to that end I listed a couple of dolls on ebay, one which sold to a friend off ebay , so I replaced it with another.

I have put this Ochre eyed blonde up for adoption, as much as I love her, she arrived and then after photos as been in the cupboard. I've not had time to give her a personality so it's easier to let go.

Her gorgeous sister went on to and was snapped up almost straight away, again I've not got round to bonding with her so it's easier to say good bye, except for when you see them again you think Oh she's lovely should I keep her! But this week I've had my hard hat on!

Now she was replaced on ebay by this slate eyed Gotz, who I have had for years. I was torn about putting her on but considered if no one bought her she could stay.... so of course someones bought her!  Which is good because it's more funds towards the studio but a little sad as she is a gorgeous doll. But needs must and I've still to decide on a couple more to go.

Well this weeks been a bit of a nightmare because my virus returned ( I don't think it actually left!) and I felt so unwell I had to come home from work! Which is not like me!, I'll usually dose myself up and get through the days until I have a day off or it's the weekend.!
I have never been so unwell on and off for so long! I had the flu jab this year and I'm wondering if that's got anything to do with it ! Anyway I took myself off to Dr's and found out the virus had set off another problem and was given tablets for that and I am now feeling much better than I was. In truth I did not realise just how bad I was feeling until I started taking the tablets and felt so much brighter!

But because of all this I've not got on with the blog posts for granny but will try and get this moved forward over the coming week. I seem to be faffing about all the time when I am feeling better instead of getting my act together.

Just like with the need to put a couple more dolls up for sale, one's I hope will go quickly and not sit about or I decide I need to keep them!

This is the view into my Kitchen from a couple of weeks back! Not only have I taken over the side beneath the boiler, I've now taken over a massive part of the kitchen table! So I need to get Granny's tale done and dusted , so she can have her bedroom removed  and I can go back to just using the worktop.
This is also another reason I decide I need to fund my new studio the quick way , as in buying something ready to build rather than poor Paul spending weeks or weekends getting all the wood etc and having to cut and fit it all. These log cabins can be put up in a weekend !

Of course I did tell you I have a doll or two in the pipeline and one of them arrived this week.

This is Gaku, A Wichtel Michal,his is a face sculpt and skin tone I have wanted for a year of so, so when I saw him, just before Christmas, I just had to put a deposit down.
I have a small Wichtel girl to come and then that's it for these dolls, I will have all the one's I want.

This is the lovely Ashley taking part in my Rainbow colour challenge, I've added the rhyme and photos to my dolly dreaming blog which you can find on the side bar.

Ashley's always looked good in yellow and she was already wearing the dress and boots , so I just added the cloak.

This is their Telescope, that was featured in the previous post.

I can see they'll be having lots of fun with this over the coming year.

So that's been my week I hope yours has been healthy and enjoyable. I cannot believe that it will be the first of February during next week ! A potentially exciting month for my family.
Remember the Doll 'shelf' photos will be posted on the 5th, so get snapping and send in one or two to share.

Have a great week.

PS I forgot to add this photo..

It was very windy here and this pot keeps getting blown over but this time it cracked and broke the pot!

It's pair , that stands the other side of the shelf area on the left, never gets knock over! The wind must in someway get trapped and pushed behind the pot by the walls of the house.


  1. I'm glad to read that you're feeling better Dee, I hope that continues now that you're on meds.
    The little Wichtel is cute, and I like the name you've given him.
    I saw Ashley on your other blog, she looks beautiful in her yellow outfit.
    I wish you well with your quest to get the cabin, I've always liked these and had something similar in the garden in the UK, which in the end we made into an aviary for our birds that we had back then :)

    1. Thanks Sharon, I'm hoping it's over now or as good as. :) I have so wanted that little lad and am so happy he's finally here.
      The cabin will be great once it's here and up, just hope it will take everything! I think Paul will make me downsize things if they start over spilling into the house! which would only be fair! :) xx

  2. I'm glad to hear that you're finally on the mend, Dee. You've really been through the wringer this winter! I like the proposed studio. It looks just like a little Alpine cottage - perfect for Sasha dolls!

    1. Thanks Steve, It certainly feels that way at the moment. It will be great to have that cabin in the garden, I'm really looking forward to getting all my things in order and in place

  3. Looks like MY 'restful/relaxing/unstressful and with everything staying much the same' week here could be construed as somewhat BORING compared to yours down there!
    Although we now own a new upright GTech vacuuum cleaner (plus the smaller handheld version.)

    1. Excitement comes in many forms ;) be it a new doll or a new vacuum cleaner!
      I this is going to be another busy year at least the first half! :)

  4. Be honest Dee.....that is not going to be a doll studio...more of a doll WAREHOUSE to rival Amazon to put all your dolls and their stuff in!!

    1. Mmmm it could almost be.. but they won't be in boxes, so I'm thinking more a doll museum being as they are mostly all so old!! ;))

  5. Dee, I hope you are 100% better now. What a terrible flu bug! I understand “right sizing” very well and hopefully you end up with the dolls you love and can display in your new doll studio. You have a very nice variety of dolls too and the Sasha dolls are my favorite of course. ❤️ xxx

    1. I'm getting there Ginger :) Thanks I'm so need that studio to be able to enable me to make my stories much easier and also so I can see all my lovely dolls. Alas the one's we have to sell are usually the one's we'd quite like to keep sometimes but they are also the ones that will sell quickest! :) xxx