Monday, December 10, 2012

Comfy Cozy

This is 'my' time of the year.  Its cold outside, but the sun still shines.  I find myself building my studio nest - with supplies and ideas to tide me over the long winter months. 

 During my childhood, when I had colds, my mother would rub my chest with Vicks VapoRub (I don't even know if they still make it) and I lay warmed with flannel cloths on my chest.  I would then snuggle down and fall alseep - safe, warm and cared for. 

Ever since then I have always loved flannel fabric.  I often wear a flannel shirt in my studio on cold mornings - loving the touch and feel of it - and of course there are flannel sheets and flannel pjs.

These days I'm moving the flannel out of the bedroom and the closet by collecting a batch with which to sew.  I  can see doll dresses and shirts, vests and hats -- all manner of 'cold-weather' doll clothing lies before me. 

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." - Jane Austen


  1. Yes, flannel, and only 100% cotton will do. None of those with modern synthetic fibers! Vicks is still out there, but not for 30 cents! Nice memory, Penny. Will be watching for your warm and cared for dolls swaddled in flannel.

  2. It was "Mentholatum" for me, together with Friars Balsam to create a steam treatment to clear my nose... Flannel is underrated these days, good to know I'm not the only one who loves it.

  3. My denim shirt uniform changes to flannel in the cold weather. I mostly love plaid ones. Its made a real comeback in my area and I recently bought a couple of new ones in theee most contemporary colorful plaids!

    Yes, Vicks is in my medicine cabinet now...hope I don't need it this year, ~lol~.

    love your new blog design
    xx, Carol

  4. My beloved first toy was a bear my greatgrandmother knitted for me and the feel of tight, spaced, spare garter stitch ridges still comforts me even now.

  5. Yes! ...brushed cotton pj's ...

    ...and a Vicky-fied chest...

    ...cwtched down under the sheets :-)



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