Monday, August 22, 2016

Will there be a teeny tiny bonnet shop




Been in and out of the sewing room today, taking pictures of the few bonnets and aprons, finished and ready to put in a teeny tiny bonnet shop.

Driving myself crazy, or crazier, that's what I'm doing! How the heck do you post a little title and then add a page to your blog? It should be so simple...but not for me! Oh no! I've read and looked and hunted and searched and called Lynn.  Lynn said, "I will call you tomorrow morning, Mom".



So, meanwhile in the sewing room, isn't she lovely, this pretty doll from Germany? Sometimes I just feel like holding her. Andee sent this doll to me back when they were stationed in Germany. 



The little sewing room makes me happy. I've just got to get busy sewing again so there will be pretty items to add to my new page...if I ever get there.


 and this sweetest tiny little baby doll...


and this other pretty girl doll, all from Germany. These dolls are wonderful to hold. Have I told you how much I love dolls? 

Oh my goodness. Growing up in the 1950's, one of the most exciting times of the year was when the Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog would arrive. It took some serious looking and studying to decide on which doll I would ask for. That was almost as exciting as finding that very doll under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning.


One rarely caught me without a doll in my arms...and this went on until I was about sixteen years old. Dolls were much more fun than thinking about boys. We were living in Summerville SC, not far from Charleston, when this picture was taken.

Wherever we lived, Mama gave me a closet in the house to use for a dollhouse and I was always busy taking care of the dolls and keeping house. 

Better get busy! You know how Mondays are, and Eli has an appointment with the groomer for a bath and a good brushing...and Poppy gets off work at noon...good gosh, and Lynn is supposed to call! Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny

By the way, I never heard a word about the bunny cage. Guess it must have been sold. 

31 comments:

  1. Too bad about the bunny cage - it looked like the Taj Mahal of rabbit hutches.
    And good luck working on your new page. I don't think I remember how to do any of the technical things necessary when I first set up my blog. Good think you have a technical advisor!

    ReplyDelete
  2. How wonderful that you were able to enjoy some sewing :0) mari

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just love your sweet dolls! I used to collect them and had quite collection but throughout the years, I've given them to grand daughters and the like. I still have about 6 that are special to me. Your sewing room must be such a special place for you! My sewing table that holds my machine has seen better days so I'll have to begin using my desk. Have a blessed week.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like dolls, too! I especially like rag dolls. I love your sewing room, Henny.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your dolls are sweet, but I'm afraid I'm not much of a doll person. I was a tomboy and much more into sports than girly stuff. Didn't get into all that until I was much older.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such sweet dolls. Is that you and your baby in the frame behind the baby doll?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Deb. No, that's not me in the picture, that' my oldest daughter Lynn with her first baby boy, Daniel.

      Delete
  7. Lovely dolls, my youngest daughter is a collector so she would love them. Hope you manage to sort out the additional page. take care.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I was never much for dolls, although I do still have one that I got for Christmas when I was 5 or 6. Playing Barbies with my sister, once we had got all the furniture and accessories set up, I didn't want to play anymore. Your's are lovely though, and the one is dressed like you and Lynn!
    That sounds like typical Craigslist. I used to get so frustrated when I didn't hear back, but I had to get used to it. I try to be a little bit more polite if it is me that is selling something though.
    I need to get back and do some sewing, but just no time right now. Kind of sad when I am down to two aprons and one bag to put out at the farmers market.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I adore dolls and you have some beautiful ones. The bonnet is just so so pretty xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know exactly what you are going through with trying to get to the point that you can sell! I've been going through that very thing. My problem is that I find it much more interesting to look for patterns, on Pinterest, than I do actually making those patterns! LoL I love making and doing but when looking online, before I know what has happened, it is too late to actually make whatever I was looking for. Seasons come and seasons go, yet I get nothing made for any particular time! UGH! I look forward to you selling your wares, my dear, because I might just have to purchase a bonnet or two!

    Grace & Peace
    Pam

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know exactly what you're saying. Wish you could see the patterns I've brought home with big plans but then dread even cutting out the patterns sizes. I am really trying to have fun at sewing again but it sure is hard. Maybe I will get my page added tomorrow. Thank you Pam

      Delete
  11. Your bonnets, aprons are so sweet. I love dolls too. I still have many of my childhood dolls. Sorry about that bunny cage. It was great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The dolls are lovely.
    I was too much of a tomboy to care about dolls when I was a kid. I did have some though, but I'd rather be playing outside in the woods. I guess I haven't changed much. : )
    Ah, too bad you didn't get the bunny cage.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such beatiful dolls, and so beautifully dressed. I loved my dolls, too, but I didn't always get a new one at Christmas. Sometimes Mrs Santa Claus just dressed up one of my old dolls in a fantastic new outfit she made. One year it was a bride dress with a veil and bouquet and everything. Henny, is that you in the picture behind the baby doll holding one of your real babies? Such a sweet photo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Cynthia. No, that's not me in the picture, it's Lynn and her first baby boy, Daniel. Mrs. Claus must have been a good seamstress to make a bride dress. Bet your doll was beautiful.

      Delete
  14. I have a page but have it hidden now. Go to the help section of Blogger...that should give you a clue search adding pages. I have been thinking of putting some carvings up for sale on my page again.
    I hope you get it all figured out!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am not surprised to hear about your love of dolls and keeping house in a closet. I think you now just have a bigger closet, and of course, a menagerie of live "dolls" outside.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is funny Linda because sometimes I feel like it's just that way.

      Delete
  16. https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/165955?hl=en
    This page should help you with a page! I activated mine again :0

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I did go to the help pages, and Lynn called and walked me through it, so hopefully I can get the page added.

      Delete
  17. I'm not surprised that you're not getting much sewing done these days. Summer is so busy with other things. Just wait until late fall and winter. You'll get more sewing done then.
    As you know, Teddy Bears are my weakness. I find some of them so irresistible and sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  18. So glad to see you had stopped in! I think that red flower is a bottle brush tree? They are very unusual looking !

    ReplyDelete
  19. Know exactly what you mean about the Sears catalog. It was well worn by the time I had examined every toy.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh how I remember the Sears catalog. Also JC Penneys! I also loved and still love dolls. My doll cabinet is so full I can't fit any more in it. And do you remember the "new doll smell"? Under the Christmas tree would be a new doll and it always had that familiar smell. Dolls dont smell like that anymore. I always encouraged my two daughters to play with their dolls as long as they could. Because once you give dolls up you never go back. And being grown up last much longer than childhood. I tell my Granddaughters this now! Take care!
    Hugs from Darlene❤️

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love you mama!! I am glad you played with dolls. You were practicing to become the perfect mama. Your girl.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Henny Penny, re the little page. Not sure if I understand what you're trying for, but seems you could start another blog just for the bonnets and sewn stuff and put a button and link on the right side of this blog and when you show something here, put a link in your post to the little blog. r/sharon

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sweet post. I love the baby doll.

    ReplyDelete
  24. You have a lovely blog! I enjoyed all the photos you are sharing and since I was born in 1956 in Montreal, Canada, I have fond memories of growing up in the late 50's and early 60's. Thank you so much for this post, I really enjoyed my time here. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. You have a lovely blog! I enjoyed all the photos you are sharing and since I was born in 1956 in Montreal, Canada, I have fond memories of growing up in the late 50's and early 60's. Thank you so much for this post, I really enjoyed my time here. :)

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you. Thank you for your comment.