Hitty Meets Downton Abbey Lady Edith - Hand Carved Wood Ball Jointed Doll 6.5/8"
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Hitty Meets Downton Abbey Lady Edith - Hand Carved Wood Ball Jointed Doll 6.5/8":
~~Meet Lady Edith~~
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with the television show Downton Abbey. I would go as far as to say it’s the best series to hit TV in many years. Every character is cast perfectly, the costumes are so fine and intrcate and the cinematography, well, WOW! Of the “upstairs” folks, Lady Edith Crawley is my favorite. While everything comes easily for Lady Mary, Lady Edith seems to struggle a bit more. But Edith never seems to mind and pushes forward to find a path of her own that isn’t always condoned by her fatheror viewed as propper for awomen of that era. I have been dreaming about making this doll for a long, long time! I wanted to make a travel doll who also served a purpose and Lady Edith seemed like the perfect woman to fit the role. She is the fisrt of our Downton Abbey dolls. If I were scripting Season 4, I would think Lady Edith – being the literary/writing type that she is – had just finished reading her pen pal Rachel Field’s newly published book Hitty, Her First Hundred Years and decides she must take a trip to America to see Rachel and meet Hitty. She has only viewed Hitty in photos and is sorry for the little wooden doll that her dress is so dirty. With her, Edith is bringing along her best sewing kit w/ everything inside to create a new dress for Hitty – won’t Rachel be pleased! I have packed Lady Edith with a bona fide sewing kit with all ofher sewingneeds placed nicely inside a handmade suitcase. Her umbrella is an old treen needle case which opens to store needles, vintage white glass buttons and snaps. I hand carved the 12 little wood spools and the thread can be used. Each spool holds about 50 inches of thread.I’ve left one spoolempty so you can add your own favorite color. I also hand carved the little button hook from teak as well as the knitting needles. The yarn in the basket is also usable. The scissors, though they open and close, and the How to Knit book however are just for fun and not usable. There is also a little red bead necklace, a swath of cloth large enough for one Hitty-size dress and a pc of white lace for the collar. Oh, and Edith’s well loved copy of Rachel’s book plus two tiny baskets. (Included in this sale is everything shown in the photographs w/ the exception of my Hitty book – it’s just used for the background :-) Lady Edith was carved from bass wood by my husband/partner Ae and painted, designed and dressed by me, Holly. Edith is ball jointed at her shoulders and hips and hinge jointed at her elbows and knees and stands about 6 5/8 inches tall. She is fun and easy to pose. I have hand sewn her dress from vintage cotton and French voile. My dear friend Loong crocheted her hat and wrap. I also made some long gloves but they didn’t turn out so well L But they will be sent along w/ Lady Edith to keep her warm on the journey from England to Boston. If you have any questions, please contact me. If you’re interested in reading more about us, please take a look at the October 2012 digital issue of Dolls Magazine:
We ship via Registered First Class International mail. The cost is $13 and takes about 14 working days. We can also ship express mail which costs about $30 and takes 4 to 8 working days. Payment is expected and apprectiated w/in 2 days of the sale ending and we will ship w/in two working days. Our dolls come from a smoke free but dog loving home. That said, the poochie bellas are not allowed in the doll studio.
We get a lot of questions about us and our dolls. Ae and I have been collaborating on wood projects since 2004 and started making dolls for other people in 2008. In 2011, my dear friend Janice suggested that Ae and I make Hitty dolls and sell them on . To be honest, I had never heard of Hitty. I Googled a few photos and decided I really wasn’t crazy about that doll and we also weren’t used to making such tiny dolls. Janice convinced me I would at least like the book Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, so I read it. And she was right! I completely fell in love with Hitty. All I wanted to do was make Hitty dolls and take them traveling around the world and tell their tales. So that’s how we got started in the making of little dolls….