Hitty Travel Doll — Robert Raikes Hitty Doll

In which I am lost, found, and gain a new sister

Hitty Amelia Indiana Robert Raikes Hitty Doll S & A Leahy Hitty

In which I am lost, found, and gain a new sister

By Hitty Amelia, a Hoosier Hitty It has been quite a while since my last post… first Amanda’s mother Shirley became very ill, then Amanda went back to her teaching job for a very busy school year, and then… well, I got lost.  The last time Amanda saw me was in November 2010 when I played a round of Texas Hold ‘Em with a few of her and her husband’s friends. We all had a very nice time and I did quite well. (You may recall my previous post about being very lucky.) The next day, when things were cleaned...

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Hitty Amelia at the Indiana State Fair

Hitty Amelia Indiana Robert Raikes Hitty Doll

Hitty Amelia at the Indiana State Fair

Submitted by Hitty Amelia, a Hoosier Hitty In which I celebrate the year of the pig… Once a year, my adopted humans make a trip to the state fair to support local 4-H kids, to spend a day appreciating the fine state of Indiana, and to eat massive quantities of fried foods. Hitty Amelia at the Indiana State Farm This year, the Indiana State Fair was presented by the Indiana Pork Farmers — that’s right, people, we were celebrating the year of the pig. In honor of these fine piggy friends, the fair had many special offerings. Right next to the...

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A Tale of Two Hitty Dolls by Robert Raikes

Robert Raikes Hitty Doll

A Tale of Two Hitty Dolls by Robert Raikes

In 2002, Robert Raikes offered an open edition Hitty Doll that was manufactured in China. She is 6 1/2" tall and came dressed or undressed. The dolls started as roughly cut blanks that were then hand finished.  They are strung with elastic. These early open edition dolls were were not signed. The doll on the right is one of the first Hitty Dolls offered by Robert Raikes.  She came in this tagged dress.  Her outfit includes an embroidered bonnet and eyelet trimmed pantaloons and half slip.  A Certificate of Authenticity was enclosed.  This doll was purchased at a doll shop...

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I Live in New Zealand

Hitty Rosie Posie Robert Raikes Hitty Doll

I Live in New Zealand

Submitted by Hitty Rosie Posie of New Zealand My Name is Hitty Rosie Posie and I live on a sheep farm in New Zealand. Hitty Rosie Posie is a Robert Raikes Hitty Doll New Zealand Flag On the South Island of New Zealand, sheep outnumber people twenty to one!  Fifty percent of the world's sheep products come from New Zealand. Map of New Zealand This my sheep Amelia.  I love to ride on her back. It's so soft. This is our farm.  We have a large herd of sheep Our Farm has a beautiful view  

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Where the Boys Are

Boy Dolls Robert Raikes Hitty Doll Wildhare Studios

Where the Boys Are

Joey Raikes, the first boy in the Sunny State Hitty House, welcomed a new Hitty friend, Michael The Artist.  Michael set to work immediately in his new studio.  Joey is wondering if Michael will give him lessons.  He might want to be an artist when he grows up. Joey and Michael Joey is a Basswood Hitty doll by Robert Raikes.  He is a 2006 limited edition of 100 pieces and is signed by Robert on the back.  Raikes Hitty dolls were sold by the American Kit Co which is no longer in business.  You can sometimes find dolls made by Robert...

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