Susannah and Mrs Christmas
At first the woman was to be seated
Then I decided they’d look better both standing
I prepared them on a single base to keep them posed
I think this is how they will be – though it’s a long way from the fireplace!
The wool winder, stool and bobbins come from Ashwood Designs and can be seen on their spinning, crafts and games page. Wonderful items all.
Haven’t we seen the girl before?
Well, yes. Back in December 2012 we first met her and I think I called her Susannah. She’s a lovely little thing from “dillydollydaydream” on eBay. She’s a very modern girl and I forced her into period costume two years ago and she’s been mumbling ever since.
In fact she, her brother William (standing with her in last pic in the original) and the gent behind them, got a whole thing going between them and demanded to be elsewhere. The gentleman ended up in Time Techs heavily disguised and William is now with the Falstaff type figure in the second half of the Great Hall listening to tales from the old fellow’s lurid past. Will put up photo of William in his new position next time.
Now Susannah has a more comfortable, and hopefully more suitable home with Mrs Christmas – or should that be Mrs Santa? I can’t swear to it as I’m not sure where I got the kit from in the UK, but I gained the impression at the time that she was marketed as a jolly Christmas figure. I bought her because of her facial expression and because she appeared to have some shape to her. I’ve added a bum roll for her skirt and a little more padding at the front, but left her small heeled ankle boots as they were (except for painting them black) rather than giving her leather over shoes. Just as well as I’ve since glued the poor woman to a plank of wood.
Time to return to the other end of the gallery and to get that sorted.