Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Raggedy Gurl

As a wee girly-girl, I loved my cloth Raggedy Ann doll very much. I liked her little pantaloons and her I-Love-You heart. I think that she had a little music box, but it must have broken early on b/c I can't for the life of me remember the tune that it played. Raggedy Ann had a very special place in my extensive doll collection - somewhere between Shirley Temple and Mandy.

Check out buttercup's Raggedy Ann!


My mother met a lady that sews them herself. Mom asked her to make one with almond-shaped eyes & black hair...something special for her grandaughter-to-be from China.

Thank you, Mom...and Dad for this very, very thoughtful gift. You two make such cool Grandparents!

13 comments:

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oh that is just awesome! What a special gift.

Stacy said...

How wonderful! That is such a neat treasure.

I loved Raggedy Ann and Andy. My grandma gave them to me one Christmas and I played with them so much she gave me another set the next year. I'm glad too, I still have the second set. They weren't as "loved" as the first ones. :)

Kathy and Joel said...

What a great gift!! What does it say abot me that my favorite doll when I was little was "The Bionic Woman"?

Connie said...

That is too cool! I love RA too and have my original one in Jadyn's crib. It's the red-haired lass ;0) Hope it doesn't freak her out.

Pendullum said...

My husband's aunt made my daughter a Raggedy Ann... It is a coveted toy even at the age of 8!!!!
Enjoy...
and what great grandparents to have given such a gift!!!!!

Pendullum said...

My husband's aunt made my daughter a Raggedy Ann... It is a coveted toy even at the age of 8!!!!
Enjoy...
and what great grandparents to have given such a gift!!!!!

Jen said...

That is so cute and a really thoughtful gift. Yeah for the grandparents!

Natalee said...

What a wonderful gift! It's awesome when family members are just as excited as you are about the adoption. Buttercup will love it!! :)

Jonni said...

Wendy,

What wonderful parents you have. How great too that they had it made specially for your daughter too. :)

walternatives said...

Oh, I loved Raggedy Ann as a girl, especially the book with the fat policeman! Tell your parents that your blog-buds are very impressed with their thoughtfulness, please.

Krista said...

Oh that is so so so sweet! Buttercup has the best grandparents!

holly said...

I love Raggedy Ann, as well.
She is such a simplistic, lovable doll.
Thanks for sharing - now I need to find one for Sarah, too!

steph said...

Great grandparents for sure!! This goes to show that (obviously) we are not the only ones who get attached during the waiting game! It always warms my heart to think about passing something along from one generation to the next. Buttercup will love this doll and pass a new one on to her child, too!