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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Wee Ones

It is nearing time for Thanksgiving, October 12 in Canada and November 26 in the U.S. so Sally Jo has decided to start some cooking early.  She has found her perfect outfit and just couldn't wait to try it out.

Take a turkey, stuff it fat,

Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell.
Now potatoes, big and white,
Mash till they are soft and light.
Cranberries, so tart and sweet,
With the turkey we must eat.
Pickles-yes-and then, oh my!
For a dessert a pumpkin pie,
Golden brown and spicy sweet.
What a fine Thanksgiving treat!
                          by Maude M. Grant
 Her dress of a Flint Corn print and a subtle giraffe print is perfect for the holidays.
 Add a basketweave apron and Sally Jo is ready to prepare a Thanksgiving feast
 Oh of course, a neat little scarf to hold her hair back while cooking - it matches the skirt on her dress
 So it is off to the garden to gather some fresh vegetables, and then to the market.
 She'll use the potholders that match her outfit - just the thing for hot pans

 Baking is a good way to start - hmmm, pumpkin bars sound good, don't they?

Here is the recipe that Sally Jo prefers -  

And they can be served with or without the frosting.  A dollop of whipped cream might be good too.

 So many things to cook - potatoes to boil for mashing, Brussells Sprouts, it all smells so good
 Homemade cranberry sauce, with cranberries picked fresh from Sally Jo's bushes
 Muffins would be good too, corn muffins?  Or shall we have blueberry muffins?
 It is a good thing she has potholders.
 And now time to set the table - the food is ready -

 Dinner is served
 And then, time to clean up and wash the dishes

And now Sally Jo sits down and enjoys a good book and a cup of tea - the end
There are several of us who sew for our dolls and blog on Wednesdays
Stop by and see what fun and darling outfits they have sewn


Petite Plangonophile au chocolat said...

Hi JoAnn! The colours of the fabric are so Autumn-like, just beautiful. I like how you have used your different fabrics. Not only does Sally Jo looks fantastic in her outfit (you did a great job sewing all this) but I have truly enjoyed reading your entire post. The photos are so à propos. Sally Jo well deserves to rest now. She has been working really hard: going shopping, what was needed in the garden, cooking, setting the table, washing the dishes and all.
Thank you and, of course Sally Jo, for the link to her favourite recipe.


By the way, Sally Jo is a good young lady since she uses potholders. 3 times out of 5 I forgot to use them and burn my hands while cooking.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my...these are my favorite outfits so far! I love these Fall prints and you've really used your creativity with the little potholders and cute props. I love the precious girls need to learn to cook too! heehee! You've really outdone yourself this time. Happy Fall sweet friend. Dollie hugs, Diane

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A perfect Thanksgiving outfit!

Amy at love made my home said...

A beautiful thanksgiving outfit! xx

Rose said...

I wish she could come cook our Thanksgiving dinner! Love her little outfit.

Kay said...

This is a perfect outfit for the season! And I especially like the apron that goes with it. You've been very busy sewing!

Candy S said...

Oh My! You have outdone yourself with this darling fall ensemble. The fabrics are beautifully coordinated and the colors are picture perfect for an Autumn outfit. The corn fabric is my favorite, just too cute!!! Sally Jo appears to be completely at home in the kitchen fearlessly tackling a Thanksgiving dinner is quite a feat at such a tender age! Where did you find the cute cookware set? I have a serious case of pots and pans envy going on over here not to mention a case of utensil envy too!!!. Golly girl, I am impressed!

Hugs, Candy

J said...

This is so sweet! You and Diane find the nicest, tiny print fabrics that are suitable for doll clothes!

Powell River Books said...

I remember having a little cookset like my Mom's Revere Ware similar to the pot in your pictures. - Margy