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My daughter is holding a dolly wearing a matching dress  I made for her when she was three.  It started a tradition still carried on today with every new baby in the family.

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The very last photo in my recent  ‘Miss you Mum’ post, my grand-daughter is wearing a dress with a matching doll (just as lovingly made) and wouldn’t let go of her.

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Her sister (my other grand-daughter) got one on her 1st birthday last year, too:

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One friend of my daughter wanted to surprise his wife with a doll made in her image, wearing traditional dress, for her birthday:

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For her 30th, my daughter had a kid-themed party and wanted a mini-me ‘Dorothy’ doll:

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The prize for the best dressed costume of the night was a mini-me doll – but The Mario Bros won! I made and dressed TWO dolls and my artistic daughter painted the faces. Both were quickly snaffled by girlfriends!

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I made these two boy dolls (1st photo below) for my daughter-in-law’s friends…

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Also clowns, more dolls and many, many Gollies which although not politically correct some years ago, now are eminently collectible.

I had a Mama Doll and a Golly when I was young and of my 100+ dolls – those two were my favourites.

Maybe it’s because they seemed more ‘real’ to me, growing up in Africa.

 

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Stephen Page

Author: The Salty River Bleeds, The Timbre of Sand, Still Dandelions, A Ranch Bordering the Salty River. Alum: Palomar College, Columbia University, Bennington College. Follow on twitter @SmpageSteve on Instagram @smpagemoria on Facebook @steven.page.1481

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