Here's a golden oldie from 2010. This bunny head was made by Custom House to fit on their Petite Ai bodies.
I apologize that there are problems with a somewhat random selection of the website images not enlarging when you left click on them the way that they should. I'm working (although that isn't quite the correct verb!) with Weebly to correct the problem, hoping that I don't have to go back and re-load all the non-functioning images! In fact, I don't have the originals of some of the ones that are "broken" so there would be no "fixing" them. Sigh.
Preparations for Valentine's Day are ongoing here a Joe Pye Towers .....
Sophie has been making paper hearts out of origami paper. (And wants you to see her new Boneka jacket. I bought it on eBay as a single piece and shortened the sleeves to fit my gang - it must have been for another doll with longer arms but a similar size torso? Perhaps part of an outfit or dressed doll?)
Of course, many romantic thoughts are inspired by young Andreas ... what a hunk, eh?
But hunk or not, Andreas himself is no slouch in the romance department, and like many others today, he has come to the mail box to mail his valentines. He volunteered to baby sit cousin Matilda, but upon closer inspection ......
one begins to wonder if he was using that just as an excuse to load up the baby carriage with a BULK of valentines!! I told you he is no slouch in the ways of romance!!!
With the aid of a high-powered paparazzi camera lens, we can spy on who is sending whom Valentines!!! Shame on me!!!
Well, SOME people are writing to their senators and congressmen - it's not all hearts and flowers, you know!!!!
Best wishes for a romantic St. Valentine's Day!!! R.
Ann Estelle and Sophie have come to visit Great great great aunt Azalea on Christmas eve, bringing a specially chosen gift for her .....
Azalea loves to see the kids!
"Should I open it now?" "Yes yes yes!!!!"
Wonderful warm fuzzy slippers!!!!
"Thank you my dears - these are just what I needed. Come here you two sweethearts and give me a big hug!"
Merry Christmas to all and please let the heavens watch over us in 2017!!! R.
The gang at Joe Pye Towers is busy getting into the Christmas spirit. A slightly older friend called Kate stopped by today to help with one of the Christmas trees .....
Luckily Annie Laurie succeeded in untangling the string of lights!
And then Kate and Marianne spent some quality "girl" time together - it's nice to have someone to brush your hair!!
The tree is looking good!!!
(As a "technical" aside, I've started using a new camera. It is producing much larger file size images than my old camera. I've loaded them "as is" for this post and would be interested to hear if these larger files cause any problems for viewers?)
"Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
And thrice again, to make up nine.
Peace! the charm's wound up."
And while we are here to wish you a happy Halloween, we also want to remind you to VOTE!! And hope that while you vote you think about a world where no one, child OR adult, boy or girl, man or woman, would hear themselves called names; be mocked, bullied, belittled, abused or hurt. And after you've cast your ballot, please say a small "thank you" to Susan B. Anthony and all the other suffragettes who worked so hard against so many small minds to get us to this place that we are today!!! "Peace - the charm's wound up." My thanks!! R.
Either I'm lazy or I'm busy ..... maybe both! So I decided to commemorate some February events altogether in one fell swoop ......
So here is Happy Year-of-the-Monkey-Saint-Valentine-How-Much-Snow-Have-You-Shoveled? Day!!!!!! (Heck, if I had a football, I would have thrown that in too for Super Bowl time!)
Duck!!! I think the monkeys are dominating this celebration!!!! (I know - one of them is an ape, not a monkey.)
Happy days!!! R.
A gathering at Ann Estelle's house - cousins and friends - thinking holiday thoughts! Here is Marianne ....
... and hostess extraordinaire Ann Estelle....
..... cousin Michael (he's busy these days, isn't he? - Thanks Stephanie for liking him in the previous post!) and Little-Rock-&-Roll play Christmas songs together ..... (She needs a name, doesn't she? She is the same sculpt as Darlene [Little Darling #1]. Maybe Oona? But I'm not sure that's the correct way to spell "Oona"!)
Time for an old Christmas movie .....
While I do know that Easter is still a week away, I can't wait to share our new bonnet, which arrived just in time to BE an Easter bonnet!!
Isn't this absolutely fantastic?!! It was made by Judith Phelps. She collaborates with Boneka to make bonnets and hats to match some of their outfits. She also gives classes at UFDC events.
I have paired her bonnet with a classic Tonner Ann Estelle dress ("The Gift Giver") and a pair of pantaloons, creating a look (I think) from the 1860's or so, a little later than the Kate Greenaway look of the Boneka outfits.
Welcome Spring! (Or should I say, "Hurry back Spring", since it snowed here last night and will be well below freezing again tonight? My poor daffodils, who thought it safe to bloom, are regretting that impulse!) R.
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