I mentioned a few days back that the girls, Ean and I recently went to a Doll Show. We have been the past two years and each time there was this sweet little girl looking at me, begging me to bring her home. I kept resisting the urge, not because she was expensive, I just did not know what I would do with her. This year I warned Wayne that if she was still there she was coming home with me. And can you believe she was still there? At first I convinced myself that there must be something wrong with her. But fortunately we ran into Penny, my friend and doll show expert!!! She looked this sweet girl all over for me and told me she thought she was a great deal!!!
So meet Kissy! (That is really her name). I read a little about her on the net and it seems she was made by Ideal between the years of 1961 and 1964. I was always a doll lover, but I never remember seeing her before. She is still wearing her original outfit (not the shoes) and it is in good condition except the elastic has lost its stretch. The girls are begging me to make her some new clothes, and I am sure I will when I get past the projects I am currently working on. Isn't she just adorable? And to make her even cuter....when you "clap" her hands together she puckers her lips...hence the name "Kissy."
And in case you are wondering....Emily purchased a huge bag of doll clothes for $5 and Elisabeth picked out a large Raggedy Ann for $5. We are already looking forward to next year!