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The Hollyhock Doll

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Happy summer everyone. What a grand time of the year! Families are getting together for outdoor Bar-b-ques and picinics and children are excited with all the activities. I recently posted a recipe for Hollyhock salad dressing and promiced to make an instructable on how to make the Hollyhock doll that I used for a photo prop. Hollyhocks and other edible flowers were very popular during the victorian era. Children made Hollyhock dolls to play with and woman added the flowers to salads and made tea from them. I don't supose they had to worry about chemicals in those days.

When I was a child I was always making dolls and doll clothes because my parents did not have the money to purchase toys for six children except at Christmas and birthdays. We always found a lot of fun things to make to play with. Hollyhock dolls might have been used for food plating but I don't know for sure. I decided to make a few dolls and make some Hollyhock salad using organic Hollyhock flowers to make the salads look beautiful.

This instructable will show you how to make Hollyhock dolls and use them for food plating. Please be safe and make absolutely sure you use edible organic flowers to keep your family and friends safe and healthy. This is an entry for the instructable contest so if you like it; I will be ever so grateful for your vote when the vote button is at the top right cornor. Thanks in advance. Lets make some dolls!

 
 
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Robibame6 days ago

that's pretty cool.... they look cool, and I was unaware that you could eat hollyhock flowers, they grow all over in the aria I'm in at the moment... next year I'm gonna' have to try this.

shazni2 months ago

Oh they are simply lovely! I just love them to bits :-)

sunshiine (author)  shazni1 month ago

Thanks so much shazni, I appreciate your comment. Hope your weekend shines.

sunshiine

lindarose922 months ago

Oh I had never seen this kind of dolls before and I didn't even think it was possible to do such a cute thing with flowers! They are so cute yet elegant :) I love them!!

sunshiine (author)  lindarose922 months ago

Thanks Linda, Kids love them and I think they were pretty on a plate. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

sunshiine

spunk2 months ago

Hurray! Here they are!

You did a great job! I love when regular items transform into something completely different by just a few simple steps. It's magic! ;)

And there is something about these dolls that really touches me. I think they remind me of a childrens book my mother owns, with stories about dwarfs and fairies... I'll have to search for this book on my next visit at home...

Thank you for this instructable!

sunshiine (author)  spunk2 months ago
Aw thanks so much spunk! She does look like a fairy. I want to try to make a fairy from flower petals when I get the time. Hopefully before my flowers are all gone. My son is making a app for a game and is using her for a character. I wished I had more time to play.

I hope you find the book! When my daughter was two she had a favorite book called Daisy's wake up book. I have no idea what happened to the book so a few years ago I looked for it and after two years I finally found a used one and gave it to her for her birthday. She loved it! Maybe you can find a copy of the book you mentioned as well.
Stay tuned because I think I have another instructable ( Fingers crossed) that is really neat in the freezer! ) I am waiting for the results. Thanks so much for stopping by and do have a happy day.
sunshiine
spunk sunshiine2 months ago

I think chances are good I'll find the book. My mother put all the children stuff in the basement...I just need to find it there (It's a little bit messy down there ;)...!)
It's so sweet of you to search for your daughters book! Children's books leave such an impression in the little brains. I still recall some phrases from my favorite book in childhood :)
I'm looking forward to your next project and wish you a lovely day!

sunshiine (author)  spunk2 months ago

I am glad she saved her children's stuff. I wished that I had save more than I did. Thanks Spunk!

sunshiine

mkhan772 months ago
Really cute
sunshiine (author)  mkhan772 months ago
Thanks for taking a peek and commenting! I hope your day shines!

sunshiine
sabu.dawdy2 months ago
this is so cute
sunshiine (author)  sabu.dawdy2 months ago
Thanks! It was great fun making it for a salad. Thanks for stopping by and do have a super Monday!
sunshiine
doodlecraft2 months ago

So cute! :)

sunshiine (author)  doodlecraft2 months ago

Thanks so much for taking a peek! I hope your Monday shines!

Sunshiine