Short story here ( or will try to keep it short anyway).......
When my first granddaughter was born, I got a "wild hair" and decided to make her a Raggedy Ann doll. Not a problem at all....yeah, right! I struggled, ripped out seams, sewed feet of backwards, etc...you name it and I did it. After several weeks (sad, I know) I finally finished the doll and SWORE I'd never, ever, do another one! I even instructed my daughter on how not to have any more babies! Well, lo and behold, she didn't take my advise, and had another one - and another girl. Again, not a problem as I was NOT going to make another one of those dolls. After her pleading and begging, I finally broke down and made one. Ok, all is good now! YES!
Then my son got married.......and here comes another grandchild! I again did a little instructing and begging and told them I didn't care if they had triplets - as long as they were boys! But no....another girl! Now my son could care less if this baby had a doll but along comes my daughter and said I HAD to make another one as it just wouldn't be fair otherwise (nothing like giving Mom a guilt trip)! So last month I made a last, final, no-way-ever-again Raggedy Ann!!
Several weeks ago, I get a phone call from my daughter's two girls and they said they wanted a Raggedy Andy to go with their Raggedy Ann's for Christmas. I started laughing and said, "yeah, right" - LET ME TALK TO YOUR MOTHER!" So my dear daughter gets on the phone laughing saying that's really all they're asking for. Well, kiss my happy hiney - it's NOT going to happen!
Ok...... I have one more Raggedy Andy to make and figure I'll probably be nominated for either Best Mimi of the Year or Dumbest Mimi of the Year. (Have you ever noticed how really creepy the faces are on these dolls!)
Thanks for spotting by..........and hope everyone has a great weekend.