This was my first visit to Dawns home as i previously mentioned. Dawn lives in a beautiful farm house surrounded by over 100 acres of land. Please see the photos below.
I think you will agree that you would never get tired of looking out of your window to such beautiful views.
(Above some more photos including Dawn’s great herb garden.)
Around the lake there were a pair of Swans with their signet, i didn’t want to intrude too closely on them as previous interactions with large feathered birds have taught me to be a bit cautious!
(Above the lake and swans)
Dawns garden was full of life with a water feature pond and brightly coloured flowers.
When i arrived at Dawns, Tim was not there and Dawn explained that he was out on the motor bike bringing in the ponies. I must have been looking a bit baffled and then Dawn explained that when the ponies hear the motor bike they follw Tim back to the paddock, and they did just that, it was amazing.
Everyone started to arrive and Dawns home was filled with the chatter of old and and new friends and of course some sasha dolls.
As i mentioned before sasha dolls were enjoying a bit of mingling too.
(Above is my little tribute to the sasha Festival in Texas this year as I cannot attend. The two young rooting, tooting men on horse back are none other than my caleb wearing a horse themed jacket that was made by Ginny lee Myres from the 2012 Festival and my raffle boy who is wearing some suede chaps that I made for the occasion. Their weapon of mass distuction was sent over form the USA by Marti murphy.)
(Above is Pippin proudly showing off her pram and litle baby that was a gift from Rosie Shortell.)
(Above is a little group that I believe belong to Judith of dolly doodles, but please correct me if I am wrong)
(Above is a striking young lady who belongs to Jocelyn rose)
(Above this lovely group belongs to Dee Owen with Hattie standing at the front.)
(Above these three beauties belong to Sarah Price.)
(Above we have a mixed group)
(Above another mixed group of lovely sasha and Gregors.)
(Above is Harlequin, owned by Tricia and created by Janet, just wonderful)
Now did someone mention prams. I must say that i was in pram heaven.
Dawns sasha family definately have lots of toys to keep them amused.
Next it was off to visit Dawns special doll room that is only accessable by ladder. I got up the ladder fine, the getting down was a bit more difficult though.
I have taken photos of the dolls in the room but the flash on the camera has caused too much reflection on them to be published. However, I must say that if ever Dawn can’t get back down the ladder, she will have plenty to keep her occupied.
(Above is a photo of Petrana who had suddenly developed a maternal bump after visiting the doll room mmmmm)
Back inside the house to meet Dawns studio dolls.
(Above Dawns beautiful studio girl in gingham)
(Above Dawns studio bebe’ in red duffle coat with very expressive eyes.)
(Above Janet has fallen in love with Dawns little bebe’)
(Above is a lovely early studio doll)
I asked Dawn if she had to choose one of her dolls which one would it be and she chose this one.
I quite agree she is a beautful bebe’ studio doll and as soon as I held her I felt the urge to sing her a lullaby, ( I didn’t though as my singing is not that good)
It seems i was not the only one who fell in love with this little bebe’
Finally Dawns studio toddler, very rare and handsome too.
I almost forgot to add Dawn’s car
Well thats all from me, except to say a huge thank you to Dawn for sharing her story, her home and her wonderful collection with us.
Thanks for looking………………