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Monday, July 16, 2012

...a favorite


Recently, I found a wonderful early cloth doll. She has some great details...like fingernails!


Her feet are sewn in several pieces so that they actually are shaped like feet.


I redressed her in a "new" old dress that I already had. Her original petticoat with red trim compliments her red frock.

This old gal is straw stuffed and required somewhat of a chiropractic realignment to sit properly. But sit she does. 


She has quite a presence!

Early cloth dolls are one of my favorite things. I also love polka dots and the color red. Put them all together...and, well, I am happy with the result. 


Wish I could send some of this rain to those of you in need of it. We get a shower every afternoon...our typical Summer pattern. Yesterday,  I had to jump in the car and rescue Mr. M. and Annie, as they had gone out for an adventure in our nearby park...on foot...and in her buggy. Thankfully, there was no lightning...but they were a wee bit wet. It comes up that fast!

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We did not make it to the framer on Saturday. We were sorting out the garage all morning. It was a wicked task in the heat and took a large chunk of time. Hope to get to the framer soon.


Enjoy the day,
Robyn







9 comments:

  1. I've never seen details on a doll like that before. She looks pretty in her red dress!

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  2. She is truly wonderful Robyn!! Love her itty bitty nails and her face....oh my!!!
    Your dress is perfect for her and all in all she is just charming!! As you know, I too LOVE RED, AND with polka dots.......PERFECT!! What a treasure!!
    I lived in Florida for about a year and well I remember those showers and my share of "getting caught" in them!! I know your sweet family was happy for your rescue!!
    Thanks for always sharing such great posts!!
    Happy Hugs~~
    Julie

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  3. Wow, that doll has lots of wonderful details! So cute! I love seeing your pretty chairs in the back yard. Nice!

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  4. Hi Robyn, thats quite the dolly, she sure has a pretty red dress,so sweet. Glad to hear you had some rain to, love the chairs also. Blessings Francine.

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  5. Love those nails! We had a bit of rain yesterday. One crack of thunder knocked out the power for about 10 secnonds. Take care, Janice

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  6. Robyn ~
    What a sweet girl to treasure!
    You can send some of that rain up north. There are many of us who would welcome it.
    I've never lived in Florida, but many years ago the ex and I had a home in Apollo Beach. Oh, how I remember those storms coming in every afternoon. Neither the house nor the hubby are still mine...lol!
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  7. What a sweet special addition to your home....she is beautiful and the dress you had is perfect.
    NO RAIN HERE AT ALL....
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. hi, Robyn~ cute doll~ send me some rain~
    smiles
    Teresa

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  9. She is absolutely precious! Wow....I love the fingernails - but those feet are amazing! She looks like she is in incredible condition....What a treasure you have there. I've never been lucky enough to stumble on one in these parts. Came across a few online, but would have had to take sell the house to pay for them....and then she and I would both be homeless. :o Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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