Joined Jun 5 2012
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire England
Hi, what a lovely thing to stumble over this site! Lovely to read everyone's comments so I thought I should really add something. I live in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire UK - I use to have 2 shops here then moved abroad then came back and opened antique shops - everything was called LOTTIES - so in those days I was known as Tottie Lottie but now I am nearly 50 known as Dottie Lotttie - hence my name on here. I grew up in Children's & Foster homes and my dream was to own a rag doll and a doll's house - never did so.Now that I have got back into sewing big time I made myself a rag doll (and many more to clutter the house up with plus a shop in our town sells them now )) and then I decided to get a doll's house and in one week I was the owner of 3!! I got an old 1960's one from a charity shop, and the other 2 on eBay - and I can't tell you how happy I am as they are all so very different. I like the simple one that cost me £10 plus some furniture (!) it's plain wood but scribbled all over so my project now is to paint it, tile the roof then paint and tart it up inside; which I am looking forward to doing in my own time. Put the old one up in the spare room and the other giant one in the garage for when I have grand children (years away tho)... as i didn't aim to get all 3 but it just 'happened' - can you tell I live alone and no man to nag at me!! I know I should really sell the lovely big one but can't bring myself to do so. I have 3 grown up sons living in London (they all think I am potty but love me for it!) and they gave me a budgie for Mother's day 2 years ago so I don't talk to myself all the time; she is called Jacjac - she isn't caged up but lives where she wants - mainly in the kitchen and no she doesn't phoo everywhere- well trained! So yes of course I had to go get a birds cage with a BLUE budgie to go in my d'house and did find one! I am at home a lot due to illness, but potter to my friends shop and natter and then come home sew most of the time & now play d'houses - so really that's me and my life. Looking forward to going to the Dolls House Fair in Worcester in August then the one in Cheltenham come October - better leave my £ at home though! Look forward to hearing from you and just want to say again it is such a lovely site to have found and join. Many thanks. X My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone wants to make contact or whatever!