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January spare time has resulted in many unfinished jobs being finished.

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January spare time has resulted in many unfinished jobs being finished.
Here we have a happy group, no more miserable light fluffy slippers to be seen. They all have their smart Illeanos on, some pairs yet to be polished up to a lovely shine. This group are various heights and I am getting better at making them smaller, see Caroline in the front.They all stand and pose well, thanks to the shoes that Eileen's husband Steve produces, and each doll in total, comes in at a maximum £10 cost to make, from top to toe. I think I must make some more but these first attempts deserved a second chance so here they are. Standing upright and steady!
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3:18 AM on January 31, 2018 
I still have one pair of feet left so must have another go, but I must admit that the fun comes when the base is all made and the dress and face - and hair, makes the character. Rasputin is rather tall - but so was the chap I modelled him on, and his jersey is cashmere (from my Mum's rage bag) and his chain real gold. No wonder The Geek tried to steal it from him some years ago when they were in The Perth Dyer's Arms. Luckily the Twins, Dickie and Mary were at hand to foil his evil intentions!
6:14 PM on January 30, 2018 
They certainly are good. What a lot of work, though; each one so different!
5:51 PM on January 30, 2018 
I particularly like 'Rasputin' at the back with his gold chain and hipster beard. They are super!
8:58 AM on January 29, 2018 
Love them! Especially the Borers!
9:23 AM on January 25, 2018 
All different, she is a bit like Maggie.
9:12 AM on January 25, 2018 
"Economy feet" LOL Rosemary!

This lot are fab, it's easy to see they were made by a HB most familiar with the "real thing".
4:26 AM on January 25, 2018 
The bearded chap is based on a real (now sadly demised) friend and that figure and the chap in the blue suit are members of the infamous Borers pop group. (Borers being a sort of beetle) Mrs Wings, mother of Bingo - a member of the group - is beginning to rather resemble Margaret Thatcher since she had a re-vamp. Perhaps that smart suit should have been in blue? The lead feet from Eileen are really sturdy and have made all the difference to their standing well, and this they do a great deal better than the later Grecons with their economy feet.
3:34 PM on January 24, 2018 
What a wonderfully colourful group. I like the purple coated figure too and the duffle-coated figure too. Who is the 70s necklace-man with the biblical look? The 'youngest' figure is great with her hair, frock and knee socks ;)
chris g
2:35 PM on January 24, 2018 
Oh these are wonderful Rosemary, I love the lady in the purple coat on the left.

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