Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Doll A Week 52/52: Felicity

Felicity profile, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

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

A Doll A Week 51/52: My Twinn, Jenny

My Twinn, Jenny, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

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, waiting for Christmas

Suzannah, waiting for Christmas, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

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

A Doll A Week 50/52: Rachel

My Twinn Cuddly Rachel, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

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

A Doll A Week 49/52: Ginger Brook Hollow Suzannah

Ginger Brook Hollow Suzannah, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

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

A Doll A Week 48/52: Hitty Friend Amish Annie

Annie certainly isn't your typical Amish girl, but she is very much loved by all the Hittys that live here.  She is a peaceful spirit who strives to help the other Hittys however she is able.  Annie has lived here with the Chesapeake Bay Hittys since May 31, 2005 and came from the American Kit/Raikes company, which is sadly no longer in business.