Monday, February 17, 2014


Yesterday morning Jennifer of Plushpussycat, and I (Momma Cat) went to the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show over at the National Guard Armory.  We got there early, so we had a little easier time looking around before it got crowded.

We both have such different interests, we kind of split up for a while and went exploring on our own.  When I found something wonderful I would ask her opinion, and vice-versa.  Also, we each kept an eye out for treasures that the other one mind be interested in.  It worked out great! We each found several things we liked, and we didn't spend a lot of money!  

Let me just say that I don't ever have any trouble finding things I like or want to have at the doll show.  It's quite the opposite!  My trouble is finding things that are within my budget, and sticking to a budget!

Anyway, the first thing I found that I purchased was this cute little baby doll.

Cute little baby doll with original clothing (Irwin Baby?)

She's made of hard plastic and has her original clothes.  Her arms and legs move, but her head doesn't.  Her tag said she was an Irwin Baby.  I haven't done any research yet, so I don't know what era she's from or anything.  I just know that she's cute, and she only cost me $4.95!  I think she's adorable.  She's also tiny, so I won't have any trouble finding a place for her.  

My next find was this adorable jointed doll.  

J doll, she has joints everywhere and is infinitely poseable! She just needs some duds!

She's a J doll.  Again, I haven't researched her.  But she's  a sweet looking doll and I really like her potential.  She has joints everywhere, so she be posed any way I want.

She came with  a bag of clothing, which I don't particularly like, but I can create new clothing for her and dress her any way I want, so that's a good thing.  She doesn't have any shoes either, but since I only paid $10. for her, I think I got a great bargain.  

I can't wait to dress her!

Last but not least, this adorable Tiny Betsy McCall doll, made by the Robert Tonner doll company.

Robert Tonner Tiny Betsy McCall Doll with handmade clothing. So cute!

Betsy McCall dolls have always been a favorite of mine.  But they haven't been made since the 1960's.  My childhood dolls were given away a long time ago, probably after I stopped playing with them.  I remember having a blond doll (which was probably originally my sister's), and a brunette doll, and a little round pink hatbox shaped trunk with a ton of clothing!  

Anyway, I always look for them at the doll shows, but the old ones are too expensive for my pocketbook.  So yesterday I saw this little cutie standing all by herself and she's wearing a Halloween outfit, which I thought was so sweet (Baby Cat will covet this one!).  It turns out that the owner's friend made the clothes for this doll.  So, I added this little darling the my collection, and I only paid $15. for her!  

I also bought an amazing birthday present for my Big Sister Cat there. No, it's not a doll! But, I can't talk about it or show you any photo's until after I've sent it to her.  But keep tuned in and you'll see it in a later post!

So that's my story of the doll show!  Jennifer also had a lot of luck yesterday.  But you'll have to look at Plushpussycat blog in order to find out what she got at the doll show.  

The next Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale will be on August 30, 2014.  It's at the National Guard Armory, 10000 NE 33rd Dr., in Portland, Oregon.  If you're interested, just visit their website for more information.  

-  Momma Cat 


  1. Hi Momma Cat, Great write-up on our fun outing! I love the dolls you found--great bargains too! I had a blast with you, my friend! xo Jennifer

    1. Jennifer,

      I enjoyed the heck out of it myself! It wouldn't have been half as fun without you though. I can't wait until the next one!

      - Momma Cat

  2. You really scored at the doll show, Kay! The dolls you brought home to live with you are adorable. I can't wait to see the new duds you create for your J-doll.

    1. Thank you Maureen. I'm glad you like my new dolls. I'm thinking about getting Baby Cat to knit my J-doll a body stocking. What do you think? Just kidding. I am still trying to think about what kind of outfit she needs, then I will begin to create one. Right now she's hangin' with the other girls that need new duds.

      - Momma Cat

  3. I wish I could have been there! And you are right, I fell in love with that Halloween dress and skull tights the second I saw them! You know my taste well. All the dolls you bought are adorable!

    -Baby Cat

    1. Baby Cat,

      Oh, how I wish you and FutureMom could've come with me and Jennifer. You two would've had fun too. I'm glad you like my new dolls. Maybe you can advise me on what to make for the J-doll, and maybe a new name for her.

      - Momma Cat