Posted in Fashion dolls, Rosie

The secret lives of dolls

Rosie has a secret. And even she doesn’t know it.

Her dreams are so substantial that they leave bits of themselves behind. This week’s dream dropped one of Van Gogh’s flowers in her room, which Buddy (the small, felted dog) hid away in the cupboard. Other dreams will leave other treasures.

You’ll see some echos of this in Lily’s “Case of the missing doll,” that wraps up in two weeks, although her sight is a mirror image of Rosie’s – from object to dream.

Camellia? Well, we don’t really know yet what happens with Camellia. From what we’ve seen, she has less sight and more gravity – drawing things (like Ravens) to her.

Daisy sees the things that are there. That doesn’t qualify as a power, but it’s certainly a rarity.

In some ways, writing a story about dolls makes it clearer why people write fairy tales for children. The world of a doll, or a child, is so fragile. They’re so small and so completely unable to protect themselves. It just feels natural to invest them with something larger than themselves that they can hold onto



In my (almost) 60th year on earth I decided to set my fashion dolls free of their clothes and accessories and send them on adventures. This is your window onto my own adventure into a land of crafts where I have zero skills, talent or mentors. Wish me (and my dolls) luck!

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