This is another set of paper dolls I rediscovered a couple of years ago that transported me right back to my childhood. I've always loved this book - and I respond to it with the same delight and joy today as I did then - viewing it with the eyes of a child across the passage of time.
This is my favourite dress, taken from the original cut version of the set I played with as a child. I think its gorgeous - and just as special today as I found it 50 years ago. What I've always liked about this set is the light and airy touch of the artwork and the dainty feminine fashions. Its a book that holds within it the joy of eternal youth and perpetual sunshine.
There are two dolls and four pages of clothes. Besides the frilly dresses I also think the bathing costumes with their matching skirts are marvellous.
The full book follows:
( I can remember trying to cut these dolls out it a way that would also allow me to keep their pretty petticoats!)
Isn't it funny - I spend my days planting all sorts of things in the garden - and then I end up liking the wild flowers most of all. These foxgloves are effectively weeds in this part of the world but they are lovely. I still think I might just find tiny fairies hiding in them!
PS - I'm still on borrowed internet time. I was expecting to be able to buy a new laptop in the next week or so but we have had some unexpected medical expenses to deal with and I have to put off getting one for a while. So my blogging activity will still be patchy and erratic.
With the lovely summer weather we have been having (by far the hottest I can remember since moving to Ireland 12 years ago) I must say I have been enjoying the chance to spend more time in the garden though!