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Lil Thelma and Friends
Lil Thelma was "cast" as the doll in the 2007 movie 
Gone Baby Gone
Directed by Ben Affleck
Starring Cassey Affleck, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan and Madeline O'Brien.
'Gone Baby Gone" is set to be released was released in October of 2007. Lil Thelma plays the doll of the little girl missing in the movie... You can see a theatrical trailer HERE with Lil Thelma in the very first clip!! 
Doll's are cast in movies just like children on TV programs! The Lil Thelma triplets all had a part in the movie :o)
Lil Thelma
"One Who Is Loved"
Lil Thelma and friends are each 16" tall. They're just like the original Karens Kids, only smaller. They're soft, cuddly, lovable and the perfect size for little ones! Lil Thelma and each of her 5 friends are available in two outfit styles, as shown below. 
Lil Thelma and friends are not one of a kind doll's and can be ordered in multiples! 
These cuties are made from soft craft velour or doe suede (depending on skin tone), stuffed with premium polyester fiberfill, have hand embroidered faces, soft sculptured fingers, toes, knees and belly buttons, have yarn hair and come with quality handmade outfits that close with Velcro, so easy on and off for little hands.
Each doll is available in a choice of two outfits. Their soft sleepers come with a coordinating blankie with an elastic wrist band.  The dresses are made from gingham cotton with coordinating sweater jackets.. Each doll dressed in a daytime outfit comes with a pair of undies, socks and shoes. Dolls dressed in a sleeper or pj's come with undies and a blankie.
Lil Thelma and her friends can also wear the clothes sold separately found HERE.

You can also see Karens Kids on my new doll website: 
www.karenskids.net
www.sweetpeadolls.com
The Story Behind Lil Thelma

All my doll's are special to me, but Lil Thelma holds a very special place in my heart.  She was modeled after the original 21" Thelma doll I had on the site a few years ago..The original Thelma was named after my late Gramma, Thelma England, who was the kindest and sweetest woman I've ever known..My Gramma also had big blue eyes and always had a sweet smile on her face, just like Lil Thelma.. Quite by accident, the original Thelma doll was completed on my Gramma's birthday, so it only seemed fitting to name her Thelma. 
When I was contacted about making a doll for the movie Gone Baby Gone by the prop manager, Jeffrey Johnson, we discussed what the doll's would be used for, when they needed them. etc. I was told they had been going through the site looking at the dolls and had one in mind but he still had to discuss it with Ben Aflleck to get his approval. 
  During all this time, I was in the process of adding new dolls to the site and removing pictures of dolls that had been sold..
Jeffrey called me one day and told me they had picked out a doll from the website, but I'd removed her and he hoped I could still make one like her..
Then he told me it was the Thelma Doll...
It was like a wink from heaven and I felt my heart smile :o)
He, of course, had no way of knowing that particular doll, out of all the doll's I had on the site at that time, was so very special. 
I was asked to make a 21" doll and send it to Boston, where the movie was being filmed, so they could see how she worked.. The little girl in the movie, Madeline O'Brien, is so tiny, the 21" doll looked too large next to her on film, so I was asked if I could cut her down to about 16". 
That's how Lil Thelma, and eventually Lil Kids, were born...
Lil Thelma can be seen in her movie debut on October 19, 2007
Gone Baby Gone
Produced by Ben Affleck
Starring Cassey Affleck, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan and Madeline O'Brien.
Two young private detectives are hired to take a closer look at the mysterious disappearance of a little girl and soon discover that nothing is what it seems. Ultimately, they will have to risk everything -- their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives -- to find a little girl-lost. 

