Thursday, July 30, 2009

I always Wondered what Happened ....

To Many of my Childhood Dolls... I once believed they just quietly slipped off into Doll Heaven on a white fluffy Marshmallow cloud ...or were taken by yard fairies removed of all ball point pen markings, regrew chopped off hair and were beautifully redressed in sparkly Fairy dresses to become the New Fairy Queen.... but recently I became painfully aware of the Ugly Truth....and now, the Ugly Truth can be exposed!!

Doll Turf Wars...each vying for the affections of small children, Troll against Barbie, Barbie against Chatty Cathy, Chatty Cathy's against Raggedy Ann... and so on. Brutality at it's worst....

Don't let this happen to your Child's Doll when they are finished with play...watch for the telltale signs ... missing arms or legs, large red crayon markings on the lips or eyeballs, forced to wear the clothing of Madame Alexander or stripped of all clothing and left to huddle alone in a dark toy box.... Next time...don't blame the kids....look to the Trolls!!!


A Concerned Former Doll Owner...
Jodi

29 comments:

Ara said...

darn.... I just packed all my childhood dolls and toys into one big box. I know there was one barbie and at least one troll.... fortunatly no cook-stoves... however now you have me worried!!

Debbie said...

LOL Oh Jodi that picture did make me laugh. I was never a Barbie Girl, more into cars and climbing trees..Although I did have a Tiny Tears I thought she was brilliant cause she wee'd...

Marie S said...

I almost wee'd... thank you Jodi for a huge guffaw!!!

rosanna said...

I could not believe my eyes.I shall not shed a tear, I have never loved Barbie, I had one but I only used it as a mannequin for the dresses I used to sew. Debbie, I had Tiny Tears as well. Still have it somewhere....

clairedulalune said...

Hahahaha! I loved this! That picture is priceless! thanks for the belly laugh!

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

I say lower that barbie down until she boils... Lol.
I know where all my dolls went... in the bin. My ever so loving mum just chucked them all in.
I never had any clothes for my sindy (or was in cindy... i forget) doll and so made them from paper. Cut her hair and made her a punk too! The dogs chewed her feet and she had an arm missing.
She was doomed from the start.
Fab picture though isnt it?

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Oh yes, i forgot to say i too had a tiny tears the did wee's and really cried. But i had another one that did a number two and you mixed up this stuff like wallpaper paste to feed her. I think they were called baby alive.
But, it ran out and so i used real wallpaper paste, which resulted with her clogging her right up.
Poor doll!

The Carolina Quilter said...

So funny! Or when Barbie disappeared at my house, I suspected that that buff and finely chiseled GI Joe had absconded with her and was somewhere ravishing her!

Jody
http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/

Bearly Sane said...

I'm beginning to think you are a complete nutter Jodi...I just love your warped sense of humour.
And...I was never too fond of Barbie anyway, much preferred my teddies!
Hugs,
Sandi My Blog

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Somehow, my Barbie's all were suckered into an alternative "What Not to Wear" episode, leaving them all shoeless, wearing dresses made from socks with the feet cut off and slits near the top for armholes, straight pins jabbed into their earlobes leaving dark green stains, and ball point pen cosmetic tattoos. The bad haircuts were of course, gratis.

I love your post!

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Jodi, very strange brew.....

Thank you for your sweet comments & that lovely award. I finally posted the award with nominees.

Hope all is well. I'm slowly getting better.

Your blog is FANTASTIC! Love your amazing art work & your blog posts & PICs are fabulous as always.

Please stop by & check out my latest summer column on 21st Century OOAK Halloween Art Investments VS. 21st Century NON-OOAK Halloween Art Mass Production Collectibles...

Blessings Always...
XOXOs, Lyndy

WendiesMiniWorld said...

hahaha, I love this pic Jodi! I discovered that not all the sweet and innocent dolls we onced played with, stay that way, check out Nancy Farmersdolls..... www.fetishdollies.co.uk
..... be warned tis grown up !!!!!!
(Jody was right about the GI Joe LMAO!)

