|Toy chair made of clothes pegs|
Friday, March 22, 2013
A common problem with this type of Roddy doll is that eyes come loose in the head.
The doll mark on the back of its neck - "Roddy" Made in England
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
"Her name is Suzie and my father bought her for me in Christchurch probably 1952ish, we lived in Blenheim then we moved to Picton then up to Auckland, my daughter had played with her a bit. At some time I did get a wig for her but that has gone by now. She had quite a wardrobe once as I learnt to sew I used to make clothes for her" explained Mrs. Jenkins.
We received 2 photos of Suzie taken in Pam's back yard in Blenheim " I took photos by myself on my own camera that I had bought with my pocket money one year, it was a 127 Kodak which used to print very tiny photos". Pam also sent a little doll poncho and cap knitted by her mum, her own notebook of patterns and 3 knitted characters - Gollywog, Noddy and Big Ears.
Her mum's name was Beryl Ricketts and she knitted the Gollywog. Noddy and Big Ears was a combined effort of Pam and her mum. Beryl did the bodies and Pam did the clothes and face.
The doll is being prepared for an exhibit.