Saturday, 27 February 2016

A busy time, so just a few more lads.

                                Haroun, belonged to a friend who can no longer care for him.
                                                    Right is Yves, by Shelly Baxter.


                                        Gruffydd (pronounce as the English Griffith)

                                           Brishan, the gypsy boy,  by Kelly Wenarsky.

         Jeffrey is one of twin Pyjama Boys, but his brother Matthew seems to be in
                                                     hiding! I can't find him.

Sorry that this post is brief. The unreal realms of non-doll life have interfered in blogging about, sewing for and - perhaps more fortunately - looking at dolls as potential purchases!

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Boys Are Back In Town! (Well, On The Farm, Anyway)

Hurrah for Brigitte of the Sasha Morgenthaler Facebook group for allowing this week to be Boys' Week. The boys are very dear to me, not just my Gregors, but all my boys - doll, human and animal. However, this is a special week for the Trendon boys here.

The photos are not likely to be the best, many of them are old as the weather is too bad for photography just now, but here are some of the Gregors of Bryn Derw.




                        Simon, Marcus and Philip

                                 Jack.                (photo by Jackie Kramer)                                                         








Well, that's some a few of the lads!

Please remember that I have been adopting for a decade or more now. Some of my boys are from my daughter's childhood and also, many are true orphans, boys (and girls) who have been handed on to me by my late friend Ellie. She and I made many Sasha and Gregor saving trips to junk shops and jumble sales, back in the early 70s, when they were seen as just old dolls that nobody wanted.

There are also many that shouted to me from Shelly's site and other places, telling me they just had to move here. I am more drawn to offering a home to a Gregor than a Sasha because I know they often languish longer, waiting for someone to take them in.

 Once here, it has to be a very special home on offer for me to allow one to move on. My boys are all very much loved and, despite Edryd's sad little face above, no Gregor was harmed in the making of this post.
Be warned.........there are more.......... My mother says she should never have bought me a copy of Louisa M. Alcott's Jo's Boys, as it gave me too many ideas!