The dress for Jenny used one strand of embroidery thread for the smocking detail, it was based on patterns from Rosemarie's book Fashions for small dolls, though I did the smocking layout myself. The felt cape was scaled down and adapted from several patterns. Lexie wanted to be a wolf - first she demanded the hat (inspired by seeing 3 children walking to school in their wolf hats in our recent snowy weather) then she decided I had to make her a fleece onesie and felt slippers to make the transformation complete. I designed the wolf hat myself.
The book is a puppet theatre, with 4 characters, a stage surround (which I didn't really use) and the story with scenery in each double page. It is illustrated by Helen Floate (published by New Burlington Books), 1994.
Lexie said she likes her wolf suit, but now wants a smocked dress like Jenny's (different fabric though).
|the girls discover the book and get excited about the story|
|Jenny wants to show Lexie her new smocked dress but Lexie wants to get on with the story|
|Lexie and Jenny start to read the story and decide to act it out|
|LRRH (Jenny) sets out with her basket of goodies for Grandma|
|Just as she picks some flowers LRRH meets the wolf!|
|The wolf (Lexie) runs ahead to Grandma's house|
|The wolf pretends to be Grandma when LRRH arrives|
|"What big teeth you have Grandma"|
|"All the better to eat you" growls the wolf, "Help!" cries LRRH|
|Lexie the wolf!|
|"I wouldn't really eat you Jenny" promises Lexie|
|The girls hold hands after an exciting time playing LRRH and the wolf|
|Jenny calms down to show off the smocking|
|the girls pose with the theatre props|