|Carrie Keeper, missing her bonnet, but still a|
place to store a girls hair bows.
Carrie Keeper originally had a round bonnet that covered the back of her head and a bone ring for hanging. The pigtails were for clipping hair bows. Hair bows were all the rage, still are. Her face is hand painted, lightly stuffed, and stretched over a cut salt box frame. Reduce and reuse even back then.
Next, my doll shop friend convinced me to make Cabbage Patch Doll Clothes. That's a whole other story.
She looks pretty good for a gal her age. Aged well and I don't know if some little girl used her for hair bows or just on her wall. I remember painting those faces and how to assemble them. (I probably could make them in my sleep, even now.) I see the fabric I used for her hat every day. I used the scraps from all of the fabric (available in pink, peach, lavender, blue!!) I used for the hats to make a quilt that I have on my bed right now.
Somehow I think she has found her new forever home.