Like a romp through your favorite vintage haunt my blog is stuffed with an eclectic mix of subjects. Vintage collections, writings, family photos and memories, daily devotion to living well in a world that requires us to recycle, edit and cherish our past and present day belongings. In talks with my dog Angie I'm aware of the basics of a simple code for life. Have respect,honor the past, protect the future.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Saving Naked Dolls One At A Time
Mya with the 2 new babies and the Troll
Two weeks ago I found a beautiful 16" Babyborn doll for $2.13 at my local Goodwill Store. I loved this little naked doll from the start. I didn't know what kind of doll it was. On the back was imprinted Zapf and after posting on Ravelry I was sent a message that I had found myself a Babyborn. This triggered a longing in me for more. I knit the little soakers for my new little guy and dreamed of finding others. Every spare chance I could get I went looking in thrift stores. I found some nice yarn remnants and a stuffed giraffe, but no babies. Today was different. I went off early this morning with Mya and we hit the jackpot at Goodwill. Again in the same spot was a little Zapf doll a 14" baby Chou Chou . This one has a soft cotton body and is truly for the world as naked as can be in her little cotton skin. Mya loves babies. I guess it is instinctive in her sweet little heart. Maybe like her Gramma she is a rescuer.
Mya and Baby Chou Chou
Along with the new Baby Chou we also found a tiny little blue haired Troll doll dressed as a Dr. The little Troll was only 59 cents. Imagine that! Then a 12" baby girl made in China jumped off the shelf and into the buggy with Mya and the others. She has a synthetic pj's and says she " really needs some nice home knits to show off in." There is nothing more fun for me right now that sharing my love of dolls with my precious little Mya. All I want to do is play and knit.