Photostory: It Wasn’t a Very Good Idea

DSC09628 Charlotte: Evie, there is something I have to talk to you about.  I know you really wanted the children to come with you.  But they cannot come along this time.

DSC09625 Oliver:  Yes, yes dear girl, The children have all come down with the measles!  They will have to stay in our care until they are better. 

DSC09614 Evie:  Oh my gosh!  They all have spots!


DSC09615 Hammie:  I fell sick. 

Evie: You sure do look sick too!


Evie: Does it hurt?

Charlotte:  It doesn’t hurt.  But they do have fevers and chills and cannot go anywhere for many weeks.

DSC09618 Evie:  Well this is just so sad!  I hope they all feel better. 

DSC09624 Oliver:  They will, Evie.  We have plenty of Sugar pills! (winking)


DSC09619 Evie: (sniffling)  Now I have no one to play with!


Finds, Ollie’s Body, Eyes.

Yesterday was filled with getting Husband on the truck and shopping!

I found so many things that would suit Evie, but put several pieces back because I am still not sure how I want her room to look.  I did find a round table with curvy legs, a rocking chair and lots of bows on clips for her hair.  I also found infant pillow cases in cute child patterns that will work perfect as fitted sheets on her bed.  And a few toys for her to play with.  Oh, and some princess books.

DSC06650 I will paint the table and possibly the rocker when I decide on her room colours.

I finished Ollie’s body:

Before and after:

DSC06624 DSC06635 It took three tries at making a pattern shape, but I finally got the overall shape I wanted.  Keeping the same over all size of the original body, I put all of his weight to the front and gave him the ability to move his arms and legs and to sit down.  Most of the stuffing in the old body was actually in his back!  I really like his belly in front, it’s more realistic. I couldn’t help but noticed that he beamed when in the right shape!

DSC06637 Here you can see the blushing I gave him to liven up his sallow complexion.  My husband laughed, because I gave him a belly button!

I ordered antique glass eyes for the little head in brown. 

Antique eyes for little girl

I will make her a wig out of materials I already have.  But she will have to wait, right now I am in the midst of cleaning the apartment and shopping.  After my Husband hung some of our pictures up, the apartment looked homey and I want to work on making it look the best it can and not like a warehouse of boxes.  So dolly things will take a side step for a couple of days until the apartment is completed (including organizing the sew room) so that I can relax and play and carve a body for the little one.

Oliver, the Orphan and the Hedgehog

I took Oliver’s clothes off to investigate why his arms stick out and his legs felt weird under his trousers.

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I tried very hard not to laugh out loud, but Ollie was good humoured about it all.  Chicken legs and a badly made body.  So I will be giving him a new body today.

I also blushed his face a bit and it made a big difference in his jaundiced appearance.


I also worked on the little Halbig head, she is so sweet.  That pink nail polish and glue repair job was a bear to remove.  I now have her nice and solid, but the crack is noticeable and the chip after being filled in and given a bit of pastel to match her rosy cheeks, well, it looks like a scar.  I still need to sand the “scar” so perhaps I can get it matched a bit better.  The poor dear is pulling on my heart strings.  I am determined to make her a living little girl again.  I don’t have any eyes to fit her, so I will be on the hunt today. 

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And just because I had to…..this little 9 inch made in Germany, bought in Russia hedgehog is coming to live with us.

Porcupine Doll

My Cutie Pie

Finally home!  So many errands to run, but at least I had a chance to try Evie’s new eyes and wig.  I had spent the morning messing with the wigs and eyes I did have, even restyled a couple, trying to get a look that was right.  Husband went up to my parent’s house to get the mail, so it wasn’t until he got all his errands done that I saw the wig and eyes.

OMG.  I was so tickled!  Wow, those eyes are the most beautiful I have ever seen,  they are perfect for Evie, just the right colour blue with a touch of brown to keep from being intense blue.  The pupils are deep and not a floating black dot.  The wig is adorable, so sweet, giving her a childish look I have been seeking.  It is a soft colour too, she definitely looks more Danish than ever before!

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This is still her old faceup, I will be going to hobby lobby tomorrow for a few more pencils and pastels, I want her to have a rosy faceup with this cute hair.  She’s completely lost that Seola sadness. 

She received more shoes, some items to take to Hawaii, and Mr. Oliver Hackensack arrived.  He’s looks to be a lot of fun!  He’s got a great smile.  Haven’t time to take any other photo’s, but will have plenty when I do her faceup tomorrow.

A Letter From Charlotte


Dear Miss Elisa,

I hope you are well and that dear Miss Evie is enjoying her childhood.  Before her transference, she confided in me how much she hoped that you would love her again and that she would be everything you hoped for.  I reassured her that all would fall into place.  I hope it has.

As life has a way of moving ahead (or behind as in Evie’s case) I thought I would let you know that since so many OTHERS have left that I found myself feeling a bit lonely.  It’s not easy raising a baby by oneself.  I found an advert in the local paper for a matchmaker and I consulted with her on finding a suitable husband.  I have met a wonderful man, his name is Oliver Hackensack.  We have had several meetings, all chaperoned of course, and Mr. Hackensack has just proposed.  I have accepted.

I am writing to ask if you could please help me with sewing a wedding dress upon your return.  I could work on the design and we could collaborate on the final dress, as I can work on the fine details.

I have enclosed a photo of my beloved Mr. Hackensack.  He will be finishing up his business matters in New York and traveling by train in July.  You can meet him then.

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