Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy First Day of Summer!

Well so much for good intentions.  A co-worker of mine told me about 3 dolls she saw at a local antique store on the weekend.  She of course couldn't wait to tell me about them on Monday morning when she got in to work.

One was in pieces, she said - and old, and she really wanted to just take her home, but she didn't.  By the way she described the doll I thought she must be an old composition doll.  The other two were more modern - one a small rubber doll, and the other a plastic doll she said.

We talked about them yesterday at work and by the time it was time to go home I knew I had to go and check them out.

And you probably know how this ends already.

I just couldn't leave them there alone... and I was right - the old doll is composition... and now she is mine.... all mine!

She is in very rough shape, but I don't care about that.  She is probably 1920's or 30's and has so many memories stored inside her old body pieces.

I am in love...

Can you just imagine the little hands that have held her through the years!  So awesome.

She needs to be restrung (to put her limbs and body back together.  I have not done this before so it will be a new learning experience for me.  Then I plan to crochet her a beautiful gown and bonnet fitting for a doll of her era.  And I have a carriage just waiting for a doll like this.

The other two dolls are terribly cute.  One is a rubber 1950's doll, I believe she is in her original clothes and shoes.  She has had a bath and I have hand washed her clothes and this weekend I will curl her hair and fix her dress.  The other is a plastic doll - not her original dress, but not a horrible dress either.  
She needs a new outfit - but she will have to get in line.  

There are a few waiting ahead of her...

So no work was done to the patio last night - I got a bit side-tracked... but in a very nice way, I might add.

Nothin better than working on my dolls...

Except to say Happy First Day of Summer..

Happy Birthday to my dear GF Sharon,
And last but certainly not least.

To our son Jonathan who officially graduates from college today.  Not only will he receive his Drafting Diploma, he also has won the Best in the Class 2012/2013 Award, and graduates with a 99% average.
We love you and are so proud of you Jon... 

Have a great weekend everyone... see you Monday....

1 comment:

  1. Dale that is awesome for Jonathan what an impressive step. It sounds like he has found a passion that he enjoys. Thus near perfection. Give him a congratulations from all of us out here.