Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hello Dolly

Not been doing a lot of making in the last couple of days - lots of thinking and working. I am making a little book of colours for my cousin's cherub who's turning one next month, but it's still a work in progress. So, I thought I'd share a few of my favourtie things...
Here is some of my dolly 'collection'.

They are all carefully placed atop of a bookcase which is where I put them when we moved into our house (14 months ago!) - as you can see they share their space with an assortment of bits and pieces which I've yet to find a home for!

They all have a special significance. The baby porcelain doll I got as a child, mum made a whole little cradle (complete with mattress, pillow, sheets, blanket and quilt!) for her out of one of her baskets. I named her Emily, the name I later chose for my most special 'doll'.

The little sailor is from a cruise Mum went on as a young woman. He has an ice-cream stain on his hat from when he accompanied me to dinner many years ago. I love his cheeky little grin and mischievous eyes!

The smaller Russian Doll is from my grandparents' World Trip in 1972. Grandad gave it to me a few years ago; she is quite faded and fragile.

And here are some dolls that I covet:
From astulabee - he has such a gorgeous textured face!

Sweet thrifted dolly from plump pudding's blog.

I love The Small Object for its simplicity and this one is simply delightful.

Lastly, thank you for your encouraging comments about my earrings - I've just listed two pairs on etsy so we'll see how they go..


Hey Harriet said...

Lovely collection of dolls. They all look like one big happy family! That little 'small object' doll sure is sweet also. Glad to hear that you've listed your earrings :)

Hot Fudge said...

Some of your delightful dolls bring back memories for me, Ali, particularly the cheeky sailor. Not that I knew any cheeky sailors, but I do remember a doll like this when I was young. A lovely collection.

Bec said...

I love collections where everything has a special meaning! And I also love that Small Object doll. She also does very cute little coat hangers with the dolls head on them...I SO want one of them. Very hard to justify though :P

Joanne said...

Oh so cute Ali. I have one of those Russin Dolls too. I also had one of those dolls that came in the knitted basket made out of the bottom of a milk carton - I just loved it. Oh what nice memories!