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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

CRETAN CRAFTS MAKET STALL

CRETAN CRAFTS

(A market stall)

Here is another little market stall which I have enjoyed working on.

I have been working on miniatures since we have all been under certain restrictions due to Coronavirus.
This is just a quick, simple one which I have worked on.  I had the idea for this one since seeing lots of beautiful market stalls some years ago, on the Greek Island of Crete (and other countries), selling lovely handmade tablecloths and doyleys etc.
For this "quick-to-make" stall, I have used ready-made tablecloths, by cutting them up out of unused handkerchiefs, and motifs which can be bought by the yard and cut off individually, to make little doyleys.
The lady "running the stall" is a "bought" doll, and I have left her dressed as she was, as I think she is quite suitable.

I still have some costume dolls to list here, and will hopefully find the time to do it soon!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well!

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Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 2 October 2020

ENGLAND. Meet Royston.

MEET ROYSTON

ENGLAND 

Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0092 and 0092A)

This delightful doll was possibly made in England, C. late 1940's.  I have dressed him in a vintage cardigan, vintage shoes and vintage socks.  I knitted his trousers, which looks like a complicated pattern to knit, but it was easy!  That is because the same ball of wool follows on with all these colours, so it was not complicated at all.  I was expecting the second leg to be awkward trying to get the pattern to line up with the first, but it wasn't!  I just had to run through the wool until all the colours lined up with the first leg, and start from there!  


For more information about the doll, and another photograph, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  
Just go to the website, click on the Inventory Box and put the Code No. in, and the doll will come up.
Thank you.

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I have been catching up with a lot of jobs, but now I am hoping to be able to list more dolls on my website.
Keep safe and well!
Carole
ENJOY!

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