How was your weekend? It was freezing here, with snow falling and icicles forming. I spent the holiday weekend sewing. The result of my handiwork is a pair of handmade dolls: Annabelle and Emma Butterfield, now in my Etsy shop.
Annabelle and Emma are cousins, philanthropists and heiresses to the Butterfield cookie fortune. Their grandfather's factory is still producing snickerdoodles, oatmeal chocolate chip and butter cookies today. Their raspberry thumbprints and ginger thins are very popular at teatime.
Annabelle and Emma divide their time between taste testing new cookies at the factory and serving on several charity boards. The Butterfield Foundation contributes substantially to the county food pantry and to local area hospitals. The girls live by the motto: "No meal is complete without something sweet, including the company we keep!"
Like all my dolls these ladies can be demure or spunky, depending upon the pose. They are made from new and up-cycled cottons with embroidered muslin faces, yarn hair and ribbon details. They wear floral dresses in bold prints with matching shoes tied with ribbon.
Annabelle's dress, coral pink hair and purple stockings reflect her bold personality. She is accessorized with a soft red felt coat and hat with a feather detail.
Emma's dress, bright blue hair and navy stockings reveal her sweetly traditional nature. Emma wears a pink felt coat with matching hat and ribbon detail. Because it was so cold here this weekend I made both girls white fur muffs to keep out the chill.
Christmas is a busy time of year for the Butterfield factory. Cooks planning what to bake for holiday cookie exchanges often call the company hotline to find out what's new. Here's a tip from the cousins: visit this link to 100 cookie recipes if you're looking for something different for your holiday table.
Annabelle and Emma are available in my Etsy shop, where they will be delighted to meet you :)
It looks like Emma is off to a new home for the holidays. Meanwhile Annabelle is planning her winter wardrobe by trying on a fur shawl and hat set, as seen in photo below. She loves how they look with her hand muff.
Dolls and accessories are available in my Etsy shop.