Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mary Frances


Don't you just love good books?
We have a sweet friend who gifted Lily the most beautiful book.
I am totally in love with the Mary Frances collection.




They were written in 1918 by Jane Eayre Fryer, who was a pastor's wife. Her style of writing is captivating as she teaches basic skills such as gardening, first aid, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and other dear subjects.
Lily and I are going to slowly acquire the whole collection and read them as we go.

Here...I'll let you take a peek inside...



Your daughter can learn to crochet a little dolly sweater.


A teddy bear suit.



Or, a doll's crocheted book bag. 
Aren't those some of the sweetest projects ever?

There is a whole collection of books.

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You can even purchase the Mary Frances doll. 
There are little printed patterns in the back for clothes that you can sew for her. 

I am so glad we were introduced to the series and hope that these are a treasure to Lily as she grows!

If you are interested in finding out more, click HERE

~Julia

6 comments:

Leslie said...

this book is precious

Wendy said...

Our oldest daughter has 3 of these beautiful books. So quaint and lovely.

The Pennington Point said...

These are adorable. They'd be fun to collect for the girls' hope chests. It sure brings back the simpler times. I'm going to have to look for those. Thanks! Lisa~

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

Oh wow, I've never heard of these...I love the illustrations on the front...going to check them out right now. THANKS!

Antonella said...

may I suggest you this link with the free downloadable PDFs? In case it's difficult to find them printed

Anto

Antonella said...

oops. here it is:
http://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/topic/mary-frances-books

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