6.5.11

Gracie



Gracie - likes hot, weak tea and a nice custard cream. Sits on park benches in the sun, sucking on Mint Imperials and disapproving of the younger generation.


On Wednesday afternoons she meets up with a few like minded friends for a game of Bridge and a gossip - but she always gets home in time for 'East Enders'.


Is a close relation of Dolores, who jetted off to live in America. Gracie is staying firmly put in the good old UK. They will exchange spider-writing letters on thin, shiny paper, because naturally, neither of them approves of the internet.

Dolores in her swanky new home in the USA
(many thanks to Janet for the loan of the picture)

20 comments:

janet said...

Hello Gretel,
So I should be checking the post for letters from Gracie?????

Gracie, despite her grumpy grin, is beautiful. She is welcomed to visit Dolores anytime.

janet xox

Jessie said...

How lovely that Janet sent you a picture of Dolores in her new home! I love it when customers do that. :) I very much approve of Gracie's colour choice!xx

rachel said...

I'm pretty sure Gracie and Dolores would both tut a little if they were to meet Florence..... such a boisterous girl!

Siona Karen said...

Really lovely character, I love it when toys have a story!

PussDaddy said...

LOL. What a haughty girl with her nose stuck up in the air like that. So cute.

PD

Frances said...

Gretel, that Gracie is loaded with character! I bet that she has never, never dropped a stitch.

Wishing you a great weekend...must be cricket time now?

xo

fabriquefantastique said...

these posts always make me smile

tut-tut said...

Perfect! I don't know how you do it.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I love it that she's knitting!! Brilliant touch.
She looks like me!

Twiglet said...

Two gorgeous little characters and yes, that knitting is just the perfect touch!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I clicked over here and was like...hmmmm, I feel like I've been here before...

Then I remembered Janet sent me here a few weeks ago! Your stories really round out your little creatures. I love that :)

Gerry Snape said...

Is she a member of the W.I.? I think she would enjoy it!!

Judy Grupp Studio said...

mmmmm, sounds like another book . . .

Karen said...

What a character! She's wonderful. :)

Menopausal musing said...

I love the position her legs take because of her shape, and the way her toes curl inwards. Wonderful!

BumbleVee said...

If I could figure out how to play bridge...I'd fit right in with the gals......

Frances Tyrrell said...

Hot weak tea and a nice custard cream - my favorite refreshment!
Gracie is perfect. Could there be another book shaping up from these well-knit characters?

lily said...

Gracie is a girl after me own heart........comfy slippers and knitting and a devil may care air about her!

I left my first comment on the blog post before this one, your 22 mile picnic bikeride completely amazed me.

lily x

Jooles said...

hello, i'm new around here!
I am so happy to have found your amazing blog, i have just hopped over from Amelies house
Your creations are just FABULOUS
can't wait to read more
j x

Tea said...

So glad I stopped by and what wonderful things you are making!!

Tea
xo