Adorable Isabella & Hugo…

September 7th, 2014

Girlwbear1

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.

GirlwBear2

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…

GirlwBear3

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.

GirlwBear4

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.

GirlwBear5

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

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

Signature

"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

IMG_5306 copy

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.

IMG_5306 copy copy

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.

Henri copy

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.

IMG_5305 copy

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…!

Signature

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

Keeping It In The Family…

September 30th, 2013

RegencyBoy1 copy

~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.

RegencyBoy2

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.

RegencyBoy3

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.

RegencyBoy4

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.

RegencyBoy5

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.

DadsPainting

~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.

RegencyBoy6

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

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

Signature

“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 ~

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…
ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

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 ~

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.

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

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

Anne…

March 14th, 2012

~ SOLD ~ CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ~ SOLD ~

Presenting Anne, my take on the character from the enchanting series Anne of Green Gables.

Wearing a simple yet pretty floral cotton dress and with a fine check apron over, both trimmed with tiny pearl buttons…

Anne has lovely auburn hair which is worn in braids and tied with ribbons, a large straw hat frames her sweet freckled face…

Wearing late Edwardian style laced leather boots and carries all her worldly possessions in a carpet bag…

As always, everything is hand~sewn.
Anne is available for sale, she will be sold on a first come basis…

If you have any enquiries regarding Anne or any other doll
please do not hesitate to email me…

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

“Love is just a word until someone comes along & gives it meaning.”
~ Anon ~

An Aristocrat through and through…

March 5th, 2012

Countess Violet wears an Edwardian two piece ensemble made using the finest purple striped silk which is trimmed with vintage laces…

She has a rather stern face, a wicked tongue yet she has a heart of gold which can be seen through her kindly eyes.
Wearing a hat trimmed with silk chiffon and tiny adornments…

Further detail of her costume can be seen here showing beautiful draping which falls naturally, allowing the fabric to pool around her…

Vintage lace adorns Violet’s jacket, under which she wears a blouse made using cream lawn, more vintage lace and a silk bow.
Lace gloves are worn and in one hand holds a handkerchief…

In the other hand she holds a walking cane. Her undergarments are simple yet pretty and on her feet she wears black leather boots…

Violet’s once dark hair has turned silver grey with time,
though remaining darker shades can be seen at the back.
Tiny Amethyst earrings are worn in her ears…

As always all hand~sewn by me.

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

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

“We could always start with Mrs Crawley and Lady Grantham”
~ Violet. The Dowager Countess ~

Jane…

February 15th, 2012

Jane wears a Regency white empire style dress, with puff sleeves and a ruched bodice trimmed with pale green silk sash…

A simple silk shawl is draped around her arms, her undergarments are simple yet pretty very much in keeping with the period…

Jane has a beautiful delicate face… her hair is worn up in a loose bun and delicate curls fall gently…

Wearing a white gown was considered a sign of high society status as it dirtied quickly… meaning one would own several.

As always, all hand~sewn by me.

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

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

“Well, my comfort is, I am sure Jane will die of a broken heart, and then he will be sorry for what he has done”
~ Mrs. Bennett about Bingley’s treatment of her daughter Jane ~

Alice & Edward…

January 9th, 2012

Presenting Alice dressed in her nightie
holding her favourite teddy bear, Edward…

Alice has a sweet face with beautiful auburn hair which is tied into
two braids and secured with two pink silk ribbon bows…

Her nightie is plain in style yet it has lots of detail with its smocked bodice trimmed with three tiny pearl buttons and a bow…

And its frilly angel lace sleeves with gathered cuffs and a gathered
hem, while at the back there are three more tiny pearl buttons…

Alice wears cute little pink suede rabbit slippers…
complete with ears, eyes, whiskers a tiny little nose…

In her arm Alice holds her beloved teddy bear Edward…
made by the very talented Yvonne Hunt

As always, Alice’s ensemble is entirely hand~sewn by me.

Currently Alice & Edward are available for sale…
If you have any enquiries regarding them or any other doll please do not hesitate to email me

ljohnsonrichards@gmail.com

“Teddy bears don’t need hearts as they are already stuffed with love”
~ Anonymous ~

Essence of Lucille…

January 7th, 2012

Presenting a specially commissioned Lucille, by a client who prefers the face very pale… and specifies no blush…

She is every bit as graceful as my original Lucile, sitting on a lovely
sofa which compliments the colour of her ensemble beautifully…

Like my original her fair hair is worn up under an elaborate Edwardian hat, which is trimmed with hand dyed feathers…

And… her dress drapes around her pooling on the floor
and is made using silk, hand~dyed vintage braids and vintage laces…

In essence she is the same…
As always, all hand~sewn and hand~dyed by me…

If you have any enquiries regarding Lucille or any other doll,
please do not hesitate to e-mail me

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“A beautiful thing is never perfect.”
~ Anonymous ~