I was alerted to this eBay find by friend M from Craft Group. It was sold by the Salvation Army eBay site and came from Melbourne.
The doll on the left and all the hand knitted Coronation clothes are original from 1953. Even the chocolate box is a collectible item as James chocs. ceased production years ago. The left side doll came fully dressed and with a spare set including underwear of Cor. wear. The doll on the right came from a local Salvo's shop and is wearing the spare set of knitwear. Wonder if these were knitted from a pattern from 1953 or just a one off from a clever knitter.
Always wanted a dressmaker's dummy for display and guess where I found this one at a bargain price? Salvation Army again. Now it is on permanent display wearing a Diamond Jubilee shirt and a skirt made from original Coronation 1953 fabric. I made the skirt very simply, elastic waist, only one seam at the back and a quick hem so the skirt can be taken apart and returned to a length of fabric if needed.
Bought this little chair at the markets. I never can resist little projects like this.
A coat of paint, red because I had some leftover from a doll house roof. Some leftover London fabric and now the chair is better than new. Not sure if I have space to keep it, might have to be a Salvo's donation.
Prince George christening stamps are on sale. I bought some to keep and some to use.
Update on my Terse Gil Queen cross stitch. I admit I've been hopping about a bit and choosing easy bits to stitch. Now I've been forced to stitch with gold metallic thread. To make it a bit easier I am only using one strand of gold and I think I'll get away with this. (see far left). Also trying to keep control of the back of my work which I'll show when all is finished. The bunch of roses the Queen is holding was also a bit difficult but now I can see it is a bunch of roses.
Cat lover, collector of British Royalty memorabilia, Anglophile,avid reader and cross stitch addict. Keen op shop, market, collector fairs and ebay shopper. Mother of 2, Grandmother of 2 and I have one Birman cat Charlotte and mourn the loss of her sister Emily.
Not very tall, not very slim and more bad hair days than good. Don't like cooking or gardening so recipes and gardening hints will never appear on my blog.
To sum me up, think minimalist, I am the opposite.