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


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