I have loved dolls, history, and the Victorian Era since I was little and can credit my grandmother for that. As a young girl she gave me a Godey’s Fashion print for August 1870 from my great, great Aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and became hooked. I just love to research everything and anything about the Victorian Era. I also love to design Victorian dolls. I hope you enjoy my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions,The Victorian Era, and Me blog.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit - New Handmade Colonial Doll and E-Pattern

"Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors" and her brother, "Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit",  are unusually close.  They're fraternal twins, born two minutes apart on October 12 - Columbus Day. As a result they love the Fall and it's bright, beautiful colors, and they love being Colonial. Born and bred in Salem, MA.

So, it is no surprise that they love to wear their best Fall outfits when out for a walk on a beautiful Fall day. They love to walk down near the pier and the harbor. It's just so beautiful and peaceful down there. Plus, when they get hungry they can have afternoon tea and one of their favorite scones at a local cafe.

Pamela is a quiet, shy but  proper, colonial girl. She was taught how to be a gracious lady and believes in being proper,  friendly and courteous at all times - especially when out in public. Her only problem is that everyone keeps looking at her and her big, beautiful eyes - especially the young "gentlemen.". With all the eyes on her she gets self-conscious and starts to blush.  And, when that happens she blushes from head to toe. Then all the young gentleman can't help themselves and vie for her attention - which irks her brother, Peter, to no end.

Peter is a terrific brother but is a tad conceited. He also has a bit of a temper - especially when it comes to his sister and all the young "gentlemen" vying for her attention.   He knows she is absolutely beautiful with her big, beautiful eyes but hates all the attention she gets from the young "gentleman."  Since he also has big, beautiful eyes he gets an enormous amount of attention himself from  all the young "ladies."  Of course, he doesn't mind this.   That's okay.  It' just not okay for Pamela.

Peter is a 16" handmade Colonial boy doll. He has a cloth body with an embroidered and chalk colored face with a mass of brown curly hair on the top sides of his head.

He is wearing his favorite Fall print shirt with burgundy ribbon and lace trimmed ascot and his "Sunday Best" suit. His cuffed  pantaloons are cuffed and gathered at the waist.  His coordinating color lined jacket has cuffed sleeves, fold down lapels, and running stitch embroidery along all the edges.  One large button adorns his jacket.  He also has black boots with gold embroidery floss cross-crossed for ties.

Pete is the epitome of a Colonial "gentleman" - except when it comes to his sister, Pamela, and his temper gets the better of him.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

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