The Little Book Thief…

September 15th, 2014

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Ohhh look what arrived in my inbox today… beautiful photographs of my one of my latest creations… Grace, in her exquisite new home.

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She has such an adorable, whimsical face which captures
her day-dreaming expression quite beautifully in this photograph.

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Grace has beautiful dark brown hair tied with silk ribbon bows which match her pretty pale green silk dress perfectly…

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On her feet she wears black patent leather laced up boots
As always, all clothing and undergarments are hand~sewn by me.

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Grace was a specially commissioned piece, however, should you have any enquiries regarding her or any other piece please do e~mail me

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

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“I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces”
~ The Book Thief ~

Adorable Isabella & Hugo…

September 7th, 2014

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I’d like to introduce you to Isabella and Hugo. Isabella is telling a story to her favourite bear… And, as every bear does…
Hugo listens attentively to the story which she is telling.

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Isabella is wearing a crisp white Edwardian ensemble with tiny smocking at the bodice, it is adorned with frills at the collar and cuffs, and trimmed with delicate lace at the hem…

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Tied at her waist is a petrol blue sash. Isabella’s undergarments are simple, yet pretty and lace trimmed all with silk ribbon bows.
As always, everything is hand~sewn by me.

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She has dark wavy hair which is held back with a white silk ribbon headband and, tied in an oversized bow. Delicate curls frame her beautiful sweet angelic face, she has glancing down, deep brown eyes.

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Isabella and Hugo are a specially commissioned piece and they are going to live in South Africa. However, should you have any
enquiries regarding them or any other piece please do e~mail me

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

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"You're never to old, too wacky, to wild,
to pick up a book and read to a child"
~ Dr. Seuss ~

Happy New Year…

January 21st, 2014

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Happy New Year to all of my gorgeous followers here in blogland…
I hope all of your dreams and wishes come true in 2014.

Henriette is an Edwardian lady wearing a pale pink ensemble trimmed with delicate vintage lace from early 1900s.

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At her neck she wears a real Swarovski crystal broach and a vintage hand~strung beaded necklace.

Henriette has blonde hair with delicate curls falling down framing her beautiful face and deep brown eyes.

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Henriette holds a pure silk handkerchief. At her waist she wears a silk belt with a buckle made with real Swarovski crystals.

Her undergarments are simple, pretty, lace trimmed and tied with silk ribbon bows. As always, everything is hand~sewn by me.

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Henriette is one of two specially commissioned pieces and now resides with her lovely family in Germany.

However should you have any enquiries regarding her or any other figure please do not hesitate to e~mail me by clicking the link below…

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

Thank You for Looking…!

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“Whatever You Do ~ Work at it with all Your Heart”
~ Anonymous ~

Keeping It In The Family…

September 30th, 2013

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~SOLD~

George is my latest creation…
He is a sweet Regency boy of around four years of age
standing just 3 1/2 inches tall.

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Wearing a Regency costume made entirely of the finest lawn he wears cream breeches and a navy spencer with a large frilly white collar. As always all of which are hand~sewn.

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George has an enchanting yet mischievous little face with beautiful soulful brown eyes, rosy cheeks and cute wavy blonde hair worn in a style in keeping with the Regency period.

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Tiny pearl buttons adorn the front of George’s spencer jacket, his sleeves and trousers, a full white collar trimmed with frills completes the ensemble. He wears white stockings and black fine leather shoes.

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Attention to every aspect of each of my creations, no matter how small is of the utmost importance to me, my Mum would say of my dolls
“the difference is in the detail”… to this day it has served me well.

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~SOLD~

My Dad is reigniting his passion too for painting too… this is his first attempt at miniature painting, I think this little boy is quite perfect and a joint venture I think Mum would be proud.

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If you are interested in George or the miniature painting which accompanies him, or should you have any further questions regarding commissioning any other doll or a painting for your miniature home, then please do not hesitate to email me by clicking on the link below

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

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“Why did she make things? well, she enjoyed it of course;
but it also somehow helped her remember who she was and where she came from”
~ Anonymous ~

The Little Snowdrop…

June 12th, 2013

It has taken me almost four months to find the courage to write this post to let all of my lovely followers know my sad news…

My beautiful Mum was finally released from her pain and passed away on Wednesday 27th February at 12.24pm.
Dad and I were with her until the end, by her bedside in the QE Hospital. We are absolutely inconsolable but we take some comfort
from knowing she is no longer suffering.

Mum has left a huge void which shall never be filled, we do not think we shall ever get over her passing, our only hope is that she is with her Mum and Dad who passed away when she was such a young age and who Mum was calling for towards the end.
We are heartbroken and the pain we are feeling is only getting worse… I hope in time we will learn to live with our loss although I know in our hearts we won’t ever get over loosing Mum… I miss her terribly, she was my everything, she was my Best Friend…

ღ ….… Rest in Peace Mum ….… ღ

Mum’s most favourite flower was the delicate Snowdrop hence the poem above which we had printed on an A6 card and had handed out at the Service of ‘Celebration’ of Mums life on Thursday 7th March at South Tyneside Crematorium. The words of the poem mean so much to us as they remind us of Mum… ‘our little snowdrop.’

