Sunday, January 21, 2018

Squinty's Summer Fun 2018


Denise and Sylvia are sitting in the paddling pool and Tara has pulled herself up with the aid of the rock and is watching them.


They have all crawled over to the cardboard tube and are having fun playing with it.


Carolyn and Marilyn are enjoying playing in the sandpit.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Squinty by Pedigree

These dolls were available during the 1960’s. My dolls are about 23 cm (9 inches). I think they come in a 12 inch size and a bigger size. The dolls do not have any identification on them.
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This is Denise whose eyes have gone a bit cloudy but she has a nice pink smile.



This squinty doll is the only one I have that has straight legs. She was not wearing clothes when I brought her. I have seen the brown squinty dolls with straight legs dressed to represent the different South Pacific islands. She sells sea shells on the sea shore.



I also brought this doll undressed and so I knitted her this dress.




This doll's eyes are not in the correct position in the eye socket, but she has a nice coloured skin tone.



Sylvia is the first squinty doll I brought. She was undressed so I knitted her this dress.





The doll with the dress and bonnet on, (and one shoe) is wearing her original clothes. She is the only squinty doll I have brought which has had clothing on.



This squinty doll has straight hair which looks untidy but she does have a nice skin colour.


Carolyn has lovely blonde hair and her lips were not painted evenly and the paint has now turned white. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Lions Rugby Tour in NZ 2017

The Lions Rugby Tour in NZ 2017

The lions, (England) were touring New Zealand for the Rugby test series against the All Blacks. There were three tests plus other games held in different regions in New Zealand. The Lions won one  game the All Blacks won one game and on the final test it was a draw.


Makareta and Bridget are sitting in front of the poster advertising the Lions Rugby Tour.


Bridget and Makareta are standing by the weet-bix box that has the new box cover featuring the All Blacks. 

Bridget and Makareta are sitting on the weet-bix which shows what other side of the box looks like.


During the Rugby season Bridget and Makareta ate the new Whittaker’s chocolate, proud supporters of the All Blacks, with a special edition 250g block called The Full Eighty. It is made of creamy milk chocolate packed with cranberries, banana, protein puffs and peanuts. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Leticia B and Maddie Go To New Mexico

Leticia A and Leticia B are playing in the kowhai tree. This will be the last time they climb the tree and play because tomorrow Leticia B is flying to New Mexico.

Two Funky girls are playing with their dolls. Maddie blonde Funky tells Fay that she is flying to New Mexico tomorrow with Leticia B. Fay tells her she will be sad to see her leave Kowhai Corner.

The next morning at the airport Maddie meets Leticia B who is saying her last goodbyes to Leticia A. Leticia A is sad that Leticia B is going to New Mexico but understands Leticia B’s need to pursue her soccer desire in New Mexico.


The plane is ready to be boarded so the two girls walk together to the plane.



Goodbye Leticia B and Maddie. All the Groovy Girls and Funky girls hope you have a safe flight and a happy future.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Big Pink Fish

Celeste is walking her dog, Mustard with Siri who is walking Polly’s guide dog puppy.(Oops Celeste is walking the Labrador guide dog puppy and Siri is walking Mustard who belongs to Celeste.) Polly has the Labrador puppy for twelve months and then it will go back to the Guide dog association where they will do an assessment and train the dog so he can be paired with a blind person.



They are walking on a coastal road and the look over at the beach and they see a big fish that has been washed ashore. Siri passes the guide dog puppy’s leash to Celeste and runs down to the beach to see if she can help the fish.

Siri pats the fish on its side and it is unresponsive.


She climbs up onto the fish with some difficulty, because it is slippery, and kicks her legs on the fish. The fish tells her to go away. The fish is a mother fish and tells Siri that it saw its baby get pulled up out of the water on a fishing line and she hasn’t seen it since. She doesn’t want to live without her baby.


Siri slides off the fish and talks into her ear to encourage her to turn around and she will help push her back into the sea.Meanwhile Celeste is getting closer and the two dogs are barking with excitement to get close to the fish.


The fish sees and hears the dogs coming closer it does turn around to face the sea and Siri pushes it out to deeper water where it then puts its head down and swims out into the ocean. It can’t be seen so the girls believe they saved the fish.


Although it was the sight and barking of the dogs that scared  the fish that made it turn towards the sea.What great team work between the girls and dogs.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ginny Photos 2017



Rosa and Julie are helping on a flower cart for their friend who sells the flowers.







Joanne and friend are listening to a Suzanne Prentice record called One Day at a Time. Joanne is writing down the words to the song One Day at Time as they repeatedly play just that song to get all the words.



African Ginny has brought the baby giraffe a drink of water.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Groovy Girls Photos 2017


Selia hopes all the readers of this blog have a very happy year in 2017.



Kalvin is wearing a Brazil soccer shirt.




Janisse and Trini went to a surprise donuts theme birthday.


These three groovy girls have had a bath and are now pegged on the line to dry.




L & P have a new flavor, Sour Lemon. Trissa has set the cups out for the other groovy girls to have a drink.

If you like Groovy Girls Dolls look at the postings on Kowhai Corner Google Plus.