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The First 2019 Christmas Trees In Place (Partially Lit) — 8 Days Earlier Than Last Year; Two More To Go.

by Anura Guruge




She has an even SMALLER one on her desk.



Teischan (12), unashamedly, lives for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September!

When she was younger we could dictate as to when preparations for Christmas would come. But, starting last year she has taken matters into her own hands. When she was little we waited until at least the first week of December before we started.

For the last couple of years she can do it ALL without help. She can — and will — put out all the lights by herself.

She knows where HER artificial tree is stored and can go get it and set it up by herself.

Last year she set it up on November 17. The previous year it was November 27. At this rate she will have her tree up in October of next year!

She still has to wait for us to get the real trees. But, she will start nagging soon.


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First Of The 3 Christmas Trees For 2018 In Place — 10 Days Earlier Than Last Year.

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The “American Girl Dolls” are also getting ready for Christmas.


Advent Calendars have been located THOUGH we have 2 weeks (14-days) to go.


Teischan (12), unashamedly, lives for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September!

When she was younger we could dictate as to when preparations for Christmas would come. But, starting last year she has taken matters into her own hands. When she was little we waited until at least the first week of December before we started.

Not anymore. I see that last year HER tree went up on November 27.

Well, this year it was November 17 — 10 full days earlier. She also, with my help, brought down (from the space above our double garage) some of the outdoor christmas lights — which she intends to put up tomorrow. That is one neat thing. She insists on doing this herself. I (at 65) am off the hook.

We started listening to Christmas music, on the radio, on FM 94.9, earlier this week. They too keep on bringing forward Christmas.

Stay tuned. Christmas is still 38 days away and we have many rituals to perform and observe.

Merry Christmas.


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Another Custom ‘American Girl Doll’ Bed By Teischan (11).

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From discarded shelf unit she found at our local Swap Shop yesterday. She did the painting, decorations and made the mattress! She is now going to make some blankets. I suggested she also make some linen to put in the drawer units. Did all of this, including the sewing of the mattress, on her own. She has two (2) electric sewing machines of her own and also uses her mother’s fancy Japanese one. She is only one who does much sewing around the house these days.


A previous bed she made in July last year.


The ‘American Girl Doll‘ corner of her room
— mainly with things she has made.



Teischan likes doing crafts and is good at it. Next to her electronics, crafting is her next greatest pastime.

She particularly enjoys making elaborate stuff for her two ‘American Girl Dolls‘. Check out: bathroom/shower, furniture, fireplace, Christmas, Harry Potter books etc.. She has been doing this for two years.

Today, it was this bed. She only picked it up yesterday. It is quite heavy and I have helped her a few times carrying it around. The dolls have quite few beds now, including a bunk bed.

I am very happy that she does this stuff. She could make a career out of it.


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6 Sony a6000 Images Of The Day — December 26, 2016.

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With my Sony a6000.
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‘Harry Potter’ Books For ‘American Girl Doll’ By Teischan (10).

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As posted here Teischan, who loves doing crafts, particularly enjoys making customized stuff for her two ‘American Girl Dolls‘. Check out: bathroom/shower, furniture, fireplace, Christmas). She has been doing this for two years.

She likes to make sure that her ‘Girl Dolls’ do the same things as she does. So one of the presents she wants for Christmas is an ‘American Girl Doll’ FLUTE — and, per scale, this tiny flute costs as much as real one!

Teischan has also caught the ‘Harry Potter‘ bug. She is on her fourth book.

Today she decided she was going to make ‘Harry Potter’ books for the dolls! You can see the covers. I suggested she make the insides from styrofoam. She is not sure. She wants to try and do it out of paper. Knowing her I would not be surprised if she cuts 400 tiny pages and then tries to bind them!

I will keep you posted.

I am SURE she has violated J.K. Rowling’s copyright, BUT as fellow British authors (though of VASTLY different statures) I am SURE she will not mind and maybe even be amused. Now, I am sure ‘American Girl Doll’ will cotton on and start selling books at $30 a copy. {SMILE}


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The Advent Calendars Are All Setup, Stockings Hung And It Isn’t Even Thanksgiving As Yet!

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Teischan (10), like I, is very fond of all holidays — especially those that involve presents and food. Christmas, suffice to say, is her favorite — as it is in my case too. We have already started listening to Christmas music and I have started shopping (online).

On Sunday morning, November 20, 2016, she set up 3 of her Advent calendars. She also has two chocolate ones, but she doesn’t put them on display.

The fireplace, which she built, is for her two American Girl Dolls. Some of the Christmas presents she wants are for the dolls. I guess that makes sense.

So, happy holidays. 


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Picture Of The Day (Sony a6000) — November 20, 2016.

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Taken with my new Sony a6000.

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Teischan’s (10) ‘Plains Indians’ Diorama For School.

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All her own work. Didn’t want any help with anything ONCE she found a piece of wood, for the base, that satisfied her. Took it to school this morning.

As I have said/shown before, Teischan is good at doing crafts. It is her second love in life, watching videos/TV her first. Actually what she really likes to do is work on crafts while watching videos on YouTube (on her pad). Some of her other craft projects: bathroom,  furniture, fireplace, Christmas


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Handcrafted Bathroom, With Shower, For ‘American Girl Doll’ By Teischan (10).

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Doing crafts is Teischan’s second love in life, watching videos/TV her first. Actually what she really likes to do is work on crafts while watching videos on YouTube (on her pad).

She likes doing large pieces. Since last fall, as I have chronicled here in pictures (i.e., furniture, fireplace, Christmas), she has been building elaborate ‘sets’ for her two American Girl Dolls.

Yesterday, i.e., Sunday, she built this bathroom — all by herself. Check out the shower — with showerhead and controls.

I am encouraging her to go into business. Make ‘sets’ on order for other kids.

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American Girl Doll Handcrafted Christmas By Teischan (9).

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As mentioned in prior posts Teischan, emulating her mother, likes to do crafts and is getting progressively good at it.

Of late she likes to make elaborate accessories and scenarios for her American Girl Doll — Isabelle.

This weekend she started doing this Christmas setup with a tree that lights up! [I need to get a picture when the lights are on.]

The fireplace that she built is in the middle picture albeit obscured quite a bit by the stockings.

At her express request she is getting another American Girl Doll and outfits for Christmas.