Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hello, Dolly!

When I brought the box into the house last night the dude asked what it was.
"I bought a doll."
"I thought we were done with dolls."
(I sold a collection of Little Souls Dolls when we moved east.)
"So did I but I loved this doll. Maybe I'm not done with dolls."
"Okay, so we're not done with dolls."
"I'll put her in the craft room. But right now, I am going to put her in this chair [in the living room]."
"I don't care if you leave her there. I just thought we were done with dolls."

She is from Annie Beez and I'm calling her Raggedy Annie Beez.

We weren't really done with dolls anyway; I brought my childhood doll collection back from my mother's attic. I'm just trying to find the right way to display it. Here's a photo of the lot. Sadly, many of them can't stand on their own. Maybe I'll sort through them and tell you a little about each one. (Perhaps next time I photograph them, I should clean them up.)

I was awarded with a Kreativ Blogger award and I'd like to thank CinDC, and the academy, and all my readers for inspiring me. I would pass this on like I am supposed to but when I start reviewing the list of blogs I read, by the time I get to the end, I have about 30 people I'd like to give it to. Then I have to go back to the beginning and see why I thought I should give it to the people at the top of the list and it quickly becomes a never-ending review cycle. Let's just say I love you all! You're all creative in a slightly slavic way.


Kathryn said...

You need to find some doll stands. My mother collected dolls and most of them needed stands. She had a large curved glass cabinet, so unless they were on stands you couldn't see the ones in the back.

Donna said...

Slavic way?

You crack me up.

staci said...

That doll is cute, cute, cute! Quite a doll collection you have there too!

Exactly what were you cooking all that food for? Surely that wasn't one night's dinner?

Jenna said...

I'm glad that you named her as you did because she reminded me of Raggedy Anne as soon as I saw her. She's very cute! And I have to laugh at your conversation with the Dude. A very male conversation on his side. I thought we were done with dolls. LOL. I'm glad that someone graced you with the Kreativ Blogger award before I could get to you because I was having trouble choosing, as well.

Barbara said...

I have gone on record as saying that dolls creep me out, but that does not include Annie Beez' wonderful prims. She's LOVELY. :D

Kendra said...

My mom used to collect dolls...she still has a few, but sold most of hers on eBay a few years ago. She focused on dolls from the 1950's - the same kinds of dolls she played with when she was a kid. She wishes that she had all her old dolls from then, but she said they were donated to Salvation Army when she and my aunt outgrew them.

Wendy said...

Impressive collection you have! And I love the new Raggedy one, she defniitely suits her name.

Lisa said...

I like dolls and I like stitchers who like dolls. :-)

Michelle said...

Oh I love the doll from Annie. So sweet!