|Sweet Pea by Gloria Y. Rone|
Sweet Pea, a polymer clay doll by Gloria Y. Rone arrived in early November. She is an 11-inch girl who is excited about the holiday season and has already dressed herself in a mint green and white dress with snowman theme. She wears a white knit cap with holly leaf and berry embellishment and holds a tinsel wrapped wreath with holly berries attached. When I saw this little girl in a for-sale post on Facebook back in October, my heart skipped a couple of beats. I visited the link to Gloria's Etsy shop and pondered the purchase. Since I had recently purchased Tuesday, Joey, and Amanda, I decided to pass.
|She looks so serious... probably thinking about her Christmas wish list for herself and others.|
A few weeks later, with Sweet Pea still available, but at a reduced price, I swooped her up. She is my first Christmas doll for 2016.
|Adelaide is a 14-inch porcelain doll with her own story written by her artist, Goldie Wilson.|
The week before Thanksgiving, I received my first Christmas card from the highly talented doll artist, Goldie Wilson. It was the first thing I saw after opening a package from her that contained doll Christmas ornaments.
|9-inch Lil Girl with Doll ornaments with hand-stamped faces|
Goldie shared photos of the remaining 2016 cloth doll Christmas ornaments she made this year (all others had sold and she will not make others this year). I placed an order for the four, actually wanting six, but the two others had already sold by the time I received Goldie's emailed photos. The four 9-inch Lil Girl with Doll ornaments I purchased are shown above. They have hand-stamped faces and painted-on shoes. Aren't they absolutely adorable? I love dolls with dolls anyway, so these ornaments were a must have!
A few days after placing the order for the above four, Goldie informed me the other two I had wanted were again available. She asked if I still wanted them. Of course, I did!
|These 10-inch cloth ornaments have hand-painted faces with painted-on shoes. The fabric used for their dresses has images of children on the front and back, which adds to their appeal!|
The day after the second package from Goldie arrived, I received a phone call from her. We chatted about her new style of dolls. Pictures and more details about her new dolls are available on my sister blog here.
If it is a holiday you celebrate, I hope it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas where you are.
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