Oct 18, 2013

Plain Ol' Rag Doll

I've been working on a project since this last July...a rag doll. Just a plain one, maybe a little long & skinny, but really basic.  I messed around with the shape a little, and made a few for the August doll show this year...finished one and gave it to my June-Bug when she was here.  The rest of these will have faces--so I can illustrate different ways to finish them in the pattern when I list it on Etsy.

A rainbow of dollies.

The pattern for Plain Ol' Rag Doll will include drawings for the face to use for painting or embroidery, and a nightie / bonnet combo.  Later I'll list a pattern for various dresses to fit the doll, so she can have something besides sleepwear, should her Mistress desire to make her a wardrobe.

Night-night.

For now, I like them without faces.  Not sure why that is, but I think their body-language is louder this way.  The clothing they're wearing in the photos is (all but one) made up of things I've picked up here and there at doll shows--it's amazing how easy these gals are to fit!  The doll is 19" tall, but being so slender, she doesn't feel like a "Big" doll.

Audrey and Helga


The twins.
A Rag Doll family Portrait!
  I'm hoping to get the faces done and photos ready for a listing in my Etsy store next week.
Cat and dog lap-warmers not included...sorry.  Ciao!  

Schultz and Willie are helping me sew Izzy hands at the moment, but there's a rag doll right next to me, and a giant box of stuffing at my feet.  Such wonderful helpers I have!

3 comments:

  1. I love your group shot Jan. They are adorable as can be.

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  2. Super enjoyed this post about your rag babies. loved the picture of you and pets too. You do have good helpers. To me the rag dolls are so appealing. I love them. I imagine you will do super well in selling them on your etsy.

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  3. Not plain at all.......they're a bevy of beauties for sure. Makes me want to make some dollies. Just about finished with my mothers details etc. Gonna do a couple more machine projects first. Then I think I'll be ready for something creative!

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