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.

10 comments:

Vintage Indie said...

Hi there! Thanks for linking to the Vintage Indie What you Make of It Feature. Just wanted you to know you can download the original images from the link provided for large "actual size" Have a great day!

Bitterbetty said...

Thanks for the heads up on that, V.I.
Of course, they were perfectly scaled for Mrs. HM as I downloaded them...
But if anybody else needs bigger?? All set!

Vintage Indie said...

Are those them, there on the table? OH MY! That is just too cute! We must feature you!! Please email me for more info!

amy said...

i can see right now, that i will never get tired of mrs. home maker. love this post! happy valentine's day!

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, my gosh - she is the absolute sweetest! Your staged pictures of her are to die for!! I can see a whole book of her depicted as she goes through her day. I am completely in love with her.
I'm serious about the book.

catslye said...

definitely with HA on the book idea...do it! through flickr you can use Blurb and print your own book with your own pics... I too LOVE the settings and shots, love that little bottle of glue...! :)

calamitykim said...

Thank you Bitter One! I had a somewhat happy birthday- here at the asylum! Oh, dear lord,help me get hit by the train before I inherit the senile dementia lying dormant in my genes,waiting to pounce like tigers in the jungle...I like your doll- I scout out the lenci dolls on ebay all the time- they are my very favorites with their somewhat surprised look! That sweet little robot needle case is too cool...is there a sign language symbol for Patience or compromise? oh,the folks are yelling for help- gotta git- xxxooo love from Arkham

Mary-Laure said...

Dear Ms HomeMaker: a tart, raspberry jam with local chocolate ganache indeed! Is it not a bit sinful and luscious for such a proper lady as you? Are you a sensuous indulger, dear Mrs HomeMaker? Well, I can't blame you.
I'm sure it was delicious.
(Oh, I love you, Ms HomeMaker, sigh)

Angelina said...

Mrs Homemaker is my heroine.

Sarah and Jack said...

Love her tiny handbag!

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