Copyright © 2007-2016 Karen Challender. 
All Rights Reserved.
"Lil Thelma"
Her name is Greek and means:
"One Who Is Loved"
Even though Lil Thelma is a movie star, she hasn't forgotten her roots and remains sweet and humble.. She has peachy light caucasian skin, very soft, light blond hair worn in shortie pigtails with straight bangs and dark blue eyes. 
Lil Thelma is available in a choice of two outfits. She can be purchased in the same pink flannel sleeper and soft plaid blankie she wears in the movie or in a cute pink gingham dress with coordinating sweater jacket made from soft fleece. 
She can be your's in either outfit for $70
or purchased with both her outfits at the special price of $84
"Lil Sarah"
Her name is Hebrew and means:
"Princess"
Lil Sara is such a cutie. She has a light biracial (or tan) skin tone, light brown curly hair worn in shortie pigtails with curly bangs and beautiful grey blue eyes.  She's available in a choice of two outfits. She can be purchased wearing her cute blue gingham dress with coordinating sweater jacket, or in a sleeper like Lil Thelma's made from blue gingham flannel with a blue fleece blankie (fabric shown below). 
She comes complete with undies and her dress outfit includes lace trim socks and shoes.
She can be your's in either outfit for $720 plus shipping or with both outfits for a special price for $84.
"Lil Caron"
Her name is Welsh and means:
"Loving and Charitable"
She has a beautiful light Latino skin tone with brown, curly hair worn in shortie pigtails with curly bangs and dark brown eyes.  
She can be purchased wearing her pretty lavender gingham dress with coordinating sweater jacket or in a sleeper like Lil Thelma's made from lavender gingham flannel fabric with a lavender fleece blankie (fabric swatch shown below)
She can be purchased in either outfit for $70 plus s/h or purchased with both outfits for a special price of $84 plus s/h.

"Lil Willaim"
His name is Scottish and means:
One Who Is A Protector
Lil William is the newest friend of Lil Thelmas. 
He has dark caucasian skin with light blue eyes, brown boy hair and a big smile on her face. He wears a pair of blue jean short overhauls with a blue checked shirt or a pair of sailboat pj's. 
His overhauls are made from blue jean fabric with straps that attach with velcro buttons. His short outfit includes undies, socks and tennis shoes. His pj's include cute brown teddy bear slippers and a soft plaid blankie with an elastic wrist band. Both pj top and checked shirt are completely lined, close in the front with velcro and have buttons lining the front.
He can be your's for $70 wearing either outfit, or purchased with both outfits for a special price of $84
"Lil Ruby"
Her name is Latin and means:
"Beautiful Gem"
She has a pretty medium African American skin tone with black, curly hair worn in shortie pigtails with curly bangs and moss green eyes.  
She can be purchased wearing her pretty green gingham dress with coordinating sweater jacket or in a sleeper like Lil Thelma's made from green flannel fabric with a soft plaid fleece blankie (fabric swatch shown below)
She can be purchased in either outfit for $70 plus s/h or purchased with both outfits for a special price of $84 plus s/h.
"Lil Rhonda"
Her name is Welch and means:
"A Flowing River"
Lil Rhonda has a beautiful Asian skin tone with soft black hair worn in shortie pigtails with straight bangs and black eyes. 
She can be purchased wearing her pretty yellow gingham dress with coordinating sweater jacket or in a sleeper like Lil Thelma's made from yellow rosebud flannel fabric with a soft yellow fleece blankie (fabric swatch shown below)
She can be purchased in either outfit for $70 plus s/h or purchased with both outfits for a special price of $84 plus s/h.
Karens Kids Menu

20" Dolls
African American Kids ~ Asian Kids ~ Biracial Kids ~ Caucasian Kids ~ Latino Kids ~ Native American Kids ~ Boy Doll Kids ~  Custom Made 20" Kids

18" Baby Dolls
Baby Doll Kids   ~   Custom Made Baby Doll   ~  Waldorf Dolls

16" Dolls
Lil Thelma & Friends ~ Lil Kids ~ Custom Made 16" Kids

Special Angel Handicapable Dolls
Special Angel Kids ~  Custom Made Special Angel Dolls

18" Vinyl Dolls
Sweet Pea Girls

Sweet Pea Doll Clothes
Clothes for Karens Kids, American Girl, Bitty Baby, Little Mommy, Corolle Tidoo and Bebe, Gotz Muffin and Maxi Muffin, Fancy Nancy and more..
Extra outfits for Lil Thelma and Friends can be purchased HERE...
Little Thelma's Friends are being updated and will be available again soon..