Proved to be somewhat of a difficult task this week trying to find and sort out some more Winter based outfits that hopefully you haven’t seen for a while. I have photographed them with a prop or two though unfortunately inside in the conservatory as although the weather has been beautifully sunny and the plants and bulbs beginning to surface, grow and flower it was still a little too cold for me to be outside for the hour or so with the camera and dolls.
Here’s Harper, my Shelly customised Trendon doll, wearing one of the lovely vintage-sasha pinafore oufits that I bought from the Chat n’ Snap last October. Yes, I know that you have seen this outfit quite recently but it’s to show one of the ‘topical’ super striped pairs of socks that Sharon Humphries (in Spain) has been recently making. Many thanks indeed Auntie Sharon. We just love them! Commercially made bar shoes complete the outfit.
Next is my 1966 Frido Jeans Developmental girl wearing a tartan pinafore by Thelma Holmes (known as Molly on eBay) over a polo necked jumper by Phyliss G from the USA and the tights made by Denise Owen for last years Chat n’ Snap and given to me by Steve as part of my Christmas present. Thanks again Steve. Commercially made bar shoes complete the outfit.
The wooden rocking chair was given to the Brood by Sarah Price on one of her visits up here many years ago. A most useful item, Sarah and constantly in use with one of the babies sitting and rocking itself in it..
Riplee, another of my Shelly customised girls, wigged with a Trendon 1980s Velvet wig and wearing a OOAK Ruthsdoll’s open-fronted smocked outfit. The superb blackboard was bought from Dee’s Chap n’ Snap by their Auntie Sarah Price for their Christmas present. They say ‘Thanks-ever-so-much.’
A 1960s Gotz slate eyed girl re-rooted in mohair by Bettina, wearing stretch denim jeans by Bambino Bella and a beautifully knitted ski jumper by my local Sasha/teacher friend Kate Smith from a Susanna Lewis pattern and Ruthsdoll’s shoes. (Apologies for all the stray hairs!)
Another Frido NP from 1967, who has an attractive concave shaped face, has on a delightful Betsy-May outfit which was given to them by Steve Kingaby as one of my birthday gifts. (It also comes with a little hat and drawstring bag though not seen here.) JJ Mary-Janes complete the look.
Another wonderfully knitted Ski jumper by Kate Smith, from a different Susanna pattern to the one above, and worn with Sashadollstyle navy cord jeans and JJ laced boots on my 1970 wide faced eBay Gingham doll win many years ago. (Again my apologies for the sray hairs everywhere as it was quite cold and the air was filled with static electricity radiated from me!)
A 1960 slate eyed Gotz waif, now wigged, in the vintage-sasha Harris Tweed coat now seen over linen trousers (from a VS Dungaree outfit)…. as ypou may remember that I wasn’t happy with it before over just the white tights, and Ruthsdoll’s shoes .
The ‘minty’ minature lilac and white pram was commercially made by Red and houses an Ashton Drake minature tiny baby.
A Frido 1966/67 brunette Gingham NP in a Ruthsdoll’s tartan skirt and gilet wool and cord outfit with Trendon Kiltie tights and JJ Cossack long red boots.
Krista, my Frido 1967 Jeans NP, with her eyes painted by the Manchester art student Kristina, is seen here in a Pinestreetstudio dress and Trendon Kiltie tights with commercially made shoes.
One of the dolls, a Gotz slate eyed wigged waif, who has now been with me one of the longest, in her ski jumper and hat, again superbly knitted by my friend, Kate Smith and worn here with some Ruthsdoll’s combat trousers and JJ snow boots ready to go to the Kidsgrove dry ski slope, five kilometres away, to practice as she is wanting to follow in the footsteps of the Winter Olympic girl skier, who is from Cheshire where we live. (Not to mention the snowboarder, Rowan, who actually lives round the corner from us in Alsager but who unfortunately had the accident whilst practising for the finals and was so concussed that she had to withdraw.)
There were actually about three/four more dolls that were photographed and fitted into this category but I felt that this was perhaps enough for you (31 photos and 742 words) to trawl through for today so they will ‘over-spill’ into next week’s post.