One of my strongest childhood memories is my doll called Jemima. Made lovingly by my mum from a Clothkits kit I have no idea what happened to her in the end, but things like the detail on her dress still seem crystal clear in my memory. I was a child born in the 70s. I think all of us had something from Clothkits at the time. It was just the way things were back then.
I was therefore completely thrilled when I passed by the relaunched Clothkits stand at the Knitting and Stitching a week or so back and spotted Jemima smiling out at me.
Jemima’s now called Kitty. Or maybe she was called Kitty all along, I can’t remember. Clothkits have reprinted the original Clothkits Kitty rag doll kit, complete with her pretty dress. I can’t wait to get the sewing machine out and recreate her – I feel like I’m regressing to childhood already!