The purchase of two vintage dollies brought not only a bit of cheer one September afternoon, but a surprise as well. Hiding under the cloak of a simple pipe-cleaner doll was a wee felt basket containing a Mercury dime from 1944!

It is a very simple basket…and an enormous amount of money for one little doll. The Wiregrass Hitties and Mad for the Farthing Crowd thought, they too, could make use of such handy little conveyance and contrived to make a pattern.

Felt Surprise Basket

An intriguing surprise in a very small package…what a story there might be!

A bit of felt from a thrifted Pendleton skirt, scraps of embroidery thread from past projects and a few beads made the perfect little basket to carry the “sixpence” from Grandmother’s bridal shoe.

Felt Surprise Basket Tottie

“and a sixpence in her shoe”


This Fourth of July, we are mindful of those far from home, serving still to protect our liberties. Thank you, to you and your families.


~~~Little acts of service for those serving, whom we love~~~

The Household had some visitors this weekend-old friends of the very young sort. One young person (The one who made the beautiful, crimson tissue rose long ago…) brought along some well-loved friends, Hammie (Practically REAL in a Velveteen Rabbit sense!) and Bubbles, two very fine and companionable Hamsters. Being a thoughtful hostess, Taffenous greeted the pair with a delicious Cheesecake-gluten, dairy, egg and, despite appearances, hamster-free, of course!

Hammie and Bubbles

It was wonderful to visit with all her guests, large, small and in-between.

The brilliant morning brought dozens of fat, buzzy pollinators into the garden.  The locals were not easily taken in by Taffy’s “Bee Bum” Hat, however, and went about their vital task without much comment.

Bee Bum Hat

The “Bee Bum” Hat

…World Naked Gardening Day.

Naked Gardening Day 2018


Hittys durst not venture beyond this point…

Who cares what they’re wearing
On Main Street,
Or Saville Row,
It’s what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe
(That matters)

Annie Cityscape

Against the Cityscape of NYC, Hitty Agapanthus rehearses the dance break from “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”.

Truth be told, Agapanthus does care what she’s wearing, every Hitty does. This particular pinafore is very dear to her because, in each tiny element gleaned from sewing room floors, it represents the delightful little “Orphans” from ESCC’s 2018 production of “Annie”:  Annie, Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, Duffy, Dolly and Coralie.


You can see photos of ESCC’s “Annie” here.

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