You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

American Girl

Well here she is,
 American Girl  Doll 
modeling the
 Finally Finished dresses that were started last summer. Thanks to my niece (and namesake) Jackie for loaning  me her kid's doll.  I promise to return it soon. (I still have a few more half done outfits to complete) 
McKenna and Nina
These outfits will go to my great nieces McKenna and Nina. They were supposed to get them last Christmas but I guess I'll give them to them now . As the old saying goes, "better late than never" right?"Let’s face it kids get too much for Christmas anyway. 
      I have to say this project was actually fun for me.  Dressing the doll brought back memories of my own doll playing days. I must admit though while brushing American Girl's hair I had to resist the overwhelming urge to cut it. You know give her bangs or even put her hair in a ponytail and then cut it off.  What little girl doesn’t eventually do that? I managed to resist that temptation. 
      As a  youngster I played with dolls alot longer than most kids I think. I’m sorry to say those days didn’t end well. It all started when Barbie was having a party with her friends. Before she knew it Ken and some of his friends arrived. Then  G-I Joe ( who is short but  mighty ) showed up  uninvited  with a group of his buddies.  Well pretty soon the party took a bad turn. Nurse Barbie turned into Dirty Barbie and well, you know how the rest of that story.

Have a great day.
 Peace and Love,
Enjoy the final days of Summer



Judy said...

You are the best!!! Love the dolls dresses and of course the stories. I too loved playing with dolls. My mother continued to grow the family so I traded my dolls for the real "Betsy Wetsy". Those were the days.

Keep up the good work!!!


Finally finishing said...

Thank you so much Judy. My mother wouldn't let us have betsy wetsy. She had too many kids already making a mess. I miss you, especially this time of year. Hope all is well. See you soon.

jeff said...

I had a g i joe and he never went with nurse barbie, dirty barbie or any other barbie although I would like to hear the rest of that story. It's never too late to pick up another Joe.

Finally finishing said...

Dear Jeff, Boy if GI Joe could talk.Only GI Joe knows the end of that story and he took it to his grave. xxoxo

Anonymous said...

What a time in life to find out my brother also played with dolls!!!

Do we have any contact information for dirty Barbie?


Finally finishing said...

Wow,Ha Ha Ha your are funny UK, thankfully there are only a few of us who know who your are. Remember this is a family blog.