Offered is an unusual handmade vintage sewing item. It is a hanging pin and notion holder made in black velveteen and looped red yarn. It is strangely cute! The velveteen forms the head and a cape around the "shoulders." She has button eyes and buttons trailing down the front. Coral red yarn is looped for her hair and forms her mouth and the edge of the cape. Satin ribbons plays a large role here too forming a bow at the neck and in her hair. Ribbon lengths form arms ending in plastic rings (and another at the ear) and legs ending in wood spools stoppered by safety pins. If one lifts the cape, one will find 4 layers of pinked striped flannel for storage of straight and needle pins, backed in muslin. She is 9" across the cape; 11" from top of head to end of cape; 6" long arms; 13 1/2" long legs. She is in very good vintage condition, but PLEASE NOTE: the ribbons are showing age-- a little drab, a little soiled. She has one 1/4" tear at the back of the head--an easy repair. Original listing price $35 Item 45168a Lot 4/1/8
Collectibles with a vintage sensibility; specialty in ladies hats and fashion accessories.
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