Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures



Clare from Clare's Craftroom is hosting a new feature called Tuesday's Treasures. You are asked to blog about some thing you treasure and link to her site. Today I choose two things. The first is my Mom's glasses. When Mom passed away a couple of years ago I grabbed her glasses because to me they symbolize something quite intimate. After all she wore them all her waking moments. Wearing them she produced so many beautiful things and today I also choose this beautiful porcelain doll that she made for me. She made it from the very beginning. She poured the porcelain in the mold, cleaned, painted and fired the doll. Then she assembled her and made the clothing with no patterns. What you don't see in this picture is that there is a complete set of under garments on her, including the cutest little bra you have ever seen. Her shoes are also beaded lace. This picture shows a close-up of the beading on the front of the skirt. Click on the pictures if you would like to see them closer. Mom spent countless hours making each of her daughters a bride, all different and unique.
Thanks to Clare for hosting this, it good to look at your treasure and remember why they mean so much to you. Click here to go to Clare's blog and see more.

7 comments:

Sheila said...

The doll your Mother made for you is incredible , what a treasure for sure and I agree her glasses were a big part of who she was to help her create such lovely things as this doll .Great choice!

marina said...

she is just beautiful. It is amazing how much dollmakers can put into their doll and their clothes.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh how beautiful ! Thanks so much for playing along !

Sue said...

Your doll is truly a work of art. How lucky you are to have such a treasure and thanks for sharing the simple token of your Mum's glasses. It's true that they would carry such meaning.

Joy said...

How absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake from your dear Mum. Definitely a treasure :o)
Hugs,
Joy :o)

ivoryspring said...

Oh my, I am speechless! That doll is just beautiful, not to mention the sentiments that are associated with the doll...

Thank you for sharing.

BubzRugz said...

I can see why those are such great treasures to you - the doll is made with such love and your mum needed the glasses to help her do it.... special treasures