Saturday, 19 January 2013

Two Little Dolls for Two Little Girls.



 
My wife Karen, has been busy creating these charming dolls for our two little great-nieces Charlotte and Hannah. The fun thing about them is that the dolls match Charlotte and Hannah's hair and eye colour.




  When the girls get them, I have to admit that I'll miss seeing them sitting in the chair by the fire in our living room!

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  1. Hi!
    Your wife Karen have done a great work with this lovely dolls. Im sure Charlotte and Hannah will love them!
    Have a nice day!
    /Ingemar

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    1. Thanks /Ingemar - Happy New Year to you.

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  2. Adorable ! I'm sure the girls will love them !

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    1. Thank you Jane, yes I'm sure thay will.

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  3. Hola Jerry. Felicita a tu esposa de mi parte. Las muñecas son adorables. Nosotros tambien tenemos dos sobrinas nietas una de ellas de tres años y otra de casi un año. Sólo las conocemos por fotos que envía nuestra sobrina.
    Francesc y yo para ser abuelos tendremos que esperar muchos años ya que nuestro hijo sólo tiene nueve años.
    Un abrazo muy grande para toda la famiia. Sonia.

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    1. Hi Sonia, sounds like our great-nieces are just about the same age as yours but thankfully Charlotte and Hannah live nearby. Although Thomas and Anna are older than your son I think we too will have a fair wait if or when we are to be grandparents, but all this talk is making me feel old! Warmest wishes, Jerry.

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    2. Esas muñecas son deliciosas, Jerry. Aunque la verdad es que todas estas cosas acerca de la edad de los pequeños que van creciendo, nos hacen sentir más mayores. Hace unos años tenía a mi hijo en brazos y ahora me cuesta levantarlo. ¿Qué le vamos a hacer? El tiempo es una rueda que no para de girar.

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    3. Yes Francesc, I'm afraid you are right. We love to enjoy each day to the full but the older we get the quicker the days fly past.

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  4. Oh, Jerry, your wife did such a beautiful job on these dolls!! They are so cute! I know your great-nieces will love them! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Hi Tanna, I'm so pleased you like them, I must say I was hoping you'd look in after I posted this :) I know you especially appreciate this sort of thing.

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  5. How clever! These are adorable!
    And my mouth is watering having seen your Christmas feast! Yum :0P
    When you get a chance, can you send me your email address?
    I am trying to reply personally rather than on the blog roll :0)

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  6. Hi Jerry I just noticed your moth list for 2012. Are you over run with moths then or do you live in the depths of the countryside? 195 different types sounds like an awful lot of moths but then again I've never counted ours, only birds. :-) Love the dolls. Those will definitely be cherished. Don't forget the moth balls to keep them safe... lol

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    1. Hi Laura, I have one more moth species to add for last year but I was hoping to top 200. Although we get around 60 different butterflies in the Uk we have approx 2,500 types of moth!! I run a moth trap which has a special bulb that attracts them and a box that they then rest in; it doesn't hurt them. Far less is known about moths than birds yet they are a vital part of the food chain. I take part in the garden moth scheme which monitors numbers of the commoner moths week by week. They will gradually be able to build up a better picture as to which are becoming endangered and why. Glad you like the dolls too!

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  7. Dear Jerry, now here at home there are two dolls true, they are not sitting so quiet! There is a lot of work ... three adults that count 158 years total are struggling against two "defenseless people" of 31 months in total! How to make us run!!
    The dolls are very very pretty, congratulations to Karen!

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    1. Oh Rita it sounds as though you all have your hands full. I'm sure you are enjoying it really!!

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  8. OMGosh! they are so cute! Those girls are going to love them forever.

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    1. Thanks Jude, I'm sure they will be loved to bits - but hopefully not literally!

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  9. As soon as I saw these delightful creations I just knew they had been Individually designed or adapted for the recipients. They are beautiful and I'm sure they will be much loved, not sure I could bear to let them go, that chair will look very empty without them ;-)

    Has Karen ever made any of the Jean Greenhowe figures. They are beautiful designs. I used to love making them and still would ....if I had more time ;-)

    I hope you are keeping warm and safe in this harsh weather, we have had heavy snow here.

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    1. Hi Jan, fortunately on the snowyest days I was painting a harp at home so only had to battle down to the shed/studio at the end of the garden. I'll have to ask Karen if she knows all about Jean Greenhowe. I've just googled her and I can see what you mean. The style is certainly very similar and I loved seeing her amazing creations.

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  10. These baby dolls are so adorable and having them hand made by Grams makes it that much more special.! Karen did a beautiful job with these..and the girls will always treasure it!!

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    1. Thank You Hilda, yes I'm sure the girls will love them.

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  11. they are SO cute! your wife is talented, too!

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    1. Thanks TexWis - yes I think she is extremely talented too. She is also wonderful as an art consultant - when I'm not sure of a colour etc. she always seems to know the best thing to do.

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  12. Have been revisiting fellow bloggers to see posts I missed when I had flu, and have had some catching up to do. Sorry it's taken me so long to see Karens pretty hand made dolls.Her attention to detail is quite remarkable, and I'm sure your great neices will love them to bits.They do look cute on the chairs:)

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    1. Thanks Sonjia - Hope you are feeling MUCH better - flu can be truly dreadful.

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