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Ha! Thanks for the big belly laugh, I'll be chuckling all day!

~Diane

Creager Studios said...

Hi Ara...

Well...make sure you check on them once in a while and keep the Trolls and Baribie seperated the best you can....they are NOT to be trusted!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie....

I too was really not a 'Dolly' girl...they were forced onto me as a thing I was supposed to play with...give me a baseball and a bike or tree any day...
But...I did also have a Tiny Tears Doll...as a matter of fact, I still have her...they had a great 'rubber' smell to them...a very familar memory of childhood.

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie...

Heck these days I just weeee laughing or lifting something....everybody sing..."I enjoy being a Girl"!!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Rosanna...

I too had/have a Tiny Tears.. I loved her best...reminded me of the Gerber Baby. Barbie was never one of my favs either...too much into clothing and fashion for me... and that figure, Pleeeease!!!


Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Claire...

So glad you enjoyed my little 'Ode to Dolls gone by'


Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Oh Dear Nikki...

Sounds as if you really had a time of it with your dollies...

I still have most of mine...not sure why...it must be the pack rat in me... I never really played with dolls...I think I used them more for my audience...lined em up and told jokes....thats the truth!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jody...

Now THERE'S a Visual!!! What a great idea to write a whole book on 'Doll Love' as seen through the eyes of Barbie...her many escapades...her trists with G.I. Joe, Ken and a brief affrair with the Bozo Doll.... ""Memoirs of a Barbie!""

I think I might it a shot...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Sandi...

Yes...this truth can now be told (if it already isn't quite apparent) I am legally insane...
and I have all the little people in my head to Thank...

Hugs,
Jodi

Designs By CK said...

FUN post Jodi!!! LOL '-P)

Thanx again 4 the VERY FUN new Swami graphic. I used it as my eBay auctions clickable graphic. LOVE IT!!! :-)

Thanks for being SO thoughtful and have a great weekend.

PS: Everyone loves your CK Vamp pic!!!

XOXO

SpOOky CK (-:

Creager Studios said...

Hi Robin...Yes it really is amazing how a doll that was advertised so heavily as a High Fashion Woman about Town ...could at times look so funky and disheveled... I kinda like that fact that Barbie could be seen both ways...like, the Barbie growing up on the wrong side of the Legos , and how she had to work so hard in a Male Doll World to get to the top of her game...High Society Girl...working clothes by day...slinky Evening gown and microphone by night...having to care for her little sister Skipper... as they lost their parents in the Great Toy Wars...
If she can make it at Toys R Us...she can make it anywhere!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hello Lyndy...

I am soooo happy that you are feeling better...it is great to hear from again. You are most Welcome for that Award... you passed it along to SUPER People...
I will pop over to your wonderful blog and read more...

Hugs for a Great Weekend...

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Wendie...

ZOWIE... Barbie has come a long way... who knew she would become such a sensation in the Adult Film Industry!! Well from what I understand little 'Skipper' required more and more from Barbie so money had to be made somehow...
Looks like she is doing well ...and kept her girlish figure through the years...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Diane...

So happy you enjoyed the Saga of Barbie...

I am next thinking of working on attack of the '50 Foot Barbie'
Meets Son of Troll!!

Hugs for a Great Weekend

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hey Chris...

You are most welcome my friend... just a little 'Thanks' for giving us all GREAT MUSIC on your Blog...with your Perfect 80's Weekend Fridays... WOW...I look so forward to that each week...I swear, when the week has been a rough one and nerves are frazzled ...all one has to do is pop over to your Blog and have a Look and Listen...I am instantely transported back to a wonderful fun time...
http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/

Hugs for a Super Weekend...

Rock On

Jodi

Piper Rain Press said...

What a crack up! Love the pic of barbie over the pot of boiling water! Funny timing because I have been thinking about those little troll dolls a lot...not sure why but I want one!

Creager Studios said...

Hey There Pam...

Just watch out...Trolls can be tricky little sucks...oh sure, they look harmless enough but DON'T turn your back on them...
hee hee

Hugs,
Jodi