Saturday, 11 January 2014
A Yen for a Hand Carved Doll
On Ebay I came across this Wooden Hand Carved Penny Doll, made a bid, and she was mine.
She came from a very old estate in the States, alot of things in the Estate were from 1880, so I am unsure of her age.
My problem, I am really cross with myself, I have culled some of my books from my bookshelf and obviously have op shopped my two doll books with the vintage of clothes, I would like to make for her. I have trolled quite a few sites and unable to find suitable clothing for her??? Is anyone able to help me, pattern wise. ie somewhere I could purchase a pattern or internet site???? From what I have read about the Penny Wooden Dolls, they were outfitted with minimal clothing. Often the dolls were crudely/simply made and sold for a penny, in the 19th century. In my mind, she would need pantaloons, petticoat and top dress, not sure of an apron or not. Would love your help or thoughts. Slañ, O'faigh