Christmas At Home…

December 24th, 2011

… It’s Christmas Eve, come on in… and take a look around …

… You’ll find there’s always a Warm Welcome …

… And Even more so at Christmas …

… For us, it’s a very special time of year …

… A time when everything twinkles and glistens …

… and there’s a touch of magic in the air …

… The table is set for our Christmas Eve supper …

… Nothing escapes a touch of Christmas dressing …

… There’s even something Christmassy about our Rocking Horse …

… Christmas is my one weakness don’t you know …

… with twinkling lights, hearts, wreaths and candles galore …

All that’s left to say is We Wish you All a Wonderful Christmas
from our Home to Yours and we hope
the New Year brings you all, Everything You Wish for and more …

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other”
~ Burton Hillis ~

Little Boy Lost…

December 14th, 2011


Presenting William…
Dressed in a traditional Edwardian sailor suit…

His suit consists of hand~dyed pale blue pantaloons with matching top both trimmed with two pearl buttons…

A typical sailor collar in off white is trimmed with
contrasting piping is finished off with a large bow…

A straw boater hat with matching ribbon frames
his little mischievous face…

Completing his ensemble William wears black patent leather
laced up boots and off white stockings…

Detail of Williams costume at the back.
As always, all hand~sewn and fabric hand~dyed by me…

William was a special commission and has gone to live in South Africa… however, if you have any enquiries regarding him
or any other doll, please do email me…

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“I can do no great things, only small things with great love”
~ Mother Teresa ~

Edwardian Sundae…

December 10th, 2011

Presenting Edward, who is just about to tuck into a irresistible desert
and his excitement is evident…

Wearing a traditional Edwardian sailor suit trimmed with pearl buttons and an off white sailor collar with contrasting trim and bow…

Edward wears black patent leather laced up boots
and off white stockings…

His straw boater hat with matching ribbon and bow at the back
frames his little mischievous face…

As always all seams are hand~sewn and fabric is hand~dyed by me…

If you have any enquiries regarding Edward
or any other doll, please do email me…

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae”
~ Paul Walker ~

Tuppence a Flower…

December 8th, 2011


Presenting Eliza a kindly street seller, wearing clothes which have seen better days with their holes and frays…

Wearing a blue skirt with apron over both with holes and ageing,
a check blouse and a cord navy waistcoat with four buttons…

Eliza has a kindly face with soulful eyes, while her lines and wrinkles tell a story of a harsh life. Her hair is worn up in a bun and she wears her ‘best’ hat which is trimmed with pretty flowers…

To help keep the cold at bay she wears a scarf at her neck
and over her shoulders she wears a rather shabby shawl.

Eliza carries a basket of flowers while offering a single rose for sale at just a tuppence… basket and flowers made by Vicky Guile.

Black stockings, patent leather buttoned boots and simple, plain undergarments complete her ensemble.

As always, all hand~sewn and hand~dyed by me.

If you have any enquiries regarding Eliza
or any other doll, please do email me…

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“Our first intuitions are the true ones”
~ Emile M. Cioran ~

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas…

December 4th, 2011

(SOLD) ~ Available ~ (SOLD)

Harry is wearing his best pyjamas on Christmas eve
he’s hardly able to contain his excitement…

He wears red striped pyjamas with six pearl buttons
and slippers made using fine real suede…

Harry’s hair is blonde, poker straight with unruly sticking up pieces adding character to his a sweet mischievous little face

Over his pyjamas he wears a pale blue dressing gown with a patch pocket trimmed with braid and a trailing tie…

As always, all hand~sewn and fabric is hand~dyed by me.

If you would like to give Harry a home for Christmas
please do not hesitate to email me…

lisajohnsonrichards@blueyonder.co.uk

“I can resist anything but temptation”
~ Anonymous ~