Some might know that I not just love bears but that I am also a doll collector.
On the weekend I went to a doll show and look what I got: another Kaethe Kruse baby doll.
I already had the twins (the sleeping one in the middle and the one with the pink ribbon on the right).
The one on the left, I call him a boy because of the blue ribbon, made my twins to triplets!
These dolls are also known as "sandbabies". They are sized and heavy like a real baby and were initially made in the 1920s to train nurses in hospitals. They are also known as "Du Mein" and "Traeumerchen".
They allow so much room for creativity, and once in a while I need to do something other than crocheting bears.
These dolls come blank, like shown in the last picture. You get to customize them completely by adding the face up, eyes, wigs and clothes. I think I already mentioned this in my last posts about the little babies.
This is how it looked this morning in South Florida when I wanted to buy some items for my trip back home. The parking lot in front of the store was entirely flooded after yesterday's heavy rainfall thanks to storm Isaac. This wasn't the only place that was under water. I wished I had my camera handy and not packed. There were so many interesting photo opportunities!
During the 10 hour drive unfortunately I had to pass numerous car accidents, most likely caused by the rain and wet roads.
Thankfully I made it home safely and I hope that Isaac will not cause too many problems in other areas..
I had planned to be back in North Carolina attending another baby shower, instead I am still in South Florida waiting for storm Isaac to disappear. We are not in it's immediate path, even further away than expected. But it is raining hard and the winds are very strong, you don't want to be outside.
It looks like I have to stay at least until Tuesday before the weather gets better and hopefully I will not have to deal with any of Isaac's effects on my 10 hour drive home.
Shown are the top 3 winners in each category. Each has won an URSA Award but not until the announcement in the October issue of Bears&Buds' Webzine will the artists know if it's First, Second or Third Place!
This little guy looks so much cuter in person. I would have loved to take better pictures, but the mosquitos are so bad that I really don't want to go outside again. It is hot and humid, a mosquito paradise. Yesterday I went to our local farmer's market and bought some soap that according to the sales person keeps mosquitos away. Since it was all organic without chemicals I was very excited. You rub it on your exposed skin and the strong peppermint smell should keep the little pests away. Didn't work with me! As soon as I was outside to take pictures for just minutes, I got attacked by hoards of mosquitos and decided, whatever pictures were in my camera, needed to do the trick.