They say laughter is the best medicine; there's even a Bible verse that says "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine..." Maybe my latest doll (or dolls) will make your heart merry with laughter:
She is (or they are) a topsy turvy doll, one doll with two change about faces.
The doll is made from a tee shirt knit so she's very soft and lovable. Her hair is made from yarn and her face is painted.
This is the face that made me laugh; her hair brought back memories of a woman I used to see on the streets of the city when I was a little girl. She had lots of real dark unruly hair and I was afraid of her.
I haven't decided if this girl is asleep or being coy, but I like her better.
Their aprons are made from vintage linens I purchased on eBay a few years ago.
So -- another "work in progress" is finished. There are three more dolls waiting to be finished, then I think I'll pack away the stuffing and patterns and stick with something I know how to do - quilting. And here's a sweet poem for you who love dolls:
THE DEAREST DOLLS by Hannah G. Fernald
Miss Winifred Evelyn Constance McKee
Invite our dolls to an afternoon tea
But do not bring them all
For my table is small
Just let each little girl bring her dearest said she.
I felt in my heart it would not be polite
To take my poor Rosa she'd grown such a fright
She is blind in one eye
And her wig all awry
For she sleeps in my bed with me all through the night.
I explained to dear Rosa just why she must stay
And I dressed Bonnie Belle in her finest array
And then do you know
When the time came to go
I snatched up my Rosa and ran all the way.
And what do you think of the six dolls that came
There were four that were blind there were two that were lame
And each little mother
Explained to some other
She is old but I love her the best just the same.
Have a wonderful, happy weekend,