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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Twelve: Mini American Girl Samantha

Here we are at the last day of Christmas, and Samantha is showing off her Christmas sled. I wanted to show the Christmas tree lights to their best effect, but also the glowing embers in the Sindy fireplace. I bought the fireplace off eBay, and there's a bit of a story here telling how I got the light inside working again.

It is my dream to someday make a doll-size Victorian Christmas tree, with ornaments that look authentic to the period. That may very well end up being 18" Samantha size, as it would certainly be the easiest scale to work with, I think. I certainly enjoyed having all of you around for these last twelve days, so thanks for stopping by, and especially commenting!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Eleven: Madame Alexander Travel Friends

The BTEG family is very interested in foreign languages. Mr. BTEG studied Latin, German and Attic Greek, as well as being exposed to Italian growing up. I studied German and Spanish; Mr. BTEG and I went on a college trip to Germany together. Several of the ornaments on our Christmas tree have greetings in another language, so I thought they would be good for a photo shoot with a couple of my 8" Madame Alexander Travel Friend dolls.
My Germany doll poses with an ornament that says Merry Christmas in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English.
My Italian doll poses with an ornament that came in a series. There are only three ornaments; each has a boy and girl in representative costumes of the chosen country. Each says Peace on Earth on the front in the given language, in this case "Pace al Mondo." All three ornaments say Peace on Earth in English on the back.
Italy was the first one in the series, then Spain, then Poland. I really wish that they would have continued this ornament line longer. Only one day left of the Twelve Days of Christmas!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Ten: Madeline and Friend

Down a cold road near Paris,
All covered with snow,
Drove two little girls,
Through the chill wintry glow.

Coats made by me. :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Eight: Zzzzzzzzz!

Nope, Barbie and her friends didn't get drunk last night, but they did stay up late, and party hard, and partake in some alcoholic beverages. I didn't party at all last night, but I rather feel like this myself. I'm so tired of this cold that the other two members of the BTEG household and I have!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Seven: Barbie and Friends

"C'mon, Barbie, just take the picture!"
"You guys need to squeeze in a bit more!"
"Sardines have more room than we do!"
"I can't feel my leg!"
"Well, I want a picture of the six of us celebrating New Year's Eve!"
"So have somebody take it at the restaurant; let's go!"

Hope all of you have a safe and fun New Year's Eve. See you in 2019!