rock&dolls addict

2020-06-27

the hot tramp and the dollmaker



— BOO!
Elle is so focused on her fishing rod that she didn't see that little girl watching over her shoulder. Nor heard. She frowns and puts a finger on her mouth, angry. SHHHH! Fishing requests silence and concentration, everybody knows it. Well, apparently not everybody, this young person needs education!

But Else continues her happy babbling, asking billions questions and waving like an uncontrollable puppet. 

"Keep calm, Elle silently says to herself, keep calm and breath". She puts her fishing rod aside and watch attentively the intruder. Blond girl, my age, eating a sandwich. Prattling. prattling AND eating at the same time… 

— If you don't mind, Elle says very politely, I absolutely need to catch an extra fish for dinner, thus you can stay but please, stop talking. and stop moving.

Oh, Elle is not at all the grumpy type, but she hates being disturbed. Most exactly, she doesn't use to be. Her dad is the most respectful person ever, and talking is not an attitude but a way for sharing some thoughts. Or at least what matters.



Else is just the opposite. She comments everything she sees, asks tons of questions without waiting for answers, touches all things that are there and doesn't seem to care if it bothers or not. 



— That's so funny, Else says, you really reminds me of somebody.
"Hmmm, how could I know the person I'm reminding of her, thinks Elle, why does she even SAY it? What can I do for her?" And she drops her line in the water again, praying for catching fastly a fish.

Happily, a sandwich has an end, and Else runs to her mother for the apple pie. 


Alas for Elle she's back in the blink of an eye.
Whispering. "Come with me, shhh, there is a man with my mom. A tramp or something. Stealing my pie. and talking…"

As discreetly as possible, our two blond girls start crawling to a perfect spying spot.



— You idiot, it's not a tramp it's my dad. And I'm sure he never stole your pie but your mother offered a slice! I just don't understand why he's talking to your mother, talking to strangers is dangerous.

They stay watching for a long while. Silently. Intrigued. Captivated. 

While the adults are still talking and talking, and even laughing. and finishing the first pie.

"EEEElse!!! EEEElle!!!" they are now shouting…

— I guess you're Else, my name is Elle. Do we go? I must pack my fishing stuff first, would you help me, please?








— Goodness gracious! the mother says, they look so much alike, this is absolutely stunning! My name is Margaret, she continues to Elle. And here is Thomas, she says to her daughter.

Elle feels so sorry to bring only one fish, and gives it to her dad. "I'm not hungry at all, you know."
— What a sweetheart, Margaret exclaims! Maybe you'd be hungry enough for a slice of pie? or for some brownie? or maybe just a piece of cheese?


— We have a long story to tell you, Margaret and Thomas says, taking the little girls on their knees…

It seems that something is becoming serious… The air is very clear, voices sound solemn… Elle is shaking a little.





"Once upon a time, pretty far from here, lived a duke and a duchess. They were young, handsome, wealthy and loved each other so deeply. After years wishing for a baby, the couple finally expected an heir.
Sadly, the duchess died while giving birth. Mad with pain, the duke put his offspring in the trash bin, dismissed his employees, lighted a fire and perished in his burning castle.


"I was both gardener and driver for the duke, Thomas continues. As I left the place with my stuff, I heard a baby crying in the trash bin. I thought first of a kitty, but this was you, Elle. I packed you in my jacket, named you Elizabeth like your late mother and took you on the road with me. You know the rest…"



"I know it was getting dark and this is probably why you missed her sister, Margaret adds, and nobody guessed there were two babies, nobody had any idea… . That's how, a few minutes later, as I was leaving the place, I heard someone crying in the trash bin. Oh my god, you were so tiny, my Else, naked among carrots peelings and yoghurt pots, scared and cold. I named you Elspeth, as a remind of your late mother, and took you with me, snuggled up close to my chest. Well, I told people I was a widow and you an orphan, and finally we left for the west side of the country, where I create now sweet dolls… 





— I knew you were reminding me of someone, Else shouts. Twins, we are twins!!!

— Thus, Elle says, does it mean this pie is safe and I could eat some, please dad?

Everybody laugh and the adults laugh the loudest. 





