Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Beginning!

I have been thinking for a while now about starting my own doll blog.  I have been inspired by the musings of Vanessa Morrison, Roville, Muff, The Waverlys, Limbe Dolls, A Philly collector and many more.  I have been coming up with several story ideas in my head, but just haven't developed them yet.  I do not know if I will create a series, do short stories, or what. I will start by introducing my collection and characters and families I have already created. 

I actually started typing this intro in July 2013! But many things have happened since that time.  I had a cervical fusion surgery in August and am now recovering from major lower back surgery in late March.  The recovery has been long due to the damage I had, but the point is now I am recovering. For those of you whom I have talked to about starting my blog, I apologize.  Since I had moved my collection down to my basement and was unable to go up and down stairs -- well you get the idea.

First, let me introduce my mini-me. Like me, she is a single mother of two. Both daughters (like mine!) are adopted from China.

Phyllis:  Hello! I am Phyllis Hanaly and I am here with my daughters Alyssa (seated on the left) and Hannah on the right. Alyssa is 16 and Hannah is 12. We reside in Hanaly Corners, Michigan with many other dolly residents. Our little town is under construction and we hope to share with you all the progress of our growth and will introduce the residents, old and new!

My daughters did a lot of the moving of boxes down the basement, so the current condition is pretty unorganized!

I have been doing some quick setup of some of the doll houses. I have a lot of work to do! I have done some basis furniture set up, but a lot is still Barbie pink.  
I have placement of rooms, but haven't put in the walls yet. I will share my progress as I get things done.  Here are some photos.

Well, that is all for now!  I finally got started at least. I hope you all enjoy the progress I make on my little town and the stories of the residents as they share a day in their little plastic lives!