Monday, June 7, 2010

Two Little Sew and Sews

This has to be one of my favorite memories of Sherry when we lived in Iowa. She would have been nine or so and is with Melinda, her little buddy that lived right next door to us. We had one tree in our front yard - a little Chinese elm - and after a few years it did give enough shade for a couple of little gals to sit on a blanket beneath it and do some sewing. Sherry and Lindy had it all figured out and had sewing baskets with fabric and everything they needed to make outfits for their little dolls. At the downtime dime store, they bought these small plastic dolls - probably not even 4 inches tall - and the dollies heads popped right off their bodies. They would make clothes for them, take off the heads, dress them and pop the heads back on. How easy is that? In this picture they both look pretty glum, but I think they were watching something going on in our deadend street. Probably some of the boys in the neighborhood had caught their attention. One other little story about their dressmaking - they were on our patio behind the house one day with everything spread out and along came a little whirlywind, picked up all the fabric and it whirled around and around down the hill, across the creekbed and to the other side. What a surprise! A sweet memory. (Click to enlarge)

4 comments:

Sherry said...

Now that I have a new computer, I think I can actually comment! Mom, that whirlwind is a vivid and funny memory. I also remember the worms and bugs that used to find shelter in our treasures that we hauled in and out of the house.

Chartreuse Moose said...

What wonderful memories! I've a nice collection of similar ones of my own and hope to make new ones with my daughter! At the moment she seems more inclined to be a tomboy, so mom is getting a bit misty with disappointment! Still hoping! ;-)

Lori Holt said...

I absolutely love that photo and the memories shared. I spent many hours with my sisters sewing doll clothes and it would have ben much easier if thier heads came off!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed this picture. You dont see little
girls playing like this anymore.