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I would like to take this opportunity to reassure all of my most wonderful clients past, present and future, that I am still working albeit at a slower pace and I am accepting orders and most importantly to thank You all from the bottom of my heart for your patience and continued support… “Thank You.”

As always if you should have any questions or queries not matter how small, please do e~mail me…
lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

The world may never notice if a snowdrop doesn’t bloom
Or even pause to wonder if the petals fall too soon.
But every life whatever forms, or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way for all eternity.
The little one we long for was swiftly here and gone,
But the love that was then planted is a light that still shines on.
And though are arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do,
by beating out a rhythm
reminding us of you.

~ unknown ~

A Mother’s Love …

February 4th, 2013

… is a special commissioned piece by my gorgeous client
in the Netherlands …

… who had very specific ideas about what she wanted, her girls were to have beautiful costumes made with fine cream lawn and trimmed with beautiful French laces …

… with pretty strawberry blonde hair in french plaids, tied up with
silk ribbon bows …

… Mother has a most serene face, her hair is tied up in a bun and delicate curls fall free. She wears a beautiful dress made with cream fine cotton lawn and trimmed with vintage laces and trims …

Attention to every minute detail is of the uttermost importance to me no matter how small… whether this be the sculpting, painting, costuming, wigging or accessorising… it goes without saying
as always everything is hand sewn.

A Mother’s Love was a specially commissioned piece and is now sold… however should you have any enquiries regarding this piece
or any other doll, please do e~mail me…
lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

This post is dedicated to my Mum who is terminally unwell and has been admitted into hospital today for the forth time since 30th December…
“My thoughts and heart are always with you Mum”
~ Lisa Johnson~Richards ~

Tea & Biscuits…

September 13th, 2012

Rosetta is an Edwardian miss wearing a three tier cream dress
made using delicate vintage lace from early 1900s…

Delicate curls fall framing her beautiful face and sweet brown eyes,
and a real Swarovski crystal broach is worn at her neck…

Rosetta’s undergarments are kept simple pretty and are lace trimmed…
As always, everything hand~sewn by me…

Around her waist is a cream silk sash tied in a bow at the back,
she wears fine leather laced up boots with delicate lace inserts…

I sculpted Rosetta’s hands specifically to delicately hold her tea cup and saucer taking many hours to get everything ‘just so’…

Her hair is worn in a loose plaid tied in a silk ribbon bow
delicate curls fall framing her beautiful face…

The tea cup and saucer are made by Stokesay Ware
and filled with tea by Linda Cummings…

Rosetta is a specially commissioned piece however should you have any enquiries regarding her or any other doll,
please do e~mail me…

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“They say good things come to those who wait…
so I guess I’ll be an hour late”
~ Anonymous ~

Sweetness & Light…

July 31st, 2012

SOLD ~ Currently available for sale ~ SOLD
Annabelle is a sweet child of around four years of age,
Standing just 3 1/2 inches tall.

She has an endearing little face with beautiful soulful brown eyes…
her strawberry blonde hair is worn in a style typical of the Edwardian
era and is tied with pale pink silk ribbon bows.

Annabelle wears an ensemble made using fine white batiste…
it has two rows of pin tucks, insertion lace and soft rouches with a scalloped edges all hand~sewn.

Insertion lace, soft rouches with a scalloped edges are echoed on her bodice, sleeves and at her neck she has a scalloped edge collar with a tiny bow, while five tiny pearl buttons adore the back.

Annabelle’s undergarments are simple yet pretty and are lace trimmed complete with tiny little bows. Completing her ensemble she wears black stockings and black patent leather laced boots.

As always, everything is hand~sewn by me.

Currently she is available for sale, however she will be sold on a first come basis, I hope you understand.

Should you have any further questions regarding Annabelle or any other doll, please do not hesitate to email me.

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment
and their heart for a lifetime”
~ Anonymous ~

Elegant Eugine…

June 26th, 2012

~ SOLD ~

Eugine is a beautiful lady currently available for sale…
wearing an Edwardian dress with a vintage lace overlay intricately hand~sewn onto cream silk.

Eugine has a graceful face with beautiful brown eyes…
Her lovely strawberry blonde hair is worn up in a bun. At her neck she wears a broach made using genuine Swarovski crystals.

In her hand Eugine holds a large highly detailed beautiful hat made using silk, vintage lace, tulle, silk ribbons and tiny pearls.
As always, everything is hand sewn by me.

Currently Eugine is available for sale,
however she will be sold on a first come basis, I hope you understand.

Should you have any further questions regarding her or any other doll
please do not hesitate to email me.

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”
~ Roald Dahl ~

Edwardian Elegance…

June 25th, 2012

Edward is a special commissioned piece… dressed in formal attire
consisting of a black tail coat and trousers.

He has gentle face with masculine features… his strawberry blonde hair is brushed back off his face showing off his deep brown eyes.

Wearing a white waistcoat made of silk… and an over size bow tie, in his pocket carefully tucked away is his fob watch.

As always, everything is hand sewn by me.

Edward was specially commissioned piece, however should you have any further questions regarding him or any other doll,
please do not hesitate to email me.

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“One can never be overdressed or overeducated”
~ Oscar Wilde ~