Thursday, July 29, 2010

Anne of Green Gables

I thought that as I haven't been able to make many little things this week, I would show you a picture of a project-in-waiting....

I am a huge fan of LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books - I have all the books she wrote and I've had the ones pictured above since I was fourteen. This lovely little Anne doll is one of the first things I bought when I discovered miniatures....she was made by Connie Suave (of The China Doll) . I had to wait two years for her to be made.
Her clothes are beauitfully made with the tiniest stitches, and her hat is so finely woven that I am just amazed . It can be taken off. She even has green eyes, just like the "real" Anne. I'm not a huge fan of dolls generally - I have a few in my Victorian house which have to stay there for sentimental reasons now, but I have decided I won't put any in future projects - I like the rooms to look as realistic as possible, which seems easier without dolls. But I would like to make a scene for this beautiful little Anne one day....since she has her carpet bag, I would like to show her waiting for Matthew at the train station. I'm sure my own little 8-year-old Matthew would be delighted if I built a miniature train station, since he is train mad. I'm even more sentimentally attached to this little doll now that I have Ella, my own little 6-year-old redhead with plaits!!

If anyone who is reading this hasn't read the Anne of Green Gables books, they are just delightful - I would hightly recommend them!!

My knee is finally starting to feel a bit better and therefore I am getting very keen on making things again so we will see what is next. The little boy's room in the shabby cottage needs some attention! Everything is on the floor because I haven't made all the furniture yet.

I am really enjoying reading your blogs, even if I have very little time to make comments these days, and I appreciate you reading mine! Thanks so much for taking the time!

19 comments:

Christine said...

You have the same Anne books I have and have loved since childhood. :)Your little Anne doll is just perfect.
Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Liberty Biberty said...

Oh how I love the 'Anne' books! I have the whole set, some of which belonged to my mother and some to my grandmother. Actually anything written by LM Montgomery is a fantastic read!
Your little Anne doll is quite spectacular!
Mercedes

Susan said...

Your little Anne is a treasure Carolyn, she deserves to be displayed. I love the books too, I could lose myself in them for hours when I was young and still enjoy.

Tabitha Corsica said...

Your Anne is very sweet. I don't usually put dolls in my rooms either but I think a simple train station setting would showcase her nicely.

Connie costumes beautifully...my friend has many of her dolls. But I am an impatient woman and could never wait two years. :-)

Flora said...

Too beautiful this doll ... When I was little, I identified with Anna a lot and cried for "my" bad luck, reading her adventures...
Mini hugs, Flora

Ascension said...

Tu pequeña Ana es un verdadero tesoro, ademas de preciosa.
Me encantan los libros tambien.
besitos ascension

Glenda said...

I'm glad your knee is getting better :)

I haven't read the 'Anne' books, but I'll give them a try. I like to read fiction written for young adults, as they are called :) because it has be be so much more true to life than quite a lot of the adult stuff around - kids respond to honesty well.

Your doll is exquisite!

Frederica said...

wow , your doll is so amazing , the most beautiful dollshouse doll I've ever seen , so close to reality
I always loved the Anne of Green Gables series on television in Holland

Love from Frederica

Minnie Kitchen said...

she is more beautiful than the real anne!

Lisette said...

The doll is pretty amazing. I'm a fan of Anne of Green Gables.

Margaret said...

She is a lovely doll and your idea of the train station sounds perfect all around, your kids would love it as much as you!

Wanda said...

Carolyn, wow, your Anne doll is perfect. Maybe some day you will get to visit Prince Edward Island, Anne's fictional home. They have great tourist sites there, everything about Anne! I'm only one island away! (And embarrassed to say I have yet to visit that island myself!)

Evas miniaturerhobby said...

Hvor er din dukke dog bare sød! Jeg er vild med den!
Knus Eva

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Carolyn, my Mom and sister and I read these books together as kids and the stories stuck with me all these years - great books to share with your children! Lovely doll!
Cynthia

Paris Miniatures said...

She is perfect!

MiniLover said...

OMG--what an amazing doll--and I am not a doll person at all. But I loved Anne as a girl and you've inspired me to read the book again now. Thanks!

xo,
Sophia

Heather said...

I don't think I ever read Anne of Green Gables which seems odd because it is right up my alley! I'll have to check them out. Your doll is wonderful!

miniacollection said...

I will have to discover the Anne books. Your doll is wonderful, I love it.
Geneviève

Bama said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog today by searching for Anne of Green Gables dolls. I want one, but have not found one that suits me yet. I adore Anne with an "e."
My name is Carolyn also! I plan to go back and read your other blog posts. Your header is adorable too. I also love primitives, and collect dolls, but not too many. LOL!
I think you have found the most perfect little Anne. Her outfit and details are amazing.