I have been having a big sort through my dolls recently...I am feeling rather overwhelmed by everything the dolls including so trying to have a big de-clutter session. It all started with the kitchen which is now wonderful - it took over a week to clear, clean, de-clutter and repaint. I have now started on my sewing studio which also houses dolls, books and music...and to say the job is huge is an understatement. It seems I am making more mess and it is even harder to get in there now! Part of the problem being that I have to put everything back in at the end of each day in case it rains. It did last night - it chucked it down. I want to be able to enjoy the things I have and use/play with them rather than have them tucked away in boxes unreachable. So it is time to downsize. Dolls I have had for a long time but no longer hold any interest for me need to go. Well that isn't strictly true, I do still like them, I just feel I don't need to hang on to them any longer and by doing so will hopefully be able to focus on the ones I want to. So far I have sorted about 30 dolls to go which are currently on my 'For Sale' page. I will gradually list them on my Etsy site or on Ebay.
Which got me thinking:
If you could only keep
three five dolls, who would they be and why?
I know which
three five it would be for me....although of course it would be hard.
Henry, my travel companion who has been to Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand and the USA with me. Henry is a Sasha Gregor doll who was made by the Trendon factory in Stockport, England in 1971. He has only been with me a few years, but has really wheedled his way into my heart from the moment I saw him.
Peggy Sue, is another who hasn't been with me very long, but is a firm companion and I have a lot of fun with her. She is a wooden Schoenhut doll who I stripped back to bare wood, and as such has become very personal to me.
Hitty Madge, is my small doll I carved - the first I ever carved in fact.
Linda, is my 'walking & talking' Palitoy doll from the very early 70s that I got as a child. I am not sure if she was bought for me by my Grandparents or my Parents - I must ask to see if Mum or Dad remember.
Of course I hope I never have to make these crucial choices! What a difficult thing that would be. I think I could actually get them down to ten dolls, but after four it is more difficult choosing that fifth doll...would it be American Girl Doll Saige whom my son surprised me with last year? Or would it be a Sasha doll? That is where it becomes very difficult. Whereas if it were ten, I could also include Saige, AG Chrissy who I am also very fond of and FOUR Sasha dolls, or perhaps a KnC .
So my extra six dolls would be:
Sasha - Stevie
Sasha - Amber or Emily whom my husband bought me.
Nope can't do it! It is always difficult choosing that 'last' doll, especially when I look at them!
How about you?