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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A very unusual piece of patchwork!

I found this sweet little item at our local opshop today, for $3. At first glance it looks like a kiddie's lunchbox made from fabric. I noticed it because of the Sunbonnet Sue style applique on the front.
I unzipped the zip that ran from one side to the other, and discovered the inside was a kind of patchwork picture book. The first section appears to be Little Red Riding Hood on one side near the house, and the Wolf lurking in the trees on the other side. Both little dolls are separately made and can be removed and put elsewhere.
Over the 'page is a little boy doll, who looks a bit sad. Not sure who he is supposed to be.
The last 'page' shows a grey haired lady doll in her bed (I've taken her out for the next photo so you can see what they are like).
My first instinct was to buy this for my grand/great-nieces, but they can be destructive little girls with their toys, so I might just hang on to it for the time being!


Annie said...

Cute little book, isn't it? Like those fabric books in the Stitchin' Fingers group. Your house must be overflowing with these goodies you can't resist!

Miss 376 said...

Isn't this gorgeous, have fun playing with it

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a cute little book!

Catherine said...

Fantastic find! What fun!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

That is so cute !! I reckon the grey haird lady in the last page is red riding hood's grandmother, and the boy in blue might be the wood-chopper (is there a wood chopper in the story !?!?). But it is sooo cute ... great find !!

Toni said...

What a lovely find! :-)