The dolls I mean are the ones I've managed to collect over the last few years. All of them but one are still waiting for clothes! Does that make me a bad doll-mom? Gloriana (my Martha doll) has a baby gown on, so she's at least covered. Tansy (my Sherri doll) came with incredible hand-stitched clothes that sometimes I remove just so I can re-visit the incredible sewing skill. But the few papier maches, Bubbles the Effanbee baby, the Mad Alice, a really nice china, and a not-so-nice but endearing Anita type boudoir doll? They're all sitting around either in what passes for unders, or in white baptismal gowns just to have something on them.
And now, I've added two more: Crazy Wax Doll (from Dixie) and Theo. Theo was an ebay purchase that cost me a whopping three bucks plus shipping. He is "supposed" to be a girl, but he and I know better. When I learn from a friend of mine in nearby Seguine (or Diane?) how to refinish him, he'll need clothes too!
|Crazy Wax Doll has the coolest weighted sleep eyes! But they "thunk" when she closes them.|
In the meantime, I've been decorating for Yule. I posted a story about our new tree...got it decorated and sat for hours in the glow of its lights. I had so much fun unpacking the ornaments the kids made when they were little. Every year we'd sit around and make new ones to give as gifts--a tradition I continue to this day. So they have the year written on the back...some are clay, some are leather, some are wood. And each has a story.
|The Yule Tree.|
|My son Josh made this in school, and the little campfire is one I made in first grade. The little paper spiral of smoke is long gone, but the felt campfire seems to endure.|
|This was one I inherited from my mom...it's a leaf that's been dipped in gold.|
|These little bead wreaths are some my Air Force students made me when I taught Basic Instructor Course.|
And last, a photo of my newest granddaughter, Juniper. This is her first Christmas, and her first tree.