Friday, September 02, 2011

Miss Bertha Buttons

Hi everybody,

Please let me introduce you to a friend, Miss Bertha Buttons.

Say Hello to Miss Bertha Buttons

She's been with us for a few weeks now, but insisted that I wait until she was properly presentable before introducing her to you.

You wouldn't believe how timid she was when we first met - why, you scarcely needed to look at her before her arms and legs would just drop off in a panic!

Her arms and legs would just fall off at the slightest provocation ....

Fortunately a little minor surgery (and elastic) solved her 'little problem' and boosted her confidence for appearing in public. We were, unfortunately, unable to correct her squint. (ie. those eyes just refused to go on straight!)

She was especially delighted when I presented her with her new shawl, having a fondness for buttons and the colour purple.

Purple and Buttons

She finds her shawl especially useful for her afternoon tea parties, where she takes full advantage of the opportunity to show it off.

Tea time

She also now feels sufficiently at home with us to participate in Iona's games, in the role of 'Baby Bertha'.

Baby Bertha

However, her favourite is to play babysitter for Niamh's dolly.

Babysitting Bertha

And she is learning to be less offended by certain comments about 'Big Bertha' or 'Giant Bertha'. After all, she can't help the way she's made!

Bertha stands 11 inches tall from the tips of her feet to the top of her head. She was crocheted using Sirdar Squiggly super-chunky yarn and an 8mm hook, although a smaller hook would have been better.

- Composed mostly using BlogPress from my iPod with photos added later!


Rachel said...

ahhh Bertha is lovely and looks like she will be loved x

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

That is lovely. I love the way she has a personality.

paula said...

Oh, she is TOO cute! I love the buttons on her shawl, and she clearly does too. :)

Nicky said...

Oh my goodness. Bertha is simply delightful. I'm glad she isn't shy anymore and is definitely doing a great job as a companion and dolly babysitter.

Frieda said...

Bertha is soooo sweet ! I love everything about her , from the button on her nose to the beautiful little shawl with all the buttons !

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

So cute! Great and I like the colors

Liz said...

Bertha is very cute! I love her versatile blanket/shawl and her story. :D

Theresa said...

Bertha is sooooo cute!!!!!! What an awesome creation~~~

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

She is very lovely, and having a penchant for purple and buttons myself I am particularly enamoured by the shawl/blanket too.

You have a beautiful little girl there too - such lovely hair :)

Julie said...

Simply amazing, i love her!