Thursday, November 26, 2020

Little Women for Sale!

This will be a very short post since it's Thanksgiving and there's food to cook!  Here's a picture of all four March sisters together:

In back from left: Meg, Beth, Amy
Jo in front.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


The last of the Little Women dolls is finally complete!  I saved Jo for last because she is the main character in Louisa May Alcott's books, and also because she is the favorite March sister for many readers.  

Having watched several of the Little Women movies recently (along with the PBS miniseries), I feel like Jo is the one who has had the most variety in her portrayal.  Winona Ryder played the character fairly straight in the 1994 movie, Saoirse Ronan amped-up Jo's tomboyish feminism in the 2019 movie, and Maya Hawke gave her--in my opinion--a perfect mix of fire and heart in the miniseries.

Because of the striking differences in those three actresses, though, I didn't come away from the shows with a solid idea of how my Jo doll should look.  I did know that I wanted to start with the spunky Emma face mold, though, and its subtle, lopsided smile:

~1999 My Twinn doll with the Emma face.

Thursday, November 12, 2020


I'm back!  Finally!  In the past month I've bought a house, sold a house, and packed half of the things I own.  Now I get a blissful two or three weeks of normal-ish life before I actually have to uproot and move out of Maine.  I forgot how hard moving was.  However, it makes me appreciate the simple, calm things in life a lot more, so I'm extra-delighted to be here ready to share Beth with you!

As you might remember from my introductory Little Women post, I chose a very pale Caitie doll to play the roll of the beloved but ill-fated Beth character:

1997 My Twinn doll with the Caitie face.