Friday, 24 August 2012

More Festival Purchases

I chose Susanna to be the first to model this outfit, and the delicate lilac colour does suit her very well.  The skirt and jacket set were on Ruth's table, but made by The Doll Carriage - Denise Ortakales. 

Then I needed a blouse to team up with it, and found this sweet embroidered one on The Doll Works table.

I really should find another good photographing spot, you'll all be getting bored of this one :-)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Oh No!.............She's Gorgeous!!

My Auntie Jenny has kindly offered to make some Sasha clothing for me, and I thought it would be a good idea for her to have a Sasha doll as a model, so I was pleased to buy a nice blonde girl on Shelly's website for a very reasonable price.

She arrived yesterday and as soon as I unwrapped her I wailed the words in the title of this post. 

How can I send her away?! 

She arrived wearing this outfit, which is a fine corduroy dress and matching knicks by A Passion for Sasha.

She has a re-rooted fringe, which has been done very well.  She has a few nicks and marks, but nothing terribly noticeable. 

I thought I was safe as I already had a blonde girl, Alison, seen here on the right, but this new darling has quite won my heart.

She looks even more delightful in my treasured Vintage-Sasha outfit.  So I think my search for a dressmaking model will have to continue and this little lady won't be going anywhere.  And her name, of course, is Jenny

Monday, 20 August 2012

Festival Purchases

It's lovely to unpack the purchases, especially when you've forgotten what you've bought - lots of nice surprises :-)  The only annoying thing is, in some cases, not being able to remember who they were purchased from.  I wish I'd written it down whilst I was there, but I was too busy having fun!

So yesterday I dressed Alison in this darling embroidered cardigan which I think I bought from Ruth, shoes from Lisa and cute stripey tights from The Doll Works.  I had absolutely no skirts which would suit though so decided to quickly make one.  I say quickly, and the sewing part was pretty fast, but beforehand it took me about three hours to find everything I needed and clear the dining table!

Just found this photo I must share - my three girls enjoying the day at Dawn's house.  Chrissie, my Festival purchase, on the left.   Suzanna wearing a classic yoke dress I think I bought from Ruth, and Andrea wearing a purchase from The Doll Works

Saturday, 18 August 2012

After the Festival.....

and the wonderful day at Dawn's house, my adventures continued as I didn't go straight home. I'd travelled over to the Festival in my MPV, and then took it to Nottinghamshire where it was booked in to be converted into a campervan!

I left it there and travelled by train to stay with my family in Lancashire whilst the work was being done. When it was ready I worked my way back through England, Wales and across to Ireland.

Now here are Julian and Chrissie to show you round my lovely new camper conversion.

Julian is looking very pleased with the outfit I brought home from the Festival for him, and he was also delighted to meet Chrissie, who was an impulse buy from Marie Morgan's sale table.  She was labelled as having falling hair, but I didn't care, I just fell for her beautiful face.  I got the adorable check smock from Ruth's sale table, and was delighted as I've wanted one of her dresses in that style for ages.

A couple more of Chrissie, just because I'm so delighted with her :-)