So it's now July! So half the year's gone and we start on the second half. From my point of view the first half has been interesting and quite fulfilling.
We became grandparents to the beautiful Clara Elizabeth. So are enjoying watching her grow up.
We have cleared the garden, which is so nice and means we don't need to go out in this heat to do gardening. The folly is on track to be finished in this the second part of the year and my Sasha Village Studio is done and I'm moving in over the summer.
And we bought another dog, Casper, who has livened things up no end.
So studio news ! Before my visitors came Paul with Lindsey help, moved the oak bureau into the small old studio for now.
I salvaged a pine cupboard that didn't have a home and today Paul put up my shelves to continue the display/room settings.
I moved the our generation doll kitchen down from the old studio and place it on new area. Don't worry I've pulled the blind down to protect the cupboard items.
Valentine came along to inspect it.
Now I've decided to do a little survey with you all. Once I put the OGD kitchen in place I thought do I need two kitchens? The old style one and a new style one?
So the old style butler sink will move to the side wall leaving the washing machine in the corner. I intend to have a more traditional kitchen table in here that will be a little longer.
Belle joined Valentine in the new style kitchen.
so my survey question's are.
1/ do I need two kitchens?
2/ which one do you prefer?
Feel free to give me your comments, I know what I've decided and you are very unlikely to sway me.
I will tell you my reasons in a later post once you've had a chance to comment.
Its' now too hot to continue moving about the garden, so I'll return to do some sorting this evening once the day starts to cool down. Which is also why I get time to write this post.
So we are back to work tomorrow , which means back to evenings and weekends for 'play' .
A reminder that the fifth is doll shelf day and we all look forward to seeing what the dolls are doing around the world.
To everyone with a birthday this month I hope you have a lovely day and get some lovely presents from your nearest and dearest.
Today is my birthday , almost twenty one for the third time!! Paul bought me the most amazing present ! more about that when it arrives.
So have a lovely week , try to see the positives and ignore the negatives, it will make your world brighter and embrace this new half of the year who knows what joys it could hold !
Happy Birthday 21 again, looks like you've been celebrating the best way - in the Sasha doll studio. I like both kitchens, if you've got room for both then have both.ReplyDelete
Thank You, it is the best place. I can only have one kitchen , on show at least, one main kitchen.Delete
Happy Birthday Dee! I would say keep both kitchens because I never get rid of anything. Holly Belle would say keep the new kitchen because it matches Valentine's outfit, and that seems to be her criteria for everything. Frank would say to get rid of both kitchens and order take away every day.ReplyDelete
Thank you :) That's my problem keeping to much stuff! I need to downsize to make the best of the space or keeping both would be fine. I love both Holly Belle and Franks criteria for the kitchens :)Delete
I like both kitchens but if I could only keep one it would be the older style. The Studio is looking great. Hope you've had a lovely birthday and look forward to seeing Paul's present to you:-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Tricia, I had a lovely birthday. And thank you for your feedback.Delete
I hope my present will arrive soon! :)
Ye Olde kitchen would be my choice but keep them both as you could have an old fashioned Christmas which could be fused with the modern so all the dolls would feel at home. The garden and studio are looking good too. Happy Birthday ye Olde Sister. xxxReplyDelete
Thank you for your feedback sis. and for the birthday wishes :) I'll be emailing about a get together :) xxxDelete
I'm for keeping the older style kitchen out on display for the Sashas to use as it's more their size... BUT I wouldn't part with the pink modern kitchen as this could be used with your smaller dolls or those little Bramble bears. So tuck it away in one of those storage cupboards for the time being.ReplyDelete
Pleased thast you had a wonderful birthday even though it is far too hot for the likes of you and me.
Looking forward to seeing Paul's present to you. Dolly related I'm suspecting!
Thanks for the feedback Kendal. I'll only be able to have one out all the time.Delete
Up in the top of the new glass fronted cupboard is a lovely little old metal stove that's just the right size for the smaller dolls and bears. :)
It is way too hot ! I cannot wait for the temperature to drop to normal British summer weather ! force nine gales and scattered showers followed by glimpses of sunshine so we are reminded it's supposed to be summer! :)
I can in all truth say it's not a Sasha but that's all I am saying ! :)
I need ANOTHER clue here please! 'Not a Sasha' is NOT enough to be going on with!Delete
1. Studio lighting is and was my first thought?
2. Office desk swivel chair on wheels? (as I think that you already have a tripod.)Delete
3. A heater/fan?
Feedback from emails Ellen Like the Old style kitchenReplyDelete
Feedback from Emails Carol Likes the old style kitchenReplyDelete
I like the old style kitchen too but the new one is so compact it wouldn't take much space to store it!ReplyDelete
Thank you Rosie for your feedback. :) true the smaller kitchen could be stored but then would I use it?Delete
Hi Dee! I, too, like the old style kitchen. I am so impressed with your progress. Valentine and Belle look wonderful in your studio setting. Have a great week! Again, my belated birthday greetings. I hope it was wonderful! A very special box will be mailed tomorrow. 😊 xxxReplyDelete
Thanks for the feedback. Thank you for the birthday greeting too :) I had a great birthday. xxDelete
I think I prefer the old style kitchen but store the other one away and you can swap the two around for photos when you need the modern one on display.ReplyDelete
I know you had a lovely birthday and I also know about your wonderful pressie from Paul but I'm keeping mum ;)
How come YOU know Sharon and WE don't? Doesn't seem very fair to me whilst I'm having to rack my poor old brain to guess Paul's present with only the one clue 'it's not a doll!'Delete
That's for your feedback Sharon. I'm not sure I'd use it if I put away I'd use it again. xxxDelete
Maybe she knew the present was perfect for me Kendal! and I never said it was not a doll , just it was not a Sasha.......Delete