Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Mrs. Home Maker Gets Ready for Valentines Day
Well, Here we go getting ready for Valentine's Day! And none too early either! There are Vintage cards to be glittered. These were so cute as a freebie on Vintage Indie, those thoughtful darlings!! ( These are fantastic too! and there is still time to print glitter and deliver if your sweeties are nearby.)
... and a tart to be baked, raspberry jam with local chocolate ganache...Yummy.
Just a quick check in the mirror before I take my reusable grocery bag to the store for some sustainable fish to grill and some organic veggies to roast for tomorrow. Thank goodness I finished the scalloped skirt from Blueprint's Second Issue, it's cozy and festive in red. Such a shame about that magazine though.
Oh! and I better get a cupcake to celebrate Calamity Kim's Birthday today! Happy Birthday Kim!!!
I got a fun question about my doll and whether it might be a "Lenci" which was what Edith from Edith and the Bears was... It was actually the second time someone commented on the similarities. Wow, don't I wish?
Well definitely not a Lenci, the bag I got from the thrift shop had 9 of these "pressed cloth doll faces", most were babies and larger sized. There were a couple that were really different, one had googley eyes and looks flapperish, one was a familiar look from the 70's and one had a letter, sock, and the name "Seventeen" stamped into the bottom. The letter was regarding a doll making contest sponsored by Seventeen Magazine. It appears to have been typed on an electronic typewriter and has hand drawn images of how to make a body from a sock to complete the doll which would be sent to the Foster Parents' Plan Inc.
I have no idea how old these are and can't find many examples on Ebay or anything. So, I made up my own patterns for everything and am having a ball. Most of the other faces will end up in the shop, I think... better be soon too..
I always did like playing with dolls.