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I’ve moved!

Call me a wimp, or whatever, but I’ve decided to swap this blog over to blogspot, as I ‘get’ that much better, so to see what my dolls are up to, you can find me here.

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Jacob discovers a good book & more knitting for Chrissy

 Jacob has been enjoying the garden today.  I discovered him reading a book this morning…

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He certainly seems very absorbed in it and spent quite a bit of time studying the pictures in detail.  I think he must have really enjoyed it as later this afternoon I discovered him sitting on a chair in the garden telling his dog and frog all about it.

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Last night I finished knitting another outfit for Chrissy.  A pair of leggings and Diamonds are Forever dress, which as actually ended up a bit small for her and is more of a jumper.  I might try it on someone else to see if it fits them better.

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I really need to try and get to grips with wordpress a bit better.  I find it much harder to understand and work out than  blogspot which I have been using for years.  I guess I just need to set a bit of time aside to work it out.  I would like to add pages and proper tags and things…Perhaps I will try and do a bit tomorrow morning if I wake up early again.

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Jacob meets Percival

Percival heard that we had a new arrival yesterday and couldn’t wait to meet him today.

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Hi there Jacob, I see you are dressed for summer!  Percival greets Jacob

Yes, I got these shorts given to me today, I think they just got made.  Jacob replies.

 

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So what was it like where you came from?  Percival asks Jacob.  They sit together on the floor and Jacob shyly starts to tell Percival all about his old home.  

…and these American Girls arrived and I had to find somewhere else to live.  Jacob says sadly.

We’ve got a small group of American Girls living here.  Percival tells Jacob

Jacob starts to look a little worried.  Oh I hope I don’t have to move again.  

Oh don’t worry, Percival reassures Jacob.  They tend to keep themselves to themselves and tend to do a fair bit of modelling for knitwear.  Boys are pretty popular in this house, I shouldn’t think you’ll be going anywhere.

 

 

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Jacob is still looking a little worried.

Percival starts thinking about what he can do to make Jacob feel more secure.

 

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He starts to tell Jacob about all the adventures he has heard Henry has been on, and explains, that they will no doubt be taken on adventures as well.

 

They continue to explore the garden.

 

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This is such a fun garden to play in.  Jacob says to Percival

 

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Jacob arrives

 Last week I noticed that Jacob was looking for a new home, wanting to travel further afield, well I had always admired him and his sister, so who was I to refuse his request?

Well he arrived today, oh the excitement!  Although I think he was slightly overwhelmed at first from all his travels and indignities of arriving unclothed, although safe and sound with his clothes packed safely beside him along with his teddy and frog.  I have to say though that he better be careful Rory doesn’t notice the frog, as we all know he is rather a fan of frogs!

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Jacob sits quietly while adjusting to daylight after being in a dark travelling box for a week.

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He spends some time reassuring his teddy and frog that everything will be okay.

It doesn’t take long and Jacob is out exploring the garden.

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Even climbing trees!  Oh please do be careful up there Jacob!

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Hello Mr & Mrs Mouse, how are you today?  Jacob asks the resident mouse family.

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More Candy Stripes.

I finished another Candy Stripe dress the other day which Chrissy is kindly modelling for me.  She really likes these dresses and the fact that they both match her shoes.

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I made a little flower to go on the bodice of this one that looks rather sweet.

 

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Almost finished another dress, although a different one this time.  Hopefully will post photos in a couple of days.

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A Rocking Chair for Percival

While perusing the charity shops the other day I saw a rocking chair made out of clothes pegs.  I didn’t buy it but thought I would have a go at making one myself.  Quite a bit of fun indeed.

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I initially thought it would be Hitty sized, but actually it is a bit big for Hitty, however Percival thought it would be ideal for him to sit and ponder in.

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Oh yes a great thinking and pondering position indeed!

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Can I keep it?

Of course you can Percival.

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Candy Stripes Outfit complete and a mixed group photo.

 

 

I finished the rest of Chrissy’s Candy Stripes outfit the other day, and I think she looks really lovely in it.

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Chrissy seems very happy it as well.

I have started another, but haven’t made a lot of progress yet, will hopefully get some more done this evening.

 

I thought I would take a photo of the little group that sit on the corner of my computer table.

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A right mixed group they are!

 

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Percival goes for a ride in the car

Yesterday we had to go on a bit of a journey in the car and Percival wanted to come along.  As Henry had decided to stay at home I said it was okay for Percival to travel with us as long as he behaved.  Well as he likes thinking a lot, I didn’t think he would be too much trouble.

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He sits back comfortably to begin the journey and gets himself in thinking mode.

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I’m not sure if that position is such a good idea Percival.  What?  It helps you think better?  Well if you say so.

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Oops!  Now I thought that might happen when we turned a corner.

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Hi, I can see you!   Do that again!  He calls out.

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Now that looks like a safer position.

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Hitty has her own blog and a new dress!

 

Hitty has a new dress to protect her modesty.  I have set up a new blog  just for her over here.  I have returned to  blogspot  for this new blog as I am struggling quite a bit with the layout of wordpress and uploading photos etc… While in some ways it seems simple, in other ways I find it more difficult getting the photos in the right order and just getting used to all the differences.  I guess it is simply a case of not liking change too much.  Anyway Hitty has made her first blog post, so if you’d like to read it pop on over and say hi!

I will keep using this one for the rest of my doll companions, and continue to keep Sasha/Gregor and Hitty to their own separate blogs.

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My first Hitty!

My first Hitty arrived today.  She travelled all the way from Argentina in a lovely box.  Oh dear though, she needs finishing!  I’m not renowned for being very good with a paintbrush so this could be interesting.  Not that I know where to start, what to do or even what to use!  Watch this space…  In the meantime I need to think of a name for her.

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Of course her name might come once she starts to evolve and develop…who knows?!

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