Monday, March 8, 2010

Sad & Happy Day......

The photo above is a lovely image of my young Grandparents.  They look so cheeky and content :O)
The sad part is my Grandma, at the amazing age of 98, passed away this morning.  The happy part is she will be reunited with my Grandad.  She's waited a long time.

My Grandma loved dolls, and she had a big collection.  When I saw her in January, she specifically told me to take the doll my Grandad had bought her (actually, he bought most of them, but there is one she especially wanted me to have) I agreed, but not until she was reunited with Grandad.  I will be back in England shortly....

Mauve & Maurice

And the chick above is the WIP of my shrine for the Art Auction - I tried to capture the 'essence' of Princess Diana, but it didn't quite work! 
I love brown eyes, and prefer my dolls to have brown eyes, but just this once, I went with blue, just because Diana had blue eyes!
I think my next doll will represent my Grandma Ivy.... mmmm, better find a green sweater to cut up, since I still can't knit :O)


  1. Abi,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandma. She must be soooo happy right now. I would love to see the doll she passed down to you.
    Love your Princess Diana doll.

  2. My deepest condolences Abi.

    The doll looks great .


  3. So sorry for your loss, Abi. Your post was beautiful!

  4. A special day for your grandma, a hard day for you! @}---}--- i know typed roses arent as fragrant, but today needs roses!!! sweetest wishes

    {& your shrine is going to be amazing! Rebecca will be thrilled! i absolutely love maude & maurice too!!} special thoughts today lovely

  5. So sad to hear of your Grandma's passing. I'm happy that you were able to spend some time with her not too long ago. I love the picture you posted of your Grandparents. What lovely memories.
    Your Diana looks wonderful.

  6. So sorry to hear about your gran but they look really happy together don't they? x

    The new dolls are so lovely, hope you are pleased with yourself and the new direction you've found :o)

  7. Abi,

    That was a beautiful picture and post. Your grandma and grandfather are very proud of you I suspect. Your dolls have grown into amazingly beautiful pieces. You were meant to create and sculpt dolls. I would say I am sorry but as you said she has waited a long time to be with the love of her life. She will always be with you and your love of dolls.

    Love ya sweetie xoxoxox

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of your dear grandma...

    I love your new dolls!

    Take care

  9. What a sweet picture of your grandparents; I know she is so happy to be with him again....Your post was a wonderful tribute to them and their love.... I know the doll she has left you will mean so much to you.....I hope you will share a picture of it with us.
    Hugs and Blesssins,

  10. my condolences to you dear, so hard to say goodbye but as you said, we find strength in knowing they are reunited with the loved ones who left before them.

  11. Oh Abi, I'm so sorry about the loss of your precious grandmother ~ I still miss my sweet grandmother to this day. I'm sure that she and your grandfather are dancing together in Heaven right now! I'm so in love with your dolls Abi, you are an amazing artist sweetie....amazing!!!! They are both so gorgeous, hugs and love, Dawn

  12. Abi...
    my condolences ... They must be very happy being reunited! God bless them and prayers for you and your family. I look forward to seeing the heirloom doll. I love, love all of your dolls...Diana has lovely blue eyes!
    big hugz

  13. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate them :O)

  14. Sure Abi you can use that one of "me" walking away from all my "crap" I love that quote... I might have even gotten it off one of Renee's blog posts ~~I don't remember...

    I remember when my grandma passes at 97 and it left a huge whole in my heart...

    Take care my friend...

  15. Abi, your Grandmother sounded like a very special woman and what a long lifetime of experiences she must have had. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Both your dolls are lovely (as always) and I really think you have captured the 'look of Diana'.


  16. Sending hugs Abi.... I'm so glad that you got to visit with your Grandma in January.... and that she will be happily reunited with your Grandad.... a couple once again.

    ..and... Diana.... I saw her on Flickr and immediately thought... she looks like I know why! .... I love her blue eyes.... I'm the other way... love making green or blue eyes...not much for brown.... weird hey? do you have brown eyes? .... I have blue.... maybe we make our own eyes..colour wise.

  17. So Sorry about your grandma. And she was 98, wow. She and your grandpa look so happy in that picture. Your dolls are really starting to show your own unique style. I can't wait to see your shrine. Hugs.

  18. Sweet Abi,
    your cherished photo expresses such a young sweet love, I love how they are sitting, it is lovely and intimate. I love the photo. I can see them together now.
    So sorry for your loss.

  19. Abi,

    Your doll is just lovely. I think you resemble your grandmother...what a "dish!!" I'm so sorry to hear of her passing, but I do know she's happy now that she's reunited with your grandfather. My grandmother passed away many years ago at the age of 93, my grandfather passed 10 years before that. I still miss her but try to keep her sensibilities alive. Actually, she was one of the funniest women I ever knew and was so elegant. She "held court" lying in her bed on her stomach, cigarette in hand and ashes falling onto the beautiful bedspread!!! She was surrounded by beautiful things, but still didn't take herself seriously at all.

    Again, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Take care and God bless.


  20. That is a very special photograph! So sorry for your loss. What joy she must have taken in having a grand-daughter who is a dollmaker!


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