In the village of Little Dumpling live lots of busy little people. This booklet introduces the second group of irresistible characters - five of the village men.
One sunny day Lord Lancelot of Little Dumpling Manor and his little dog Macintosh set off for a pleasant drive in the country. Unfortunately, Lord Lancelot's motor car has seen better days and they hadn't gone far before one of the tyres burst with a very loud bang! But all was not lost, because Harold the village handyman lived near by. Harold can fix just about anything and he promised to repair the tyre as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, Lord Lancelot and Macintosh decided to walk down to the village. At Buttercup Meadow Lord Lancelot stopped to chat to Farmer Woolly about the weather and the price of turnips. Macintosh couldn't resist trying to round up the sheep, which caused much amusement when they scattered all over the field!
On arrival at the village Lord Lancelot had a bright idea - a little shopping would pass the time quite nicely. First they visited Benjamin Bakewell's bakery shop. Benjamin is famous for his secret recipe for mouth-watering savoury turnovers, so of course Lord Lancelot bought some for tea as well as a sausage roll for Macintosh.
The next stop was Samuel Sprout's greengrocery shop. Lord Lancelot couldn't help but admire the splendid array of vegetables on Samuel's stall. Even Macintosh was impressed and he doesn't even like vegetables! Samuel suggested that a crisp salad would go down well with the savoury turnovers. And what about some mushrooms for breakfast and a pretty pot plant for Lord Lancelot's wife Lady Letitia?
By now quite laden with paper bags, Lord Lancelot and Macintosh returned to Harold's workshop to pick up the motor car.
What lovely surprises were in store for Lady Letitia... and all because of a flat tyre!
Each Little Dumpling doll is free-standing and measures 17cm (6.75") in height. Only small oddments of yarn are required for these easy-to-make characters and full instructions are given for all the miniature accessories appropriate to each doll.
PS: The village ladies are featured in their own Little Dumpling Dolls booklet.
||Author: Jean Greenhowe
||Pattern Count: 5