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"Colonial Prudence", 16" Colonial Girl Art Doll E-pattern - Colonial Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner
Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts. They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists. Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful. The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.
Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone. Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter. Colonial Madis, on the other hand, does test them and sometimes their parents get a wee bit annoyed. Then Colonial Madis flashes his folks that charming smile of his and, well, all is usually forgotten. He can charm the pants off his mother and father.
"Colonial Prudence" is a 16" Colonial cloth doll with an embroidered face. She has button eyes, a raised nose, and blushed cheeks. The inside of her mouth is colored rose. Her boots are cross-tied and painted black. She is wearing gathered bloomers. The front bodice of her dress has three layers of lace trim with the center layer being pearls & lace. Her colonial dress has lace trimmed sleeve, a lace trimmed neck edge, and lace trimmed bottom. The apron that is tied around her waist is lace trimmed and tied around her waist in the back. She has a mass of curly brown hair which is barely controlled under her colonial bonnet, which is also lace trimmed and lined.
Colonial Prudence is ever mindful of her family reputation and standing in the community and has her hands full keeping her brother, Colonial Madis, in line. However, she also has a secret weapon in her charming smile and knows that when she gives her brother a certain glance and then a certain smile that he knows enough to behave himself.
Designer-Linda Walsh Originals
My name is Linda Walsh and I'm a doll maker & doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house. If you'd like to know more about the "dollies" and me please visit my Linda Walsh Originals information page at http://www.lindawalshoriginals.info/