American Women Dream in Cloth… don’t you just love that title? The January issue of
Antique Doll Collector magazine contains this very intriguing article, about the special exhibit on cloth dolls that was at the UFDC convention last summer. It was the perfect reading for a cold and blustery winter’s day.
So while the baby napped,
this American woman filled her head with daydreams of glorious cloth dolls, both past and future…
Look closely. Do you see anything unexpected???
Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth. Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress ❤
Sadie and I are both looking forward to next months issue so that we can continue our cloth dreams by reading the second half of the article. 🙂
“Thank you for coming to our party!” “We’re so glad you could be here.”
“I’m going to miss you!” “Promise me you”ll write.” “I will!”
“Good-bye!” “It’s been such fun!” “We’ve enjoyed having you stay here with us!” “Write to tell us you got home safely!” “Thank you for everything!” “This was the best party ever!”
“I’m going to miss everyone.”
“I’m sad to see them leave, but it feels so good to put my feet up!”
“At least Lily isn’t leaving yet.” ❤
“I may stay in bed ALL day tomorrow…”
“I’m just going to stay right here on the floor!”
WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW
Anna is busy packing. She will be leaving here bright and early on Tuesday morning for her new home.
Billie’s doll is ready for her dress fittings and will be leaving here very soon. Look for her upcoming farewell post.
Sharon and I are still talking over the details of this young lady’s wardrobe. She’ll be happy to model it for you before she goes home. ❤
Lily #1 has picked out her dress and jewelry and is patiently waiting for me to make them so that she can go home with her older sister. They plan to quilt together during the winter.
Hannah #1 has found a new home! She will be helping me look through my fabric stash for just the right material for her dress. Once she is finished she will be going home just in time for Christmas. ❤
Hannah #2 Is still available for sale and at this point you may still choose her clothing fabrics and styles. $1250.00 fully dressed, with free shipping within the U. S. ❤
Lily 2 is also still available for sale. If you love early, worn and primitive then Lily may be just the reproduction Izannah you have been longing for… $1250.00 fully dressed, you may still pick out her clothing if you purchase her now.
2 Izannah Kits finished and ready to mail – 1 painted & 1 unpainted. A full instruction book + patterns comes with each head. The unpainted head/kit is $200 and the painted head/kit is $375.
Zanna & Izzybelle are having their tag sale through midnight tonight. (9/27/15) shop here
and Izzybelle is still to tired to move!
Thank you for coming to celebrate with us!
Paula, Zanna, Isabeau, Isane, Izzybelle, Ismay, Hannah, & their Providence Cousins
“Good Morning!” “Time to wake up!”
“Come on sleepy heads!”
“What time is it?”
“Hannah, why are you up so early?” “We need to go out to the garden and pick huckleberries for breakfast.”
“Oh no Hannah!” “You woke up the kittens too!”
“I suppose we might as well get up…”
“I think Sadie wants huckleberry pancakes too!”
and so the dolls got up and walked out to the garden…
where they picked huckleberries…
carried them back to the kitchen…
made pancakes, and enjoyed the beginning of a wonderful day!
Jack eventually came out from under the bed… captured a few stray huckleberries and gaily chased them around the kitchen floor!
“Tag!” “You’re it!”
“Too much running… I’m losing my shoe…”
“Let’s play hide and seek”
“Isane you’re it!”
“Alright… One… Two…”
“Anna, give me your hand and I will help you up.”
“Isabeau, can you give me a boost from behind?”
“Plenty of room for two of us!”
“When we duck down, will you shut the drawer?”
“I’ve found my hiding place.”
“If I bend my knees I think I can fit!”
“Izzybelle, we can still see you through the glass.” “Find another hiding place.”
“How about now, can you see me now?” “Yes, we can see you!” “No more glass doors!” “Find a new spot!”
“I don’t think Izzybelle really understands how to play this game. Do you?”
“and what on earth are those cupboards for anyway???” “Haven’t you heard? They are going to hang on the walls and be high rise efficiency apartments for the Queen Annes…” “I don’t think I’d like apartment living…”
“I think we have found the BEST hiding places!”
“I think so too!” “I’m all set, how about you?”
” Yes, I’m all set too.”
“Come on Lily, I’ll find us the perfect places to hide!”
“You hide behind the bears…”
“…and I’ll duck down beneath the other dolls.” “Just pretend I’m not here.”… giggle…
“Hurry Isabeau, we need to hide!”
“I am hurrying!”
“Just don’t forget to let me out if Isane doesn’t find me…”
“How about now, can you see me now?” “Is THIS a good place?”
“How ever did she get up there???”
“… 98 … 99 … 100!” “Ready or not, here I come!”