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Monday January 28, 2013

Cakes and ale


OK the above is your first clue.

And below is my "big" present. Only 50 years - probably to the day - from when I first dreamed of owning one. She is 50 years old this year, though I have put her in an outfit that dates from a bit later on - the outfit is very "me" - I guess I'm the one that should be wearing it.


Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

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Friday July 25, 2008

Serene Sister

Last time the Bourne Quilters had their open day in Emsworth, I resolved to make a doll for a prize in their raffle. That was two years ago, and here I am right up to the wire on my holiday and the day of the exhibition - wild look in the eyes etc - staying up late to finish the doll.
Finally here she is - a Gebrüder Heubach unmarked girl (well she is marked with my own mark signifying a reproduction). Known as Die Schwester (sister) and often paired with a little brother - though not in this case!

Schwester1.jpg Schwester2.jpg

...and before you ask - yes she is supposed to have that whopping great bow on her head.


First Prize in the raffle is, of course, a lovely quilt, and instead of raffling her, they have decided to run a "guess the name of the doll" competition. I cannot reveal her name - not sure I even know it to be honest.... Winners announced after the day.

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 6:51 PM


I guess "Evangeline"...or maybe since she is a German doll perhaps it should be "Babette"?

Posted by: Alison on July 25, 2008 7:42 PM