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    Two more dolls going to children in need

    These are dolls 114 and 115 to be delivered tomorrow. They will complete a set of 6 out of 9 kids from one family, that I posted earlier pic of dolls 110 through 113 last week. The other 3 are to old for a doll. It is hoped the dolls will bring comfort. I hope you enjoy seeing them. the boy turns to become a sleep face boy on the back. The girl flips and shows a nightgown and sleepy face. I hope you enjoy seeing them. The boy receiving is 2 and 1/2 and the girl is four.

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    sorry. I had trouble with posting a pic. Will try showing the backside of boy and inside flipped pic of girl.
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    How cute are those? I love the outfits too!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Just adorable. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thanks. Rose sent me the boys clothes and some other things for the 'kids' to wear. She and Ana have been so helpful! I got an e-mail all the way from Toyko from a quilter who wants to help with the dolls just 2 days ago. She is going to N.Y. and will mail a package from there, that will have some things of Japanese origin. People are so good, and that is why I've been able to make so many dolls. The new goal is 200. Hope I can manage! Lots of work involved in it all. Thanks again and glad you like them.

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    Thanks Nannyrick. You guys be sure to let me know if you know of a child with a devestating mental/physical problem that can use the comfort of one of the dolls. They are free as is the postage. PM me with info if you do know of a child. Usually the kids are 2 to 8 that get dolls, but there are often exceptions dependant on what is wrong, etc.

    Vickey

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    please send me your pm as I would like to help out- have lots of different materials wanting a new home and can always send small pieces of batting if used for stuffing. can also help with postage if needed.

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    They are just precious! I'm sure the kids love them.

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    awe they are just precious Vickey. what do you use for the stuffing?
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    Amyjo:
    Its asking a bit much for postage, as last time I sent out a doll it cost Just over $23. It has to be mailed at the mail room as there aren't boxes otherwise that the dolls fit into. The girls are 23/24 inches and the boys are 28 inches high. The fee usually is 4.50 to 5 dollars just for a box. The package went from California to W. Virginia. If you have trims that are 48 inches long (and 2 to 3 or so high) those make the dresses real pretty. I use 4 at least of thinner ribbons that are a yard minimum to tie the waistline with for color. Bright trims really show up well. Fabris I always prewash and have to have a minimum of pre-shrunk one annd a half yards for each doll and have to have two dresseees per doll. (one dress as a nightgown.) Can always use embroidery threads in eye colors, black for eyelashes, etc and red or dark pink for lips. I use light brown eye colors for darker skin tone dolls so it will show up better. Hope this makes sense. Right now I have some money for postage in a non-profit checking account in my small town bank (titled DOLLS FOR SICK KIDS) and it is enough for 3 or 4 dolls, so it is no emergency there. Thanks so much for wanting to help. I appreciate it. I will send a PM with my address.

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    Thanks Sandra. I'm glad you liked the dolls. Each one seems to have its own personality, no matter how many I make. (Smiling)

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    They are just precious! I'm sure the kids love them.

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    They are so cute.

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    Beautiful dolls.
    Have you tried ordering on usps.com the large game flat rate priority boxes? They are free and you can fit up to 70 lbs in it and it's 15.70...I think. I mail fabrics in mine but have mailed dolls I make as well, just a little squeeze and in they go. SOmething to think about.
    You are gifted and thank you for all you do.
    If you will Pm me your address, I can send out a package of threads and jewlery, etc for dolls, even cute wigs and misc doll items. I also have plenty of doll fabric for bodies. Beiges mostly.
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    Those are adorable! I am sure that the children will love them.

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    Thanks. Never put hair on the dolls, although I do on knitted dolls, etc. Nearly all the dolls go out to kids with cancer that lose their hair, thus the mopcap. The dolls are 23/24 inches high and the boys 28 inches tall. I did try the large game box and it was too small. Certainly would have been cheaper. I'm thinking of trying at Home Depot. I'm glad you liked seeing the dolls. It takes 18 inches by height (double layered of course) for the boy dolls in fabric. Whatever you would feel like sending would be great. I have't tryed jewelry on the dolls other then faux pearls around a hem a couple times. Thanks so much and I'll send a PM with my mail address. Hugs to you and yours. VICKEY STAMPS

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    Beautiful dolls.
    Have you tried ordering on usps.com the large game flat rate priority boxes? They are free and you can fit up to 70 lbs in it and it's 15.70...I think. I mail fabrics in mine but have mailed dolls I make as well, just a little squeeze and in they go. SOmething to think about.
    You are gifted and thank you for all you do.
    If you will Pm me your address, I can send out a package of threads and jewlery, etc for dolls, even cute wigs and misc doll items. I also have plenty of doll fabric for bodies. Beiges mostly.

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    dolls 101 to 118 for the very sick kids

    Quote Originally Posted by tdgiffin View Post
    Those are adorable! I am sure that the children will love them.


    Thanks for taking time to reply and glad you liked the dolls.

    Vickey

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    You are a God sent. Bless you.

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    May I ask where you found that pattern for the topsy turvy dolls ? I have looked for years for it.
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    You are as generous as talented. Absolutely adorable dolls!

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    pic of 2 dolls

    BIBI:

    Thank you for those precious words. 115 dolls now have a child to love them and there are 8 hanging out in our spare room waiting for a home. God bless. My goal is to make a minimum of 200 for these children in need. All are free.

    Vickey S.

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    You are a God sent. Bless you.
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    adorable, the kids are sure to love them

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    thanks crtwelvecats...glad you enjoyed seeing the dolls.


    Vickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdgiffin View Post
    Those are adorable! I am sure that the children will love them.
    So very true... on both counts! You are an angel!
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    I posted a pic of 8 more kids (dolls) hanging out in our spare room. (last night)

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