Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You shall go to the ball, a blast from the past! Crafty style of course.

Good evening, how are you this Tuesday?
Am I the only one disappointed with last nights final episode of Broadchurch?  Boo, hiss, now we have to wait for a new series, a cliff hanger in every sense of the word!

Patricia I do agree with you regarding yesterday's card, I do believe not many folk will know who a "Lossie loon and Broch Quine" are.  Loon and quine are local terms for boys and girls up here in the North of Scotland.  I for one, with two boys think loon is a great description, where I come from however, it has a whole other meaning!
Lossie is short for Lossiemouth, the next village east of us and Broch is used locally for someone who comes from Burghead, the next village west of us.
Now you know.

As for the cookies, I came home from work today hoping for a quick cup of tea and biscuit before getting the boys.  As Kylie would say, "I should be so lucky!"
The biscuit barrel was empty.  So much for baking cookies.
Gannets the lot of them!
Why do we bother?!*

Back to today, as I've been beavering away at work I have nothing I have made to show you but then I started to tidy the floor of my craft room and found this in a box.  I thought you might like to see it.
It is handmade, just not by me.

Last time my parents visited they brought with them quite a few items of mine from my childhood.
They had been clearing out the loft, I did tell mum to let my nieces have any of my toys that she found.  She however, decided that as I'd kept them so lovely that I should really keep a couple of my dolls.
This was one of them.
You don't see many of these dolls now but it is a topsy-turvy doll, one end is cinders crying as she can't go to the ball in her rags, the other end is Cinderella in her ball dress and finery "She shall go to the ball!"
She also has a hand written note on her arm......

I do remember "looking after her" very well and not really playing much with her, as you can see she is in perfect condition.  I only wish she had been signed and dated, on the tag, so I know who made her and when.  My brain hurts from trying to work out how old she is, I reckon that she must be about 38 years old, yikes!
She is wearing better than I am!
I must try and find out if my mum can remember anything at all about her, I'll let you know if I hear anything interesting.

That's all from me for today again, tea is just about ready and then hopefully I might get chance for a little more crocheting later.  Have a good evening and stay warm, it's chilly out there tonight.  x


Shazza said...

aww they are cute and wearing well. Loved those pics of the Northern Lights, would love to see them properly. x

Carol said...

Good evening Erika...I had to go back a day to see what you and Patricia were talking about, am now enlightened!
Love your doll, she's definitely been well looked after...I have old magazine patterns for these topsy turvy dolls though not sure I have this particular one...I'd go look but they're in the loft! Hubby made flapjack earlier, think I'll go hide a piece for tomorrow! Carol x

Patricia said...

Good evening Erika,
Being a Quinie from Aberdeen, I got it right away.
Your doll is beautiful, never had one of these. I do remember making "rag dolls" for all the girls in the family. I will probably still have the pattern somewhere in the depth of the attic.
No homemade cookies here but off to make a cuppa

Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Erika, you did look after her!!! But that was it we did? The only thing that seems to get looked after is there phones these days, saw a wee lad no more than 8 the other day with one of the new iPhones. Great if you can afford that but surely a few books for him to read would have been money better spent?
Anyway love your doll, and just think the rest in the household were thinking of you when they ate the cookies? You are always watching the waist line like us all? Hazel

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
oh you must have been a very lovely child looking after such a wonderful doll.
It's all in the teaching from your parents I bet.
Don't see much of it these days.
I once bought a lovely upside down knitted doll for my granddaughter, at a fete.
My sister in law has also made a lovely upside down doll, and she is a very good needle person.
thank you for sharing such a wonderful doll.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, what lovely dolls, and so well cared for. I can't remember when I last saw little girl playing with dolls a thing of the past, hugs Kate x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

they are adorable!!!