They been cut, sewn, turned and then soaked in coffee stain. I opted for a lighter stain because I still want to see a faint glimpse of pink. They will dry lighter.
The color looks good. On to stuffing. It’s my least favorite part of doll making. I think because the time it takes and the fact that I get excited about pulling it all together.
They sure have come along way.
There are so many different styles and looks of a Raggedy. Check out this page, History of Raggedy and see how the raggedy came about and evolved over the years. Great history and amazing inspiration there.
More inspiration for me is a doll artist, Shelly Koch Mama’s Primitives. She makes amazing raggedy dolls; the kind I love. Check out her prim raggedy dolls.
Last night my daughter asked me to make a doll centered around Red poppies. Naturally I will oblige her. Poppies are special for her as they remind her of her Papaw. We always donate money and receive poppies for Papaw every time we see the vets selling them.
I ready had that idea written in my book already. She just bumped it up to the top. I also added a mother goose and a storm trooper. lol. My book is filled with ideas for dolls. One at a time. Pick and choose as the mood strikes. 😊
I have had the most fun making some happy dolls. I’ve made a doll with teeth and baby shoes. And I swear to you I never ever thought I would do that. lol
And two ladies from the sisterhood of red hats all set for a tea party.
And my version of Rosie the Riveter. Although my husband said what she really needs is a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in her hand. But that would change everything about her. lol
He’s all boy. And lots of booboos to back that up
My version of Rosie the Riveter
Eleanor amd Gladys
My dolls can be found on Facebook at An Old Crows Journey.
For now my quilting sits quietly in the background. And that’s good since it has often times been a tug of war between primitive crafting and quilting.
And I have made some new friends and I have seen some amazing dolls over at the Facebook page Purely Primitive Dolls.
I have a couple of dolls I am planning. And then I will be working on a series of dolls which I will share a bit later.
I didn’t really have the cash to spend on the book. And, I didn’t really need another craft book. But this book caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. It had the most amazing primitive doll on the cover. I picked it up, glanced through it and put it in my basket. I knew I didn’t really have the money to spend on the book, but I COULD NOT PUT IT BACK. The book was securely in my clutches. I wanted that book. And, I bought it.
What I have learned from this book is that it isn’t just about steps. Step one. Step two…It’s about the journey, too. Once I realized this, making dolls became so much easier for me.
I have always made dolls from someone else’s patterns; never being able to re-create that image. Why? Because it wasn’t my journey. It was the doll artist’s journey.
I have had a great time making primitive dolls. I will make more. Here a few that I have made recently. Two were shared with my sister. Two have been sold. And, two are for sale. I will post again soon.