My Mother loved painting in oils - this is the picture she did for me of some of my favourite toys. She also painted one for my brother Jamie. His picture now resides with him in Australia. Perhaps in a couple of days Jamie might be able to show his picture on his blog. My favourite in that picture is 'Corn Flakes' - he is the knitted object. My Granny knitted him for me from a pattern appearing, obviously, on the back of a corn flakes packet! However Granny somehow managed to not quite understand the pattern - hence the rather large head and thin body. I am very very sad to say that Corn Flakes was stolen from my room when I was a student nurse at The Middlesex Hospital, many many moons ago, along with my purse. One of the books is titled 'Moorland Mousie' - a story of an Exmoor pony - it had wonderful pen and ink drawings. My mother declined from adding to the picture - cowboy hats etc etc which were also my favourite things. I had no dolls!!! Perhaps Jamie's picture has some cowboy hats - maybe you will find out.
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