Saturday, May 6, 2017


A long time ago, when Baby Cat was just a little kitten, Momma Cat took her shopping at a great toy store called Imaginarium.  Baby Cat really loved it there because it was a special place with really nice toys, and a tiny door just for small children to walk through! 

One day Baby Cat spied this little doll, and fell in love.  Momma Cat just had to buy it for her.

Baby Cat's first Corolle doll. 
 This doll is made by the Corolle company, based in France. She stands about 11 inches tall, and her body type is that of a toddler.  These particular dolls aren't made anymore, which is too bad, because they're the perfect size for a two or three-year-old child. 

Momma Cat asked Baby Cat what she'd like to name her doll. Baby Cat (2 years old at the time) thought for about a second, then said, "Puku." So Puku it was!  

Puku has been played with, loved, and then displayed.  Baby Cat still has her, and took her with her when she moved away from home! 

 Momma Cat misses Baby Cat an awful lot, and when she moved away, it was very hard!  So when Momma Cat saw this doll on eBay, she bought it!  The little doll reminds Momma Cat of Baby Cat!  She's exactly like Puku in every way.  She doesn't have her original dress, but she does have her socks, shoes, and undies!  Which is very unusual for a used doll! She is in very good shape too.  She has only one tiny spot on her face where the color missing.  But, it's negligible.  

Momma Cat's Puku 
Last week Momma Cat discovered this little Corolle doll on eBay.  

Another Puku to add to the family!
 This little doll is in beautiful shape.  She is clean, has no marks on her, she's wearing her original outfit, which is in great condition.  She is missing her shoes, socks, and underwear.  Momma Cat is already in the process of replacing these.  

Momma Cat was having a very difficult time finding clothing or patterns to fit these little dolls.  Patterns that size just aren't being made currently.  Yesterday Momma Cat happened upon this doll clothes pattern on eBay, so she bought it!

Vintage Doll Clothes PATTERN 7592 for 12 inch Teenie Weenie Tiny Tears 1960s
 These clothes look about the right size and age level for these little Corolle dolls.  Now Momma Cat's little dolls will get to have some new clothes!  She can't wait to see how they turn out!  Maybe the original Puku will get a new outfit too!  We'll see...........

A side note:  No matter how hard Momma Cat tries, she can't think of these dolls as anything other than Puku dolls.  Thanks Baby Cat!

- Momma Cat


  1. What a sweet story about Baby Cat! And the dolls are adorable. I can't wait to see the outfits you make for them with your new pattern.

  2. Maureen,

    These are the dolls I was talking about when we last saw each other! I can't wait to see what they look like either!!

    - Momma Cat