Maybe it's the current austerity times we're in but my mind has been wandering back to when grown-ups stuff was something I didn't need to bother with ... the 1970s!!
I had a brilliant childhood and if our children can say the same then we must be doing something right don't you think?
So I've been digging around in the depths of the loft for treasures from my childish past and how glad am I that despite having 3 younger brothers my girlie toys were pretty much left to me to play with (unless of course Action Man or The Six Million Dollar Man needed some targets to aim at)!! I've had a blast unearthing some of the groovy (did we really use that word so much??) games and toys from an era of childish innocence, dodgy kids' telly, The Osmonds, Jackie magazine (sigh) oh and constant strikes, power cuts and incredible foggy days that meant school closed early - yippee!!
All this travelling back to everything 70's has inspired me to include photos of my finds in my blog and I think I'll use my old toys as props in my website photos from now on!
Enough waffle then and here she is, my beautiful Tiny Tears who arrived one Christmas in a cot handmade by my dad, dressed in knitted clothes made by mum and with frilly bedding (you guessed it) handmade by my nan - HOW excited was I?!
This was the ULTIMATE present for a 6 year old me and I'm so glad that I have such lovely memories of receiving her with all her handmade treasures! Naturally, I hankered for Teeny Tiny Tears the next Christmas and fear not, she too will be making an appearance (hopefully with much less wittering on)in my next blog post!
If you too had a much loved Tiny Tears I hope this has taken you a little way down memory lane and you're now grinning away remembering some of your treasured toys and the happy hours you spent with them!
Until next time then (and thanks for popping by) X X X
- Edenfields Designs
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- I have an honours degree in Fine Art and I LOVE to spend hours in my studio at home designing and making gorgeous and really unique gifts for babies and children plus their mummies and their friends. My fabulous family make sure that I can follow this passion (even during the small wee hours) and I can't thank them enough for this!