Monday, August 11, 2008

My Dolls

I used this doll in my Header and thought you might like to know a bit about her.
I made her a couple of years ago and her title is "No Place To Go"........She now resides in a private collection... I do miss her but I couldn't stand in her way since she was ready for the adventure.

I was so excited about this one as I found a perfect replica of a shopping cart and knew right away what I would do with it! I had a lot of fun filling her cart with things I though Bag Ladies would have...She wears a moth eaten coat with a raggy fur collar. Not very pretty but keeps her warm.She is very proud to be a Canadian and wears a Canada pin to celebrate her heritage.
She was dumpster diving one day and found a bunch of silk flowers. She thought she would attached them to her tired old hat and immediately she felt like a breath of Spring. I think she deserves to be admired for her courage. Whoever said life was easy!!!!


Cheryl said...

She is wonderful. I love the title and you depicted it so well. Lots of wonderful details.

Anonymous said...


She's gorgeous and so life-like. Isn't it a shame that people have to live on the streets? It makes your heart break!


Phyl said...

Oh,Maggie...she's just a fabulous doll, and I know you had fun finding all her little things for her cart and her outfit!Thanks for sharing her with those of us who think you are just THE BEST!

Jackie said...

Wonderful. I hope whoever has the doll treasures her as much as I can tell you did.

God bless.

Maggie R said...

Hi Gals,
Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I really did have fun making this doll.
I really should get back to that art form, but honestly I have grown to love so many different things I get side tracked too easily!!! VBG
To-day was one of those days when my printer and scanner wouldn't work . Spent ages trying everything and finally had to call DH for help!!! Can you believe the scanner was unplugged!!! ROTFLMAS!!!!!! I unplugged and plugged in the printer and it started working too!!Anyone else have a useless day like that!!!!
Ho Hum...I wonder what will happen to=morrow!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maggie, Your bag lady is Awesome. You have a super imagination. Love her. Hugs judy

Rengin Yazitas said...

Hi Maggie,
I loved your doll. It has a special message, indeed. Your imagination is so impressive....
Rengin from Istanbul

Maggie R said...

Hi Regin,
Thank-you for stopping by. Nice to meet you and to read the lovely comments on my doll.
Yes sometimes my imagination runs away from me!!!! Oh well not a bad thing I guess

Candi said...

She's just gorgeous!! What a wonderfully creative mind you have. How I will enjoy visiting you:)

KV said...

This doll is awesome, Maggie!

Kathy V in NM

Paulette said...

Hi Maggie,
She is wonderful. It must have been so much fun finding all the items for her cart. She reminds me of the peddler dolls I used to do back in the 80's maybe!?! Great work!

Maggie R said...

Hi Candi,KV and Paulette,
Nice to have you here for a visit...
So happy you got to see this doll and loved her.
I DID have fun with this one and I must say I kept her around for awhile til I bonded with her, heard what she had to say and what her plans were!!!!!!When the time came I reluctlantly let her go.Just like a child eh??!!
I find this happens with all of my creations. I do eventually sell most of them but then some just never leave the nest!!!!
Ahhhh...Sweet mysteries of Life!!!

Pat Winter said...

Love the doll and her history. Such detail.Thanks for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hi (from one Magpie to another!!). What a wonderful doll...I love her. The little details are incredible. I must get myself back in the doll-making mode because I miss making them. Anyway, just thought I'd say hi & let you know that I'm glad there's another Magpie out there that has so much in common with me!
Mary Anne

Maggie R said...

Hi Mary Anne,
Thanks for stopping by and for the comments on my doll... Thanks so much...
When I read your note I hurried on over to see your Blog and what another "Magpie" was up to... Enjoyed my visit and left some comments for you. I was interested to see you were from Ontario, Canada too... Where are you located??

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh Magpie - I didn't realize your extreme talent in making dolls. She is absolutely beautiful in every way. WOW!!!

MargaretR said...

She really is wonderful Maggie!