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!