Remember this little doll in the picture above? I mentioned her in a previous post not long ago. Well,I purchased her from ebay for a little bit of money. I loved her because she reminded me so much of Hitty. The little wooden doll from long ago! I fell in love with Hitty after reading the book , "Hitty Her First Hundred Years ". I checked it out from our local library. Now,I have my very own Hitty book, gifted me from a sweet friend. I went looking on line for a Hitty doll and found them to be very expensive. Way more than I could ever afford! Some were in the hundreds of dollars. I kept searching until I came across this little 6 inch carved wooden doll above. She was set at a very low starting bid so, I placed a bid and waited. I had someone bid against me and decided to place a higher bid just one more time. If I was to be outbid again...she would not be mine! But alas, it was meant to be...I won! Her head,hands,and feet are wood..while her little body is cloth, stuffed with wool as her wool wig was. She is to be the closest I will come to owning a Hitty of my own. I was in mind to give her a small make over,which I did! First she would lose the wig.
|My Hitty book|
|The original 6 inch Hitty doll|
And now my Hitty, after her make over, of course! I removed the dirty wool wig...washed all her clothing, gave her a good dusting, then gave her a painted hair do, so that she would resemble her sister, the true...Hitty :)
And here she is with our new Amish friend , Levi . He came all the way from Once Upon a Fairyland ,to live with us here in Texas.
Now,I am going to have fun gathering accessories for Hitty. I already have dishes,pots and pans,a little table and chairs, a small chest of drawers, and a few other things for her, but I want to come up with some wardrobe pieces for her. A few more dresses, a cape, even a sweet little undergarment with her name embroidered on it. Oh, and yes of course..the corral necklace.....we can't forget that.