Sunday, 26 September 2010

Catch up

A couple of days ago I had a operation on my ankle was only in for a day but come out all bandaged up and off work for two weeks and cannot drive for ten days. So taking the time to catch up at least I will be able to spend some time on my Laurels dolls house. I dont know if i want to call it the Laurels or have a new name.

Any way the fron is partly finished the next step is to decorate the rooms and finished the basement frontage.

Today my dad drove me to a local doll and teddy bear fair and I picke up another baby she is Zinny By Marita Winters reborned by the wonderful Elaine Colbert of Ellies Babies here in the UK. I think I am going to call her Pollyanna.

hope you like the pics


Friday, 17 September 2010

show delights

Last Weekend I had a very interesting couple of days on the Saturday I got together with the other members of the “Reborn Treasures” forum, we all meet at shows and like to get together each month. This month we had a lesson in mixing paints to get the correct skin tone and how to paint hair on instead of rooting. We are not setting out to be teachers but share what we have gleamed along the way with each other it’s a friendly set up and we all there to help each other. I was taught to crochet which I have always wanted to do. At the start we did a swap where we all brought along reborn items and did a swap or purchase. The time went by so fast and was a little disappointed when it was time to leave.

On the Sunday I went along to my first doll house fair held at the Stafford Show Ground which I knew well from the dog shows. I was amazed at how popular this type of hobbie is. The gypsy caravans were fabulous and really want to save up to have one of those!! It was great as a first time house builder to just drink in all the different stalls and discuss how and were to put all the stuff and ear mark some items for future buys. I couldn’t resist a set of small dolls, and dad treated me to a nursery set and dinning room set

Cannot wait for the next fair

Friday, 10 September 2010

My Native Indian Girl

At a recent reborn show I came across Mary Shortle and her stand of wonderful dolls not quiet the reborn type I normally collect but this little native Indian I just kept comeing back to look at. I must admit that at first I thought she was an Eskimo but Mary said she was Indian. I had named her Suki but now I wonder if any of my USA friends know of a native Indian name that would suit her better.

She sits in the chair at the end of my pram smiling at all who come through the nursery door I am taking her to our Reborn Treasures meeting tomorrow to show the members, also taking Fay that Debbie kindly sent me

I find that collect just has to be a item that you adore and fall in love with at that first glance


Friday, 3 September 2010

Blists Hill Victorian Village

Today I went to the Blists Hill Victorian Town part of Ironbridge in the UK
Costumed staff give a warm welcome and a fascinating insight into how life was lived in Victorian Times. Exchange your money in the Bank; admire the goods in the Grocers, Bakery and Sweetshop. Find out about curious remedies in the Chemist and see the printer and candle-maker in action.

A visit to the brand new shops on Canal Street is a must. Check out the season’s latest fashions in the General Draper and Outfitters, have a portrait taken in the Photographers, mail your letters and post-cards in the Post Office, select from a massive range of ‘Victorian’ treats in the Sweet Shop and enjoy a delicious portion of traditionally made fish and chips in the Fried Fish Dealers.

During the summer season the town comes alive with even more characters that portray various aspects of Victorian life and during most school holidays there are a range of hands-on activities to try.

Discover what life was like for a Victorian housewife in the cottage and in the summer enjoy a journey on a horse and cart and a ride on the fairground. On most Wednesday mornings you can see red hot molten iron being poured in The Foundry.

We had a lovely meal above the pub and purcahsed fresh bread which is baked thorught the day for people to buy. You can also exchanged cash at the bank to use the old English money of farthing, ha'penny, penny, threepence, sixpence or Tanner then use to buy things which the children enjoy any not used you can changed back in the shop or keep.
In the shop I had to buy a Victorian bear which im calling Miss Bliss to remember my day