Ashley over at Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter recently posted about hosting a toy drive for World Doll Day in June.
I reblogged it on My Other Blog as I thought that many of you who read this blog also read hers while people on my non doll blog might not. I wanted to reblog it here also but WordPress won’t let me so I’m posting it as a link instead in case anyone missed it.
If anyone knows of a similar scheme in their own home country perhaps you’d like to donate to that instead. Or start one perhaps.
I’m grateful for the early heads up as World Doll Day usually sneaks up on me too. I want to try to think of something to do for it. At least I can get all the dolls I have at home from the Op Shop redressed and ready for resale.
We sold two baby dolls I had redressed last Sunday at our stall at the Geeveston Family Fun Day and the lady who bought them commented that some new baby dolls like Baby Born were very expensive and of course we don’t have any department stores or toy stores in Geeveston so it’s not easy to buy dolls here anyway.
I have to admit that I do get mad when I see the state of some of the dolls that come in and I wish that parents would take the time to teach the children not to scribble on them or leave them naked in the garden. I don’t blame the children so much as they don’t know any better I suppose but sometimes the mothers act as if it were perfectly normal and doesn’t matter. Last week I met a lady whose daughter had just been given her very first doll, she had come in to look in our basket of dolls clothes for some dresses for it so I am hopeful that this mum will teach her daughter how to play dolls nicely.