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Annette the African American Bag Holder Rag Doll

I’m happy to have finished her. It feels really good. Here she is in her handmade dress which is upcycled from a handmade Indian blouse with beautiful beaded details in red, gold and blue. Annette is approximately 35 inches long. Her hair is made of beautiful, textured yarn that looks great in a ponytail or […]

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Kitty. Frog. Doll.

It’s been so quiet at home. A few times I sat in the quiet feeling deep peace and satisfaction but other times I wanted to curl up in a ball having been overtaken by emotional pain. It seems life is at fifty – fifty right now. I’m still with the old CNA company because I’m […]

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Lizzy the Black Folk Art Ragdoll

Lizzy is 11 inches long and is sweet as pie with her dimples and wide, beautiful eyes. Her dress is made of cotton and her hair is black, textured yarn with two white bows. Lizzy is an art doll made of hand painted cotton fabric. Her bottom is filled with polyester fiber beads allowing her […]

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Star the African American Handmade Ragdoll

This Black Folk handmade ragdoll sits properly and proudly while displaying a bun with a vintage butterfly hat pin. Star was painted from head to toe with acrylic paint over cotton fabric. Trim and other small details have been added in gold on her reddish-brown, checked dress. Her hair is textured yarn. She is 15 […]

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Sewing up a storm

I finished my neighbor’s doll today. She’s 24 inches and has beautiful, long, black hair. She’s got tiny pearl earrings and a small white bow in her hair. In the works are 3 rabbits left to complete and one doll. I need to photograph the two other dolls and they will then be in my […]

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Therapy Review: Live free. Young Self.

We talked about figuring out how to live with instability, with the unknown. I’m not a very flexible person. I’m not spontaneous, don’t like to have someone jump out and surprise me. But my health is one big unstable lion that is silent for awhile but waiting for the moment to roar. We talked about […]

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Doll sewing day

Bring out the sewing basket. Get out the good scissors and thread. Where are the hair ribbons and the fabric paints? It’s doll making day. Faith UPDATE: Finished and rehomed

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You have so much love to give, that’s what makes you special.

I have a little one who was born in a small division of Indiana called Rosedale Hills. She was born in a home where art, music, love and laughter fill the rooms. The scent of joy is roses. The feel of care is as smooth as cream as its poured into what will become sweet […]

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Madison Ann the African Americana Folk Doll

Ah, I got it. I finished her. I went to Wally World yesterday and looked for a yellow ribbon but I couldn’t find one. Despite sewing a doll by hand, painting her entire body, painting her face and sewing in yarn for hair, I can’t make a bow. It’s sad but true, I can’t make […]

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Rose Marie African American Rag Doll

Finished and ready for her new life in Southern Indiana. This is Rose Marie, a hand stitched, hand painted, ornamental rag doll. She’s about 12 inches from head to toe and wears little white undies and little black shoes. Rose Marie is a doll that is soft to the touch and has very wavy brown […]