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 ~

Our Highland Holiday………

September 8th, 2010

… Were just home from two wonderful weeks …
… in the Highlands of Scotland … with its breathtaking views …

….. The view from our terrace … spectacular … hu…? …..
…… Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan Peninsular ……

… we took a stroll through the woods for an hour …
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……….. to reach our breathtaking destination ………..
…….. the secluded Singing-Sands beach ……..

…….. we had the whole beach to ourselves ……..
………… it was magical …………

………….. Christian and Sophie tested the water …………..
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…. then, we all had lots of fun with a diving competition ….
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….. and long jumping competitions …..
……… can you guess who won ……….?

…………………. I’ll give you a clue ………………….
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… every evening we fed Pine Martens …
….. then sat back and watched their antics in the garden …..

…… and daily we saw a family of deer in the 13 acre garden ……
…………….. the baby still had his spots ……………..

…. Mum saw one of these and it made her day ….
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….. we saw lots of Highland Cattle too …..
……. this one was having a bad hair day …….

….. all of the roads in Ardnamurchan are single track …..
……. but there are lots of passing places …….

…… We walked across the sands to Tioram castle ……
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….. standing beside Tioram castle … we heard …..
…… the haunting sound of bagpipes travel across by the winds ……

… and we took a ferry across …
….. to the picture postcard village of Tobermory …..

….. on the isle of Mull, so pretty …..
… did you know Balamory is filmed there …

… while I did this …
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…… I did a lot of this ……
………….. finishing two books and starting a third …………..

…….. and I did quite a bit of this too ……..
……… b.l.i.s.s ………

….. Rebecca loved ‘rock-pooling’ …..
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…. when she wasn’t doing this ….
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……. or this …….
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…….. she did …… lots and lots of this ……..
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……….. and …. this ………..
…. g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s ….

… Rebecca also spent many hours in the sun hand~making these …
…. they’re my one weakness don’t you know …..? ….

…… Christian did quite a bit of this ……
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…………. this ………….
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……………. and this …………….
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… while Mark had to do a lot of this …
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…… and between them they caught quite few of these ……
……. though we always put them back …….

…………… they also spent a fair bit of time in the dingy ……………
………. unravelling the fishing line ……….

……… when he wasn’t fishing Christian did a bit of this ………
……….. ha, caught … ya … !! ………..

………. and this ……….
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……….. Dad with his new best friend ………..
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….. who did lots and lots of this …..
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… and this …
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… afterwards Sophie did quite a bit of this …
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….. with its beaches of white sands …..
….. and oceans of turquoise blue, who wouldn’t fall in love …..
………………………….. Happy Days …………………………..

……. I’m fully recharged and raring to go …….
….. watch this space for the release of my new dolls …..

Lisa x

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open
doors for you where there were only walls.”
~ Joseph Campbell ~