Holly Hobbie Doll Story
The Story of a Doll Named Holly Hobbie
Once upon a time, there was a little girl wearing a patchwork dress and a so wide bonnet that we could not see her face.
The little girl was named Holly Hobbie and we saw her first on greeting cards from American Greetings. One day, she became so popular that we discovered this cute character illustrated on many supports.Then we could buy the doll from toy stores.
Many little girls in America and all around the world loved this nice old fashioned little blue character and I myself stuck Holly Hobbie stickers to my school materials.
Would you like to learn more about the marvelous story of Holly Hobbie?
You've come to the right place... I'm fond of this adorable little countryside looking blue girl.
Holly Hobbie - The Character
The marvelous story of the little rag doll
Who doesn't remember the exquisite little rag-dressed girl wearing a gigantic bonnet? I myself wanted to dress like Holly Hobbie and, believe it or not, I still love her clothes!
This fantastic little character appeared for the first time as illustrations on greeting cards. Because of the popularity of the character, Knickerbocker Toys quickly licensed the artwork and started the production of rag dolls made after the drawings; which would become a worldwide favorite.
I myself remember that we had Holly Hobbie stickers that we would stick to everything, and whether children or teenagers, we were proud to show our Holly Hobbie stuff at school.
Holly Hobbie Collection, Storyland Series - Made after the original artist's work
This 18" cloth Holly Hobbie doll is from Madame Alexander Storyland collection. The doll wears the popular clothes and giant bonnet. Holly Hobbie cloth doll comes in blue and was made after Holly Hobbie's artwork.
Holly Hobbie - The Author
A little bit about the artist
The author of Holly Hobbie's books was born Denise Holly Ulinskas and got married to Douglas Hobbie in the early 1960s.
Holly Hobbie is a writer and illustrator and, while she writes the well known Toot and Puddle books, her most popular hero is the Holly Hobbie character, created in the late 1960s.
40 years ago, Holly Hobbie sold the marvelous Holly Hobbie character, a rag dressed little girl wearing a big bonnet to American Greetings, a holiday greeting cards supplier.
This artwork based on Holly Hobbie herself would become one of the most popular little girls and dolls ever.
Holly Hobbie Wall Decals
There is a wide range of Holly Hobbie peel and stick wall decals that you can use to decorate a child's bedroom. This one for example would work wonders in a countryside pastel blue for a girl. You can choose between 4 different sizes.
Holly Hobbie Poll Time!
What's your favorite Holly Hobbie version?
Holly Hobbie - The Evolution
The doll evolved and became a Lolita
Holly Hobbie doll and character evolved over the decades and the rag-doll became a teenager. Her patchwork dress became blue jeans and blue t-shirt while her floppy bonnet became a cap.
From Richard Dubelman's book titled "The Adventures of Holly Hobbie" to "Holly Hobbie and Friends" movie, the doll changed entirely until it became a 21st century Lolita.
Nowadays, Mattel produces Holly Hobbie dolls with the "Holly Hobbie Clubhouse Girls" collection that includes Holly Hobbie, Amy and Carrie sold with a few accessories and each doll comes with a pet.
Another collection is "Design My Style" that would provide to fashionista children with a lot of pleasure.
Holly Hobbie - My First Gift Set - A cute first toy for a baby girl
The 12" Holly Hobbie ragdoll as well as her toys come in pastel colors.
It is probably one of the best reproductions of this cute doll that was so popular in the last century.
Holly Hobbie - Merchandising and Collectibles
How a little rag-doll became a best-seller
The little girl wearing a patchwork dress and a giant bonnet has become so famous that fashion artists like Laura Ashley took inspiration for their collections - long pastel printed dresses, floating around women and so country style.
But fashion wasn't the sole field that was caught by the Holly Hobbie craze: the exquisite little girl appeared on many products like dinnerware, bed linen, china, dolls and much more!
Holly Hobbie collectibles are selling very well and for highly expensive prices on auction sites such as eBay.
Holly Hobbie Collectibles - Bid on these items inspired from the American Greetings cute doll
It has become harder to get our hands on toys made after the doll as well as all merchandising. Most of them have become collectibles and sell pretty well on public auctions.
If you are looking for these lovely items I recommend checking eBay. The site provides you with a wide range of different products made after the American Greetings star. Moreover, you'll find there one-of-a-kind items that will make your friends green with envy.
Old Fashioned Holly Hobbie Book - Happiness Comes from the Heart
If you're like me and prefer the original Holly Hobbie character over the more modern and Lolita looking one, then I suggest you to choose such a book as it features your old fashioned favorite character.
More Information about Holly Hobbie - These webmasters love the ragdoll too!
- Holly Hobbie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holly Hobbie (born 1944) is an American writer and illustrator, and the name of a fictional character based on this person. Hobbie is the author of the popular Toot and Puddle children's books, and the creator of the character bearing her name. She t
- Holly Hobbie Dolls Information and Message Board
Holly Hobbie was an artist specialising in drawing greetings cards, lending her name to the characters she drew, which were later issued in doll form.
- Holly Hobbie eCard at AmericanGreetings.com
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