Another little Gotz joined us

…….Baby Simon  ❤ ….all the way from the Netherlands and he arrived in record time..two days, door to door !!

20170205_164720_richtonehdr-001Big sister Stella, who came to us last week, has taken him under her wing and has asked me to please make him some socks or find him some shoes because his little feet look cold. She’s right, he is dressed for warmer weather. He’ll have to borrow some for now though because that’s what happens to all the new kids for a little while.

Another, bigger kid came this week too. This little lad had been given to an Oxfam shop and they listed him on eBay which is where we found him, looking very neglected, cold and very dirty, with only a pair of crimplene pants, held up by a rubber band.


He had to come and live with us, we couldn’t leave him there, shivering on a cold desk

He arrived quickly too, we can’t complain about the post this week  🙂 and had a spa and a hairwash…(that wasn’t all good because quite a few hairs fell out but his hair was very dirty) and then dressed himself warmly in the ‘just arrived’ Greg jumper and corduroy trousers that everyone wears when they first arrive until Mum finds time to knit something just for them. Mum’s not sure what to make of him yet. His hair and eyes say 1969 but his stringing is white and brown so that makes him 1972-3. Hmm. In any case he’s a bit floppy so he’ll have new stringing soon.


Every new arrival gets their very own toy and this lad chose a wind-up robot that Mum was chuffed to find on the £1 table at last year’s SCW. He’s much, much happier and cosier today and is even sharing the babysitting with Stella tonight so he’s going to fit right in 🙂

Stella has her own outfit now (she only had to wait a week) and her original Gotz dress and clogs are stored away. She loves her new dress by Karen Warneka (via Aunty Shelly) and I knitted her a very quick hat to keep her hair tidy and her ears warm. Her boots are a good match for her dress in burgundy leather, by Gayle Rotheim.


This week’s jigsaw is dedicated to the new and almost new arrivals. Click on the link below to solve this one…



Please excuse the cat sleeping on her own furry blanket in the background. I didn’t spot her until it was too late .

6 thoughts on “Another little Gotz joined us

  1. A wonderful post. I like your new baby and your new brunette boy. They look wonderful together with your pretty Stella. The “Greg” jumper is very special and what beautiful colors. 😊 xxx


    1. Thanks Ginger. I had no time to take photos in daylight this weekend but I wanted to produce a jigsaw of something so the photos aren’t very good but that’s all I could do. They’re not precariously balanced on a handrail….or even outside. I think I’d have made an invisible nylon fishing wire support for your two precious girls before I’d dare photograph them where you did ! They are both so beautiful ! xx


      1. Thank you Linda! I am glad you like the Joanie post. I think I must lose a bit of my senses this time of year when we get a glimmer of sun light! I run around the house grabbing dolls and the camera and go on the porch trying to take photos before the clouds return. I did take a moment to assess the wind, thank goodness! 😊


  2. What a lovely post, so much to look at! I love your new Gregor and really enjoyed reading about the tradition of the Greg jumper. Stella looks so beautiful in her raspberry coloured outfit and the little baby is such a cutie.


  3. What a sweet new baby to join your family. And a handsome Gregor too, he does look like a 1969 boy, maybe his strings are a fluke! I like the ‘arrival’ outfit, suits him perfectly.


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