have you ever noticed the dolls at the goodwill or value village? the 12"dolls (brand name omitted because it is proprietary, but you know the type, she's been involved with Ken for years) are strung up naked, in clear plastic bags, looking like they've been raped and dumped in the river. it just makes me want to save them and knit little cardigans for them (well, at least the ones who still possess nice hair and all of their limbs).
this lady came with all her clothes, but she wasn't dressed for an interminable canadian winter. i originally got her for my friend's daughter (not to worry, i am not THAT cheap, they are down with second hand toys and this one had barely been touched), but her hair was so nice and curly that i was not able to let her go.
i am thinking about making this into a window display and then an art exhibition. a dress the dolls project.
dear me, after all these years, have i finally found a rationale to play with dolls again. jeepers, this could be bad ....
by the way, if anyone can come up for a euphemism for the doll's brand name, please let me know. every time i avoid using it i feel like i'm writing a CSIS (like the CIA, except Canadian and therefore it is also doll sized) report. she was Malibu Stacey on the Simpsons, but i don't know if that will work ... "dress the maibu stacey project".
Doll pullover, knit in one piece, in Dream in Color Classy. everyone needs a cozy sweater to get them through a long canadian winter.
Doll booties, knit in 1 piece, dream in color classy (spring tickle). the advantage of knitted boots is that they are not as easily lost as the more more traditional Manolo Blahniks.