Last Friday lunchtime the Quimper Hitty human rescued this small reproduction china doll, from a charity shop. The doll’s name is Elizabeth according to a hand-written label stuck to the underside of her little stand. She is sewn into her pretty hand made clothes which include a silk dress and hair ribbon, and nice underthings. Elizabeth has taken up residence in the human’s office, on top of the filing cabinet in the Museum. Elizabeth will enjoy the daily company of whichever Hitty comes with me to work! This week Hatty is the pocket Hitty, and she and Elizabeth spent some time visiting the current display in my Hitty-sized Office Art Gallery.
The gallery was made by a student and at the moment it has a small exhibit of insect related materials. A lovely postcard from the City of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery….
…some bottled specimens…
…and a plastic cockroach. Elizabeth did not like the cockroach which was longer than her arm. Insects are rather wonderful beings, but the human is glad that even the largest living cockroach is smaller than her arm.