Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The elf on the Shef - and the rabbit, dog, zebra, cat......

This is a shelf my great grandfather made for me when I was little. It is currently in my tiny dressing room - a space which is completely and utterly mine, to fill with all the oddities I have collected since childhood.Not sure why, but since I was little, we have called these the lost boys.
This is a little trinket doll, I think from the 1950s.
These little elves have been with me since I was tiny.
This little scottie dog was my mums when she was little.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

1950s Bridesmaid Dress

I have to share with you one of most favouritist things in the world. A bridesmaid's dress that my mum wore as a five year old in 1955. As a child I used to dress up in it all the time - I loved it so much - and was desperately sad when I grew out of it. Then in one of my mum's house moves it went missing for at least 20 years. Then a few weeks ago my mother paid me a visit and revealed she had found it and gifted it to me! It now hangs on my bedroom wall . It is so beautiful, to me anyway, the faded blue, pink and ivory net - the ragged silk flowers, the ruffles - I felt like a fairy princess when I wore it and it still brings me joy every morning. I was so affected by the missing fairy bridesmaid dress, that last Christmas, I even made my daughters dolls, called Lulu Charm Dolls (I should do a separate post) - in honour of it. Here are a couple of Lulu Charm Dolls with Blue Cat that I made for Poppy. They are called Lulu Charms because each dress had lots and lots of tiny charms sewn onto the net, little good luck tokens, shiny, pretty things that little girls love! But now, I have the real thing back! Hoorah!