Friday, December 18, 2009

A Christmas Doll from 2006!

I haven't created anything lately (except a mess) around here! I'm so busy at the "day" job this time of year. I have promised myself that I will start right after the Holiday Season and finally get my Etsy shop up and running. I made this Raggedy Anne doll for my niece Maggie three years ago. She is made of muslin that I painted and sanded and painted again. I sewed each piece of yarn to her little head and created her dress and petticoat. I have to admit that it took me several weekends to get her done. I think that she measured just under 2 feet long. She was definitely a learning experience!
I learned that she took too long to make for her to be profitable!
I also think that she is just too big!
I personally would rather have something smaller.
Something that could maybe sit on a shelf?
Anyway Maggie loved her and that is all that really mattered. So, very soon I am going to begin making smaller dolls and cat dolls for my shop. I also plan to do some more collage paintings and also sell some of my "vintage" finds (if I can part with them LOL!)

SO THERE - I've put it out there! Now I have to get going and DO IT!


LoopyBoopy said...

2006?? Thats 3 years ago girl!! We wanna see more!! She is adorable and I'm sure you niece adored her.

I have something for you on my blog. Write me at so I can get your addy.

oldblackcatboo said...

You have just MADE my Christmas!
I can not find the words to express my HAPPINESS!!!! You are the GOD-DESS of all doll makers as I have said before, I bow to your greatness! I will love and cherish Rachelle and always think of your extreme kindness to me!
You are loved! Kisses from my BLUE too!

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

Hi dear friend,

this Raggedy Anne is very beautiful even if you have spent a lot of time to do it is it Very beautiful, I hope for you builds others smaller a lot of of it they would be also very beautiful.

I wait with joy to see her... are a true artist doll!