Look at this adorable baby's cradle.
The last peek of Sharam's Cottage for you is of this ancient doll found underneath floorboards. I was awe-inspired to see the handwork of a lady of so long ago and wander what games the girls got up to with this treasure. Was she beloved and taken to bed religiously each night? What she placed on the shelf with other doll friends? Was she carried out to the garden to tend it with her owner and mother? How long did it take to make her? Was she a gift to the owner by her mother, aunt, grandma, sister? Was she playing hide and seek when she slipped and fell through a hole in the floorboards, unable to climb out again, unable to cry for help, unable to make a little searching girl hear her call for help? There she remained, as floorboards were repaired, covering any evidence of her fall, until they were pulled up again years later. Was she ever recognised by family members grown up, with girls and dolls of their own now?
I wonder if one of the dolls I have made for my treasured pair will be discovered in years to come!
Hope you enjoyed Penola too.