Thursday, February 19, 2015

Crocheted Topsy Turvey Doll

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I've been keeping my crochet hooks pretty hot and wanted to show you what resulted after they cooled down!
Ta dah!!
 I made Carter a little Cinderella Topsy Turvey doll! Isn't she sweet? I remembered the topsy turvey rag dolls when I was a little girl. I had one where one side was a little girl crying then you lifted up her skirt and there she was again but this time she was smiling. I just don't know what happened to her.
 Here is the Princess side. Oh, she is all decked out in her bippity boppity boo gown with jewels on the skirt.

 Here you'll see she has on jeweled earrings and a tiara on her head. Carter says it's a crown. Well, crown it is then! :) Granddaughters rule! Her long blond hair has been done up in a very Princessy style just for the ball.

Oh, what a time Cinderella has had at the ball. She danced every dance with Prince Charming but she almost forgot! The clock is about to strike twelve and you know what that means!
 Yes, so sad, so sad! You know what happened. Cinderella's ball gown turned back into her poor poor pitiful little dress with patches, complete with apron and head scarf. He beautiful Princessy hairdo became her poor little raggedy hair again, with strands escaping out from under her head scarf.
 What a sad experience but...
 as she went back to doing all of the housework for her wicked stepmother and mean ole stepsisters, she cherished the memories of the night she had spent dancing with Prince Charming. We do know the rest of the story and it's a happily ever after ending. I just love those, don't you?
 Okay, just once more for your viewing pleasure - underneath the Princessy blue skirt is the raggedy little Cinderella.
Underneath the raggedy skirt is the Princess Cinderella. How fun this is - going from rags to riches.
Needless to say, Carter loves her little topsy turvey doll. I am patting myself on the back on this one because it did turn out so adorable. It really wasn't very hard and if you want to please a little girl in your life just grab your crochet hook and some yarn and then GO TO TOWN!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Rags To Riches

I know I'd go from rags to riches
If you would only say you cared
And though my pockets may be empty
I'd be a millionaire

My clothes may still be torn and tattered
But in my heart I'd be a king
Your love is all that ever mattered
It's everything

So open your arms and you'll open the door
To all the treasure that I'm living for
Hold me and kiss me and tell me you're mine evermore

Must I forever stay a beggar
Whose golden dreams will not come true
Or will I go from rags to riches
My fate is up to you

~ sung by Tony Bennett