Have you noticed the re-appearance of Strawberry Shortcake dolls? If you were a child of the 1980s (as I was), then you will likely know & love Strawberry Shortcake & all of her dessert-y friends with their fruit-y pets... like literally. ahem..
So, I have noticed them and my Talia has noticed them. In fact, every time we walk by a strawberry shortcake doll box (with all of its mini accessories) she picks it up and presents it to me with her sweet, pleading eyes and asks if we can buy it.
She has never done this before, and she hasn't really done it with any other toys (wait... not true. She did do it with some "Tangled" Barbies). Anyway, I recently decided that I might have to surrender to the toys with the million mini accessories, and get her a Strawberry Shortcake Doll set for her birthday. It is what she really wants after all, and it would be sure to get an excited reaction and a lot of love.
But then I started thinking about my old Strawberry Shortcake dolls that lay hidden in a box in my mother's basement somewhere. I knew I had 3 or 4 of them at least, and a horse & carriage, a dancing doll with a barre, and some sort of multi-person swing with strawberry seats.
So, the other night when we went to visit my parents for my dad's birthday, I went on a hunt for those dolls & I found them! They are looking a little rough though ;) And... they're missing some clothes. But, I've set out today to restore them the best I can, and see if I can make them a worthy gift for my little one's birthday. I'll definitely be posting about the process when it's complete!
(And mom, I think I'm coming over sometime before T's birthday so I can hunt for some of those missing clothes! ;)