Sunday, 29 September 2013

Peggy Sue gets a little wooden family.

Do you like my new little wooden family Owen?

They are cute.  Owen replies.

There is a Mama and a Papa ... they are chatting about their two children.

What are they chatting about Peggy Sue?  Owen asks.

Well.... Peggy Sue replies dreamily... They have decided to take them to the zoo for the day.  Aren't they lucky.  Peggy Sue sighs...

Well I hope they watch out for the lions.  Owen replies with a shudder...

They will.  Papa will take good care of his family.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

More Knitting

Last night I knitted a little dress for Xanthe, the last of my three littlies.

They are all going to need a little cardigan now and some SHOES!

23/30  Monkey behind Bars

Friday, 27 September 2013

Friday Frolics.

We went down to Southampton today to pick up the Sailor so Peggy Sue came along for the ride and insisting on dressing up for the occasion...

I don't know whether anyone noticed...but Peggy Sue eventually told me that she is really a brown eyed girl and the other week she underwent face surgery yet again... whilst it isn't perfect... I  am finally accepting I will never paint her to be how I imagine her face to be... I am much happier with her look now - to me it is more 'her'.  She still looks a little cross eyed at times, but hey none of us are perfect!

My little Thomas (Tommy) is enjoying his skateboard with his teddy Stevie (subject to name change)

Autumn wanted to show off her dress without her cardigan on.

Finally I had some 1.5 mm knitting needles arrive in the post yesterday so I was able to knit yet another of these little dresses.  The skirt was knitted on 2 mm needles and the bodice on the 1.5 mm needles, resulting in a much better fit which I am happier with.

Little Bonnie blows a kiss.

She could really do with some shoes!



Thursday, 26 September 2013

Monkey Days

18/30  Splat!

19/30 Relaxing...

20/30  Peanut anyone?

21/30 You hum it, I'll sing it.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Trolls & Doll Props.

Mushrooms are popping up everywhere and Topsy and Turvy are delighted as are the twins who have just joined them.  Looks like there will be plenty for supper, Topsy tells the twins.

I'm always on the lookout for props and was delighted today when I found these.  A kettle, a frying pan and a pot.  

They will be perfect for Peggy Sue.  

I also found this hand painted plate that is also just the right size for Peggy Sue.

Peggy Sue is wondering how long it will be before she will be able to have cooking lessons.

Aren't they just the perfect little props.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Topsy & Turvy discover some tasty delights!

Fungi!  (Are they mushrooms?)

I know of at least two little characters will be pleased to see these signs that Autumn is upon us...damp grass all day and the appearance of these fungi.

I was right, it wasn't long before Topsy and Turvy discovered them.

It seems Turvy was so excited he couldn't wait to get stuck in....nom, nom, nom...

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Knitting & some more monkey shots.

A little dress for my Lati girl Poppy.  Same pattern as I used for the mini Cabbage Patch doll and the Mini AG doll, although I used smaller needles - size 2 mm.  The bodice could have done with being knitted on smaller needles still, but I don't have any smaller at the moment - something to look out for in the charity shops.

Little Poppy seems quite happy with her new dress, so I will make another couple of dresses.

The latest photos for the 30 days of Monkey project.







Show & Tell

 I realised that I forgot to post the picture of the little 'surprise party dress' that I made for my friend.

This one she didn't know about.

I added a little flower to the dress and the headband.

I then made one for mini Saige.

I've had a little change round...

Bertie, Edith & Betsy are playing

Anne-Marie and Catherine are playing a game of Ludo.

Peggy Sue has been for a walk with her little dog.

It is lovely to have her more actively involved in the day to day things again.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

An Autumn Inspired Outfit.

Joining in with an Autumn Inspired KAL on Ravelry resulted in my lovely redhead Gotz girl finally getting a warmer outfit AND a name.  Goodness knows she has been with me long enough, must be about two years I would think and she has only had one summer dress and no name all this time!

So what is her name?  Well it just had to be Autumn, with that gorgeous auburn hair.

I used a combination of two patterns to make her cardigan and added length to the sleeves as I wanted them to be long sleeves. 

Of course a girl needs a hat as well.

I added extra stripes to tie in the colours of the cardigan.

I very nearly sold this girl when I sold all my Gotz dolls, but changed my mind.  I am so glad I did, there is something about her little face that appeals.