Tag: Masterpiece Doll

Packing to travel

I was getting ready to return to South Africa and had my wheelie bag on the floor while I tried to find my illusive inflatable pillow. 

“Why are you packing?” Miss Emily asked.

“I am going on a short trip so need to get my stuff in order.”

Samantha sat down inside the bag. “May I come too?”

“I am sorry Sam, there is no space in my luggage. You know how the airlines weigh everything and get icky if there is something in it that they don’t like.”

“Aaah pooh. And here I was all ready to travel in style.”

“A wheelie bag is style?”

“It’s better than a box, although Miss Emily has a really cool box, much better than mine. Hers has a milkshake dispenser an’ a music player an’ a teevee too!”

“Well now I know why it weighs so much. Why didn’t you tell me all of this Miss Emily? and why do I always battle to get you into that box? You use every trick in the book to not get into it. You are busted for operating a box without a license.”

“I beg your pudding,” Miss Emily pouted. “I don’t try every trick, I keep some up my sleeve for special occasions and I do have a license I think.. somewhere.. er.. nice weather isn’t it?  I hope Caitlyn still has that memory erasing machine and will let me use it for awhile.”

“A memory erasing machine? I don’t recall her having one of those!”

“See, it works well too.”

“I better inspect that box of yours young lady!”

“But why would anybody want to inspect the box of a poor helpless dolly like myself?

“Helpless? Miss Emily in spite of your pouty face and seemingly innocent look I just know there is a whole wodge of mischief just waiting to happen. And it better not happen while I am away either. The pair of you will have to stay here with the Twinns and hold the fort.”

“Oh, talk about that, I have some stuff for you to take with.” Miss Emily said excitedly while changing the subject yet again. “I will be right back, don’t leave without them.”

Miss Emily disappeared into the kitchen and emerged a few minutes later with boxes of ice cream which she put inside my wheelie bag. “Here we are, you can take these with in case you get hungry. It’s my personal emergency stash.”

“Miss Emily, I am afraid they will all melt by the time I get to the station, never mind the airport. But, thank you for being such a good girl and thinking of me.”

“It’s no problem, I have lots more.”

“And I bet some end up going to school with you too.”

“Um, luverly weather, get yer ice cream here!” she said, changing the subject again.

“Miss Emily, take your sister and go scoff ice cream at the table, I need to get this packed or I will never get it done in time.”

And then there was peace once more, punctuated by “Hmmmmm” and “Slurp” noises in the kitchen. 

Caitlyn popped in too and asked me to do something.. but I forget what it was.

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Meet Samantha

Miss Emily would like to welcome Samantha to our home. 

Samantha, like Miss Emily,  was created by Monika Peter-Leicht and was released under the Ashton Drake Galleries although I am not sure whether it was only in Germany or included the UK. 1999 were made so it is possible that she dates from 1999 too. She was released with the name “Anna” and is 81 cm tall. She has jointed knees and shoulders although her elbows and wrists do not move. Unfortunately her inner elastics have stretched so she is very loose at the knees and does not stand easily; although is an expert at sitting. Size-wise 18-24 months clothing does fit her although in some styles she will take 12-18 size, Her head however does make it difficult to fit into small neck holes. She fits into a 5-6 shoe but she too has the high instep which makes some styles impossible for her to wear. I am still trying to work out her clothing sizes at this point. 

Against Miss Emily she is surprisingly small (or is Miss E surprisingly tall?). Here are the Smoogie sisters looking casual. I do approve of her Remembrance Poppy dress (acquired in Great Malvern). 

At some point I will probably start doing a story about her, I just do not have much energy at the moment.  She is a candidate for rewigging though, especially if I decided to tighten up her elastics. But, it is early days yet. 

Welcome Samantha Anna.

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Updated: 12/01/2020 — 14:15

Leaf it to Miss Emily.

Autumn arrived a few weeks ago, and literally overnight the trees where I live lost their leaves following a terribly windy night.

Miss Emily was also bragging about her new wellies and I took her out for a quick pic session. It was not very successful I am afraid.

“Gee, just look at all these leaves! did you do that?”

“Me? Miss Emily you credit me with too much energy, twas the wind. Didn’t you hear it last night?”

“Now that was wind! I thought the house was going to blow away and wanted to start packing my hats and hair bows away just in case.”

“Talk about hats, where did you get that chapeau from anyway?”

“Ah, tis a school hat, I found it in a shop in town, it’s very nice.”

“It’s also a bit too small for you, or maybe your bonce is too big?”

“My bonce big?”

“Yep, a 5 gallon hat on a 10 gallon head.”

“That’s not very nice, I think I must go pout.”

“Are you sure you don’t want to pick up all these leaves instead?”

“No thanks, I will leaf that to the experts. Oh, I made a pun.”

“And it was truly punful to hear.”

“I definitely feel a pout coming on.”

“Never mind the pout, do you realise that a few years ago you made your debut amongst the leaves on the field?” 

“Yikes! what is with all the yellow? I look like a 46″ banana!”

“Oh I don’t know, I think you looked kind of cute, all prim and proper. Even your sandals were yellow.”

“That is scarey. I hope I don’t have them anymore.”

“No, I gave them away because they didn’t fit very well.”

“That’s a relief. Where is my hat?”

“You hadn’t really developed your own “style” by then. You were really just a cute dolly with a pout back then.”

“And no ice cream either?”

“None. You were more of a tea and biccie type of girl when I met you.”

“Wowsers, I am impressed with me. Such self discipline, so much catching up to do!” 

“Not so fast young lady. What are we going to do about all these leaves?”

“Sell them on ebay?”

“I think not. I will leaf you to think about it.”

It took her a week, but she finally ended up doing backstroke in the leaves..

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