Saturday, February 08, 2014

"Doris Marie - Elmer's Little Sister" - My Victorian Munchkin Doll

"Doris Marie - Elmer's Little Sister" was named after my grandmother because she looks like some of the pictures I have of my grandmother as a little girl. Just so adorable.

Doris Marie has a brother, Elmer for which she is very grateful. My real grandmother was an only child and wished and wished and wished she had a brother or sister. So, I thought it might please her to know that her "doll pattern" namesake has a brother. Hopefully, this has brought a chuckle to her face wherever she is.

"Doris Marie - Elmer's Little Sister" is a 10" Victorian girl doll pattern and is every bit as cute as her brother, Elmer, and she knows it. She thinks she can sweet talk her way in and out of anything. She's also a bit of a crossword puzzle whiz.

People always comment about how much Doris Marie and Elmer look alike. Even if they're not seen together, people would know they were brother and sister. They both have the same impish expressions on their faces and a glint in their eyes. Doris Marie's glint is born of intelligence. Elmer's glint is born of being an imp.

As mentioned Doris Marie is very intelligent and is known as a "crossword whiz." You can find her every afternoon in the kitchen doing a cross word puzzle and drinking a cup of tea. Then, she's off to her library to sit in her favorite rocking chair and read, for she's also an avid reader. Or, should we say voracious reader.

"Doris Marie - Elmer's Little Sister" is every bit as cute as her brother, Elmer, and she knows it. She knows she can sweet talk her way in and out of anything. But, she also knows that while Elmer is adorable she is not only "cute" she's "brainy." In fact, she's probably the smartest "Dollie" in "The Dollie Storage Room." She’s also a bit of a crossword puzzle whiz. Don't think you can fool Doris Marie. You won't be able to. She may be "cute as a button", but she'd run circles around you in the "spelling bee."

Doris is wearing a green linen dress with her favorite lined vest. It's so bright and cheering she can't help but feel gleeful when she wears it. Plus the lining of her vest matches the lining of her hat and her kerchief. And, she just has on the cutest hat you'd ever want to see. All in all she's a "pretty little package" and is right proud of herself.

Doris Marie has a cloth head and body. Her face is embroidered and she has a mass of freckles on her nose and along her cheeks. Doris Marie has bloomers, a adorable green dress with lace trim,lined vest, lined and gathered bonnet, matching kerchief, black & white shoes, and wild uncontrollable red hair.

Elmer knows how cute his "little sister is" and has his hands full when it comes to his pals. What Elmer doesn't realize is that Doris Marie has them all wrapped right around her little finger. She lets him think that he's her older brother and is protecting her. That's okay, Elmer, you're doing a good job! Doris Marie knows that her intelligence will always keep the boys in line.

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