Friday, September 30, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood

Ohhh it's been a while since I've posted here, so long in fact that blogger has changed it's layout! It's like driving a fancy new car - learning where the indicator & windscreen wipers are, new car smell, shiny & clean......Anyhoo, on to what I'm here to share with you today.

Photo courtesy of Candy Goldsmith Photography

Look at this bonnie Red Riding Hood with her new matching Little Red Riding Hood dolly!

My very good friend Candy was the one who first commissioned me to make her little girl a Red Riding Hood Cape for winter. We sat together (I sewed, she wrangled 5 children) and by dinner time, the cape was made.

Bonnie has just loved the cape, so much so that Candy commissioned a matching doll from Miss Goodie Two Shoes. These wonderful dolls are handmade down on a farm in the SW of Western Australia (you gotta love the talent here in WA!).

Photo courtesy of Candy Goldsmith Photography
The kids & I were over after school having a play at Candy's house when the dolly arrived in the mail. When the satchel was torn open, there was much squealing in delight & leaping around the kitchen (from Candy, that is!). Poor Bonnie didn't even get a look at her new doll until Candy & I had examined every square inch of stunning detail. I have to say, the workmanship in the doll is sublime. She has little ballet shoes, hand crochet flowers in her hair, a removable skirt & cape. 

Whilst there are no custom spots for a Miss Goodie Two Shoes for now, you should head over to the photo album and see the other gorgeous dolls that have come from this wonderful doll maker. While you're hopping around on the interweb, you can visit her fab blog A Country Wife (where does she find the time to farm, raise two gorgeous kids & make dolls! I suppose it's in those wee hours where the rest of us do - ha!).

If you are interested in a custom-made Red Riding Hood Cape, you can see more over at the shop, or shoot me an email.

Thanks Candy for sharing the photos.

Sleep well Little Red Riding Hoods - keep one eye open for that wolf though!
Photo courtesy of Candy Goldsmith Photography

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