Valentine Weekend Jigsaw

20170210_103339Yes, she is another new girl but she really is the last for a while. I need to save up now for Nottingham 🙂 She is a lovely 1968 girl who has been completely re-rooted by Alison Parnell and given  luscious locks and a sweet, slightly curled fringe/bangs. She’s trying on a hand-me-down Vintage Sasha dress and navy shoes by Marti and making sure she’s ready to meet the rest of the girls. Her ‘new arrival’ toy is a sweetheart nose bear, perfectly timed for Valentine’s Weekend.

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❤  We’d both like to wish you all a very good weekend !  ❤

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Click on the link below for the jigsaw

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How could I forget !

I am a bad Mum and I don’t deserve to have these lovely dolls. Well, I certainly deserve a slapped wrist this week ! Because she was perfect when she arrived and didn’t need any new clothes or even a hair-brush, this little girl joined the other big kids upstairs straightaway and then Mum completely forgot about her debutante photo-shoot.

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Better late than never, here is yet another new family member to introduce. It will slow down now, it’s not usually like this 😉 . She doesn’t have a name but she does have a lovely dress by Ginny,  socks by Ruth and shoes by Paula. Her completely re-rooted red hair is by Alison Parnell and has beautiful layers, a full centre parting and shorter pieces framing the sides of her face but no fringe or bangs.

For her ‘new girl’ toy she chose a tiny baby doll, about 2″ tall, dressed in an amazingly tiny knitted dress, cap and bootees and who sucks her thumb continuously.

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So we now have five redheads in the family and they will have to appear together one day in all their titian glory when I’ve managed to colour coordinate their outfits to do them justice 🙂

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

New arrivals

Well, I said Baby Meike was the only Gotz doll in the family so far…..but not any more.

20170126_112410Yvette and Stella have joined us now, thanks to Aunty Shelly and as they arrived for their turn in the photobooth, Pintucks was just leaving from her photoshoot.

20170126_112331They were keen to ask her what it was like here. All Pintucks thought they needed to know was that there will be a lot of trying things on and then posing for the camera in tickly jumpers.

Well that’s true, but for now I just wanted to share their sweet faces with you….and Yvette’s amazing hair !! ❤

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Featured girl of the day

Please meet a little 1969 waif who came to live with me through the kindness of a friend.

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I haven’t given her a name but she deserves one, she’s a trouper and maybe you could suggest one for her.

She has her original flecked stringing which is still going strong and beautiful soft brown eyes and peachy lips, and today she’s looking lovely in a green velvet jacket by Frances Trickett, a sweet, tiny check dress by Ruth, and shoes by Rosie Bloom…..

…..and the other thing she’s wearing is a wig,  because she has lost most of her own hair.

She doesn’t mind though because she gets to wear all kinds of different wigs and look different every day. Who knows, she may be a blonde tomorrow….and then curly maybe.

She looks lovely to me in all of them and deserves a bit of the limelight. All she needs now is a name ……any ideas ? 🙂