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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

CRETAN CRAFTS MAKET STALL

CRETAN CRAFTS

(A market stall)

Here is another little market stall which I have enjoyed working on.

I have been working on miniatures since we have all been under certain restrictions due to Coronavirus.
This is just a quick, simple one which I have worked on.  I had the idea for this one since seeing lots of beautiful market stalls some years ago, on the Greek Island of Crete (and other countries), selling lovely handmade tablecloths and doyleys etc.
For this "quick-to-make" stall, I have used ready-made tablecloths, by cutting them up out of unused handkerchiefs, and motifs which can be bought by the yard and cut off individually, to make little doyleys.
The lady "running the stall" is a "bought" doll, and I have left her dressed as she was, as I think she is quite suitable.

I still have some costume dolls to list here, and will hopefully find the time to do it soon!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well!

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Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 2 October 2020

ENGLAND. Meet Royston.

MEET ROYSTON

ENGLAND 

Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0092 and 0092A)

This delightful doll was possibly made in England, C. late 1940's.  I have dressed him in a vintage cardigan, vintage shoes and vintage socks.  I knitted his trousers, which looks like a complicated pattern to knit, but it was easy!  That is because the same ball of wool follows on with all these colours, so it was not complicated at all.  I was expecting the second leg to be awkward trying to get the pattern to line up with the first, but it wasn't!  I just had to run through the wool until all the colours lined up with the first leg, and start from there!  


For more information about the doll, and another photograph, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  
Just go to the website, click on the Inventory Box and put the Code No. in, and the doll will come up.
Thank you.

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I have been catching up with a lot of jobs, but now I am hoping to be able to list more dolls on my website.
Keep safe and well!
Carole
ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

"SEAGULLS NEST"

"SEAGULLS NEST"

(A seaside market stall)






Here is another little market stall which I have just finished working on.  I purchased the stall in kit form, painted it, and filled it with the items you see here.

It is a seaside market stall.  On it I have put lots of little items which I have collected over time.  I just made the kites, sticks of rock in boxes, and a few other bits and pieces.

The lady was a ready-made dolls house doll, but I re-dressed her.  The little boy was also a dolls house doll, and I left him clothed as he was.

KEEP SAFE AND WELL.

Carole

ENJOY!

Thursday, 17 September 2020

BERTIE's BARGAINS!

BERTIE's BARGAINS

Website Id:  (Wales - 0043)

This is one of the little market stalls which I have put together since we have all been in our present Covid situation. 

This market stall was purchased in kit-form.  All the items I have put on it are items which I had in my "store".  I didn't make this doll.  It is a little dolls house doll which I had in my store, so I just gave him a cap!

I seem to have become involved in market stalls lately, and I have been enjoying working on them.

All the bits and pieces on Bertie's stall, I already had in my store.

Keep safe and well.

Carole

ENJOY!

Friday, 28 August 2020

RODDY DOLLS


 RODDY DOLLS

Today I am listing two lovely Roddy Dolls.  (These are part of my own private collection, so are NOT for sale).

"RODDY" is one of my favourite doll makers of the 1950's.

For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website.  Just click on the "Itinerary" Tab and put in the Code no. for the doll, as seen here.  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed in that country, will come up.  Thank you.

ENGLAND

Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0093 and 0093A)


ENGLAND
Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0094 and 0094A)

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Keep safe and well! 

Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 7 August 2020

CATCHING UP WITH MINIATURES

MINIATURES LIFE DURING LOCKDOWN

(ONE OF MY NEW ROOM-BOXES)

MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

 As I have obviously been spending my time at home during Lockdown, I have been trying to catch up with cataloguing dolls and working on miniatures.  I have ended up with three more room-boxes and another little 
dolls-house.

It is difficult to decide whether to work on miniatures, do more writing (which I also really enjoy doing!), catch up with miniature knitting, up-date my website or read more of my books which are shouting out to be read!  Also, my walking group has just started up again with social distancing and no car sharing, so all in all, life is very hectic! 

RIGHT HAND SIDE:  I made the bookshelf a long time ago, and also the little books on the top shelf.  I also made the little "dolls house for a dolls house",the thatched cottage complete with very tiny wooden furniture inside, a long time ago.  I also knitted the little pram cover.  The cottage measures 2.5" wide x 1.25" deep x 2" high.  To give you an idea of the size of the "furniture", each chair is less than 0.5" high.


THE "FURNITURE" I MADE MYSELF
(for inside the cottage).


LEFT HAND SIDE:  The little pram was stuck on one side of the counter in a Charity Shop about twelve months ago.  It was absolutely filthy!  The white hood was black with dirt, and it was going to be thrown out.  The lady behind the counter said I could have it free, if I could "do anything with it".  I brought it home and soaked the whole thing in very hot soapy water for four days.  I think you will agree that it is now looking presentable!  I knitted the little pram cover with no.80 crochet cotton, and added on some little satin bows.  The pram is probably C.1970's.  The little cream chair, bath and washbasin are all Kleeware.

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STAY SAFE AND WELL!

Carole

ENJOY!

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Sunday, 26 July 2020

EMMA's PAGE: Instalment Three now Live.


EMMA's PAGE:

INSTALMENT THREE:

Traditional Dress from Guatemala and Mexico.
By:  (Emma Jackson)

Today I have up-dated "EMMA's PAGE with her latest write-up:  "INSTALMENT THREE -  Indigenous Dolls and their Traje" by Emma Jackson:


GUATEMALAN COSTUME
To see her latest write-up, just go to the top, right hand corner of the Home Page (here on my Blog) and click onto "Emma's Page".  It will then bring up her page.
It is full of very interesting Guatemalan costume detail and information, which I know you will enjoy!

Carole
ENJOY!

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