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Bluebell

Posted on June 9, 2015

Bluebell Colonial bed doll

Bluebell Colonial bed doll

Recently, I have been busy doing some sewing. Making little pillows but more importantly I have been working on the first in a series of bed dolls. These dolls are 18 inches tall and are made of muslin. I add hair to the blank doll form, and give her a dress an apron, hair, a head piece and eventually a face.

Bluebell is a work in progress.

Bluebell is a work in progress.

Bluebell is a work in progress still, but her story goes like this…. Bluebell was fifteen when she came over in search of religious freedom. Her parents died on the voyage and when she got here to the new world, she worked hard, sewing for a living and gradually stabilized herself. Eventually she married a man named Hezekiah who died soon after the wedding of disease. He was wealthy and left her with plenty. It allowed her to do what women in that era rarely did. Her second husband was a good man named Benjamin, she married him for love. After their wedding the rest of her days were joyful.

A work in Progress

A work in Progress

I still have a great deal of sewing left to do. But when she is done she is going on sale both in our gift shop here at Wildflower Farm B&B and on our Etsy site, so keep your eyes open. However, she will not be particularly cheap as large pieces of her attire, face and hair are hand sewn. Still she would look absolutely adorable in any home on any bed as a sweet little country touch.

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