MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, June 19, 2015

More nostalgia


A number of years ago I was given the honour of taking care of this little fellow.  The lady that gave him to me said she played with him when she was a little girl, and she's approaching 100 now.  I haven't been able to find anything online or in any books about him, unfortunately.  The only identifying mark is 'Germany' stamped on the back of his neck.  The only damage is that he has a broken thumb and he is in need of being re-strung.  He's approximately 10 inches long. 


I have plans to give him some clothes someday, but haven't gotten around to it.  I am envisioning something along the lines of Little Lord Fauntleroy or perhaps Blue Boy...or...maybe a long christening gown. 

Just a note here to tell you that Kathy Shaw (Shawkl) has announced a brand new addition to her free Intermediate Crazy Quilt online classes and it looks exciting.  Go HERE to find out more about her  ICQC-107 Mini Silk Ribbon Embroidered Gardens class.  You'll have to hurry to register - they're only open until midnight June 21. 

I fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole for a little bit last night and came across the work of Carol Walker HERE.  I wasn't able to track down a blog or web site for her work, but what's been posted to pinterest is pretty incredible. 

Today the quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson.... "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him"

 

8 comments:

J said...

I can see your doll as someone aristocratic! I know you'll do a lovely job.

Judys Fabrications said...

That sweet doll! It is definitley crying out for some restoration then a fine outfit!It';s probably worth getting restored.
Carol's work is so dainty and ethereal!Love it!!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! What an honour to be given such a wonderful doll. It would be nice to have some more history about him. I'll look forward to seeing him all dressed up! The new Kathy Shaw class looks fun... I've signed up and the other link to the pinterest work of Carol Walker is just stunning! Thank you for sharing.... something to aspire to! Have a lovely weekend! ;) x

Quinn said...

Another Emerson quote that knocks me over! - but in a good way. Thank you :)

Boud said...

Is he porcelain? Love old dolls

crazyQstitcher said...

You have a lovely little boy there. I'm quite sure you'll come up with a beautiful outfit for him and have joy in doing that.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Mary Anne, I too fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole last night! It didn't take me to Carol Walker then from your link, but I tried again today. Carol's work is amazing. You have a lovely doll there, can't wait to see how you dress him. Hope you have had a great weekend.
Barbara xx

Janie said...

Planning projects is such fun, I think you'll come up with a good idea for clothes too. Inspiring quote, thanks for sharing Mary Ann.