..isn't it strange how sometimes
things just work out?
we met by chance in my favourite antiques centre
in honiton last week..
..for some strange reason my husband now thinks that everything i buy is for my new etsy shop(yeah right)
it's an excellent theory...
he just forgot to factor in his wife's
(...i loved her face
..i needed to rescue her
...and i wanted to keep her!)
mabel is a jointed soft-bodied 1940s dolly...
..but something was bothering me..
..it was the dress..
..pretty but a bit too big..
...not quite right....
(here comes the serendipity bit)
remember my dolly knits?
ah ha...i had a lightbulb moment...!
so with a little dress alteration
(retro laura ashley leg o' mutton sleeves removed....)
it was meant to be.
i wonder who the other knits will belong to?
..so the sun was shining...
...the birds were singing(squawking?)
..and what treasure should i find next???
a beautiful hand painted bowl
with flying bluebirds...
(£2 again....serendipitous indeed)
oh and another keeper i'm afraid darling....
..and as if i hadn't had enough lucky strikes...
...i have had this little deer for a while...
he's very unusual as he looks like he's been carved from wood..
..but actually he is made of a celluloid sort of plastic..
...well would you believe it??!?
..i found him a friend!
and they all lived happily ever after...
p.s just put my badgers and a few new items in my etsy shop...
do pop by!