In the beginning there was only Caitlyn and Alison, and of course very few props or clothing for either of them. I always thought that these early stories were very different to what I did later. Caitlyn was portrayed as almost innocent and childlike, while Alison, a Magic Attic doll, was an 18″ doll that I bought on a whim, and I brought her back with Caitlyn from America in 2004. Alison was fun, I really liked her because she was definitely a tomboy, and had the inquisitive and serious side to her that I could use to great effect. Sadly, as I gained more Twinns so poor Alison and her friends (Rosa and Megan) were sidelined. It is a pity because they were really very nice dolls.
These are the early attempts at stories, and I was finding my feet, working on the limitations that I was facing and trying to create something out of a vague idea I had explored a few years before using a porcelain doll called Jenny Amanda who starred in “The Adventures of a Hollow Headed Girl”. Dawn also arrived with her blonde hair that exploded, and of course the beautiful gentle Amanda came along too. I also started to correspond with Jo and her influence can be seen in two of these stories. It is also interesting to see that I had the girls with me at work on three separate occasions.
© DRW 2004-2018. Moved to blog 10/08/2014. Files completed 30/04/2015, fixed table inconsistencies 16/08/2016