Well, back to the doll..she had a pretty floral dress brown wool hair and buttons for eyes, very homemade..
but I thought she was perfect... I named her Beechnut
Living in Kent I spent most of my days playing outside..and the best times were in our local woods.
I loved everything about the woods the smells, watching out for squirrels, listening to the birds singing out sweet songs collecting acorns,pressing leaves.........
I used to imagine how she lived in the trees and sat talking to the birds...She became a little tatty and grubby but I loved her...
Then one day after a day of woodland magic I arrived home, had tea and a bath, then I looked for Beechnut ..I had left her in the woods!
My Mother was not particularly interested as she did not care much for Auntie Phyllis and her ways and just said we will look for her next time we visit the woods...
I was so upset..the next day I went straight to Auntie P's house she lived at No1, we lived No9.
Auntie P put on her sandals took my hand and we walked up the lane to the woods...we looked everywhere but she had gone..She will be with her friends Auntie P explained she will be busy looking after the woods..a Woodland keeper ?
I never forgot Beechnut and still thought I might find her but alas I never did..Auntie P said she would make me another but that never happened ...So now I have the chance to make my own..
She is sitting in my woodland garden and thinking of new friends to help her look after the plants and trees.. a little circle of friends ..the Woodland keepers
I dedicate this post to my inspiring Auntie Phyl who always wore a smile and had a twinkle in her eye , she taught me more than she will ever know
Thea x ...(Thank you all for your kind wishes and words on my Etsy shop)