Have you ever hand stitched doll cloths???
“One of my mother’s favorite diversions has been designing and sewing dresses, petticoats and tiny shoes from the style of the 1860’s, as she has done for my doll, Lucinda” – Bethany Tudor
“As children, we all entered wholeheartedly into the fantasy world of the dolls. They seemed real living people to us, and certainly had very individual personalities” – Bethany Tudor ‘Drawn from New England’
Oh my, look at the tiny dainty pearl buttons and button holes on Lucinda’s coat. The tiny mittens have string running from sleeve to sleeve, with the mittens attached at each end. Bethany said a friend of her mother crocheted the hat. Look at the lovely grey Vermont wool yarn! Lucinda will indeed be knitting herself a Tasha Tudor style “Kindred Spirit Shawl” 😉
Our Dolls, plush ducks, and bears led very interesting lives, with the encouragement of my mother’s remarkable gift of fantasy. ~ Bethany Tudor
Bethany shared that Tasha has on several occasions crafted dolls not only for family, but for a few appreciative friends including a Danish friend who came to visit.
You can read the first part of my story here;
Happy 100 Birthday Tasha Tudor
Bethany has written a warm and Loving biography of her mother ~ the life story of Tasha Tudor.
“Drawn from New England, Tasha Tudor A Portrait In Words and Pictures” By Bethany Tudor.
This is the perfect time to enjoy this book of Tasha’s life as this year is her 100th birthday. Kindred Spirits are not so scarce ….as Tasha, Bethany and I share the same Birthday month of August. So please join us in celebrating.
If you do not yet own Bethany’s book, you can sometime find used ones available on line.
Please do come back and join me for the continuing story of “A Doll for Bethany” as Lucinda Meets New Friend……
I have designed and hand-knit a “Kindred Spirit – Cottage Elegance Shawl” in the true style of Tasha Tudor. and… we can’t forget ours dolls. You can find shawls for you and your doll – hand knit for you here :
and one for your doll , here:
PDF to Knit your own shawls :
Have a wonderful day playing with your dolls!
~Take Joy ~ Melissa
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