By Noreen Doll.
A talented young lady of my acquaintance recently sent me a photo of some apple dolls she and her Mom made this summer.
Meet Hilda and Granny Smith.
Aren’t they delightful?
I love everything about them, from the aprons tied around their lace covered dresses, to the bonnet and scarf they are using to hold their hair in place.
One of the fun things about them is the bright red rouge on their cheeks and their red, red lips, which is exactly how I have seen old ladies use make-up!
These ladies took a couple of weeks to make.
First the apples were peeled and carved, and then soaked in a mug of water with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of salt.
They were hung by their stems for a week, and then smooth black buttons were stuck in place for their eyes. The eyes sort of wrinkle into the head.
After another week the apple dolls can be stuffed and dressed and their other features added.
© Noreen Doll