A few months ago I went to see Toy Story 3 with my daughter and we loved it. The ending was a bit sad and made me think about the toys I had in my childhood. We were not very well off so we didn’t have many toys (compared to kids these days). My brother was very much into Lego and Nintendo which he has kept to today. I was more into dolls and cuddly toys, but I did play with his toys as well. Unlike Andy in the film I have kept two of my favourite toys:
My Monchichi Monkey, Toby, which was given to me when I was five years old from my late uncle. She had a polka dot dress and bow which was damaged so I knitted her this red dress (based on Ysolda’s Poppy dress) . Her fur has also gone a bit flat because I gave her bath when I was eight years old. Don’t you think that she is so cute?
I’ve also kept my Sindy which my Mum bought me from Toys R Us when I was seven or eight. She has got her original dress on which really needs a wash. I remember telling all my Mum’s friends that I was going to get married when I’m eighteen years old.
I probably have a few more toys at my Mum’s place but most of them have been given to relatives or friends.
This is my new purchase:
A Punkaholic Blythe doll. She arrived from Hong Kong a few weeks ago with her little Hello Kitty suitcase and we greeted her with some cakes and ice cream. I’ve wanted one for a very long time. I have plans to knit and sew some clothes for her and Sindy. So excited.
Do you have any toys that you have kept from your childhood? Or have you recently bought a Blythe doll?