Monday, December 15, 2008

3 generations of dolls.


I did a layout this weekend that I absolutely love. I love the paper, but most of all I love the subject matter. The paper is Graphic 45. I cut the tree, teapot, girl and dollhouse from one paper and attached to the other. I have my mom's doll. My mom was killed in a 1970 car accident. My grandmother still had her bisque doll and gave it to me. When I was a kid, we were probably poor, but I didn't know it because everyone around us probably was too. All of our dads worked at Carbide and so all the kids had about the same. I really wanted a REAL barbie. ( thankfully, I have gotten over that obsession). I got a doll that my mom made homemade clothes for. she has a homemade Pollyanna outfit. My daughter's doll is a Cabbage Patch. She had several, but I like this one because it has a sleeper on that she wore as a child.

Leave a comment about your favorite toy and someone will randomly be picked for some happy mail.

This weekend I did a lot of cropping on the Fiskateer online crop. Had a blast!! Did a layout about our favorite cookies. So, I HAD to make them.

Hope your Christmas season is going well!!!

30 comments:

marla said...

I think my favorite childhood toy was Barbie dolls!!

connie said...

My favorite childhood toy was a Monkey (I know - stop laughing!) It had a banana in one hand. I loved that monkey. I still have it! PS-Maxine-my mom made alot of our Barbie doll clothes. My friends always wanted to trade with us.

Sara said...

I loved my tea pots!

Claudean said...

My favorite toy was my Chatty Cathy doll. I got pneumonia a week before Christmas that year and my Mom gave it to me early.
Love your layout.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Claudean

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love this layout. What a great idea for one.
My favorite toy was my Andy Panda. Nothing special, just a stuffed panda.

Tona said...

My favorite toy was my Chatty Cathy. I still have her and I just got a picture from my mom of the Christmas morning that Santa brought her to me. I plan on doing a layout soon.

scraphappy7 said...

Wonderful layout! My mom gave me her childhood doll which is currently enshrined in my dining room. My favorite doll was Chatty Cathy (looks like there are several Cathy lovers here). But my favorite toy was my Brownie camera.

Katie said...

What a precious layout! I love it! My favorite childhood toy was a dollhouse that a friend of the family made for me. I loved it and played with it often. Wish I knew where it was today......

Donna said...

Your doll layout is really nice, and so special. My favorite toy was my Barbie, and I played that my wishnick of troll doll was her kids lol.

pattyb said...

My favorite toys growing up were my cabbage patch kid dolls. Those were the ones I played with the most. I even had a little crib and high chair and all the little baby stuff to go with them.

Pinky said...

Well, I do not remember even one childhood toy to be honest. So I wont lie. But I do remember one PILLOW and I wish I had it...it was a big fat walrus face...I swear ONLY a mother could love. I look back now and its the ugliest thing with a huge furry mustache but I loved it and to me it was beautiful!

jen t. said...

great blog! i love the idea of scrapping fav. toys! my favorite childhood toys were my barbies!! and now i get to play barbies with my dd:) HAVE A GREAT DAY!! JEN T.
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Mayla said...

My favorite childhood toy was a baby doll that I dressed in clothes I wore as a baby.

java diva said...

My favorite toys were my Strawberry Shortcake dolls.

Mardi said...

Oh my goodness, I had a doll like the one on the bottom left, poor thing is no where to be found! How fortunate that you have these! This one is going to shock you, my favorite toy was my iron and ironing board!

NanaBeth said...

Do not laugh! My "official" Roy Rogers guns and pistol belt. After all I wanted to grow up and be Dale Evans!

kristine said...

i had two favourite toys. One was a pop gun that my nana gave me and the other was a wooden peg board which i still have

Bronwyn Bell said...

Im trying to think what was my favourite childhood toy - I still have my toys...Probably Penny. I got her when I was two for my birthday I think so ive had her 20 yrs now, she has wild funky hair now...and i pulled an eyelesh thingy out and have lost it..I had a bed made for her and I had prams...and we use to play in our playhouse alot...(with my sister) we still have or playhouse...though we dont play in it anymore the kids keep bringing everything inside..!

And as an added bonus i relived my childhood at 16 and got a teddy bear his name is Eddie Bear - he is my fav toy now....hes been on many trips and forms of transport..

Paula said...

I have two favorite childhood toys, the first would be my Chatty Cathy and the second my bike.

Stacey Scrapper said...

Awsome layout.. I love looking at older items... Great Job!

Groovy Deborah said...

Maxine did you ever get the real Barbie? I got the real Ken who had a moustache and beard that came off and on. It was my all-time favorite toy. I wish I had it today.

Coco said...

My favorite toy was a dress up doll I had for which I made clothes for. My mom sewed and I'd pick scraps and stich together clothing for my dolly.

wanda said...

My frist doll was a Besty Wetsy,a doll that could both drink and wet. My favorite doll was my Thumblelina,when you pulled her string she would move her head, arms and legs. I had the original doll which was as big as a baby... later they came out with a smaller version.

Mary said...

that LO is so unique.. very nice. ..My favorite toy as a child was a set of twin dolls in a small basket. they we so very cute.. mariah. #2457

doverdi said...

What a treasure to have your mom's doll. My dad passed away in 1972 (I was 11 at the time) and I have his Cash Register bank that I treasure. I love how you showcased these treasures in your layout. Great job!

My favorite childhood toy was Penny the Poodle a walking dog by Marx. I also have a stuffed poodle pajama bag that my maternal Grandfather gave me when I was 3. I slept with him every night & couldn't sleep without him until I was about 12. I still have him today.

billiejo said...

These dolls are wonderful. I can't remember an all time favorite toy, but it could very well have been the huge Maple tree I spent so much time in.

karenvonbaron said...

My favorite childhood toy---well actually I have 2 favorite toys, was my bendable legs Barbie and a big baby doll I received when my little sister Kathleen was born. I had the Barbie doll until I was 17 and then we moved across the US and she got lost. I still have the big baby doll! I now have 5 Barbie dolls and my DH catches me playing house with them every now and again! Love to make clothes for each one of them!! LOL

Happy Holidays!
Karen #4500

Sondra said...

I love those pages! Barbie dolls were my favorite.

sandyh50 said...

My fave toy was a big walking doll. Maxine, did you see my address for the Random thoughts winner post? I tried to PM you on the fiskateers site and I don't think you are getting them. Thanks, Sandy fiskateer #4165

patty w said...

I guess the one that remains in my memory is my pedal tractor ! Oh, how I loved that tractor! Even after I outgrew it, I was still trying to ride on it!

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