Friday, October 30, 2009


The kids gather around the pumpkin that they just carved into a Jack-O-Lantern in celebration of Halloween. Now is the time for Trick or Treat and saying BOO to all their friends.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


A few months after I adopted my first Sasha and Gregor dolls I created a Halloween window for "dollsandreams" -- the shop where I first discovered Sasha. I dressed several dolls in various costumes including a Sasha witch and a Gregor scarecrow. One of the most popular costumes among the young collectors was a simple white ghost sheet with patches made of small print fabric. For whatever reason, these Halloween sheets were a big hit and there was a lot of noise as the kids played with their sheet clad dolls on the shop floor.
"BOO" they all cried out as they menaced one another.
Children never cease to amaze and bewilder me because their joy with simple things often eludes our adult understanding.
My beautifully crafted costumes just appealed to the adults. The ghost sheets were made magical by the imaginations of the children.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Gregor and Sasha are bringing home the pumpkin that will soon become a Jack-O-Lantern to celebrate Halloween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Sasha and Gregor go autumn leaf gathering and return home to share their discoveries with Teddy and Baby.

Monday, October 26, 2009


The kids love to look out the window at the autumn leaves. Life in the country suits them -- and me. Later today we will go leaf hunting.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Sasha and Gregor are all set to go TRICK OR TREAT Halloween goodie collecting with this cut-and-assemble printable tote bag.

If you would like your kids to join them just send an e-mail with the word "HALLOWEEN" in the SUBJECT line and I will send you the printable art. Just use the e-mail link below.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Sasha and Teddy love the lawns and gardens around my new apartment building. Today they are playing among the autumn leaves on a sunny afternoon.

Monday, October 12, 2009


After living most of my 77 years in New York City I recently moved to Chestnut Hill Village -- a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. While there was some culture shock involved, the Sashas and I have adjusted nicely.
Now we wake up to clean, fresh air and look out the windows at beautiful trees and lush green lawns. This little community is beautifully maintained and the apartment is all brand new.
Now the Sashas and Gregors can play outside and, as you can see, even climb a small tree. Life in the country has many advantages and I am learning to take advantage of all of them.
The great thing about this complex is that there is a mini shopping center directly across the street that includes a Post Office and a UPS store. And the train station is there as well and in Philadelphia all public transportation is only one dollar for senior citizens. You can buy a ten-trip ticket for $8.50 so every ride is just 85 cents.
So I don't need a car and can just hop on the train and be in the city of Philadelphia in 30 minutes. The train station there is right under The Gallery -- a huge shopping mall. And a charming doll shop, Happily Ever After, is just a few blocks away.
I'm still unpacking and organizing but I wanted to start posting on this blog again plus all the kids are anxiously waiting to be photographed enjoying their latest adventures