Monday, June 9, 2008

Who made the doll?


Only the people who love to collect dolls would know that. I have only discovered the true meaning behind dollmaking about 6 years ago. Maybe my grandmother told me but I did not pay attention. It starts with a hankie.......little bits of tissue rounded like a ball......




a knot for the neck........we used ribbon, Madam P's hankie,




ties for the arms..........




done!


The doll, it is the true mother of invention, forget about sliced bread! A doll became a doll out of necessary means, in church, by a mother, using pocket items, meant to keep a child quiet.



Amen!....C&G Design.

13 comments:

tina said...

Looks like something I could do, nice and simple.

Skeeter said...

I saw these in an old house we toured while in Charleston. Really neat simple way to keep a child occupied while in church. My grandmother supplied us kids with gum and candy. We got some ugly looks when rattling candy wrappers! The doll would have worked for me but not my 3 brothers! LOL...

tina said...

Skeeter, For your brothers we need to make some cowboy dolls? Or did they prefer cars and trucks?

Dawn said...

You guys are too funny, I never gave the little boy a thought. I burst out when I read that, you can knot the legs, just trying to think of a hat! May bee.....the gum wrapper. Remember making the chains with those!?

tina said...

I never knew how to make gum wrapper chains but sure thought they were neat. I more liked the pop tab chains. Much easier.

Jean said...

Yup, looks like I could do it also.

Nana was not into doll making so she may not have told you Dawn.

Very neat and interesting.

Wish you could send me some of that rain!!!

DP Nguyen said...

This was a really fun post!!! I guess you can make dolls out of anything if you don't have the luxury of buying a doll in the store. Now what to do for the boys :-) Maybe a GI Joe doll out of camouflagefabric!

Dawn said...

Mom, on for the 8th, gotta get ahead in post and visit some more, don't know 'bout this everyday thing. Wish I could find a crafter that does that. 2 more weeks of school. Thank gawd. Nite.
DP, just saw your comment on the preview, GI Joe would be nice. So collectable. Isn't that funny I never thought of the boys!?

Jean said...

Dawn, what is on for the 8th? Did I miss or forget something? I really think my mind is going!

Dawn said...

I'll be in your area for 3 days at Parkview. But it is rescheduled for 22.

Jean said...

Oh okay. Thought that might be what you were talking about. So I guess that means you are going to have it done.

Skeeter said...

Sorry, just got back here...
Yes, I made the gum wraper chains!

Tonka trucks Tina... One brother still has his...

tina said...

It's a boy thing for sure Skeeter. I still have some metal Tonkas. More junk. Someday it will wind up in the garden and my kids can pick it all up!