I forgot to Mention that a few years ago I carved a new Tottie Tomato doll for my blog

Oh my goodness, how can I have forgotten to mention that the original Tottie Tomato doll that I made oh so many years ago had to retire because she wore out?

She’s living happily with friends in comfort and ease in my studio-

When it became clear that she was in tough shape, I set to work carving a new incarnation of Tottie Tomato. (See my About page for the story of how Tottie Tomato originated).

Original Tottie supervised my carving of New Tottie.

And the painting, and the finishing, and the jointing, then the crochet and tatting of Little Tottie’s new dress.

The smaller incarnation of Tottie Tomato is fine and fiesty and

Retired Tottie approves completely.

Tottie still goes off to the Story door-

and enjoys picnics there with friends –

She watches carefully while I create more friends for her….

and loves getting to know them…

Tottie Tomato is pleased that I have finally- FINALLY- given her a PROPER introduction and she sends you her hugs and love ❀

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10 responses to “I forgot to Mention that a few years ago I carved a new Tottie Tomato doll for my blog

  1. Wendy Penner

    So glad to read this. I loved hearing about her adventures!
    Wendy

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  2. Becca

    This is so cute haha. I remember Tottie Tomato from long ago- she was my favorite so this is very cool to me πŸ™‚

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  3. Sweet little Tottie (and big one) How lovely to meet you at last (and again)! Greetings from your friends in the Hitty Cupboard!

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  4. Thanks, Becca πŸ™‚ Now that I am not under pressure of book writing deadlines, I can enjoy some quality Tottie Tomato time! πŸ™‚

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  5. Thanks and greetings back to the Quimper Hitty dolls and their humans πŸ™‚ Retired Tottie waves to you from her comfortable repose shelf and Tiny Tottie waves enthusiastically from the Story Door, where she is chatting with friends. She looks forward to a time when we can all safely travel again, as she would love to have tea with the Quimper Hitty dolls. She has never seen the ocean, and longs to dip her little red shoes in the sand at the seashore πŸ™‚

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  6. maitrilibellule

    Oh my goodness this took me back. I have always SO loved Tottie! FYI I just mentioned you with a link to this blog in my most recent blog post. Memories…

    I hope you and yours are well. Happy New Year honey…

    Maitri πŸ€—πŸ’–

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    • Hi Maitri- So nice to hear from you πŸ™‚ Thanks for the mention on your blog πŸ™‚ We are all doing our various things and are dealing with the pandemic and all the world events and re-inventing our lives to work out the new ways of supporting and sustaining ourselves in this new reality, but, yes, luckily we are all healthy and well. I hope that you and your family are all doing well and taking good care of yourselves πŸ™‚ And yes, indeed, here’s to 2021 being a fine and good and excellent year! πŸ™‚

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  7. She is wonderful, I look forward to reading her adventures.

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