Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Miss Velvet and the Bears

My neighbor, Michelle, and I used to play with our Velvet dolls pretty much every day up until 6th grade. Her doll's name was Hillary and my doll's name was Hayley. I loved the Parent Trap and I loved Hayley Mills. For Michelle it was all about the hair; for me it was all about the clothes, especially sewing the clothes. When we went into junior high, Michelle's hair was a perfect Farah Fawcett do and mine was the stick straight Marcia Brady do...but I had the clothes! In 7th grade I saved my babysitting money and was a regular at the fabric store.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Comes in like a lamb...

No snow here in Colorado. Darn! I was really hoping for snow so that our spring would be more like a real spring this year. You know...if March comes in like a lamb, it goes out like a lion. This aphorism generally holds true for my native state. What's more is that April tends to be one of our snowiest months. Oh well, nothing to be done.

Dollcena is so darling dressed in her little Kelly outfit. She came to me in a Winnie the Pooh costume that covered up her lovely lavender hair! I myself have never died my hair purple but, come to think of it, as a kid my favorite Liddle Kiddle Kologne was Miss Lilac with the lovely purple hair.

I received my set of three Kelly Green Books on Friday. Perfect timing as I had just come down with a knock-down-drag-out cold and looking at pictures of Kelly dolls was about all I could do Friday evening. The DDI World Kids Dolls are included in one of the books and apparently they were distributed to KayBee Toys in the year 2000. I'm still hoping to find more of these cuties, but at least I have the pictures to look at now.