October 4, 2016
dolls, my twinn
Not the first My Twinn doll ever made, but the first one in my collection! Back around 2001 I had discovered the My Twinn website and I was looking through the “Friends” pages–already assembled and dressed 23 inch dolls. (My Twinn’s more expensive custom dolls were specially made to resemble photos of a child sent in by the buyer.) I scrolled through lots of dolls but one in particular caught my eye. He was a boy with brown hair, light hazel eyes, and a few freckles, wearing denim overalls and a long-sleeved red shirt. His name was Mario–at that time My Twinn gave names to the Friend dolls. I ordered Mario and a short time later he arrived at my house.
I loved everything about him–his brown hair with its hint of auburn, his light hazel/amber eyes, his outfit that looked like a real child’s clothes, right down to his tennis shoes. I learned that he had the face mold collectors called Wendi.
Because of his armature he could be turned and posted in many different positions, and could easily stand by himself. I liked his size too.
Mario didn’t come with a cap, but My Twinn made denim caps to match the overalls, so I added a cap to Mario’s outfit.
So this is Mario, the one who started my Twinn collection about 15 years ago. He’s still one of my favorite dolls.
August 19, 2016
dolls, my twinn
Another Twinn boy today. Like the other Twinns I’ve featured lately, he is 23 inches tall with an armature in his body that makes him poseable. This little boy has the Madison face mold with fair skin, brown hair, and blue eyes with a hint of gray. He also has a sprinkling of very light freckles.
He has a Denver era head and eyes, the period in My Twinn company history when the best quality dolls were being produced, but his body comes from the later Virginia era. Overall he’s a beautiful little boy.
I made the tee shirt he is wearing, but his pants and canvas shoes are from My Twinn.
The Madison face mold has the look of a younger child compared to some of the other Twinn faces. I’ve always liked this little boy.
August 12, 2016
birds, dolls, my twinn, starlings
Doctor appointments and stops at the grocery and drugstore took up a good part of the day today. I did get this shot of starlings up in the big pine tree before we left. The one in the middle with the tan head is a juvenile, still acquiring its adult plumage.
This evening I took another My Twinn doll down from the shelf for a few photos. This girl came from the Denver era of My Twinn back around 2000, when the best quality dolls were being made. She has the Ariel face mold, which is common and easily found but very sweet. She is wearing original My Twinn clothes: top, jeans, socks, and shoes.
This little Ariel girl has long blonde hair and she did have green eyes. Over the years the green color has faded, not unusual for some doll eyes after around 16 years. I could change her eyes if I wanted to, but for now I’m leaving her as she is.
August 7, 2016
birds, dolls, hawk, my twinn
It didn’t rain all day–I took Max for a short walk today at the nearby community college–but when it wasn’t raining it was threatening to rain. I did get a fuzzy shot of a Red-shouldered Hawk through the front window this morning with early morning sun lighting it up from the east, but the clouds rolled in after that.
So here is another of my My Twinn dolls. This is another of the 23 inch dolls, but this one is a little boy and was made when the My Twinn company was located in Denver, where the best quality dolls were produced. He has the Helen face mold with fair skin, auburn hair and blue eyes. I added some freckles. He’s wearing a pair of My Twinn glasses.
I made his shirt and jeans, and his shoes are actually a pair of baby shoes. The 23 inch dolls have an internal armature that lets them stand and hold poses by themselves.
He doesn’t always wear the glasses. He’s holding the glasses here, showing off another pose.
One more of this little My Twinn boy.
August 5, 2016
dogs, dolls, my twinn, sophie
I realized it’s been quite awhile since I featured any of my dolls, so today I got out one of my My Twinn dolls for photos. This is one of the 23 inch dolls, with vinyl head, lower arms, and lower legs, and a stuffed body with an armature. These dolls can stand alone and can hold many poses. My Twinn had many different face molds to choose from–this little girl has one of the Asian face molds called Berkeley. She was made when the My Twinn company was located in Virginia in 2003.
My Twinn had many choices of hair color and style, eye color, and skin color. This Berkeley has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and light tan skin. I removed her original eyes and gave her the eyes she has now, which I like much better. She is wearing a striped top and tennis shoes from My Twinn, and I sewed her elastic waist jeans.
One more of Berkeley. My Twinn has unfortunately gone out of business and no more new dolls are being produced, but used dolls–often in nice condition–can be found on ebay.
Last for today is one of the last photos I took of Sophie. I missed her a lot today, and I looked for photos of her from this spring. She looks happy out in the yard here.
March 28, 2016
dolls, my twinn
This is the second My Twinn doll that I bought, chosen from the Friends page of My Twinn when they were in Denver and making their best quality dolls. (Friends were dolls that were already assembled and dressed, as opposed to the Custom dolls where the customer specified hair color and style, eye color, etc.)
She has the Denika face mold, 04 tan/light brown skin color, black textured hair, and dark brown eyes. She is wearing the outfit she originally came in–shirt, pants, and vest. I’ve always loved her happy face.
February 28, 2016
anole, birds, bluebird, dolls, mockingbird, my twinn, phoebe
The Eastern Phoebe that hangs around our yard.
A little bluebird with a bug. The soft grayish color on her head means she’s a female–the males are a brighter blue.
Bluebird looking around.
Mockingbird perched on a wire.
One anole today, sitting on the rim of a tomato pot. Soon we’ll have one of our new tomato plants growing in that pot.
This is one of my 23 inch My Twinn dolls. She has the Josie face mold, which is very uncommon and difficult to find–I was lucky to be able to add her to my collection. She has blonde hair in loose curls and hazel eyes.
My Josie is dressed in overalls and a tee shirt.
One more of Josie.