> busy making tiny dolly clothes for caitlin today...aaahhhgggg!!!
Sorry -- that was an empty email, wasn't it! I'm not quite sure what fell out. Oh, well. Tiny doll clothes, eh? When I was a child I would sew trousers and things for my one and only doll (unless you count trolls). She is a composition doll currently in pieces in my garage, and she's about 100 years old. I got her at a white elephant sale in Canada when I was about 6, for, I think, 50 cents. She isn't worth anything much, I believe, but she's the only doll I ever liked. She's not creepy. I named her Belinda, after my friend at ballet school in England. I hated dresses and was not girly at all. You couldn't buy dolly trousers and things, so I just sewed 'em up myself -- too bad none were saved. I also made tiny saddles, bridles, rugs, etc., etc. for my toy horses, out of scraps of leather from our real mending of saddles, bridles, etc. I, for some reason, quite liked sewing, but not at all with patterns -- just making things up was fun. School "Home Economics" class killed that. After that I would sew horses' rugs and non-normal type things, like paper or vinyl, but I don't think I had any interest in clothing. I remember Mummy Barbara sent two toy-but-metal-and-merely-scaled-down-real sewing machines -- one each for Deb and me. Mine might've been green. They were very beautiful, but I can't quite remember if they would sew properly. They had a handle one turned to make the machine go.
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