Thursday, May 24, 2007

Family Dolls

Thanks for all the great ideas on what to name my dolls! Several of you suggested your own Grandmother's names and the I thought "duh, I have grandmother's too!" So I decided to name this doll Peggy and my more mischevious ones (which I have yet to make) Cecelia after my grandmothers. Peggy is my mother's mother and was a PE teacher and librarian before having eight (yup. eight.) kids and staying home. When her kids were younger she taught piano until about 5 years ago, when she retired (somewhat reluctantly).


Cecelia is my father's mother and when she was young (and now) she had amazing movie star looks, and a mischevious side. As a young bride she had a crochet string bikini, which she swears she never actually wore in public. She was very trendy and had all the latest styles. Her dresses from the 50's were to die for! It was her amazing 1955 all lace wedding dress that I wore when I got married. Oh how I loved that dress.


So, this little Peggy Doll has a plaid skirt, sweet angora sweater, button flower in her hair and a flower brooch given to her by an admirer. This surely is during her librarian days, I'll have to make a PE teacher Peggy next. But first I am going to make a baby and boy doll for my kids then a Cecelia doll. Because they are all hand embroidered they take awhile to make. I actually started this one on Saturday at the Maker Faire and finished the embroidery last night. I probably won't sew her up until I finish some more.

Oh, and I might give her some cat-eye glasses. I haven't decided yet.

6 comments:

Meg said...

These dolls are charming! I can't wait to see more! Thanks for the welcome!

Vallen said...

"Definitely the glasses" said the four-eyed Queen

Beth said...

These are going to be sooo cute! I have tasked Emma with drawing pictures of our faces, hers, mine and grandma and grandpas so I can embroider them to linen placemats.

Sonya said...

Yes, yes, yes for the cat-eye glasses!

LeeAnn said...

These are adorable! They certainly have personalities!

Journeying said...

These are great - I think you're definitely on to a good thing. And if you're inspired with names and alter-egos - enjoy it!