dinsdag 20 december 2011

Merry Christmas!

to all my followers and everyone who visits my Blog, I wish you a peaceful and happy christmas with friends and family!

zondag 23 oktober 2011

Welcome new followers!

For the first time from my new home : A very warm welcome to my  new followers,
Patrizia  http://lemagiedipatty.com/
La Duchessa http://la-duchessa.blogspot.com/
Marja http://marjabalvers.blogspot.com/
Gaia http://leparolesilenziose.blogspot.com/
Marita http://miparaisomitaller.blogspot.com/
Isabelle http://lapassiondisabelle.blogsot.com/
Carlolina Leonardo, I can`t find you Blog Carolina.
John http://john-merrimanpark.blogspot.com/
Sans DD http://sansdollhousediaries.blogspot.com
Simon http://miniatureenthusiast.blogspot.com/
Noelle Pettit Martin http://anadventureinminiature.blogspot.com/
Jamila Zolotnikova http://jamila-zolotnikova.blogspot.com/
Lea http://atelier-de-lea.blogspot.com/
Jennifer www.plushpussycat.com
Thank you all for becoming a follower and amaze and inspire me with your beautiful Blogs!!
Have a great day.

vrijdag 21 oktober 2011

New home

This summer we moved to a house with a garden! During the hectic days of packing and moving, Ootje found refuge in this pink cabinet. There were moments I wished I could have curled up in there with him..
Ootje and Gloomy love the garden and exploring! Jan and I allready did some work in the garden, but as we had to do a lot of painting, peeling of wallpaper, more painting, and a lot of chores that have to be done when you move to a new home, the garden is for next year.
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zondag 7 augustus 2011

Welcome new followers.

A very warm welcome to:
Bryony, Mini, Sjoukje, Giac, Georgie Steeds, Melissa, Leo Leandry, Miniature Treasures, Riitta, Eliana Martins,
and Carla. Thank you for becoming a follower.

Two of my  ladies moved abroad and they were so kind to send me pictures of their new elegant home:
Thank you Catherine!
I dressed this lady by Miep Otzen in dark green and pink silk. and purple silk ribbons.
I dressed this lady by Sylvia Mobley in cotton with roses, silk ribbons and antique lace apron.

woensdag 13 juli 2011

La Belle Brigante featured on Pocketchange website.

website there is a little article about La Belle Brigante, thank you Chrissie Bryant.

vrijdag 1 juli 2011

Welcome new followers!

A very warm welcome to all new followers and a big thankyou to everyone who left all those lovely comments!!
New followers are:
Ilenia y muanuanimales
Paula Doeven
Francesca Martinez

dinsdag 14 juni 2011

Surprise revealed.

As you know Heather won my surprise GiveAway. . Now that she so kindly posted about it , I also can post a picture. The mannequin was a kit I bought from Hazel Dowd and covered in linnen. I made panniers and an underskirt with lace. The dress itself is made from very pale pink silk.

zondag 5 juni 2011

Welcome new followers and welcome Firefox...

After a very helpful tip I changed my browser from Internet Explorer to Firefox and now my followers are here again! Glad you`re back, I missed you all this week! A very warm welcome to new followers:
Rosa Pitti
Las manos de Sca
Ana Camara
Kimmi Lou Miniatures
A. Bouwman
Pinerose  This is Sylvia Mobley`s blog, she creates the very high quality doll-kits I love to dress.

I hope I did not miss any of you. I could not find all of your blogs.
I do wish you all a wonderful sunday!

woensdag 1 juni 2011

GiveAway winner!

I want to thank you all that entered my GiveAway, and became new followers and left all those wonderful comments!!! I wrote all your names on pieces of paper and put them in a straw summerhat, Ootje became very curious and I asked him to draw a name and so he did...Of course he ran off with the paper and gave me a fierce "mine,mine,mine" look! Sweet natured as he is he eventually pawed me over the paper, and the winner is Heather !! Congratulations Heather, please let me know your address, so I can send the surprise to your home....that is, when it is finished. It is not completely finished yet...shame on me! I am going to start working on it right now!! 

dinsdag 31 mei 2011

Back from Germany

This weekend we were at the 1:12 Show in Rheda-Wiedenbruck. We had a great time in Germany. We met lovely people, saw some beautiful miniatures, bought some miniatures...
The footmen by Sylvia Mobley and dressed by me in light blue silk, decided to quit their job and stay behind...they were muttering about how this is the 21th century, and I made them work too long and too hard..
This lady by Theresa Glisson asked me to dress her in a bright color so the young handsome footman would notice her. She was heartbroken when the handsome young footman decided not to come home with us...

