Sherrie Nordgren of Symple Times has made an announcement! The Humble Arts on line shop opened on March 1, 2007. Several wonderful artisans have ” banded together to offer you fine handmade items with a vintage, classic look and feel. We will be offering various items for your perusal and purchase, including, but not limited to handcrafted dolls, signs, needlework, and some hand me downs”. As I browsed through each artisans shop, I was struck by the creativity and handwork that was shown… just lovely.
There is a wonderful tutorial for what is called a “Doll’s Waist Pocket”. Wardrobes for very early dolls often included one of these. I think the dolls of any period of time are reflective of the culture of the period. I remember my grandmother had an apron made like this. She used it to carry the produce from the garden or the fruit off the trees. Then later in 1950’s, these style aprons were downsized and used to carry clothespins to keep them handy for pinning the clothes on the line to dry. I had forgotten about these until I saw this tutorial. Have a look…. you’ll be glad you did.