Remembering My Favorite Childhood Doll

You wouldn’t know it to look at him, but my favourite childhood doll is really something special. A few years before I was born, my dad wore my little tiger doll pinned to his shirt when my mom took him out to a Sadie Hawkins dance.

So, my doll is older than me. And that’s something you CAN tell by looking at him.


43 years is like 596 in doll-years, so I’m doing pretty good!

 My doll was never the ‘must-have’ toy or the doll that every other child had. It was rare, unique, and all mine, and that is what made him the best. Ever.

Everything else came and went. He has been stitched up, his eyes are missing, his ears have worn off, and his fur has been loved away from many years of cuddling.

Why am I sharing this? Because this was what I was reminded of today when I was surfing around the Canadian artisan site at My Urbanware is celebrating the launch of their new online store right now and they have some great events happening to celebrate (read more below).

I came across an adorable section of beautiful handmade dolls that were so unique and would make a great gift that would last, well, a lifetime.

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After finding these gems, I found some more… and some more. I moved over to the ‘personalized art & cutlery’ tab under the Homeware section and found some great prints for various occasions. I have some great design ideas for when my girls are a little older and they each want to create their own space in their rooms and I have always wanted a piece of wall art that could really be their own.

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In addition to the kids art, there are also some really great keepsakes of wedding dates in this section as well that would make a gorgeous wedding present that would really look like you put some thought into a gift.

In a nutshell, My Urbanware:

  • Canadian Made, by Canadian Artisans
  • All handmade products that are unique and original
  • Online shopping 24 hours a day with shipping in North America

I had to stop while I was ahead because there is also a men’s and women’s section. I have a out of control small love of purses and there are some nice ones in the women’s section that you should check out if you do too.

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