Meet Myrtle Peabody, renowned hostess of garden parties and high tea. Invitations to Myrtle's fêtes are in high demand because she has such charming friends. Rumor has it she once hired a circus clown to entertain a depressed vicar at tea. The vicar laughed so hard at a squirting daisy trick that he fell off his chair!
If you're invited to afternoon tea do wear your best outfit because Myrtle loves fashion almost as much as tea cakes. And her award-winning strawberry shortcakes are not to be missed!
Myrtle is made from muslin, cotton fabric, yarn and trims. Her dress is made from a linen sample I found at the thrift store. Her shawl was cut from a damaged crochet piece I found at a garage sale. Myrtle has an embroidered face and pink checkered knickers under her ladylike dress. She is 20" tall, not counting her 3" high hat. She is the largest doll I have made so far.
Lately I have been binge watching PBS British mystery series set in the 20's and 30's such as Poirot, and the Father Brown series set in the '40's. The beautiful fashions and hats of bygone days inspired Myrtle, as did the colors of spring blooming outside my studio window. I hope you like her!