Margaret becomes suddenly a bit shy: "We rent a cottage for summer, maybe you would like to join us for a while… Whatever, the girls need to know more about each other, obviously…

Thomas looks at his daughter, blushing "I know we both are wanderers, Elle, I know you love our freedom, early mornings walks and late campfires, but what would you say of some quiet time? We all are kind of family now…"

Elle doesn't show a lot, but she feels really excited. It's not everyday you find out you have a twin. And her dad's blushing? now this is really impressive and she absolutely needs to understand what's happening. Even if is not a big fan of closed rooms, doors or roofs, she has the intuition it's worth the sacrifice…







Elle the pretty wanderer stands 17". She's made with organic fabric and filled with Götland wool, according to my 2012 body pattern. Her face is embroidered, her hair is Alpaca locks hand wefted and sewn on a mohair crocheted cap. Her dad does his best and she wears beautifully mended garments. Well, her sweater gets an hole or two, but this is wanderer's life…
Elle is curious, thoughtful, both intrepide and quiet, a bit reserved by caring…


Elle costs 920€ + shipping fees.


Else is a doll creator's daughter. It means she mostly wears handmade linen dresses and bonnets, most often embroidered with love by her mom. She also stands 17", but unlike her twin, her organic body (stuff with Götland wool) is made with my actual pattern, very slightly different. Her hair is weft mohair locks crocheted into a cap. Else is lively, chatty and tender. She's a very curious mind, happy in most circumstances and very friendly.

Else costs 
920€ + shipping fees.


You can get them both for 1790€ + shipping fees.

Send me a message (email, messenger, instagram, pigeon, telepathy…) or let a comment if you want to bring them home…
If several persons are interested, I'll pick a name on Tuesday June 30 around 6:00 am EST


Thanks for visiting









 

2020-06-05

what type of shakespearean personality would you bond with?



"What kind of romantic fellow are you?" (please forget roses and stupid cards if it's for me) 
"Saint or sinner?" 
"
How Much Of A Psychopath Are You Really?"… 

Come on, I'm pretty sure you already took them all!

However,
       do you know

             what type of        
                 Shakespearean baby
                      is meant for you?
 



Take the test
(This test  is supposed to help you learn more about yourself and better understand both your strengths and weaknesses. Thus, take your time and answer very honestly.)




1- It's your birthday:

f- you are not really into celebrations;
b- you spend the night at the opera;
c- you date a special one in a special place for this special day;
d- finally you parachute for the first time of your life, whatever your father thinks;
eyou organise a huge party with your many friends;
a- you have a photo shooting for a socialite magazine. 



2- Your home sweet home is:

c- a simple and happy cottage;
f- a (messy) private place;
d- where books are;
a- on a rock; my great-great-grandfather built this castle in 1551;
b- a breathless palace;
e- somewhere.




3- A perfect partner would be:
a- honest;
e- happy;
b- passionate;
dsmart;
creliable;
f- thoughtful.




4- What do you value the most:

f- intellection;
b- action;
d- justice;
c- kindness;
e- fun;
a- dignity.




5- What would you hate the most?

e- meanness;
b- infidelity;
c- weakness;
f- thoughtlessness;
d- stupidity;
a- misogyny.




6- You have to face a situation, you

c- act according to your emotions and/or your feelings;
f- need to know everything about;
d- elaborate some strategy;
b- run into action;
e- wake up;
a- collapse.




7- Which animal could you be?

c- a sloth;
d- a bear;
f- an owl;
b- a bee;
e- a seal;
a- a hart.




8- It's spring, the sun shines… 

e- she's like a rainbow;
f- a hard rain is gonna fall;
b- here comes the sun;
d- april come she will;
c- oh happy days;
a- I can see clearly now.




9- Which color represents you the best?

b- mandarine;
a- violet;
e- bright pink;
c- lilac;
f- light blue-grey;
d- tomatoe red.





10- Which profession would fit you well?
a- teacher;
b- general;
c- novellist;
d- diplomat;
e- stylist;
f- philosopher.





11- What is your favorite hobby?

b- cruising;
f- ouija;
c- photography;
e- partying;
a- feeding needy children;
d- your what?




