Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Childhood Toys

I'll warn you now, this post has nothing to do with miniatures.... It's all about my toys:)

For one, I was a pack-rat as a kid...
and two.... I took really good care of my toys,
...and 3.... I still have all the important ones....
Now that I think of it.... it's kinda scary how many toys I have....
But for now~ We'll stick with these.

I loved Carebears!! I still do actually.... They're just so darn cute....
So the other day when I ran across one on Etsy, I decided to pull mine out to see what I had.... LOL, I didn't really realize how many I had..... And No, I do not have all of them, Yet. ((Oh...and the elephant on the left is a Wuzzle- Remember them? Wish I could find more!!))

So I decided to treat myself and bought myself a Carebear cousin! Took a minute to get here... but we won't discuss that....

....I also have these... The man needs his broom, and I'd love to find the bad guys.... But I'm glad I hung on to these.


While I was digging out my Carebears.... I ran across my Fisher Price toys. I had the firetruck, the swing and the little table but No people. So I ordered these. I also ordered the little changing table because it was one of my favorites. While looking, I also found several of the houses I had as a kid. I'll have to ask Santa for that.... or wait until I win the lottery. I can justify spending ten dollars on 'junk', but not a whole house....

Here's the link to where I found these.... http://www.etsy.com/shop/karenborozinski


I ordered my favorite people.... I loved the Mom doll...and the little girl with Freckles. And who doesn't need a dog in their collection?? Even the bf had one as a kid!


And last but not least, We have my Strawberry Shortcake Dolls. Poor things.... half of them are naked, or wearing something that doesn't belong to them... and I'm missing half their animals. I was actually surprised to see I had so many, lol. We won't focus on their haircuts, I can honestly say I don't remember cutting their hair, at all! Some of them are really bad- good thing they have hats, huh! I was also surprised to see that I had a few sets of shoes! One day, I like to have them all in original clothing.... with their animals.....

....But for now I have spent my limit on toys........

Back to the nesting dolls! I've been painting them for days! Seems like the brighter colors I'm using, need several coats. I think I'm finally at a point though where I can actually start drawing faces on them.

So
Until Next Time

5 comments:

Janice said...

Oh Katie, you really brought a smile to my face! We do need to hold onto that sense of childhood. Good on you honey.

Kelli said...

Katie, you are definitely not alone on this! lol I saved not only my toys from childhood, but a lot of the old blankies etc... As it is, while I don't see myself having kids any time in the near future -- I have been able to share a lot with the nieces. :)

Marlene said...

Your blogg reminded me of my daughters growing up, they had most of the items you showed, and both loved the carebares, Fliss took a soft one to bed with her every night, thanks it was great to see and read.

Ana Anselmo said...

Katie, I do love toys,just like you and our chilhood toys are always special in our hearts. I keep with me some little dolls which I use to dress and a little trunk with their clothes, made by myself at the age of 8/9 years old. Of course when I was a child nothing that you put here exits...
love
Ana

Kim said...

I loved the fisher price little people- I have the yellow house that folds up- maybe I should show it to you on my blog :) We also had a Sesame Street town (long gone) a school bus, an airplane I think, and some kind of parking garage if I can remember right. Oh the hours spent playing with them :) Where is Sunshine Bear??? He was my favorite :)