Props are useful for photos and stories.
Introducing a simple prop can move a story along...
Will here, left the Snow Day story early, and returned at the end, carrying 3 items for a snow rescue (see below).
Resourceful boy, our Will...
Chris here, against our Winter Park backdrops, is standing near one of our sled props.
It needs a string so it can be pulled by the dolls.
Flower Wagon Bike
So cute! It was a gift from a friend who knows what we love here in Dolltown.
It's in a spring photo shoot March 2016 and I am sure will be used again. The dolls are climbing in it and calling out for rides!
Dolly swimming pool!
Last summer we used Mischelle's bag of shells to create a pool and filled it with a bag of Mischelle's paintballs, to mimic water. Yes, the dolls jumped in!
Ladder-arrived with a Chris Miller doll, Brian, a firefighter.
Rope-simple garden twine
Fireball Flask-holds just a mouthful for a human. But it is a massive flask for a 14" doll.
For a story for young children, I might turn the flask around so there is no label.
Well, I think it is supposed to be a zebra.
But in Dolltown he was jumped on and ridden around like a horse, especially by the Iple Juniors.
We have added more horses since then...
Or with hiyadolly.com
Most photos are Pinterest enabled...
One imagines that an original thought, that creates a good vibration, spreads.
Thank you to family, friends, and associates for the inspiration,
and their accoutrements that make this site possible.
Hiya Dolly Stories
Meaningful, educational, or just for fun stories!
Check out my other sites (None of which get as much attention, at the moment, as Hiya Dolly.):
Inspire Us Kids ...for ideas, stories, links, and resources to inspire kids, or about inspired kids
Best Learning Strategies ...for the best strategies for learning at all ages, from general to specific
Meme Dreams ...for random good ideas that I have run across, or people, links, resources
AND check out sites I have set up for amazing friends:
Suzy Q's Quilts ...astonishing quilter and storyteller
Mischelle's Place ...a gifted life juggler (of people and experience and talents)
Jacalyn DeWolf ...an extraordinarily giving human and writer
I can't tell you yet the web address of my writer/partner's new website...he's still writing in notebooks and telling his stories to the air (catch them! quick! I'm trying I'm trying) I wish, at least, he'd record his cooking processes and recipes. At least...
And keep an eye out for future links to:
Daphne's, my gardener visionary friend and colleague
Keirstyn's, with her mission to find the kindest, cleanest, greenest products in the world
Carol's, who may be too busy learning bass guitar and performing in her retirement, to bother with a site about it all
Tasya's, my oldest daughter, immersed in learning still, and soon to share it (And her hilarious cat Lhasa)
Go to Lani's Adventures, my venturous photographer daughter's website of her first trip to Australia and Tasmania
Check out Sol's channel on You Tube, for my son's antics on his Limber, and his YT video favs
(I have dolls who choose to emulate several of these people, knowing they will amuse me. My dolls are good to me)
AND I love my subscribers. Really. I love you.