Monday, 18 September 2017


First back in the box was the smocked dresses.... of course!

Well it's going to be a long task ! I have sent half of yesterday and most of today sorting and taking photos and listing and selling! But slowly things and going and I have one whole small empty box....


Sunday, 17 September 2017


It's already the middle of September! I've just had a lovely two weeks off work but it's now time to get back into the swing of things.

Because we've been away , we've been inspired, as usual, to get on with things, change things, clear out things! I so love holidays they give you that chance to recharge the batteries and think about what you are doing at work and also at home.

First up, seeing all those gardens made us decide it was time to sort out one of the borders at home and this time we followed the recommended rules! We went off to one of our favourite garden nurseries and bought a few plants.

So this was what the garden table looked like after our visit!

They always tell you to buy three or five of a plant not just one if you want to get a nice big group of colour, so that's what we did , we bought three of most plants and just one set of five.

And an amazing thing happened! That evening I noticed this strange flying thing around the plants...

My daughter managed to get a photo of it and Paul identified it as A Humming Bird Hawk Moth!  It's wings were going so fast it was really hard to get a clear photo! This was the only one we managed between us! I have never ever seen one before in the garden or in life! So it's nice to know it's out there and we are putting in plants that will feed it and it's offspring!

The next day due to gale force winds being forecast I moved all the plants off the table and under some shelter , so a couple of days later Paul moved them back so they could get some light and water.

It's actually working out quite well as keep moving things about and some of them flowering more is enabling us to see what looks good together. I think they would all look quite good together in one bed!

Paul been working on the folly everyday although the rains made work very bitty but it's progressing well and we got to the stage that one of the windows could be put in. So I help Paul pick it up and almost immediately told him we needed to put it down.. it weighted a ton!! I knew there was no way we'd be able to lift it into place on the brickwork!

But luckily enough when it came time to put it in place, I messaged my son in law and he popped round and Paul and him lifted into place and I observed! Perfect ;).
Then the heavens opened yet again!

So I can only share this photo taken between heavy showers yesterday, no time to move things out the way to get a good photo.

but you can see it's coming along.

On the doll front it's been an arriving and leaving sort of month so far!

My golden eyed girl arrived.

I've changed her into something warmer due to this cold snap we are having.

Her sweet face.

So she's arrived and a few Sasha dolls and non Sasha dolls have left. There will probably be a few Sasha's that go up for adoption during the rest of this month and a few more non Sasha's.

But then having said that there are two Sasha's on there way in over the next few months! My other task this month is to finally be brutal and get rid of Sasha clothes.

This is a dress I got from the SC weekend and it's still in it's wrapper! I've also got things from the Chat n Snap from last October still in their wrappers or unused!.

So I'm going to open up every box and bag I have of clothing and shoes and whittle the whole lot down to two boxes of each to keep and the rest is heading for my sales page/ Ebay or the Sasha Bazaar or all three! So if you see something you've made on there please don't be offended because its not that I don't like it any more , I'd have never have bought it if I didn't, it's just I need to be hard!

And now I'm off to load up the camera battery and open the first box... wish me luck... you know I'll be needing it.....

Have a great week


Ps It's nice to see Hans and his Papa are still about and going to post when the mood strikes.