Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A girl and her doll

DH vacationed w/ friends recently who have the most adorable little girl who loves plush animals, anything pink, and her dolls. When he returned home he went to local shops for a doll to send Em.

He was dismayed with what he found - all glitter and big headed - as he put it.  JUNK - he added. Not dolls at all - JUNK.

So I was asked if I had anything from my collection he could send. I had already swapped Fancy Nancy to a friend who planned to gift it to a child for a 4th birthday present (in return I got a Hagrid for a dear doll friend). There in the back of the closet I found Abby from Mrs. Willoughby's First Grade class. Tonner/Effanbee release circa 2006.

The package was sent and I do believe the recipient approves of the selection!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A 4th Anniversary for Agnes Dreary

Been a while since I posted. While one doll celebration brings us to four years since Agnes Dreary arrived and Cheeryaboutagnesdreary was formed on Yahoo groups another doll closure is about to begin in my life. My collection has expanded to over 300 dolls in a rather short time. All were displayed and enjoyed at one point but most have fallen into the sad existence of boxed dolls collecting dust in the closet. Time to begin a relocation program for most of them. Next week I will list those seeking new owners. Been deciding if Ebay, doll boards/groups or Craig's List would be the best method to use - still haven't decided.

But for today - a picture of AnnMarie's twin Drearys under the supervision of Auntie Evangeline Ghastly.