I took some photos today of the dolls in my china cabinet, most - if not all - of which were gifts from either my mom or my grandma. In fact, I'm pretty sure my mom is almost entirely responsible for my love of dolls!
And I can't forget my darling Samantha, who remains my first doll love:
Me holding Sam holding her china doll holding her Nutcracker doll:
And finally, Samantha in the hand-smocked dress that my mom gave me for my birthday when I was probably ten or eleven, when it first occurred to me that I could sew clothes for dolls! Prior to this revelation, I did not enjoy sewing. :p But I have loved it ever since: