Monday, June 3, 2013

Toys and Dolls I Made Years and Years Ago...

In amongst my grandson's toys I noticed some familiar faces. These are the dolls and toys I made for my daughter when she was a baby or little girl. My daughter (my first born) is going to turn 30 years old this October!!!! I can't believe it's been that many years ago that I made these. It was a sweet trip down memory lane to see them again. So I thought I had better snap some photos now, because I never took photos of things I made or at least not many photos before I started blogging.
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Made these when I was pregnant. I wanted to be surprised as to whether I gave birth to a boy or a girl. So these bears were a perfect choice either way. What did my daughter name them when she was old enough to talk? Why "Boy Bear and Girl Bear" of course!
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I even appliqued a bear on Boy Bear's tee shirt. Yes my applique skills have much improved since then.
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This Waldorf style doll was actually made for my nephew when my sister had her second son.  Then when my daughter gave birth to her own son, my sister sent this to her.
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The green is a velveteen fabric and so soft.
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Just a simple embroidered face. I don't think this little doll got much loving because it's still so new looking.  Oh well some boys aren't that cuddly with dolls.
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This bear I bought for my daughter. She named him Floyd. I knit Floyd a  rather spiffy pullover sweater with a collar out of wool yarn too.
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Back of Floyd and his sweater.
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Close-up of the fair isle knit pattern.
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Isn't he the cutest bear?
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This is a bigger Waldorf style doll I made. My daughter was about 3 years old when I made this doll for her. She named her Bambi.
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Bambi is large enough to wear a newborn's size onesie. I even made the  bonnet, which my daughter wore when she was a toddler.
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Bambi and her bonnet. My daughter put lip gloss on Bambi when she was little and so that's why Bambi's mouth has a stain.
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10 comments:

  1. how sweet, those are adorable. Its a good reminder that they don't have to be perfect to be beloved. I'm so glad these treasures are still around.
    tara

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  2. Your dolls are so cute. I made dolls for my daughter many years ago, I even asked if she was going to give them to her daughter (my granddaughter) to play with. She said no, those were her dolls, she wasn't giving them up!!!!

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  3. So cute....my youngest just turned 30, how quickly time passes.

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  4. Hello Daryl:) I went through your blog to see what I had missed and WOW loved that cardigan and the bag. How adorable are these dolls and bears and they are in such great condition after almost 30 years:) Great memories and thank you for sharing them with us.

    Hugs,
    Norma

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  5. Thanks for the memories! So cute.

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  6. I adore the first two teddies you made so long ago and still look as if you've just made them. I have a rag doll I made for my daughter when she was little. I think I need to take her out and tidy her up a bit. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh my! This brought back memories! I still HAVE the pattern for the boy and girl teddies! We were stationed in Spain and when we moved back, our daughter was just 2. I was 6 months pregnant and traveling with her alone. ACK! I was SO scared to change planes in NYC, I made her purple overalls and THAT bear, wearing purple overalls! That poor child sweltered..they were corduroy! I was bound and determined that if she walked off, I would know what she was wearing. She would have left with anyone,the sweet friendly thing! It worked tho...I didn't lose her and she is all grown up. Wish I still had the bear tho!

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  8. the boy bear and girl bear are so cute!!

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  9. I'm catching up on your posts and you can not imagine how I'm enjoying. Thanks for sharing with us your treasures, this bears and tolls are just adoooooooorable!!!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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