One of the things I am rather passionate about are old children's books. I absolutely adore them! There are so many classics that I grew up reading that I hope to share with my own children someday. I do think that I am a child at heart. These books still make me so happy and inspired every time I read them over again. I used to imagine that the apple trees in our backyard could grow a little Miss Hickory. I even planned to make my own Miss Hickory doll, but somehow that never happened. If you are not familiar with this book, it is about a doll whose body was made of an apple twig and head of a hickory nut. How charming is that! It tells of all her adventures throughout the changing seasons. In the end she falls happily asleep into an old apple tree, becoming one of the branches and blossoming into spring. It is the cutest story with lovely little illustrations throughout. My copy is quite old and worn; you can tell many have enjoyed it through the years, which makes me quite happy. Do try to find a copy of this old classic if you can. I know that you will enjoy it even if you are no longer a child.
P.S. I found these instructions on how to create your own Miss Hickory doll! It looks just like the illustrations!