a window into the Deerfield Doll house

a window into the Deerfield Doll house
they wore tatter'd silke dresses & no shoes on their feet

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

this is lydia....

....as I opened the door into my work room, a noticeable hush seemed to come over the room.
The dolls, who are usually quite talkative, were as quiet as mice.
I should have been more surprised when I found that "someone" had painted deep red circles on the cheeks of all the other dolls during the night.
I sat down at the painting table and looked around me.
One of my newest ladyes, a most demure Queen Anne, who was standing nearby, pushed a small folded piece of paper towards me with the toe of her
beautifully embroidered shoe.
Inside, neatly written in long spidery sepia ink, was this message to me:

Dear Madame Doll maker,

had a paintbrush in her mouth last evening.

most sincerely,
and with deepest regret,

oh......whatever is to be done with Lydia?

~excerpt from The Pastoral Doll maker in the Summer 2008 issue
Artful Blogger~


Fete et Fleur said...

She looks adorable!

xx Nancy

Ulla said...

Oh I can barely wait to hear more, she must surely be my soul-mate!

Cassandra said...

Yes, she does have a bit of mischief in her eyes ;)

Becky said...

Oh, tell me I have not missed it yet. I got away from the shop late yet again. Where are those delightful Layde's. No preasure, but did I miss it already.


CARole said...

What an expression!!! Oh, you can see that she is up to something. Little devil!

oldflowers4me said...

i love her.......

Miss.Maddie's said...

I have just secured a copy of Artful Blogging and as I indulged in it's pages I came across your sweet story of this little imp.
Perhaps she was inspired by your past living in a household with sisters.Wherever she has come from she is a delight and I am sure will inspire more tales yet to come.
The article was moving and allowed us an intimate look into Deerfield Farm and the wonders that inhabit it!
xo Susan

jillian said...

What an amazing blog! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful adventures! I must admit, I couldn't stop reading until I read them all!!! Can't wait for more!

Alma Art said...

Dear Christine,
Thank you for your kind words for me and for your inspired creativity that add so much to this world. I loved reading about Lydia.
A big hug,

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Good heavens, Christine, can this be any more delightful?! sigh. I love the "smitten" piece our sweet Cathy has made, a little treasure.
xo Lidy

Susie McMahon said...

Oohh! What fun........Did you make these wonderful dolls?


Tin Chapel Textiles said...

I would dearly like to buy Lydia, so that she can come and live in the nursery here in england and entertain all my other naughty dolls--and me !! xxx