Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pockets and Rollups For My Red Cape book

Still available as of August 2018,  postage has gone up so I have too.  Thanks.

The original soft cover book with full size patterns is available  for $16.50, including priority mailing. Send a check to Edyth O'Neill 609 Courtney St Fredericksburg TX 78624    Or pay $16.50 by paypal to joneill816@austin.rr.com  and be sure to state what you are purchasing.

Sorry, Continental USA only Thank you.

Sample page and cover shown here


  1. I am a proud owner of the original book. Enjoyable book

  2. Dear Edyth - hold a copy for me...my check is literally in the mail to you! Thanks so much.

  3. I would love a copy of your book, Edyth...it sounds wonderful! I will get my check in the mail tomorrow :)

  4. Hi Edyth-
    Please hold a book for me. I will put a check in the mail right away. Thank you. Christine
    I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your/Dixie's article in EAL on Izannah Walker Dolls. Learned a lot and you have definitely interested me in these wonderful dolls. I wish I were more talented and could make a doll using Dixie's methods from her class. Maybe someday...

  5. I am so glad to hear the book is still available. I just sent payment via paypal.

  6. Edith, my book came yesterday and I adore it! I especially love the story of the little doll secret stuffing. So sweet. I am ordering 2 more through Paypal today as I have two friends who would also love and appreciate this special book. Thanks you!


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