Wednesday, October 31, 2012

the tiniest crochet dress I've ever seen

Over the years that I've been blogging, I've showed you a lot of the things my Great Grandma Walters made. There was the sock monkey, the scary Red Riding Hood doll, the hundred year old oil painting that currently sits on my fireplace mantel... Thirty years after her death, our homes are still filled with the things she made for us. Some are carefully packed away. Some are just part of every day life that we don't even think about much.

When Mom and I were at Craft Warehouse a couple of weeks ago, picking out fabric for my die cut giveaway, I saw a basket of little plastic baby dolls next to a book of knit patterns. It was absolutely something Grandma would have done.

And they reminded me of this little darling that Great Grandma made in the mid-50s.


She's one of those tiny plastic dolls they use on baby shower cakes. And she has a crocheted dress. And bonnet.

And panties!


I think she's just about the cutest thing ever, but I could be biased. And I never realized until I learned to knit myself how impressive making a dress an bonnet and panties for an inch high plastic doll is.

This post is linked to Time Travel ThursdayTreasure Hunt Thursday, and Vintage Thingie Thursday.

7 comments:

shez said...

thats so tiny.xx

Coloradolady said...

Talk about tiny!! And talent to be able to do that!! That little doll is adorable as well as her clothes! Happy VTT

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I had one of those growing up, she also had a blanket and a bassinet made from the bottom of a dish soap container, they crocheted a skirt and hood? on it, and the skirt lifted up with a drawstring on it to make it like a little purse that contained it all and you wouldn't loose any of it. I have seen it around here sometime in the past 6 months while purging. I am sure my dads mom gave it to me, as she was the one always crocheting. Mine was pink and the bottom of the bassinet was white.

Needled Mom said...

Wow...that is tiny!

Denise :) said...

Oh my goodness -- so tiny and sweet!! :)

Michelle said...

How very cute! Such talent and patience to make a tiny dress with a matching bonnet and panties, too!

Pamela said...

Teeny Tiny for sure! Thanx for coming to THThttp://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

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