So I totally realise ive been missing in action over here on my blog……I have been so busy making my girls i neglected to tell their stories to you…which they do have of course!
I’ve just completed three doodle dolls this week who are all looking for homes this friday.
I had a few stories about these girls as I was stitching them….all involing some mischief or another.
but late last night as I was falling asleep I was suddenly reminded of a childhood visit to ‘toys r us’. Now I can’t have been more than five? ‘toys r us’ had just opened in the UK and it was a big deal.
My Mum and Dad decided to take us for a treat so we could both (my older sister) pick a toy……….needless to say I think the overwhelming experience of all that ‘stuff’ had a complete adverse effect on my normally chilled persona.
I lost it big time.
There was a fight over a stuffed monkey……I found it….my older sister who was monkey obsessed thought I had found it for her and claimed him….I think my Dad ended up leaving the store.
I feel so sorry for my Mum and Dad now, it must have been horrendous! i think i ended up with a metallic blue plastic briefcase (which I actually used and kept for many years…)
Well this is not really the story I wanted to tell lol! I was reminded of a feeling I was walking down the doll aisle and i saw what I believed was the most beautiful doll of all time. I knew I couldn’t buy this doll we had been given strict budgeting guildlines….i can still see his face ….and he was a cloth doll! I had forgotten all about it! I had dreamt of this face night after night after night desperately wishing he would be mine….I never got the doll, and I’m not even sure anyone knew I wanted him so badly….knowing me I just thought he would magically appear at christmas if I wished hard enough!
But last night I realised something….I think ive been trying to make that beautiful doll! and as i looked at those three girls this morning that rush of longing and emotion flooded back to me.
Making dolls gives me that christmas morning feeling like when I was five! and if my dolls can give that feeling to another person, be that an adult or a child…well im happy, because it’s wonderful.
I’ve decided to offer Kiki my grumpy Redhead (a bit like me on the way home from ‘toys r us’) for sale comment style here on my blog I will create a separate post for her where you can offer her a home.