Sunday, January 1, 2012

HITTY AGATHA'S BEGINNING.......................

HITTY AGATHA'S BEGINNING.......................

When Linda asked my carver mom (Barb P.) if she would be interested in carving the next Travel Hitty for the group, Barb said she would love to do it, but it would probably take a very long time for her to get it done because she had not carved a Hitty for two years. She was a bit apprehensive, but knew it would be a great experience. Since Miss Travel Hickory had not even begun her travels, Barb knew she would have enough time to finish. Kathleen Brulc donated the blank from which I emerged. The blank arrived in July. Within just a few days, I was out of the blank and ready to join the Hitty world. It all happened very quickly.

I stayed with my carver mom for three months.

She had planned to send me to Kathleen right away, but found that I insired her to carve several more dolls. It made me feel so good to know that I was the catalyst for dolly creativity. My dear friend, Hitty Bernadette, was carved right after I was carved. Hitty Bernadette and I spent all our time together while I was living at my carver mom's house.

We were carried in a small basket to a couple of local craft fairs in hopes of meeting someone who could make Hitty clothes and/or a doll carver. We met a lady who makes American Girl outfits, but she had never heard of Hitty. She was intrigued by us and the idea of making Hitty clothes for sale. We saw her at another Craft Sale later on and she had done some research about Hitty on the internet. She said she would be interested in making Hitty clothes to sell on eBay and locally if she can get some patterns. We hope she finds some patterns and will be able to do it.

We did meet a wood carver at one of the craft fairs too. He does not carve dolls. Most of his carvings are of large animals. He let Barb try out his hand made tools and showed her how he uses a gouge on these larger items. We enjoyed seeing all the crafts at the craft fair, but the wood carver was our favorite crafter of all.

My best friend, Hitty Bernadette, and a couple of other Pink Ice Hittys threw me a going-away party before I departed for Kathleen's house.

I've been told I will be traveling around the country to visit Hittys and their families, and I will have many exciting adventures~~~~~and I will live with one of those families FOREVER after my travels are finished.
I'm so very excited and I hope that many families will host me so I can see much of the country.

Since I seem to be a curious soul, it was decided that I am a sleuth. That is how I got my name Hitty Agatha.
I was named after Agatha Christie. I was kept quite busy while staying with Barb helping her to find things that she seemed to constantly lose.......................................................... sigh........................

Hitty Agath Starts Her Journey..................................................

Who likes a mystery?

Ladies, allow me to present Hitty Agatha. Hitty Agatha began life as a poor forlorn wood blank sitting among my craft supplies. Thanks to the wonderful talent and generosity of Barbara Price this little doll found her way out of the wood. I took one look at the pretty little thoughtful face and knew this doll would love a mystery. Hitty Agatha was named in honor of mystery writer Agatha Christie.

Hitty Agatha has a keen mind and curious nature. The Vicarage girls have been fun visiting with her and keeping her visit a secret! Although I do believe they let some hints slip. Agatha is itching to begin her travels and help you solve any mysteries you might have. If you would like to have Hitty Agatha visit you here is what you need to do:

1. email before Jan. 15 to sign up.

2. mail Kathleen two hostess gifts before Jan. 22. These will be things Hitty Agatha shares with those who host her.

3. Once the sign ups are complete I will post Agatha's travel itinerary. She will spend two weeks at each stop. She will leave the Vicarage before Jan. 30 to begin her travels.

4. While Agatha is with you, share a story of a mystery she investigates. This could be something mysterious in your town. It could be a mysterious happening in your Hitty world. Maybe there is a mystery bookstore where you live. Agatha would love that!
5. As with all travel dolls you will be asked to email me pictures and stories about Agatha's adventures and also write in her travel journal.
6. When Agatha has visited all of her hostesses we'll do a random drawing and Agatha
will have a new forever home.

So who wants to play Watson to Agatha's Sherlock?
The pictures show a closeup of beautiful Agatha and her Christmas portrait in a dress she borrowed from the Vicarage girls. Stay tuned, Agatha, comes with some other treats too!

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