Elementary, My Dears or GET to Know Me!

What in the world does all that mean? Well.............. remember when there was a discussion among a few of our members about dressing our Little Darlings to look like we did when we were younger? Those who went to elementary school in the 1960's would dress their doll with clothes that represent how the member looked while attending elementary school. Even though the styles may have been more fun for older children or young adults, our girls are really elementary level students, so they would dress like the younger children of that time. You can purchase, make, borrow, etc., clothes to complete the look. And don't forget the hair styles of the time(if you need to use a wig that is a different color than yours was, that's fine). Elementary school level will include grades K - 5 for our purposes. So, what does this have to do with GET to know me????

Well, our group is gaining members - at least one a week, sometimes several a day! In an effort to introduce ourselves to one another, we'd like you to take a photo of your "little you" - your doll dressed the way you did - and write up a little information, for example: name, date or era, school, location. Please send both the photo and description to me: through the group or at laurasey@wavecable.com and I will post them in the best location that Elizabeth and I think will be best for viewing. We want this to be a way of introducing ourselves to our new and long time members, so have some fun with it! Take the photo in front of your old school if you can. Have some props, if you want. This is not a contest and there are no rules about whether or not you sewed, crocheted, knitted, bought, etc., your outfit. Just try to make it as close to the type of clothing you would wear when you were 5 -9 years old. Remember those cool shoes, that perm your mom gave you, etc. Have fun with it!!

Deadline for your picture and description has been extended to: September 9, 2016.

Alternatively, you can add photos yourself here: http://ourlittledarlings.ning.com/photos/Elementary+School+Outfits.  Be sure to choose the "Elementary School Outfits" category when you post, and add your information in the description box.  Or feel free to email them if you'd like and we can post them.

If anything changes about sending the photos to me, I will let you know. Until then, we'll just continue as described above. Hopefully, this will give us a little more of an idea about each other in a fun way! You should not send a picture of you as you look today. I hope each member really tries to participate in this getting acquainted activity! As always, if you have a question, send me an email through this group or at laurasey@wavecable.com. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

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  • I've got my pic in!
    • You sure did - first one.  Congrats!


  • thank you...Carla

  • Sounds like fun and great idea!!!
  • Thanks!  it all came from discussions by our members.  We have a lot of talented people with great ideas in this group.  I hope a lot of you participate!!!

  • Laura, it's fantastic idea! My school there was in small village in Poland, I gone to school on end 70s. Now, I remember just my blue dress and the schoolbag with big red flybane mushroom :-))  I would love to participate, however, I don't know if I can meet a deadline

    • Maria, Don't worry about the deadline (it has been pushed back to September 9).  When you finish, just send it to me and then we can all learn about what Polish girls wore to school.  I know I would love to see it so I can learn more about Poland as I am 100% Polish.  Thanks for writing!

  • It might be interesting to make this an ongoing area, rather than a one time thing!
    • That's an interesting idea, Karen.  It would be nice if the current members would try to meet the deadline so we have a large group to serve as an example for new members.  Informing new members about doing this activity will take some vigilance.  Elizabeth and I will have to discuss this.

  • No school photos of me...but I found a summer picture
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