Today I spent more than an hour cleaning my iron: what a waste of time that was. The iron needed cleaning because I am often too impatient, lazy, careless, stupid.............to protect the sole plate when I am using fusible mesh or glues and today I paid the price. It was lovely and sunny outside and I was in my sewing room cleaning my iron. Lesson learned!!!
While working on the iron my thoughts drifted to an item that sits on a shelf in my sewing room. It is something I am very fond of but I am wondering if it has any meaning.
My youngest daughter bought this at a market many years ago: she was in her late teens and loved it at the time.
Now she wont have it in her house: her 14 year old daughter loves it but she is not allowed to take it home.
It appears to be made of plaster and the reverse side is hollow (shell like).
At present it is covered by a pillow case as one of the little girls I babysit seems to be frightened by it.
I find the detail and the rings and chains to be quite beautiful and the
eye is fascinating.
It is about 40cm from base to top of head.