This afternoon I am joining a blogging friend, Clare from Clares Craftroom! Clare came up with the idea of having a link up so we could all share our dolls.
I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the dolls and reading their stories – a lot of reminiscing going on …….
When I was a little girl, the only doll I remember was a beautiful, dark haired, walking doll that my uncle bought for me. This uncle was special because he was in the navy and visited places all over the world (said with a voice of wonder of a child! ). On one of his ‘leaves’ he arrived home to Grandma’s with 2 dolls and he let me choose which one I would like.
My Mum thought I would choose the lovely blonde in a frilly blue dress but she was wrong!!! I chose my doll because she was dressed in a red dress that had a sailor suit collar trimmed in navy blue and white – just like my uncle (well he didn’t have a dress, and his uniform was a very dark blue with white trim, but you get what I mean).
Anyway, needless to say, I lost her when my baby brother took her outside and left her there without me knowing. The weather ruined her – her face and exposed arms and legs peeled away……makes me sad just writing about it! I don’t even have a photo of her… 🙁 I should add that I long ago forgave my brother – he was just a baby!
So what can I add to Clares Link-up? – thinking, thinking, when I thought of my lady in a hat! My Grandma gave me this many years ago and I have carried her with me all these years, keeping her near to me on the dressing table – so I guess she is my dolly!