Better late than never.

I took these pictures of Nancy while I had this background out to do White Magic Night Topsy Jane pictures I posed earlier.

I thing a few people have seen them in Flickr. thanks for the comments. But I just love her so much I wanted to put them up here!!!


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How about a big cheer for lovely Aztecs!!!

New girl! – Topsy Jane, White Magic Night

She arrived yesterday. Her fairy outfit was horrible, but I might try to get some funny pictures on it on other girls. She felt much more assimilated in regular clothes…she seems to have a bit of thing about socks! She’ll be my girl with a sock fetish! :)



Here’s some with TD, whose hair is much, much darker


More at flickr, if you click the picture.

I really like her a lot. She’s called Topsy Jane after the actress who played Audrey in “Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner”

I love the name…and the film. I can’t find a picture of the actress anywhere but she looks quite like this doll, in that she has long wavy brown hair and bangs. :) I’m off to watch it again.

Everybody’s doing it!

The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about each other.

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don’t know about you.

I’m off to find out more…..

A – Accent: sort of northern…but only if you know the signs. ;)
B – Breakfast Item: One of those yoghurts that’s meant to contain happy jolly bacteria and 2 cups of tea, 1 if I’m in a hurry.
C – Chore you hate: IRONING! – It’s the most loathsome!
D – Dad’s Name: Paul…apparently – I never knew him.
E – Essential everyday item: Handbag with lots of things to do inside..I carry knitting around, a book to read and a pad to make lists in…and usually about 12 pens!
F – Flavour ice cream: chocolate..or that nice Strawberry cheesecake one
G – Gold or Silver?: Silver
H – Hometown: eeeek! no (Stoke-on-Trent, UK)
I – Insomnia: off and on…
J – Job Title: Development Adviser
K – Kids: Never, I hope!
L – Living arrangements: shady victorian House in Haringay, London…I have the 2nd floor/roof, share with 25 plastic dollies
M – Mom’s birthplace: Stoke on Trent aka hell on earth
N – Number of significant others you’ve ever had: 4 or 5
O – Overnight hospital stays: 1. strange thoat infection 2, Removal of tonsils – age 23
P – Phobia: Fish…the sort in shops for sale with heads on..the bigger and greyer the more scary..and those ‘ray’ things and eels. Urgh!
Q – Queer?: non.
R – Religious Affiliation: None.
S – Siblings: none
T – Time you wake up: Always too early and it varies between 7 and 9!!
U – Unnatural hair colours you’ve worn: Henna read, jet black, blonde highlights…in the 80′s when I was a teenager. Shame on me.
V – Vegetable you refuse to eat: Chilli – are they vegetables?? they hurt.
W – Worst habit: Procrastinating…neglecting household tasks! :) hee hee. who doesn’t?
X – X-rays you’ve had: arm, when I bucked my elbow falling down ice skating.
Y – Yummy: I’ve just discovered the joys of celery & humous!!.and cake and chocolate stuff, too.
Z – Zodiac sign: Scorpio = Mean & Nasty! If you cross me i’ll never forgive you! – apparently ;)

Bathroom Bulbble-ishiousness!
This is just an excuse to test posting different picture sizes from Flickr.


Becky in a bathrobe I knitted from Fluffy wool! It feels really lush and soft! :)

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I cleared another shelf of books to make a bathroom with this fab orange sindy bathroom set.

What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
> I got a year older, worked really hard and bought dolls. Nothing new.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Did anyone close to you die?

What countries did you visit?
>France, Paris to visit Isabelle.

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005
> a fella! ;)

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory?
>nothing particular.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
>no, luckily.

What was the best thing you bought?
> Kenner dollies and a digital camera

Where did most of your money go?
> Woops ..more dollies. I think…I bought 12 Blythes this year: TD x 2, LL x 2, Brunette KB’s x 2 Redhead KB, Smash, Goldie, RR, Kozy, Aztec.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
> Dollie stuff, fabric, films I really like.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? – about the same
ii. thinner or fatter? – fatter…C’mon it’s Xmas!
iii. richer or poorer? – poorer at the moment!

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Getting out and seeing more London places during the summer.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
staying home sewing…but I love it really!

How will you be spending New Year’s?
At the Tapestry Club.

Did you fall in love in 2005?
>No – I fell out of it. I don’t love anyone.

What was your favorite TV program?
>The Bill (!), Lost, Desperate Housewives, Nip/Tuck

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
> only slightly.

What was the best book you read?
>Moomins!! I had fun taking Moomin books to my book club! :)
Also Tales of the City and a couple of books about 60′s films.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
>Chrysalis. 1968 New york band recently reissued on Revola.

What did you want and get?
>More dollies

What did you want and not get?

What was your favourite film of this year?
>Harry Potter. I mostly love films from the 60′s and collect them. they are very hard to find and I’m very happy if I get a good one I’ve been looking for for a while. I tend to go the see old stuff at the NFT rather than modern films.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
>Old! 34. I went to the Tapestry Club. …Great if you like 70′s rock!

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
>A bit all over the place. I tried to be a complete hippie but the mod in me held be back.

What kept you sane?
> Dollies!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
> Urgh! No one. All my heroes are old or dead….but they were extremely sexy somewhere from 1965- 1971!

Who was the best new person you met?
>I met some great dollie friends: Isabelle/Blythou, Alex/Harveycat, Kim/Posie….as well as the people I knew before this year. ;)

How would you sum up 2005?
Stuck in a happy, tollerable, lonely rut.