August, 2016

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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1Lugal3Hazel Twigg No. 75 is finally up! You can see her adoption page HERE.

“Who’s THAT!” our newest arrival cried, upon seeing herself in the mirror.

Mind you, when O.L.D.’s (Once-Loved Dolls) arrive at the Hideaway, they’re just awakening after years, sometimes decades, of being dormant. Still, most girls recognized themselves, even after all the time that had passed.

“That’s YOU, silly!” Dot laughingly teased.

“What’s happened to my hair?!” 



Lucy – that was our newest arrival’s name – gazed at her reflection intently, and as she did, she twitched her head, causing her new acrylic curls to bounce, which they did almost eagerly, with the slightest movement.

I couldn’t help but laugh. “That’s just love, is what it is.” Hazel, Dot and little Lucy looked at me quizzically. “Sometimes mohair and human hair wigs get worn and thin with the passage of time. They’re not quite as nice as they used to be when you first came out of the factory,” I explained. “Now, I myself prefer an original wig, no matter how worn it is! But other people might not. So they gave you something new.”


Usually an inspiration photo is just that: for inspiration. I confess, I liked this one so much, I copied it as closely as possible, right down to the dog.

Lucy’s hands flew up to her new wig, as if to hide it. As if she were the teensiest bit embarrassed. I reached over and took her hands in mine and lowered them. “There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and I would never speak ill of whomever made this change to you. Remember what I said? It was done with LOVE.”

Lucy smiled up at me, her attention returning back to the mirror as she waggled her head almost joyfully.

A Teddy Lucy

My very much loved dog, Teddy Bear. Lucy’s dog is named Teddy Bear too!

“Not so fast!” I said. “You’ve got a big day coming.” I gathered her in my arms, took her into my sewing room and plopped her into a dressing chair. My next words were spoken so that only I could hear them as I rummaged in my closet through my worn out stash of wigs. “And there’s no way I’m letting you into a classroom with that hair!”

Thus begins Lucy’s adoption page. Lucy is our Back-to-School girl! And what does a Back-to-School girl need? SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Which for me, until I discovered boys and theater, was the best part of going back to school.

With the help of my dear friend Jennifer Trenary, we made sure Lucy’s satchel was well filled:

1Luss1LucoatcJennifer patiently printed the crayon box and flash cards. “Bigger!” I cried. “No, smaller!” I continued. “Um, maybe just a tiny bit larger?”

She was wonderful, and had the patience of a saint. A SAINT, I tell you! Thank you, Jennifer!

I sharpened dowels for the crayons and the pencils. The pencils look real, don’t they? I was pleased with how they turned out. Filling Lucy’s satchel was a lot of fun.

So now our little Lucy is ready for school, as are little boys and girls everywhere. It truly is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Witness:

1LucoatpLOVE that Staples commercial! That and the one with Alice Cooper are the BEST.

Many moons ago, Hazel Twigg No. 74 GLORY was adopted in a heart-stopping battle by…Michelle E. of Hudson, Colorado! Thank you, Michelle! And a huge thank you to all who bid. That was heart-stopping, slightly scary wonderfulness.

And with that, I leave you! Happy Wednesday, you’re my favorite!

The Theme for No. 76 has been decided. How do you justify wearing white after Labor Day..? You’ll see!

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