I'm trying to get a few things in here as I keep remembering things that I wanted to mention. Continuing with the haberdashery shop I thought you might like to see one of my little thimbles. The big one I've used for all my sewing since I was 12. My aunt brought it back from her holiday in Toledo. The mini thimble was made by Danny Shotton.
Danny Shotton also made these cotton reels and date stamp.
I bought them at a fair but you can order his work from Swann House Miniatures
I've been struck again by migraine this week so rested the eyes but last weekend I did manage to dress Gertrude (you remember she was naked in my last post?)
Her skirt is from a curtain off cut.
I bought Gertie's hair clips from the Chinese shop, also her engagement ring which is a 'belly-button' ring, her earrings and her belt - which is a bra strap!
She wears a real gold necklace with 'G' for Gertrude (which was mine but I let her borrow it) and the chain is an ankle chain! Yes, I did wear one in the 90s! I painted her nails with fabric paint. I think she looks very glamerous. I hope I look this good when I'm her age!
I'm off for early to bed, so good night!