And recently I found this tiny little doll that matches exactly! So, I had to buy her.
And last, but not least (for today), this is my Sunshine Family Craft Store and the dolls. I had so much fun with this store and the dolls. This was in the 70's when the gas crunch, and the Mother Earth lovers were a trend. So, "BEING GREEN" is nothing new. I was being earth friendly while playing with my dolls way back then.
Now I must confess, some of these items are original and some I've had to buy elsewhere. My actual store was destroyed by the damp conditions of our basement. I found a brand new store still in the original box, unassembled on the internet. What a fun memory when I put it all together again. The only things missing are the original stickers I had placed around the store like the store sign, etc. The original little red haired baby I lost in the shuffle of life, but found this one at a yard sale. It was in a box full of little doll items and I had to talk the woman having the sale into selling me just the one little red haired doll. She finally said oh you can just have her for a dollar! I was thrilled. The whole set was coming back together again.
The whole point of this store and of the dolls I guess, is to make things using items found around the house. Recycling or re-purposing I suppose. So, the above items I actually made and I still have in my possession. Little store paper bags, a woven placemat (made out of leftover yarn from my Mom's rug hooking kit,) a beaded bracelet, a plant stand...and more. I just loved coming up with new stuff to "sell" in the store. Gee, that sounds familiar.
I also played Barbies with my Sister...which I would love to blog about in a future post. I've saved a bunch of stuff we used to play with. What crazy fun we used to have! More later...