Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!
I don't know about you but when I was growing up the movie Annie was one of my all time favorites... It probably shows my age but I was about 10 years old when the movie came out and it was also about the time VCR's became common... So lets just say I've seen the movie so many times I can sing along with all the songs. Seriously... All. The. Songs.
Annie also became even more special to me when I was in the hospital in labor with my son... I promise this isn't TMI!! As I was sitting in my hospital bed, consuming ice chips, I flipped through the channels on the TV in the room looking for something to distract myself. Guess what movie was just starting? You guessed it! Annie! So it has added a layer of nostalgia and love to a movie that was already nostalgic and loved.
So as I was 'browsing' in eBay one day I happened upon this adorable 'Annie' wig! Well, at least it was in my mind, it wasn't called that. I couldn't help myself... It had to happen. So I plunked down my BuyItNow money and waited for it to come in the mail.
Meanwhile, recently I found this doll and one other at Goodwill for $1.99. I thought I'd done a post about them but just scanned through and can't find it? If I find it later, I'll come and add a linky. Eitherwise, I brought her home and cleaned her up. Her hair was in really nice shape and very thick and pretty. Still, she did't really work her way into my imagination and heart because, well, I already had two red head Our Generation dolls and she just felt a tiny bit superfluous. I suspected she'd end up as a body donor for a doll in need of a more poseable body. Until.... The Annie wig.
See? Here she is with my other two red headed Our Generation dolls. See why felt having her was a bit much? Her hair was a tiny bit different shade than the two others but... Still, how many long haired blue eyed gingers do I really need?
Side note: Ironically enough, the redhead on the left ended up getting a different wig as well... I never glue them down until I am 100% certain that the wig is 'the one' and I changed my mind on this one. That story will have to be told in an upcoming posting... I am pretty sure when a doll in my house see's the glue bottle coming out, they breathe a sigh of relief though! Like "Oh good! I finally get to have permanent hair!" Hahaha.
I won't lie, cutting off all that gorgeous hair was hard to do!! However...
It was so worth it!! I love her!!!! I even happened to have a nearly perfect Sandy for her! (Well, ok... Sandy was more blond and a bit more dirty but work with me here... LOL) I think he's perfect because he was a gift from Frann months ago. Yet another blog on my 'To Do' list... The pets! So many blog posts I have planned in my head! That's ok though, it's what keeps writing the blog so much fun!
Isn't she perfect? (If I do say so myself... All I did was change the wig and clothes...) Obviously I chose to dress her in an outfit like the one she was wearing in the orphanage. I know she has her signature red dress but to be honest, the red dress was probably the one thing I didn't like about the movie. Haha. I thought it was plain and entirely the wrong color for her. So I plan to dress her in fancier outfits with the same era 'feel' to them but don't think I'll buy her the iconic red dress with white collar. Maybe, but I doubt it. Also, I'll certainly dress Annie in contemporary clothes and have her in scenes from the regular doll house... Annie should get to have fun and a sense of style too, right?
Well, time to get ready for church! Better run!
Hope this finds you having a lovely day!