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Dress-a-doll's Hands-on-Holiday

Well it's finally arrived. The date has been set for my operation on my hands - both at the same time- and it just happens to co-inside with the summer holidays. Good planning eh! So the plan of action is this... Dress-a-doll is open for business as normal, however posting out parcels will be  delayed and there will be NO DOLL UPLOADS OR CLOTHING UPLOADS. I'm planning to take 5-6 weeks off from sewing to give my hands the best chance of mending. And its a good excuse to spend some time with my boys (they are growing fast! I still can't believe Thomas has grown 5cm in 8 months and gone up 1 1/2 shoe sizes and will be...

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Oh Birdy!

"Why do birds fly?" "Because that's the way God made them." sighed the dollmaker. She had been answering Birdy's questions from the moment she sat down at the sewing machine. She was supposed to be making Birdy her clothes, but instead she was answering this inquisitive little doll's questions.   "Why did you choose a rusty colour for my dress?" "Because it matches your hair." Replied the dollmaker. "And why did you pick that fabric, the one with birds on?" "Because you are named after the birds, you sing just as sweetly. When you're not asking me questions that is!" The dollmaker paused as she held up the rusty red dress. "Are you ready to try it on?" "Oh yes" Birdy...

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Full of Adventure

As a doll maker, I sit and watch as dolls come and go. I also watch as one little boy... "Hey I'm a Dude" comes a little voice from in my wool rack. I stand corrected. You see there are lots of people (mostly dad's if i'm honest) who say that boys (the human kind) shouldn't have dolls... "I'm not a doll" comes the little voice again. I know that - i'm explaining to the nice friends reading this why you are a dude! "Oh! Carry on!" Where was I? Oh yes lots of dad's have a "thing" about boys having dolls. So we (doll maker and little helpers like the one hiding in my wool rack) decided to make...

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Lily Lilac-Blossom

Finally, Lily says - She's been waiting for this moment all week.  Lily Lilac-Blossom has been excitedly questioning me at every moment she can about her new home.  She's been sat in the workshop for so long, it was time to get her dressed and find her a home. {sigh} Inspired buy her gorgeous pastel hair Lily fell in love with Lilac - of course her favourite colour. (I wonder why!) We found some pretty fabric for the pockets and the back of her t-shirt. I picked out some lovely yellow buttons for her dungarees, but Lily was having none of it and chose green! She certainly knows what she likes! And those shoes - they had to be purple....

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