Friday, 26 July 2013

Saying good-bye to my dolls

When I packed up my very first sold doll I knew it would become easier to send them off into the unknown big world once I'd sold a few.

But packing up and sending away Leni yesterday I realize it didn't. I feel the same sadness to see them go, the same doubt if they'll be loved in their new homes and the same fear that they'll get lost on the way and will never arrive...

Maybe I'm just not patient enough and it will get easier but just takes more dolls? Maybe I spend too much time with each doll because of my slow doll making pace and thus spend so much time with each one that I have to get overly attached?

Whatever it is, the sadness is lessened when I hear they have arrived and are loved in their new homes, when I get your thank yous, when a doll sells right away just seconds after I uploaded her like Leni did. It tells me someone wants her enough to wait in front of the computer and refreshes the page so they will not miss a chance to bring her home.

I feel blessed that I can create what I love and see my creations being loved!

Thank you very much for your support, your feedback, the pictures you send me of the dolls in their new homes having fun!

Saturday, 20 July 2013


With the holidays and the heat working on dolls has been a bit on the back burner. Maybe also because I enjoy the time while Larissa and Leni are still here with me.

In an earlier post I talked of Larissa's imperfections. Larissa had wild hair but some things about it bugged me so I completely redid it. Now it's still wild but the way it should be!

I'm still working on the shoes even though Larissa is trying to convince me that it's so much more fun barefoot anyway. But I told her the weather will change and she'll be glad to have the shoes - no need to wear them in weather like this when playing in the garden...

 I loved working on Larissa's sundress and I think she's very happy with it as well. Easy to take on and off (she does need some help tying it in the back though) and allowing her to run, jump and climb.
The good thing about her moving around all the time and refusing to be properly dressed is that I can show you the little imperfect seam. But psst, Larissa doesn't know about it as it doesn't keep her from doing anything and doesn't hurt her at all. It also isn't really in a place where she would see it ;)

Larissa is very confident and has lots of spirit and keeps asking when she can finally set out into the world and go exploring, make new friendships and maybe live in another country where she no doubt will learn the language very quickly - because she loves to talk, joke and laugh!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Back from the Holidays

I'm back from a wonderful surprisingly sunny holiday. We had lots of fun and explored the city, parks and beaches of Dublin!

My favourite beach ever... we stayed there for hours and enjoyed the sea and I collected stones with natural holes in them. You know what they say about stones with holes - one of my dolls will come with a necklace that will make her very lucky indeed ;)

We couldn't believe how hot it was so the time around noon was spent in parks with the littlest napping and the other relaxing...

Finding things to do inside wasn't too easy especially as there was no air conditioning - Ireland isn't really used to the heat.

I miss the green buses but these were a big hit for the little ones. And yes, we did sit on top in the front row every time of course ;)