Thursday, March 13, 2008

Finally she's mine..all mine


Have I ever mentioned my childhood obsession over Mary Poppins? I watched that OCD, uptight-but-gorgeous, Bert-flirter and immediately wanted to be her. I prayed for gusty storms to blow in so I could be out there with my umbrella--certain that this would be the time I would finally take flight. She wasn't all oooey-gooey lovey like so many other heroines of my day. In fact, she had an edge. She turned reality on its head and looked at those dang kids like THEY were the ones with the problem. I loved that. She was tough. Confident. Brash. She inspired me to use the word "nonsense" a lot. Now as an adult, I'm fairly certain she also had whips and handcuffs in that giant carpet bag. Right next to her coat rack, lamp and measuring stick. She'll always be 'practically perfect' to me. And I can craft her myself! Pattern available here and here among others. Lordy lordy. The hat. The bag. Even the scarf. I would jump up and down with excitement, but I know that Mary would play it much cooler than that.

2 comments:

Rain said...

How awesome! Now I have "just a spoonful of sugar..." stuck in my head! ;)

Colleen said...

Thank you! My daughter is way into Mary Poppins. I don't know if I am talented enough to sew the doll. But I've got to get that pattern!