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"Melanie Munchkin, Punky's Little Sister Scarecrow Girl Doll and Her Pumpkins", 11" Handmade Victorian Munchkin Scarecrow Doll E-Pattern - Victorian Doll - Fall Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner
What you already know is that "Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow" and "Elmer's Little Boy" are best friends. Punky is a" Victorian Munchkin scarecrow who looks just like his best friend Elmer except he's a scarecrow.
What you don't know is that Punky has an adorable younger brother and younger sister who just happen to be fraternal twins. His younger brother is "Morty The Pumpkin Munchkin, Punky's Little Brother Scarecrow Boy Doll and His Pumpkins." His younger sister is "Melanie Munchkin, Punky's Little Sister Scarecrow Girl Doll and Her Pumpkins." Morty was born December 31 at 11:59 P.M. Melanie was born January 1 at 12:01 A.M. So, while Morty might appear to be a year older due to the year differences in fact he is only 2 minutes older.
Punky got his nickname when Elmer was a little boy. You see, Elmer couldn't pronounce "Pumpkin" which was Punky's Dad's name for him. So, "Punky" just stuck and it's been his nickname ever since. "Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow" would prefer to be called Pumpkin, at least it relates to the Fall and scarecrows. Elmer pays him no heed. He likes "Punky" just fine.
So, when he learned that his younger brother and sister LOVED pumpkins and LOVED being surrounded by them he was thrilled. They could sit in the pumpkin field surrounded by pumpkins for hours on end and be in pumpkin heaven. For scarecrows it doesn't get any better than that.
"Melanie Munchkin, Punky's Little Sister Scarecrow Girl Doll and Her Pumpkins" just LOVES her older brother, Punky. So, when she found out that Punky had his own line of custom fabrics she wanted a dress made out of his Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow - Large fabric. Since she asked me and since I love sewing with Punky's custom fabric line I happily agreed. And, since she had some of Punky's customs fabrics in her clothing her twin brother, Morty The Pumpkin Munchkin, Punky's Little Brother Scarecrow Boy Doll and His Pumpkins, had to have something made out of Punky's custom fabrics as well. He has a shirt made out of Punky, Elmer's Little Scarecrow - Mirror Small fabric.
Punky has four different fabrics in his line so she's hoping Linda will make her 3 other dresses out of his Punky, Elmer's Little Scarecrow - Mirror Small fabric, Punky With The White Background fabric, and Punky 2 With Brown Background fabric. She's got her fingers crossed.
Melanie's face is embroidered and she has a cloth head and body. She is wearing lace trimmed bloomers gathered at the waist and ankles and has black felt boots with laces criss-crossed with embroidery thread. She has a beautiful dress made out of "Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow - Large fabric" that is lace trim edged and gathered at the waist, neck, and wrists. A large ribbon is wrapped around her waist and tied in a large bow in the front.
Her Fall color coordinated vest is lined with bright and cheery yellow print fabric and is running stitch embroidered along the edges. She has beautiful and thick straight orange hair along the side seams of her head with the back of her head left bald which is barely contained underneath her lined bonnet with fabric that matches her lined vest. A brown bandanna is wrapped around her neck and she is surrounded by two of her favorite quilted pumpkins.
Melanie and her twin brother, Morty, just LOVE their quilted pumpkins and especially love their older brother, Punky. As far as they are concerned life doesn't get any better than sitting in the pumpkin field surrounded by pumpkins and Punky.
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/