Forty Winks…

May 19th, 2011

Sold

Mrs Baxter has had a hard day at work…
She sat down for just a few minutes rest and has fallen asleep…

Wearing a striped dress with white collar and cuffs, trimmed with tiny buttons and a fine crisp apron over…

Her lace trimmed petticoat can be seen beneath her skirt as well as her real leather laced boots. As always everything is hand sewn.

Currently Mrs Baxter is available for sale.

If your interested in her, would like to see larger pictures
or would like to commission something similar please do not
hesitate to e-mail me to discus
your requirements further.

Lisa x

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
~ Victor Hugo ~

Presenting Mrs Patmore………….

September 28th, 2010



…. (SOLD) ….

Being the cook means Mrs Patmore is in charge of the kitchen and all of the kitchen staff too.

She is fashioned in a pale grey checked skirt and blouse and wears undergarments of fine cotton trimmed with tiny lace and a bow… along with an apron. As always all seams are hand sewn. One hand is on her hip while the other rests down by her side, both are specially sculpted, making her unique.
As always all seams are hand sewn.

Currently she is available for sale.
Any enquiries, please do e-mail me for further information.

Lisa x

“What lies behind us & what lies before us are…
small matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Presenting Daisy……………….

September 28th, 2010


…. (SOLD) …

A sweet natured kitchen maid, she is the dogsbody and is at the bottom of the heap, but, this doesn’t matter to Daisy as she always has a smile on her sweet face. Her job is to attend to every need of the cook, she has to clean, scour and scrub hundreds of knives, forks, pots and pans, clean and light every fire.. every day… but Daisy aspires to be a Lady’s Maid… or she would equally be happy working behind a shop counter or as a nursery maid.

Fashioned in the simplest of costumes, a palest of peachy-pink stripe blouse, with a peach cotton skirt. She wears undergarments of fine plain cotton trimmed with tiny lace and a cream simple apron.
As always all seams are hand sewn.

Currently she is available for sale.
Any enquiries, please do e-mail me for further information.

Lisa x

“It’s not what you go through that defines you;
you can’t help that. It’s what you do after you’ve
gone through it that really tests who you are.”
~ Kwame Floyd ~

Presenting Belle………..

August 11th, 2010

(SOLD) ……. ‘Belle’ my latest doll for sale ……. (SOLD)

Poor Belle she’s been working very hard scrubbing the floors,
stopping only when cooks back is turned to wipe her brow.
All seams are hand sewn.

Currently she is available for sale.

If you would like further information
about Belle, please do not hesitate
to e-mail me.

Lisa x

“You don’t need a weatherman to know
which way the wind blows.”
~ Bob Dylan ~

www.lisajohnsonrichards.com

Pretty in Pink………

June 25th, 2010

SOLD ……Presenting ‘Amélie’…… SOLD

I’m sure you will agree she is quite adorable…
wearing a fine batiste patterned dress with a sweet apron over the top, in a pale shade of pink and with three rows of tiny pin tucks and trimmed with vintage lace……

She wears pretty white undergarments consisting of a petticoat and matching bloomers, both trimmed with lace and bows.

Amélie wears painted leather laced boots trimmed with tiny bows. All quite typical of the 19th Century fashion. She wears her hair in neat little plats and tiny ringlets frame her sweet little face.
All seams are hand-sewn.

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

If you have an enquiry regarding Amélie or any other doll, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail by clicking on the link below:-
lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk


Lisa x


“A heart that loves is always young.”
~ Greek proverb ~

Laura & Daniel…

May 24th, 2010


SOLD… Laura …SOLD

Presenting Laura & Daniel. my latest dolls which are currently for sale. Laura has finely sculpted hands which are clasped together… they took over six hours to sculpt and whilst they were challenging, they were fun to make. She wears a pretty floral blouse with tiny pearl buttons at the back and on the cuffs, she also wears a simple broach at her neck. Her pretty skirt trimmed with vintage insertion lace, all are in keeping of late 19th Century England. All pf my seams are hand sewn. She wears real painted leather laced boots, tied in tiny bows.


