Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Having finally made a decision about what to do has actually made some difference to how I feel. All but six dolls (apart from those in two cabinets) are now currently in my sewing studio, waiting to be boxed up - which will be once the Sailor has gone back to sea...I want to spend as much time with him as possible over the next week before I fly to USA and he sets off back to his ship.  Of course I know when I get back and have to tackle this area I am going to feel overwhelmed once again...but won't worry about that for now.

I have kept six up at the house - two of my 'special' dolls (introduced yesterday)  that just sit (currently reading to each other), Peggy Sue, Henry and my two Bluefairy dolls,Ruby May & Olive June, (whom being new, deserve some attention!).  Hazel Bleuette is in her special box, so she will come out as and when I do any sewing challenges if I feel so inclined. 

I do have my shelf of Makies - I haven't quite decided yet whether to pack them up or not - they don't take up a lot of room and are fairly unobtrusive, plus I currently have one I am working on as a project...  The Hittys still live in their 'Cottage' in the conservatory - again I don't 'count' them as they are out of the way.

Our living space already looks so much clearer and I feel I can breathe again.  Today I started sorting through all the soft toys/teddies that live above our wardrobe...they don't take up room as such, but I just feel I don't 'need' most of them anymore. Hubby apparently has to approve my 'to go' pile...which means, knowing him, most will end up back on top of the wardrobe!

I even sold one of my dolls the other day so that was good too!  Plus have sorted out at least two to find new homes for, so it is a start.

So this post isn't picture-less.... a picture of Ruby wearing her new purple jacket knitted the other week.


  1. Good for you on getting started. Sometimes that's the hardest part. I know you may feel like you need to get it done quickly, but please take your time so as not to re-home someone that you will greatly miss later. Enjoy the time you have with your son & your trip to the States. You can tackle this later. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Whatever pleases YOU! Hugs!

    1. Thank you Carolyn, I felt a bit of a 'fraud' yesterday introducing a doll after saying I had had enough, but it is the big picture that is the problem...there are of course some special ones that will always mean something to me. I will take my time - don't worry. :-) I have 'been there before' in selling something I regretted...I think that is partly why I have been procrastinating for so long thinking perhaps it is a 'phase' I am going through.

  2. I have also sold things I regretted and it has made me very cautious about letting go of the dolls now. However, I set a large group aside of about 20 dolls to rehome last winter and they are still ones I believe I can let go. Now to get motivated to do something about that!


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