Friday, February 8, 2008
Fruit Orchard Kids
While out and about a couple weeks ago I happened upon a pattern dated June 15th, 1940. There it was in the back of a VERY dusty old antique shop here in Tucson. I paid a whopping $3.00 for it and got busy hand sewing each and every little part you see. It's a McCalls pattern called Fruit Kids. There are 5 different kids in the gang. Stella Strawberry, Billy Banana, Charlie Cherry, Lee Lemon and Penny Pineapple. They're just the cutest tiniest little things. this one measures 5 X 8 inches. Lee Lemons jingle says " Little Lee Lemon sleeps a lot, because she lives where it's very hot!" Well....I concur...I live in the desert! I'm not quite done with her - as I still have to put a bow in her hair and do some decorative stitching around her neck. She's a sweetie though, isn't she?