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Guatemalan Worry Dolls


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I was given a gift today, of a box full of strange looking little dolls. These dolls I recognised because they are the same one my husband has and calls "dream dolls". After some research I came across the legend of how they came to be and I thought it was quite sweet. This is magic at its purist in my opinion. Enjoy!

 

Guatemalan Worry Doll Legend

 

Here is what they look like.

 

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What a cool gift! :)

 

 

Thanks! I was thrown off a little because the person who gave them to me is the last person I would have expected to get me a gift. I must have done something right. :grin_witch:

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How remarkable WhiteRose, what a cool gift, loved the story in the link. I've seen these dolls myself. What a fun project to do with a little person, creating a doll from a close-pin.

 

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Gypsy

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How remarkable WhiteRose, what a cool gift, loved the story in the link. I've seen these dolls myself. What a fun project to do with a little person, creating a doll from a close-pin.

 

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Gypsy

 

 

I'm glad you like the story CG. It would make an excellent project. I actually made a few one time with a babysitter when I was real little.

 

 

 

I just finished making a little bag for my people. I love it. Now they can travel with me as the little yellow box they came in is hard to keep in a pocket.

 

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So cute!!!

 

Will you be charging/charming putting thoughtforms in them?? Any plans?? hmmm well, of course that's really none of my business :) But I would be doing something with them!! ENJOY!!

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I know they are darling ! I'm going to make a " couple " and place them in my protection bag, that hangs from my rear view mirror of my vehicle. I would think they would be easy to make Maggie, with embroidery thread, wound about them for colors and the use of colors for the lets say, the male : black trousers...ect.. gads I'm getting excited..now..lol !:witch_bounce:

 

Thanks WhiteRose !

 

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Gypsy

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I'm glad you like them. I had thought about charming them to put in my car or for the house. I'm not too sure yet, but I'm sure they will show me what they can be used for.

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I believe my " male " will wear a kilt, it takes a strong and courageous confident male to wear a kilt.

 

 

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Gypsy

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I believe my " male " will wear a kilt, it takes a strong and courageous confident male to wear a kilt.

 

 

Regards,

Gypsy

 

 

It does...lol. :laugh:

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Wooden match sticks make great worry dolls. Strike them and blow then out quickly, then wrap them with embroidery thread.

 

 

Thanks for sharing. I may try that one day.

 

 

 

 

 

CG, did you every make the kilt doll? If so how did he turn out?

 

My little dolls have found a home in the abyss that is my purse and they are content. :laugh:

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Maybe they don't like being squished.

 

When I had little worry dolls I made them their own little bed that I put next to my pillow. Putting them under the pillow just didn't make sense to me.

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Everytime when I sleep with my worry dolls under my pillow I have bad dreams of dark forms chasing me...I´m no joking.

 

 

I wouldn't put them under my pillow then. Maybe you need to connect with them and let them tell you how they want to connect with you. Mine don't want to be under my pillow. They prefer my pocket or my purse.

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Our judicial court support workers give worry dolls to children who are called to testify. they have a pretty comprehensive court prep program for kids who are victims and witnesses. The worry dolls are given out by the court workers to children, and to adult witnesses they get a worry stone (often in rose quartz, interestingly) with the word "courage" embossed on it.

 

I love the worry doll useage. You can see the little ones playing with them and holding them and I think they really help them.

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Our judicial court support workers give worry dolls to children who are called to testify. they have a pretty comprehensive court prep program for kids who are victims and witnesses. The worry dolls are given out by the court workers to children, and to adult witnesses they get a worry stone (often in rose quartz, interestingly) with the word "courage" embossed on it.

 

I love the worry doll useage. You can see the little ones playing with them and holding them and I think they really help them.

 

The police officers in my area give small, stuffed dolls to children, whose parents are having issues with the law. To my knowledge, however, the adults do not receive similar assistance. Perhaps, I will recommend it.

 

Jevne

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Our judicial court support workers give worry dolls to children who are called to testify. they have a pretty comprehensive court prep program for kids who are victims and witnesses. The worry dolls are given out by the court workers to children, and to adult witnesses they get a worry stone (often in rose quartz, interestingly) with the word "courage" embossed on it.

 

I love the worry doll useage. You can see the little ones playing with them and holding them and I think they really help them.

 

 

Thats a wonderful use of the worry dolls! My children love them. Last week we had to wake up our four and seven year-old at one o'clock in the morning to get in our closet because of a tornado warning. My little one asked to sleep with her worry dolls after the storm passed because she was freaked out (rightfully so), and I heard her talking to them for a few minutes before she fell back asleep.

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Thats a wonderful use of the worry dolls! My children love them. Last week we had to wake up our four and seven year-old at one o'clock in the morning to get in our closet because of a tornado warning. My little one asked to sleep with her worry dolls after the storm passed because she was freaked out (rightfully so), and I heard her talking to them for a few minutes before she fell back asleep.

 

 

That's adorable.

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