Your results
:
(create a profil and save your results)

You get a majority of a:

Hermione is your type: passionate but dignified, caring, smart, majestic, she knows how to be with you even when she's not there. 

You get a majority of b:

Othello is your natural heir. This ambitious, pure, candid, passionate, righteous but naive baby will know how to warm your heart day after day. 

You get a majority of c:


Innogen (no misspelling…) is probably the one you deeply need! She's the kindest little person, without any mischief nor artifice. Oh, she exactly knows what she wants and even happens to seem a bit stubborn, but she really is tender and faithful.

You get a majority of d:

Portia is on the top of your adoption list! Oh this one, she can always get what she wants, no matter if she has to invent some tale for that. Whatever, nobody can't deny she's brilliant, subtle, and of course gorgeous! Probably just like you!

You get a majority of e:

Orlando, handsome baby and attractive poet is your type. Just a tip: let him pin love poems on the furnitures, don't be too strict, don't restrain his loving soul… 

You get a majority of f:

Hamlet is the perfect baby for you! Maybe he doesn't seem to be the happiest little one, but he's not a vain fellow and you already can plan exciting nights debating of contingency of existence… 




What's next?

You will be now able to ADOPT a baby perfectly suiting to your temperament, character and personality… All measure about 8" and are made by hand from organic materials. Heads, limbs and bodies are sculpted according to needle felt technique, all have crocheted mohair hair.
Each one costs 417€ + shipping fees. All you have to do is commenting under this post or sending me an email (winterludeshop@gmail.com) with your result and the name of your soulmate. 
If several candidats are interested in the same baby, I'll pick up a name.

You have until THURSDAY 10th of JUNE 11:59PM GMT+1 (= something like 5:59PM if you live on the East Coast…).

Thanks for visiting

2020-03-23

King Pepin, the thief and the superhero…



King Pepin is a valiant and valorous young man. He fears nothing and nobody, neither the gods nor death, he tames dragons and leads the kingdom with courage and abnegation. King Pepin is really brave.




Nevertheless, Pepin is human and has a small weakness: when it comes to Zizania, he just forgets he's so brave and try to escape far away! 
Zizania is a plague, she already stole his glasses and let him lost in the schoolyard, she said "boo" and made his heart skip a beat, and last year she signed with her own name his letter to Santa Claus. 
Zizania is King Pepin's nightmare!



Today is a very busy day for king Pepin (delivering a very important speech, reassuring people, etc.). He wears his glasses, takes hs sweater coz it's very cold, but, tragically, his crown is missing!



He climbs a cherry tree and looks attentively: no crown!
He searches in the garden, no crown (but a baby. "Obviously, Pepin thinks, it's already spring and babies are blooming around"). 


King Pepin is very annoyed, he really need this crown for his speech, it's tradition and no one can escape it.

Maybe I should ask the terrible two? Henriette and Zizania, pesting cousins. Henriette is not a bad egg…




Ahem, they put on their masks so quickly that I can't see if they are kidding me or respecting the rules. annoying, very annoying. I need this crown…

You know how it works: a reporter (actually, the boyfriend of the chancellor's brother-in-law) took advantage of the confusion and wrote a scary paper:

"THE MISSING CROWN: Terrorists want to trade the crown for the promise, etc." 


The whole country is upside down. People are scared. Nobody saw the crown, nobody claims the theft, communists and anarchists plead innocent… 

Up there on the top of mountain, Zuper Zi-me is waiting for her turn, observing quietly the mess from her magical tree.  (Actually, she saw everything, but she's not against a little collective tragedy sometimes…)

And Zuper Zi-me finally decides to bring the crown back! She flies to the palace, and arrives in the nursery through the wall (really faster than doors).
"Come on Hiltrude, give me back your brother's crown". Well, Hiltrude tries to resist a little, but it's nap time and she actually is very floppy!

The day after, people could read the true story in the newspaper:
"pink gang jeopardizes the constitution".



This morning, the weather is cooler, King Pepin wears his crown, he is finally ready to deliver his speech. but OOOOPs, you know what? Princess Hiltrude, his young sister, ate his paper…


By the way, who is Zuper Zi-me? Angel or Devil? Go ask the reporter…

Zizania, King Pepin and Hiltrude are available here: 

right now!