I also wanted to welcome new followers in this post, but Blogger is not showing my followers for two days now. Also I can`t see followers on other Blogs, and I am having trouble leaving comments.
I do hope this problem will be solved tomorrow, when I do the draw for my GiveAway!!!

maandag 16 mei 2011

Welcome new followers!

A very warm welcome to new followers:

Thank you for becoming a follower of my Blog.

woensdag 4 mei 2011

Welcome to new followers!

A very warm welcome to:
Karin Gutknecht
Narina Napertaa
Maria Ireland

Thank you all for visiting and becoming a follower!

Tiny doll

Today Belen let me know that this tiny doll arrived safely at her new home in Spain!

vrijdag 29 april 2011


This picture gives a hint what my, 200 followers GiveAway ,will be.... 
It is still a surprise. the draw will be wednesday June 1.Please leave a comment on this post if you like to enter in the draw and  you must be a follower of course! Have a nice and sunny weekend !!

Welcome new followers.

A very warm welcome to: Angeles, Maristella, Pasjonatka, Romantyczna Dusza, Andrea Xavier Carvalho, and Inagancheva. Now there are 200 followers, hurrah, time for a GiveAway!

zaterdag 23 april 2011


Have a lovely Easter, everyone.
I hope you have time to enjoy the sunshine, the company of family and friends, and the outdoors.

woensdag 20 april 2011

Welcome new followers!

A very warm welcome to:

Jaana, Lesnuestrescoses, Dave Williams, Dale Fluty, Sherry Saltsman, and Alienora.
I hope you enjoy my blog!

Almost 200 followers, I am thinking about a GiveAway..

vrijdag 1 april 2011

The new april issue is out!

The new April issue out now!

woensdag 30 maart 2011

Welcome new followers.

A very warm welcome to:

 Maria, Jaione, Ada, Victoria, Jeanette, Allison, Carmen, Grace, Irene, and Marina .

I hope you enjoy my blog!

dinsdag 29 maart 2011

Arnhem Show

We had a good time in Arnhem, met some lovely people, sold some dolls and bought some miniatures.
A workshop-kit for a little bed by Sylvia Lutje Boudel, some viscose and silk ribbon from Unicorna, silk ribbon from My Passion, fabrics and lace from Brigitte Lohrmann, silk ribbon and tulle from Hazel Dowd, an hourglass by Reina Mab, red glasswork by Gerd Felka, a rosebush on a stem and some old-looking little pots by Jan van den Doel, green glasswork from Ann High, a speculaasblik from Me and My Shadow, tiny mice bat toadstools crow by Georgia Marfels, a wicker flower-basket by Will Werson, silk tulips and a hertshoorn plant by Carla Zandvliet, a blue and white dish by Cocky Wildschut, flowers by Floras Blomster and a porcelain vase by Dineke Boektje.

woensdag 23 maart 2011


Time for summerdresses and straw hats, at least in my miniature world...I used a light and flowery coton to dress  this lady by Sylvia Mobley.

The teenager by Miep Otzen has her own transport: a sedan chair by Christian Neugebauer. I dressed her in brocade, yellow silk and old lace.

maandag 14 maart 2011

Evening wear

More dolls for the show, a gentleman by Sylvia Mobley and a second lady by Theresa Glisson. I dressed them both in evening wear like Lady Peacockfeathers. They asked me what I was going to wear to the show.
"a pair of jeans, sneakers and a blouse" I answered. "Djeens?? What is that, and why you are going to wear two of them..?
I explained what jeans are, thats it quite respectable in this century, still they were quite shocked: "you can`t wear trousers!!" "Well, I can and I am going to! You three can look pretty all day, while I have to crawl under the table plugging in cables and looking for boxes, bags, food, pens, spectacles... anything that`s going to get lost those two days..

donderdag 10 maart 2011

Welcome new followers

Just to let you know I am working hard for the Arnhem Dollshouse Show March 26 and 27,
 my standnumber is D 53.

