When the children were babies Johanne made them dolls to play with.
The dolls were supposed to be look-alikes. In Swedish they are called Waldorf-dockor.
This is Love, to the left, and Lisa, to the right
But since neither Elise nor Ludvig ever played with dolls, they were pretty much neglected.
So Johanne decided that the poor, forlorn dolls needed a good foster home.
And she actually came up with a rather clever idea – why not give the dolls to the Waldorf nursery
where both her kids have been looked after?
But of course the dolls needed some new clothes, so Johanne had to start knitting.
As usual she had left things a bit late, so she had to knit until late at night
in order to finish in time.
She did though.
This is Elise handing over the dolls to their new "mothers" and "fathers"
at the annual summer picnic for all the children at the nursery and their families.
And in the autumn Ludvig will start school.
When looking for something to wear for this special occasion,
the last ever nursery picnic, Johanne suddenly remembered what she did last summer:
A silk corset by Annie Modesitt.
The actual knitting took no more than a week at most, because she was on holiday.
But then came the Sewing of the Buttons...
And that´s why the silk corset never got finished, but was stowed away
in a warderobe for ten months.
Because Johanne is fairly short her corset only has 19 buttons.
She doesn´t even want to think about how many buttons someone taller would need.