Thursday, 20 October 2011

new shoes and childhood memories.....


Meet Crissy She was made in 1969 by Ideal, holds her age well I think. I don't know how she has managed to maintain that girlish figure either?
A work friend and I were reminiscing about our Crissy dolls. We both didn't have our original dolls but had bought replacement ones.
My mum bought me mine about 16 years ago at a doll show as she knew I desperately wanted one.
My friends doll had the original orange dress. This pic shows what a new Crissy looked like. Isn't she gorgeous.

My poor girl has a homemade replacement that she came to me with. As for the shoes.... They arrived yesterday with thanks to 'evilbay'. I think she is rapt to have her original shoes. Now to find that dress......

In case you are interested in a quilting update....

71 flowers quilted
26 leaves quilted

I didn't get any done the last two nights but roll on the weekend and I will get stitching....
Tomorrow I will pick up a quilt that has been machine quilted. Life is beautiful will be coming home after two months at the quilters. Can't wait to pick it up.
I hope to drop off another top to the quilters. It is a beautiful hexagon quilt that I adopted from Nicki from plushcat. The quilt was made by Nicki and started when she was 14. (so it is about 20 years old.) She wanted to rehome her quilt top and I was lucky enough to give it a home. I bought some fabric for the backing so it is ready to go.I don't think I could face hand quilting this one as well so machine quilting it is. Here are some pics... it was hard to photograph as we have strong winds here today.
I just love it!!

this is the backing fabric I chose on the right. Thanks to Sandi at Crafty lady.


Happy day!
Marina

18 comments:

Narelle said...

Good luck on the dress hunt.
Nice quilting progress and look forward to a pic.

Fiona said...

How many flowers and leaves altogether???
Love the hexie quilt.. how great to have that come live with you....
Lovely new shoes for Chrissy... good luck with finding the dress.... she is looking very good for her age...
Hugz

Lib said...

The quilting is going well, Marina, better than my (secret) project. I had to unpick a whole flower that I had put on crooked. Love the dolls. One day I will get mine out of the cupboard. I still have my first doll which would now have to be over 50 years old.

Janet said...

Wasn't there a British model named Crissy? And didn't she look just like that doll? Beautiful hexies!

Narelle said...

Oh my it's gorgeous!
Love the background fabric you've chosen too.

dutch sisters said...

Oh yes, sweet childhood memories! Mine was a skipper doll. The hexagon flower quilt is gorgeous. Groetjes :)

Maria said...

good luck with the dress hunt!! I am sure Chrissy loves her new shoes.

OH you hexies do look great together.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I hope Crissy find her original dress and she does look pleased with her shoes....lovely story. I love the hexagon quilt.

Serenata said...

So glad Crissy was able to get some shoes :-) Good luck with finding her original orange dress. I will check to see if I have a spare!

As for your quilt...just lovely.

Quiltjane said...

Wow, that is looking fantastic. I had a Chrissy Doll and a Velvet doll when I was young. My sister and I ended up giving her a haircut and piercing her ears with pearl top pins. She was my favourite doll.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your doll is gorgeous and that is such a cute shot looking down at her beautiful shoes. Your 'new' hexie quilt is beautiful too.

Mistea said...

Chrissy is looking gorgeous in her 'new' shoes, hope she finds her matching dress in time for the Racing Season!
Good going on that quilting - though I can't imagine hand quilting in the temperatures of the past couple of days.
I look forward to seeing your life is beautiful all done, that is such a lovely quilt.

Nicky said...

You are going back to your childhood Marina - enjoy the trip and hope you find the dress!

Lovely quilt - I can see you are determined to quilt as many things as you can this month! I may need a month like this to finish all mine but hoping to FMQ some soon!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

nice progress there... it is looking great!

Elyte said...

Gosh Marina, I think I had one of those dolls. Her hair grew didn't it?
I never got a barbie, but Skipper was my doll.
Beautiful quilt.

Yvette said...

I had a Crissy doll too!! I got in so much trouble when I cut all her hair off. LOL!!

teresa said...

Hi Marina... I had a Brandy doll.. Chrissys friend.. If you go here - http://dollreference.com/images/ideal_brandy17_1972.jpg
You will see her.. She had orange bathers on and shoes with straps that criss crossed up her legs (and she had a tan lol!!!) I guess she was the surfer version! I loved her and would play with her and her long gorgeous hair for hours. awwwww thanks for the trip down Memory lane xx

Karen said...

How nice, I love the backing fabric!