Did you all know that the Shamrock was chosen as a symbol for Ireland for a REASON?
According to what the Oxford English Dictionary calls "a late tradition" (first recorded in 1726), the plant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. (Wikipedia)
Just think.. that cute little three leafed plant was chosen because it was like the Father (God), the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit of God. How interesting!
I stopped making St. Patty's dolls a while back, but they are so much fun. Here's what I've been working on lately.
This is Miranda. Her Ornie says, "Simplify". I should take her advice.
Charlene is dressed in a tiny Brown toile (love that fabric!). Her Ornie says, "Bless the Lord Oh My Soul".
Danielle is a tiny 8" Raggedy. She has the sweetest expression. I have a very sweet online friend by the same name.
Sally Anne Cat is wearing Brown plaid homespun and her Ornie has an applique that's a cross stitched lounging Cat...so cute.
Jillie Sue Cat has such a friendly temperament! Her Ornie says, "I Am So Blessed". Her dress is made from a Civil War Reproduction Print in Blue & Green trellis floral. If you look at the listing, be sure and check out that button on her bodice. It's so old, and I'd love to know more about it. I think it has an Art Deco look to it.
Must go for now. God Bless You all & thanks for stopping by.