Let me introduce to you flat doll. I don't know her real name. I don't actually remember us ever giving her one but my children call her flat doll. As she is flat and her stuffing is falling out.
Flat doll as named by Poppy
My dear nan made her, and a gentleman friend, way back when.
My wonderful nan and I. The most amazing seamstress, machinist and cake baker I know.
I think she was made sometime in the 70's as that's when my sisters were born. She has been in our family and passed down through the grandchildren and now has been passed onto the great grandchildren. She is a little tired, has a tiny tear (which I must fix) and there is a constant battle as to whom gets to cuddle her.
Isn't she a cutie?!. And very similar to flat doll. You can buy a kit that comes with the screen printed fabric and instructions. All ready to make this gorgeous 18 inch doll. All you need is to add the stuffing. They also come in another range with pretty coloured skirts. Here
What a wonderful idea!.
Now I can make my very own doll. Just like my nan did for us. And flat doll can keep her dignity, no more stuffing falling out as she will be kept safe with me. (yes I just want her for myself!)
And not only have I fallen head over heels in love with little miss Tilda I have fallen in love with EVERYTHING from Jane's website!.
If you love retro/skandi prints and beautiful handmade treasures I urge you to go take a peek
A truly talented lady. I am going to be ordering Jane Foster prints and cushions. And toys. And bags. Oh bloody hell just all of it!.
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I'm off to order Tilda. And one for our niece for her 8th birthday. Shhh!. Don't tell her.