A friend was cleaning out a closet and came across a package of old fabric. One of the pieces was orange silk and the other was a panel of fabric that had been fashioned after vintage rag dolls and was printed for “Her Majesty’s Stationery Office” and came from the Bethnal Green Museum in London. ” London’s Bethnal Green houses the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, spanning the 1600s to the present day.” I have been looking at their website and it looks like a very interesting place to visit. I’ve also checked out the gift shop link and there are many interesting things here as well. I wish it was closer because I would love to visit.
These dolls however will be fun for my friends granddaughters to play with. I applaud her for the decision to make them up and let the kids play. So often I find myself bringing this kind of stuff home and then feeling I should save it for a special occasion or day and then the kids grew up or lose interest and here I had this very fun whatever and never got used.
Here are pictures of the panels. After they have been stuffed, I’ll ask Sally to take a picture and send me so I can add it to this log of projects.