Friday, 26 August 2011


To say Aidy and I are hurt is an understatement, yet again we are hearing that people are gossiping about us and making up false stories and accusations, this does not surprise me as we are used to this behavior from other so called professionals on the scene. The fact that we are quite private people and do not air any issues for all to see seems to give people the green light to fill in the gaps. I am annoyed that I have been made to feel a public statement is required  and I really wish people were not so spiteful and quick to judge.

Things are extremely difficult at the moment, I am now looking after my mother and father and my aunt full time, two of whom have alzheimer's, my mother is almost blind and has cancer along with a catalogue of other very serious health issues and things are far from easy. They have another carer who shares looking after them with me but she is also now very ill and has had to have a lot of time off sick - this means I do not get to go home at all during these periods and yes, Lilyelf has slipped way down on the list of priorities and for that we are sorry. We do not like to let people down, but as the current situation is ongoing and we have no clear idea of when things will improve it is hard to make plans for shows - we are both needed to run Lilyelf, Aidy cannot do it alone.

We are currently aiming to be able to do October fairs onwards including
Arnhem, York and Philadelphia, this unfortunately means we will be missing Stafford, Falkirk and Miniatura so we are sorry for any disappointment this may cause to our customers. As soon as things improve full attention will be given to Lilyelf.

Those of you waiting on commissions, Aidy is working through them, however I need to find the time to dress them, so we will get in touch with each of you and give you a realistic date for completion - yet again we are very sorry for any disappointment this may bring but things are beyond our control at the moment.

I hope this will put people in the picture and allow us to concentrate on issues at hand.


  1. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anyone with a heart will understand what's happening.


  2. Thanks Regi, we do have some wonderful customers and friends on the scene - it is just a few small minded people who spoil it for everyone else and usually I just ignore them, but I felt I needed to put people in the picture to stop this nonsense! *hugs* I hope you are keeping well xx

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry for you two! You are such a lovely couple and I know how you love to make your dolls. Don't let other people get to you. It's not worth it.
    There will be better times again!

    Christine & Alex

  4. I hope things settle down for you soon and you are able to get more help with your family. Things must be awful for you right now. The sensible thing would be to ignore what is being said but of course that is easier said than done. Don't worry about others if you know you are doing what is right at the moment - family are important and don't put yourself under more pressure.

  5. Thank you both, your kind words and thoughts mean a lot to us both right now *hugs* xx