SOLD… Daniel …SOLD

Daniel also has hands sculpted especially to hold his satchel… he wears a typical 19th Century day suit, along with a fob-watch and chain.. All seams are hand sewn. He wears real painted leather laced boots and carries a real leather satchel.

If you have any enquiries or would like to see more pictures of Laura & Daniel, please do e-mail me by clicking the link below.


lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

Lisa x

“If you want to know where your heart is,
look where your mind goes when it wanders.”

~ Anon ~

An Edwardian High Tea…

May 11th, 2010


SOLD…Introducing “High Tea” my latest doll currently for sale…SOLD

Her ensemble is trimmed with beautiful Edwardian Vintage laces.
All seams are hand sewn by my fair hand.

She wears a delicate broach made of genuine Swarovski crystals, a hand strung vintage bead double necklace, which takes many hours to hand string, held together with a single Swarovski crystal.

Currently she is available for sale, she will be sold on a first come basis.
All enquiries, please do e-mail me by clicking the link below.

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

Lisa x

“”If men liked shopping, they’d call it research.”
~ Cynthia Nelms ~

Good Old Days…

October 14th, 2009

The past couple of days have been spent merrily working in my studio. At the moment, I am am working on an Edwardian Parlour Maid, she is a repeat order and I’m really enjoying dressing her in fact she is going together so well, she is almost dressing herself although, sewing black material is quite hard on the eye.

Edwardian Parlour Maid... SOLD

Edwardian Parlour Maid... SOLD

To give you an idea of 1:12 scale she is 5 1/4" tall...

To give you an idea of 1:12 scale she is 5 1/4" tall...

Sitting in here quietly, I’m finding my thoughts are slipping elsewhere…

Dad is my Mum’s carer and I felt he needed some time for himself. Before he had to retire some ten months early to care for Mum, Dad was an Art Director for an Advertising Agency, yet rarely was he able to paint pictures for himself… so, when he asked me to look for an Art Class for him to attend I was not surprised, however… little did I know I would find myself sitting in the Art class alongside him!

Last Wednesday was our first class and we enjoyed it very much. Dad referred to it as being “just like the good old days” I was rather proud to be sitting there next to him, and he was quite right it was just like the good old days. I spent my time carefully sketching in what I plan to paint using a photograph as reference.

My canvas, looking closely you can see the faint pencil lines of the rose...

My canvas, looking closely you can see the faint pencil lines of the rose...

For those of you who have read my ‘about me’ page you will know I have painted all of my life. However, I am finding myself quite nervous thinking about class this afternoon… not only have I chosen a rather large canvas on which to paint, but I’ve also chosen a new medium too. Whilst I paint using China paint regularly, I’ve never used Oils… and for the past 9 years, I’ve been working in a much smaller scale… 1:12 to be exact, so as you can imagine I’m a little apprehensive to say the least, I really hope it works out… either way I shall endeavor to keep you posted… so please watch this space!

Lisa x

Lazy Sunday…

October 11th, 2009

Its a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining, Mark, my husband, is pottering around in the kitchen, Christian, my eldest, is playing cricket outside with his friend, while Rebecca who slept at my parents is potting winter hanging baskets in their garden with my Dad…

Rebecca's freshly potted hanging basket...

Rebecca's freshly potted hanging basket...

I love Sunday’s because I always seem to achieve a huge amount of work and today is no exception, I’ve just finished an Edwardian Nanny with her Charge, she is an order and thus sold… this lucky lady is off to live in Spain with her new owner…!

Nanny with her Charge... SOLD

Nanny with her Charge... SOLD

Some of you may already be aware, my Mum was diagnosed with a terminal illness in April after some three + years of mis-diagnosis. As you can imagine it came as a huge shock to us all. Considering Mum’s diagnosis and prognosis, she is doing very well at the moment and life is slowly getting back to normal.

Currently, I am working as hard as I can trying to catch up on my orders and I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you all for your patience while waiting for your orders.

On that note, I am off to work on some more.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Lisa x