Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hitty Jane

Hitty Jane has been with me longer than any other doll I currently have.  On my old blogspot blog, I posted about her a lot. Too bad it got hacked and then I had nothing but problems with it.  That’s what led me to create a new blog.
Anyway, I have had a few Hitty dolls, but I never connected with them until I bought one of Gustav Trullet’s carved Hitty dolls. He lives in Argentina, so I was a little wary of buying from him.  Then I made a good friend who had ordered from him many times and always got exactly what she ordered. So I bit the bullet and did it.
Hitty 001 (2)Hitty 005 (2)
Hitty Jane arrived in mid September 2012.  She was only carved and partially assembled.  The painting was up to me and I was so nervous!  I had to do a little bit of sanding, and then I started painting her.  I did a very basic job.  I’m not an artist, so I left well enough alone.
Hitty 017Hitty 015
Hitty 013
The Hitty I read about was not a new doll.  I didn’t want mine to look brand new either, so I gave her an aged appearance. This was so much fun.  It made her seem to come “alive.”  I am so pleased with how she turned out.
Hitty 023
She was the first of my dolls to have her own room (on a shelf).  If I had more space, she would have an entire house!
Her bed is a wonderful antique find.  It is a “whale tale” bed and the bedding came with it and is old.  The chair is also an antique, but newer than the bed.  The little hutch is antique and filled with miniature Pfaltzgraff pottery made by a friend. The Grandfather clock, bed side chest of drawers and dress form are reproductions.  The rug by the bed was made by an Etsy seller.
You may have already figured this out, but I am very fond of wooden dolls.  Hitty Jane is one of my all-time favorites.
Blessings to you!


Serenata said...

I love that you have 'revisited' Hitty Jane's arrival - gosh four years ago! It seems like only yesterday - that is a scary thought indeed.

Dolly Blessings said...

Thanks Lorraine! I love this doll so much! It does seem like time is passing quickly.

Beth said...

Hitty Jane is such a treasure, and one that you had a hand in creating. I love seeing her, and all of your wonderful wooden dolls :-)



Dolly Blessings said...

Thank you, Beth!
I have always loved things made of wood, but wooden dolls are my favorite. I wish I could carve like so many talented people, but it's just not in the cards for me. So I'm glad that there are wooden dolls out there to collect. :o)