Good grief, when Anne (kindly) messaged me this morning with the prompt I was perturbed. What could I use, what boring pile of produce could I use, what on earth? But tonight, getting home and seeing all your wonderful interpretations hello Clemmie, Hudson, Kermie, Moomin, Bendy Wizard etc. They are all fabulous and I was inspired to look for Cinders.
You remember the Tree of Life sampler that my Granny made me that I showed the other day. Well she was a really talented seamstress and for her three granddaughters she made a Cinderella Ragdoll. Mine was inspirationally named Cinders.
Here is mine, I absolutely this doll. If I had taken a sharp shot you would see her imperfections from years of me playing with her. (Hence a fuzzy shot ) A clear memory of my Granny coming to stay is me playing with her with Granny and Mum apologising to Granny that she wasn’t pristine anymore. My Granny said “Well, I’m so happy she is playing with her. I didn’t make her to keep in a box”.
Her beautiful ruffle is hanging off. Granny had to make her a second wig (the first was paler and softer) and she repaired her necklace umpteen times for me. She definitely could do with a Granny makeover now as both boys (for gawd’s sake don’t repeat this to their friends) adored her too.
I look forward to finding things for her to do or places for her to be this week. Inspired idea Suzie
And why did my boys (who are very boyish) enjoy playing with her so much? Well she has a secret and i’ll show you this week
So for day one she is holding the card she helped me make tonight. My Mum is going to her friend’s daughter’s wedding tomorrow and asked me to make her a card which I forgot all week. I am better on a deadline
I do Cinders.