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.

My Urbanware Quick Links:



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  • Kat E. Dec 8, 2013, 2:49 pm

    I’d for sure ass their magnolia tree vintage necklace to my wishlist!

    • Kat E. Dec 8, 2013, 2:50 pm

      ADD! I meant ADD! LOL

  • Monique L. S. Dec 3, 2013, 1:11 pm

    I like the key of life leather messenger bag in brown.

  • Sarah @ Living As We Nov 26, 2013, 12:19 pm

    Max the Blue Robot would be perfect for my daughter. She has a thing for robots at the moment. Happy to find another Canadian blogger, and lots of lovely Canadian artisans. :) Thanks!

  • Alison Braidwood Nov 26, 2013, 11:48 am

    I really like the Peacock Infinity Scarf. Very pretty.

  • Lily Nov 17, 2013, 4:48 pm

    Love the dynasty leather wallet!

  • tennille Nov 17, 2013, 3:37 pm

    I liked quite a bit of their stuff but was especially drawn to the red moose for my Canadian boys!

    PS thanks for the Rafflecopter–I can never get that other one to work….

  • Lindsay C Nov 15, 2013, 6:06 pm

    I would add the Dynasty Leather Clutch and the Cream Square Shoe Clips to my list.

  • Wanda Bergman Nov 10, 2013, 1:01 pm

    To my wish list I would add the lofty birds art print

  • paula schuck Nov 7, 2013, 10:41 am

    Robin’s Nest necklace. I love it!

  • Amirah Nov 6, 2013, 8:29 pm
  • Debbie S. Nov 6, 2013, 8:13 pm

    I love the Reaction Leather Camera Bag! Gorgeous!

  • CL Nov 6, 2013, 7:31 pm

    The blue butterfly stone earrings

  • KittyPride Nov 6, 2013, 7:25 pm
  • Super Mel Nov 3, 2013, 11:16 am

    So many nice things to pick from! Am I evil if I say something for me and not my kids LOL

  • andie Oct 31, 2013, 12:13 pm

    The “Robin’s Nest Necklace” would be a nice gift for my daughter.

  • Dreena Oct 30, 2013, 11:58 pm

    I like this piece: Tuscan Sun Rose silver necklace.

  • Marion Scharf Oct 30, 2013, 8:20 pm

    I have 2 little boys who would go crazy for the t-rex blue hat. For that reason and the fact that it is adorable, it is at the top of my wishlist. A very close second is definitely the tree of life silver necklace.

  • Caryn s Oct 30, 2013, 4:30 pm

    I love the photo jewellery it’s hard to choose just one! Maybe the robin’s nest necklace.

  • Maggie Oct 30, 2013, 4:13 pm
  • Jenness M Oct 29, 2013, 5:05 pm

    The light & texture mirror is on my wishlist.

  • Melinda L. Oct 29, 2013, 6:55 am

    I would probably add the designer leather laptop bag or the falling limbs art print

  • Susanne B. Oct 28, 2013, 9:26 pm

    I would add the Magnolia Tree Vintage Necklace to my wishlist.

  • Heidi C. Oct 28, 2013, 8:51 pm

    This is pretty: robin’s nest oval necklace!

  • Athena Oct 28, 2013, 7:55 pm

    I like the tree of life silver necklace

  • Silvia Oct 28, 2013, 8:51 am

    I like the key of life purse.

  • Anne Taylor Oct 27, 2013, 11:31 pm

    I love the octopus leather phone case

  • Karine Oct 27, 2013, 10:32 pm