Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

I have been missing from blogland for a while now. Firstly I didn't have a computer for about 2 weeks and then life became very hectic. I hope I can slow down now for a bit of a break.
Again I have entered Clare's Craftroom "Tuesday Treasure". I love being reminded of some of my most treasured possessions and this doll is a favourite.
My beautiful walking doll is now 53 years old and sure looks good for her age.


I got this doll for Christmas when I was 8 years old as our family were expecting a new baby brother or sister at the time and Mum wanted me to have something special just for me.
My baby sister Carole was born and I thought that was the best thing.
I loved playing with her and brushing her beautiful long hair which is now very thin on top but she still has long thick plaits.
The outfit she is wearing was knitted by Mum some years ago when she used to do a lot of heirloom knitting. Now with her Alzheimer's she doesn't do much of anything so I will always treasure this gift.

7 comments:

Suzi-q said...

she looks absolutely lovely and her outfit is beautiful,,,clever Mum

Jo in TAS said...

I bet you're glad you took good care of her as she looks in very good condition!

Janice said...

She is gorgeous. Your Mum did beautiful knitting. I always wished for a bride doll or walking doll. You were very lucky.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh she is lovely and yes so very special . Thanks for playing and showing us !

Aunty said...

What a beautiful doll and to have her dressed in the gorgeous knitted outfit is fabalous

BubzRugz said...

Lovely doll and her outfit is beautifully done....

Allie said...

She looks amazing for her age, wish I looked half that good, lol! Her outfit is just stunning, what a very special treasure you have. Thanks for sharing her!