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Friday, 17 July 2015

Life's little surprises


Yesterday I was given the most wonderful gift by a friend ... totally unexpected and totally "me"!  This darling quirky vintage 40s secretary doll is a real treasure - I love the way a handmade doll has been perched on a manufactured desk of the time, and she has great accessories including a typewriter, notepad & pencil.  She has fabulous high heeled shoes & a tight fitting sweater.  Of course, as a dollmaker, I love seeing how vintage dolls have been made so I will be giving this lady (as yet unnamed) a closer inspection.  I can see that her hair is mohair & she has a painted fabric face.  Her new home is the 30s & 40s sewing bookshelf in my office, alongside 30s & 40s books such as Modern Needlecraft by Davide C. Minter (do buy this one if you find it, a fabulous book), 2 editions of The Pictorial Guides by Odhams (30s & 40s versions), some original as well as modern publications of Make Do & Mend books, and my treasured 30s Liberty catalogues & Vogue Knit sewing magazines!

It is great to have a new pal in the office with whom I can gossip! xx