Handcrafted Raggedy dolls for home decor or collecting.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Round Head~My Favorite Annie~are DONE!!
Here are the 2 babies I made for a wholesale customer...this redhead is really NOT so red...darn flash!!
I LOVE doing this style of doll and can hardly wait to make round head bunny rabbits this upcoming season.
Today...I want to get something off my chest.
I detest winter...I realize it has to happen...I realize there is nothing I can do to change the fact that it is GOING to come regardless how I feel about it. But, that doesn't mean I HAVE TO like it. I just have to tolerate it.
Yes, I live in northern Illinois...just 7 miles from the Wisconsin state line....cold temps accompanied by lots of snow is inevitable for these parts and I am fully aware of that fact...I have lived here for too long not to know it...
I also dislike how people wish for a white Christmas...that live right here in northernIllinois/southern
Wisconsin...PEOPLE...Christmas is going to come whether or not there is snow on the ground or not...and the snow just makes it more miserable. LOL...that didn't sound right...but I am leaving it and will explain.
When it snows...and the roads become snow covered...it turns into such a MESS...salted, cindered, slushy, slippery, and just a dirty ugly mess. I hardly go anywhere if the roads are covered...and I have 4-wheel drive...which is "mandatory" here in Illinois...if you want to really go anywhere...LOL. So, I have to wait to get fabric until the roads are completely clean...and free of that sloppy stuff...I don't mind them a bit wet from the salt...but I am not moving my hiney anywhere if there is snow on the road. Honestly...I don't see what is sooooo pretty about dirty snow? It is my firm belief that the roads should have heating elements beneath them....ran by solar power...LOL...which would eliminate plowing, salting, and alot of road repairs. hahaha! VOTE FOR ME for Illinois road commisioner! kidding!
Yes...I think that when frost freezes on the trees and turns them sparkly white it is very pretty...but that isn't snow...it is frost. Anyway....enjoy looking at the dollies...my White Christmas rant is over...LOL
Currently available for purchase here on my blog...Mailed paper pattern for my new for fall 2011 Enchantress Witch doll. She is 26" tall NOT including her hat. Pattern cost is 11.00 and 1.00 shipping within the US 50. International customers...please contact me for a shipping rate...usually 2.86...and a customized invoice.
NEW Primitive Folk Art Talullah PAPER PATTER available here on my blog!
Talullah is a 26" Fancy folk art doll. In this pattern you will recieve a skin tone painting recipe to give her that perfectly prim nutmeg tone...pattern pieces and detailed instructions for all clothing and body parts...my source for that beautiful hair...and secret time saving tips. This is a round head doll. All my patterns are relatively simple to follow...but this pattern requires some sewing experience. I would not classify it as a beginner pattern.
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Nellie & JoJo PAPER PATTERN #142
26" Nellie & 14" JoJo Bunny PAPER PATTERN available now...11.00 plus 1.00 shipping within the US 50. International customers...contact me for direct invoicing thru paypal...shipping is 2.86.
Henrietta Hare PAPER PATTERN available NOW
Pattern Cost is $11.00 plus 1.00 shipping
Pattern Specials~ONLY HERE on my Blog
PATTERNS BELOW ARE NOW $9.00 EACH WITH .80 SHIPPING WITHIN THE US 50. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS...CONTACT ME FOR A SHIPPING RATE...
All patterns include color cover photo, poly bag, materials list, detailed instructions to achieve the look, and pattern pieces. My patterns are relatively simple to follow...but it helps if you have some sewing experience. The bodies are created using the trace and sew method for a more true body shape. Clothing pieces all have seam allowance figured into them.
Mazie 23" PAPER PATTERN #140
Krista Lynn 18" PAPER PATTERN #139
Be Mine Annie Paper Pattern #138
23" Ralphie the Elf PAPER PATTERN
14" Olde Vintage Annie PAPER PATTERN
32" Patches Santa PAPER PATTERN
16" Yankee Doodle Raggedies
21" Liberty & Belle
23" Carlie & Freida
I am mother to 2 young adults. My daughter is 28 and gave me my 1st grandchild on July 2, 2008...Brody. She is currently pregnant with another grandson. My son is 24 and gave me my 2nd grandchild, named Austin who was born April 14th 2009. I am married to "Prince Charming" (LOL) and have been for almost half my life. I enjoy making dolls...I like to call them "country Prim" because they are more cutesy than primitive...yet stained like prims. I have been sewing and creating for the past 17 years and have come a long way since the days of my first floppy eared bunny. I have had a scarecrow featured as one of many on the cover of Country Marketplace Magazine...which is no longer in existance. I have been in Better Homes and Gardens Crafters Showplace Magazine and once had a sales rep who took many of my items to gift shows and sold to craft shops across the United States. I am now trying to figure out the vast world of internet exposure. And this is yet another adventure for me. I can now be found on Etsy and eBay...