Vintage style Little Red

by - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just completed this one foot high, vintage style Little Red art dolly. She's completely handsewn, slow sewn and three days in the making (because I'm hardcore just like that!)! Little Red will be included in the shop update for Little Stitches Shop tomorrow.

And now a poem to entertain you from one of my favorite authors Roald Dahl:

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, ``May I come in?''
Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
``He's going to eat me up!'' she cried.

And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.
But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, ``That's not enough!
I haven't yet begun to feel
That I have had a decent meal!''
He ran around the kitchen yelping,
``I've got to have a second helping!''
Then added with a frightful leer,
``I'm therefore going to wait right here
Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
Comes home from walking in the wood.''
He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those).
He dressed himself in coat and hat.
He put on shoes, and after that
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himself in Grandma's chair.
In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,

``What great big ears you have, Grandma.''
``All the better to hear you with,'' the Wolf replied.
``What great big eyes you have, Grandma.''
said Little Red Riding Hood.
``All the better to see you with,'' the Wolf replied.

He sat there watching her and smiled.
He thought, I'm going to eat this child.
Compared with her old Grandmamma
She's going to taste like caviar.

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, ``But Grandma,
what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.''

``That's wrong!'' cried Wolf. ``Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I'm going to eat you anyway.''
The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, ``Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry wolfskin coat.''

Roald Dahl, Revolting Rhymes

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  1. Little Red is adorable!! Love your beautiful attention to detail - gorgeous.

  2. ahhhh what a face! I too can't wait for the Mad Hatter Tea Party. I made so many new friends last year! I'm already starting to put my party together! Hope life is treating you well!
    Chelsea Ann

  3. AAAHHH!!! Lil Red is so charming. Who could resist that face. And did you ever see the cutest basket of flowers. You did it again Christy!!!


  4. hee hee little red is lovely!

    nice work!



  5. Such a cutie! Red is just lovely! For those of you that have never seen Christy's work up close and personal, I have to let you know she has the most beautiful hand stitching I've ever seen. Her patience far exceeds mine! I've placed 2 orders at her Happy Handmade Shop and I've been beyond pleased. BTW Christy, I have the burlap basket sitting right next to my computer to plop my extraneous doodads in! It's perfect!

  6. Christy, that is simply amazing! I absolutely adore your lil' red and am jealous of your skill!

  7. She is so cute Christy. Love her. What a wonderful job you did!

  8. Fantastic Christy! I think she's a lot bigger than my not so scary little wolf - and all by hand too, you're amazing :) We're big Roald Dahl fans in our house too!

  9. Oh she looks wonderful Christy! lovely are so clever :)
    Roald Dahl is an absolute favourite of mine..and the reason I loved reading so much as a child.. Gx

  10. so adorable!
    it's amazing how much effort and love you put into your work :)

  11. so adorable!
    it's amazing how much effort and love you put into your work :)


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