A very warm welcome to: Adriana Guedes, Evarh and to Angelique Hoekstra. Angelique will also be in Arnhem, her standnumber is D 34.

I wish all my readers a very nice and hopefully sunny weekend!

zondag 27 februari 2011


Within minutes after my last post about Spring, the temperature dropped to freezing, the sun dissapeared, little snowflakes appeared in a dark grey sky and today it is raining, grey and stormy...

A very warm welcome to : Sharon and Frangipani I would love to see your Blogs but I can`t find them...
Also a very warm welcome to Claudia Lis.

zaterdag 19 februari 2011

Soon it will be Spring....

I love this picture by Cornelis Jetses, it is all about Spring and Summer, sunshine and fresh air. I found the picture on this website.

vrijdag 18 februari 2011


When I was dressing these dolls they made me think of my mother and father who went on their honeymoon on a bicycle. So I bought a bicycle in the Fair Trade shop, Jan painted it black and lowered the saddle ( actually he made a new leather saddle!) and the handlebars. My father was tall and had red hair and my mother was dark and petit. So the dolls look a littlebit like them...
I dressed Errol, by Sylvia Mobley, in jodhpur`s and a "tweed" jacket. The lady was made by Miep Otzen, a Dutch doll-artist. Miep now no longer makes dolls, and moved to lovely France
I dressed the lady in a "tweed" suit with bloomers, very convinient for riding a bicycle!
The background is the actual map my parents used in october 1942 of the area around Vorden in Holland.

Welcome new followers.

A very warm welcome to Ayamontinomaria, TaschenParadies, Astridbears, Sobrepuja-se,  DeGamonal, and Paris miniatures. Thank you for following my Blog, I hope you enjoy what you see here!

dinsdag 15 februari 2011

New photos

Today I tried to take better pictures of the dolls, as I was not happy with the previous picture.
First I cleaned the lens..I thought it might improve the sharpness. Then I made a little studio with a black background. I don`t like using flash, so I used the natural daylight.
Because of the black background, the doll was over-exposed at first, so I had to adjust the aperture to under-exposing. With the
"french" doll I also used a little lamp, but not directly on the doll.
 I will keep experimenting, maybe I should try a tripod to help the sharpness.

woensdag 9 februari 2011

A new doll.

I am dressing new dolls for the Arnhem Dollshouse Show .This lady is poured and painted by Theresa Glisson and dressed and wigged by me.

woensdag 2 februari 2011


A very warm welcome to new followers:
Thank you for following my Blog.

maandag 31 januari 2011


Yesterday the ridingschool had an open day, all the classes did a 7 minute number in fancy-dress. In between Snowhite and the seven dwarfs and the Flying Nuns, we rode our figures dressed as cowgirls. Me and Inquesta are third from the left.  Banazorne on the right did his own pretty little dance...We had a lot of fun!

maandag 17 januari 2011

Thank you! and welcome new followers.

Thank you Ascension, Diny, Daydreamer, Patty and Margaret for your kind comments on the shop!

And a very warm welcome to new followers: Minna , Malu2, Elis, Judy, Karina, and Apasjonata.

zondag 16 januari 2011

The shop

I need my worktable to start dressing dolls again, so I will leave the shop for now. I am happy with the result so far. The front is all one color, in reality the color is  more yellow. The door is changed and painted black.I haven`t started on the appartment on top of the shop, but there allready is a staircase behind the cupboard, and some secret hiding places. When you come down the stairs, you can look in the shop, somewhere is a hole in the wall. It is all still a bit empty, but it will be fun to add more and more items.

maandag 3 januari 2011

Happy NewYear!

..a little late, but the Flu got in the way...

A very warm welcome to : Susi, Olga, Elamisk, Guadalupe, Manoli, Caroline, and Minna.