Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Grandma Jewells Door-stop dolls



My grandmother Jewell was a seamstress and she was always sewing something.  In her 70's she made these doll door-stops for each of her children and grandchildren which was 23.

 I really don't know if any great-grands asked for one or not, it would be almost impossible to count all the great-grands.

She took either a empty dish soap bottle or 2-liter pop bottle and filled it with sand.  She made a muslin cover for each one.  Then she made an under skirt with trim.  She made a dress with all the trimmings too.  She purchased a doll for each one, these are bigger than the Barbie ones so I don't know where she located them.  Oh and each one had a matching hat.


 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm sure her back and hands were tired making all of these and I appreciate mine so much.
 
 
 
 
Ann

12 comments:

  1. I remember seeing dolls similar to these...sometimes with crocheted dresses. What an awesome thing for her to make, and how neat you have at least this one!

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  2. I admire her talent greatly! I can sew, but only enough to be dangerous!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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  3. Oh what memories were brought back to me when reading this post. What a talent!

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  4. How beautiful and how lovely ladies were in the past, even my mom always sewed something and granny always knitted...wow, we don't do that any more...I wonder what our grands will remember of us...maybe baking some?,lol! Great memories.
    Happy Easter.
    FABBY

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  5. I'm seeing this post for the first time, Ann. Just love those beautiful (!) dolls and the photo of your Grandmother Jewell. I wonder if that is you in the picture with her?

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  6. Hi Ann,
    Thanks so much for stopping by today... hope you have a wonderful week!

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  7. amazing Grandma, these days, it's buy and buy, throw and throw. This is an heirloom

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  8. Glad I decided to check out your other blog here, your grandma was very talented! Thank you for stopping on by my blog too.

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  9. Glad I decided to check out your other blog here, your grandma was very talented! Thank you for stopping on by my blog too.

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  10. How lovely, Ann. Too beautiful to serve as doorstops .They are real pieces of art!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  11. good you have the doorstop, I use a piece of rock for mine.

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  12. Hi Ann! Thank you for your recent visit. What nice tributes to yur grandmother. You can realize the love as she created these dolls for her grandchildren! Have a great day! SG

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