8.08.2008

anna's apron

Hand-crafted aprons. Aprons to match every hand-crafted dress. Such vivid memories of her and her aprons.
Standing in the crispness of the cold winter, arms protectively 'round my dad. And her apron carefully wrapped simply around her waist. This is my grandma.

Her simple work ethic; her diligence for her extraordinary needle-work; and her quaint beauty still stun me to this day. Finding a book at the thrift store, I came upon a pattern for a muslin doll.

I so wanted to capture her in the simplicity of a hand-crafted doll.

And of course, adorn her in her apron. Anna's apron.

Our tween and teen stood over my shoulder watching me make this doll and they too, wanted one. Only they wanted one that they designed. One that suited their personality.
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Here are those three friends. So different. Yet sharing so much.
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16 comments:

Suzy said...

How adorable! Grandma looks very "motherly" in her pretty blue apron. And I love the ones for your girls. The pretty blonde princess in the floral dress and the punk rocker with the pink highlights in her hair! Cute, cute, cute! :o)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What adorable dolls! I love the grandma doll best, but that teen doll is so cute! You did a fantastic job. Thanks for visiting our blog. It always makes my day to hear from you! Have a nice weekend. Twyla

Mary Anne said...

What a sweet picture of your grandma and dad !!!! ...and as always, you did a GREAT job on the dolls!!!! ....they're all PERFECT !! and I must say the pink streaked hair on the "teen" doll makes quite the statement!!

whodouthink? said...

a punk rocker and the blonde princess!!!!! ha!!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I swear is there anything you cannot do???? YOU ARE SO TALENTED and these dolls are ADORABLE, I love their sweetness, spunk, and wholesomeness. Just love the wee little apron, too. You know me and aprons! Thanks for the bag love. I do need to get the new ones posted. Perhaps tonight or in the morning, I can achieve that. I am now working on a new quilt. Thanks for stopping by! :)

willywagtail said...

You know, I think the pink one would really sell well! Love princess yellow's fairytale look and O! grandma's eyes. How sweet! Cherrie

SewAmy said...

love the dolls. what fun.

Knot Garden said...

They are all lovely but my favourite is the grandma doll with her blue apron and beautiful face. The ruffle on the apron is a lovely feature. You did a great job of the hair as well. Beautiful!

Quiltersal said...

You truly are so talented! Those dolls are lovely! Each has her own personality. Love them!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the dolls - they are so full of personality! You do amazing work.
Kris

Jenna said...

Geez they came out cute. I love the punk rocker with her pink streaks! You really do everything so well.

Kara said...

These dolls are beautiful!

meggie said...

What gorgeous happy little dolls! So pretty.
Also love the photo of your Grandma, with her son, so precious.

Jacquie said...

those are fab and what a great tribute to your grandmother. love their faces...you gave them wonderful personalities.

AJ said...

Wow, I love the little dolls. And the faces really are extraordinary! If you ever plan on making these to sell let me know I absolutely adore them.

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