Last December for St Nicholas Day, my dear husband Jim, gave me the gift of a commissioned handmade doll by Christine Crocker of Deerfield Farmhouse. I was thrilled beyond belief and so the journey of my doll began. Christine is a master doll maker and a member of our Tasha Tudor group who also lives in Oregon. She sent me a sweet letter telling me about the doll and asked me a few questions about what type of her little ladyes I might wish to own. I only had a few wishes and really left the creating up to her.
Christine sent me a little sneak peek and let me know that she was almost done with my doll and the little ladye would be traveling to Troutdale via the Post Office this week. I knew from the pictures that I was absolutely going to love this dolly. The box arrived on Wednesday!
Christine sent me a link to some names that might be appropriate for my doll and I finally decided on her name before I opened the box~LADY LYDIA ROSE. Roses are blooming now in Oregon and it's Rose Festival time, so I thought Rose would be a perfect middle name for her. I liked the way Ladye Lydia just flowed. I came home to find a bouquet of beautiful roses and this note from Jim...♡
So, it was time to let the little ladye out of her traveling box...she was so lovingly and carefully packed! Can you believe all this packing came out of that box?
This is how she was all wrapped up! Christine had tucked in some roses too...I was so happy when I saw them thinking that she didn't know that Ladye Lydia Rose would appreciate the roses!
Of course, a sweet and tender letter from Ladye Christine that will be kept forever with my doll.
Here I am carefully unwrapping the package and admiring my gift....
So, are you ready to see this long awaited special little ladye all the way from Madras, Oregon?
Introducing Lady Lydia Rose......
She has the most gentle face and the cutest little feet. Don't you just love her hat? Her dress is made from very special old fabrics and lace with great attention to detail. I did ask Christine to add a little pocket for a pair of miniature scissors, as she has to be quite a skilled little seamstress to live in the tea room with all the other dolls.
I am so honored to have this doll. Christine Crocker is an unbelievable artist who puts so much love and joy into her creations. I will love and cherish Ladye Lydia Rose forever and hope to pass her on to someone very special someday. Thank you dear friend for such a treasure! How can I ever thank my dear husband for this gift of a lifetime? Thank you dear Jim. My heart and love belong to you....