this small velvet dress...
just never left miss b's wardrobe.
i bought it when she was 9 months old.
she wore it on her first aeroplane trip to new zealand
to meet her nz grandparents for the first time.
she wore clarke's black patent shoes in a size 3,
'bubbles' was the name of the design...
with cream woollen ribbed tights.
when she grew
other new dresses crowded around the small velvet dress
but i couldn't pass it on.
it didn't even get packed away in a suitcase or box
it just stayed.
eventually miss b packed up and left home
with her small velvet dress.
when she went to canada to live with mr g
she gave me the small velvet dress to hang up in my wardrobe...
and there it stays.
the small velvet dress is thirty years old.
naturally Carol xox