Friday, September 28, 2007

What big teeth you have, Grandma!

When I was little, I couldn't sleep at night unless this doll was put away, with Grandma's bonnet covering the wolf's face, and Red Riding Hood's dress covering them both.

My Great-Grandma Walters made it. Red's and Grandma's faces are painted on, and the wolf's features are felt. I remember being nervous about those teeth and that red mouth, but didn't really think much about those dead, sharklike eyes until I was taking his picture yesterday.

No wonder the thing creeped me out as a kid!

And while I was looking for something else in the sewing room a while back, I stumbled upon a handwritten copy of the pattern, the same one that Grandma used.

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Unknown said...

What a sweet treasure!

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Susan said...

How funny and scary all in one.

nannykim said...

ooooooooooooo-no wonder why you were frightened--you poor thing!! It is cool that you still have it!! What does his body look like??????

Barbara H. said...

I remember seeing those! Never thought about how scary they could be to a child, though. The pattern is a treasure, too.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Unknown said...

I can see why you would have been scared! I think the dolls are great treasures!


Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How neat! My MIL has one of those too. I figured she has bought it, but possibly she made it.

Thanks for sharing your with us.


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