This past week I was sad to learn that yet another cloth doll maker, Barbara Graff, has passed away. Barbara will be missed...she was great doll and pattern maker. I met her several times and have a few of her dolls in my collection and also made dolls from her patterns.
Barbara made the two little dolls on the right and I made the fairy on the left from one of her patterns.
Years ago I made a mermaid from one of her patterns. She is about 6 inches long and lives in this glass box.
Edie wanted me to mention that she and her friends have a new doll house which I found in an antique store in Rhode Island over the weekend. Edie is 4 inches tall so the doll house is very small and has the cutest furniture!
As for this guy below, what can I say? He looks a bit like a gnome but he isn't. Can you guess what he is? I will live you a hint: his tag reads " Made in the Republic of Ireland."
He needs some shoe or boots but I do like him with bare feet. I am not sure of his age but he is made of hefty vinyl and is 13 inches tall.
Dolls still do show up here from time to time. Next week I have other dolls to show you. I am waiting for one to arrive by mail and another I am going to give to someone and will wait until it is given away.
The beginning of this week brought us 80 degree summer...a bit TOO warm. Still, everything is turning green and it is feeling more like winter is over. Even the dolls are ready to go outdoors and play.
Keep your eyes out! For? Leprechauns, gnomes, sprites, pixies... and other "little folk" who just might appear in your garden or while out on a spring walk in the woods. They are known to love spring!
enjoy the day!