who is turning 2.
I plan to send her a baby doll and
a set of play dishes each year on her birthday. As the
years roll by and she grows into a young woman,
the dolls will change and the play dishes will become
real pieces of dishware.
I collect and restore vintage Horsman dolls. Usually the rubber body ones
with the sculpted hair. Once in a while , I run across lovely vintage
baby dolls with soft bodies and friendly faces.
This is a 1972 Horsman , once loved , years ago, by some little girl.
I wanted my niece to have a soft bodied vintage baby doll of her own
and picked this doll out of my collection to prepare for her.
I had these sweet little doll shoes that fit the doll perfectly,
so I decided to make her outfit to match the shoes.
She has such a friendly face and she looks so life- like!
I also made a little doll quilt out of fabric
left over from when my children were small.
I bought a small set of play dishes........
and decided to also make her a zebra from a
kit I had stashed away for years.
They all traveled away to her in a big box.........
as you can see, the doll now has a new life,
with a new little girl, who will love her
all over again!