Happy birthday to me!55 today. I'm getting white hairs these days,but Tammy World can stay young forever.
Tammy's friend, who is gifting her with a package for her geburtstag,(That's birthday in German.I got cards from two different German friends today,and Ivy is very aggrevated that I keep referring to it as my geburtstag!),is Wee Wishes Happy Birthday Wee Patsy.
Patsy was originally made in 1928,by Effanbee,as is our girl today. The Patsy doll has always been owned by Effanbee, but has been licensed to other doll companies over the years,like Ashton Drake.Today Effanbee is owned by the Tonner company.Tonner bought the company after Effanbee filed for bankruptcy in 2002,and have made Patsy dolls since.
The original Patsy was sculpted by Bernard Lipfert, the doll designer responsible for the original Shirley Temple dolls in the 1930's.
|As Ken would joke,"She's 'armless.".(Harmless.Use the English accent.)|
She has bobbed hair,a popular style for girls and women in the 1920's.
Patsy was one of the first dolls to have her own wardrobe and family member dolls.Wee Patsy,at 5" tall,is a miniature version of the standard 14" Patsy. (There were larger Patsy's too.)
|She has cute little blushy knees and painted on shoes and socks.|
|She can't turn her head, but her arms and legs are strung,allowing her to sit.|
She's lucky though. Emma bought a set of Wee Patsy dolls with a house case years ago, and they lost both their arms and legs.(It was a set with two dolls, so Emma named them Pee and Wee Patsy.)They can be easily restrung,but they should have come with better stringing in the first place.