Felicity arrived here on Christmas Day. We are sad that she is being archived by American Girl, but we are very glad to have her here as part of our doll family!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I thought I'd post this weeks earlier than usual, since the end of the week might get a bit busy with Christmas preparations! This is Jenny. She's been here for about 10 years. My mother says she doesn't look at to all like me when I was little, but I did send them a picture of me when she was made. She likes to sit in the rocker that was mine when I was a little girl, and cuddly with Rachel and a big teddy bear. There's a cradle full of dollies right next to the rocker, and she reads them stories when they can't sleep.
Suzannah is modeling her newest dress. It was cut out at least 5 years ago, but just sewn together last weekend. It has a nice hint of Christmas to it, but not so much that it can't be worn at other times of the year.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This is Rachel. She is a My Twinn Cuddly doll with a bean bag type body. She has little freckles and french braided hair. She's a sweet little one and has been here longer than most of the companion dolls.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Little Suzannah arrived on Monday this week. "She is an excellent seamstress for a girl and is always creating things to share with others. She likes to visit Harold’s store sometimes when she has some pennies. There she will buy gumdrops, one of each color. She especially likes the purple ones. Suzannah is the peacemaker who has stopped many disagreements with a positive word or change of subject. She chooses to see the good side of people and be positive. This is probably why she always looks happy." Here's a secret: she likes to make teeny tiny little dolls that sleep in half a walnut shell that she carries in her pocket! Isn't that neat?
Another thing I'm thrilled about is how this dress I made 5 years ago for a doll I no longer have fits her perfectly! She is going to be a lot of fun to sew for, play with and take along on trips!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
She was the smallest Hitty living here for a long time, but she is a very loyal and encouraging friend and wise beyond her years. She's been going with me to work all week - she fits in a little pocket in my purse, and there's still room for a little sleeve of pens in that pocket! Here's some photos that I took today:
The Japanese Red maple is holding on to its leaves for a few more days...
Some of my Black-eyed Susans have refused to stop blooming...
And just so you can see how little she really is...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
Jen made 3 reversible pinafores using the pattern offered on Sasha Street for a challenge. We are still waiting for some patterns we ordered to come so that she can make some clothes for the coming cooler days. If it gets too cold too soon, she does have her long sleeve blue gingham dress that she wore for her journey here. But she's been wearing that dress for a very, very long time.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
This is Hitty Virginia Brown, but we call her Hitty Ginny for short. She is a Williamsburg Hitty that I adopted from her carve mother, Judy Brown, on March 7, 2009 at a Gaithersburg Doll Show. She is a resourceful, hard working Hitty. She loves history, especially the Colonial Period. This week, she got a notion to work on a special project. She's been working hard with pen and paper and has wished for fingers to help with some addition and subtraction. She says she needs to figure out a way to preserve a special part of American History and that if all goes well, she'll tell me more in a few weeks. I can't imagine what she's up to now!
Monday, August 30, 2010
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
This is Hitty Joanna Corbett. She arrived here on April 1, 2005. She was an eBay auction win on Easter morning, and Joanna was one of the women who went to Jesus' tomb but didn't find him there. She is harder to photograph because she has a very high sheen finish. I love her for her simplicity. She loves to spend time with other the other Hittys and would love to go on more adventures. She doesn't have much stamina though, and has to sit down to rest too often for the younger Hittys! She is a good judge of character and always looks at the heart and a person's character in choosing her friends.
Maybe it is because she has a big heart.