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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Story Telling Sunday 3 - Tiny Tears

The first Sunday of the month again, time to share a precious as suggested by Sian over at From High in the Sky.

Tiny Tears.
Bought for me by Mum and Dad when I was about three years old. Loved tremendously. Never had another name, always called Tiny Tears. Played with all the time. Nana and my Mum knitted her various outfits and I got some shop bought ones given to me as birthday presents too.

Some of the clothes I still have for her
She came on many adventures with me and Pippa (Pippa also had one - also never given another name).

Now she has one eye missing. She lives in a bag in a cupboard. Penny never played with her as she wasn't into dolls. Why do I keep her? Because she is precious and brings back many happy memories of my childhood. Maybe one day I will have a granddaughter who may like to play with her!

Do hop on over to Sian's blog where you will find the links to many more stories about our precious this month.

21 comments:

Sian said...

I love this! I have a doll, too, my Mum dressed for me for Christmas one year and I might bring her out next month :) Those clothes look so lovely..you know how much I love to dress dolls and I can understand how precious Tiny Tears is. Thanks Becky

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I still have my Tiny Tears and she was never re-christened either! I was never into dolls, but I have kept her because she has a wonderful wardrobe of clothes lovingly knitted by my Gran.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful treasure to have & the clothes, too. Yes, there will probably be a generation soon that will enjoy playing with this treasure. I don't have any dolls, but I have several special stuffed animals (bought & homemade) that I keep on a high shelf in my craft room where I can enjoy the memories while I'm scrapping.

Missus Wookie said...

I had a doll handed down to me with a handmade wardrobe from a great aunt who had saved it until she had a niece who liked dolls. So I do understand how precious such things can be :)

alexa said...

It's so funny you should have posted this, for I was contemplating one next month about my doll which I also still have and which also wears clothes knitted by my Mum! I never had a Tiny Tears but remember them well ... She looks great for her age :).

Jo said...

This post has brought back many memories for me of my own Tiny Tears, also never given another name :) x

scrappyjacky said...

I still have a doll from childhood...and she has a 'damaged' eye as well!

Kim Matthews said...

I had a Tiny Tears. I never gave her another name. I had a Pippa too that I never gave another name.
Brings back some lovely memories... my mum used to knit clothes for all of my dolls.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Amy said...

My goodness, she had a fantastic wardrobe!

jeanie g said...

A wonderful memory. I'm too old to have had a Tiny Tears but my daughter had twin Teeny Tiny Tears. I sat up til 3am Xmas morning finishing the wardrobe and twin bunk beds for her.They had a set of clothes each and even tiny nappies which were needed as they could be fed and changed. They were thrown out when she went off dolls onto horses, real ones.

Karen said...

How fabulous that you still have her and so many of her outfits! I had a Tiny Tears as well, but she is long gone as are all my dolls from my childhood.

Sheena said...

How wonderful that you still have her plus her massive clothes collection.
Did you ever have matching outfits ?

Ruth said...

What a fantastic wardrobe!

debs14 said...

Oh yes, I remember Tiny Tears! I don't think I ever gave mine a different name either, I wonder how many Tiny Tears there are in the world?! Such lovely outfits too.

Cheri said...

I remember a baby doll I got when I was about 8 or 9 called "Thumbelina". It had a wind up mechanism that made the soft body squirm like a new born. Sadly nothing from the first decade of my life survived our move from Chicago to New York.

Lisa-Jane said...

I remember desperately wanting a Tiny Tears! Goodness they were the height of sophistication weren't they and I can understand why you don't want to part with her. I don't remember any of my friends naming theirs either, I wonder why!

Karen said...

I never had a Tiny Tears, although my younger sister did but your story reminded me of how I woke up one morning and for no apparent reason my mum had knitted a new outfit for one of my dolls and had dressed her in it for me to find in the morning.

Sandra said...

Maybe it's our generation or something about Tiny Tears, but I didn't rename my Tiny a Tears either

S said...

Oh she's sweet. Alas, I don't have any dolls from my childhood. And my daughter wasn't into them either. But I've saved the ones she had in hopes a granddaughter would one day enjoy them.

Louise said...

you have brought back so many memories with this post. I was never into dolls (apart from Sindy) but my sister had tiny tears. A lovely post Becky x

Gail said...

How great that you still have her and all her wonderful clothes. I remember having one but after it getting passed down to my sister when I was deemed to old to have a doll I have no idea what happened to it.