Miss Mary’s dear twin sister decoupaged this storage box for me a few years back. She used an unfinished ready made box and a paperback edition of hitty her first hundred years. I keep my special accessories in it.
These particular dolls have molded hair. This always makes me smile.When miss Mary’s mother was still with us she had nice displays of a variety of dolls and when we visited with her and miss mary played with her dolls she always complained that she messed up their hairdos. Well not possible with the molded hair dolls. We like them for setting up scenes since miss mary really cannot mess up their hair. Lol.
These scenes were created last year when our.little kelly friends went to the beach. We had a lot of fun setting up these scenes and they were particularly enjoyed by miss Mary’s sister geri who gave the scene her approval. Geris approval of anything creative done by miss mary was so special as miss mary respected geris artistical talents to a great degree.
We hittys enjoyed visiting the Beach last year also. I will post those pictures at a later date but here are a few for right now.
I hope that you hittys and your persons all get to enjoy the beach also this summer.
The lovely picture was handstitched by Miss Mary’s dear mother Grandma Ruth who also had adopted a Raikes Hitty and was a dear friend of mine. I used to fly to Bridgeville Pa from Rock Hill, SC often to visit with them. Such sweet memories of good times.
My name is Hitty Ann Raikes. I am a 6 1/2″ handcarved wooden doll produced by Robert Raikes. Miss Mary and I do not travel so much any more due to real life problems but I am hoping her and I can have a few close to home adventures and photo opportunities which I can share here on my new blog.
I was adopted by Miss Mary on March 27th, 2004 while she was in attendance at a luncheon sponsored by Land of Sky Doll Club of Western North Carolina which was held at the Deer Park Inn at the Biltmore Estate in Ashevilke, NC.
I was actually the table prize and Miss Mary was randomly chosen to be my person. She was thrilled beyond words to have been the selected winner.
Since I was her very first Hitty to be adopted I became her “official travel doll”