Sunday, June 1, 2014

Little Girl Lost - Grandma's little girl dresses.....

Are you familiar with the beautiful impressionist painting "Lost" by Fredrick McCubbin? It is so compelling, yet sad and evocative - the little girl wandering and lost alone in the Australian bush at the turn of last century. McCubbin is brilliant at storytelling through his paintings, and this particular one, as a parent, I find quite touching.
So, being the parent and creative that I am, I decided to have a fun afternoon with my daughter re-creating the feel of "Lost" in the bush where I live, and with a 1950's spin.
My baby doll, dressed in two of her grandmothers 1950's 'best dresses' (arnt they just darling?! Homemade by MY grandmother for my mother) and putting her best play acting face forward, captured the feeling and mood so perfectly.....yes, I am a very proud mummy indeed!
Here they are for all you 50's clothing lovers, and you Australian art lovers, to both enjoy.....

And found !

Ahhh, my little baby doll



  1. cute. This reminds me of my childhood days where I got to wear clothes like this that my grandmother made me.

    1. I know Emmy..... dressing up was always so much fun. My grandmother also had a beautiful nightgown set that she had made for her wedding, I loved wearing that as a teenager, but there is no way I would fit into it now :) XX


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