Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Case of the Missing Dress

Sasha #108 circa 1979-1986, redressed in a yellow floral print dress

I began looking for Sasha's original white dress after her sister arrived in May 2014.  This Sasha arrived in June 2011 wearing the missing dress that I stored after dressing her in the extra yellow floral print dress the seller sent.  I thought the yellow complemented her complexion and red hair. 

After three years, I wanted to redress her in the original dress, but could not remember where I stored it.  I looked high and low, in every nook and cranny of the doll room, in every doll trunk where clothing for dolls her size is stored.  I could not find it until the day of this post (almost a year after the search began) when I decided to store a smaller doll's clothing in an Effanbee doll trunk. 

Effanbee doll trunk designed for 9-inch Patsy dolls, clothing, and accessories

This particular trunk  has always (as far as my memory could stretch) been empty.  As soon as I opened the trunk I shouted (in my head), "There-it-is!"


Sasha's original white dress


I haven't redressed Sasha just yet; but when I am ready to do so, I will know where to locate her white dress.  I have documented here and in the description column for her entry on my Excel spreadsheet where I stored it:  White dress is stored in Effanbee trunk.


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9 comments:

  1. It literally was "The Case..." bah dum dum. (bad jokes... I'm full of them)

    From the title, at first I thought you were going to say it was missing. I immediately thought of that overly inquisitive cable guy.

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    1. I shudder to think that something would be missing here as a result of someone actually taking it. Fortunately, it is my own forgetfulness that causes me to misplace things. This is happening more and more of late.

      I wish I had your organizational skills, Muff. When I grow up, I want to be as organized as you.

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  2. Ha, this is exactly something that could happen to me too :-D. Great that you found the dress for this fabulous Sasha, she's stunning!

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    1. Thank you, Night Owl.

      I hate when this happens. Usually it doesn't take as long for me to "remember" where I have (mis)placed things. This incident "takes the case."

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  3. Heh, I love that feeling that you get when something turns up after having been missing for so long!

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    1. I tend to hide my doll clothes/acessories, that I want to keep, from my dautghter and then can't remember where I hid them.

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    2. It's spelled r-e-l-i-e-f, jSarie, that feeling when you rediscover missing things.

      Simsgrl, my husband will move a doll from another room into the doll room and it might take me months to realize he has done this. He did this recently. It took me a couple of days to discover she had been moved from the living room to the doll room and I wasn't happy about it either.

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  4. Yay, you found it! I do things similar to this all the time. I absolutely love when I find something that I have been searching for. The spreadsheet is a really great thing to have.

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    1. The spreadsheet is going to be a lifesaver in many ways GG. I was recently informed that photos can be added to Excel spreadsheets. I have no plans to go back and add photos for dolls entered on spreadsheets for prior years, but I have begun doing that with my already 6 (six) entries for dolls entered on the 2015 spreadsheet.

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