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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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Big Brown Eyes

She’s just a little thing at 14 inches but she’s got big brown eyes full of hope and a sweet little smile. I let her eyes, smile and hair do all the talking for this doll. Her hair is really long and soft. Her lips are soft and pink and turned up just a little […]

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Therapy Review: Managing Anxiety. Relief

My dreams weren’t good but they didn’t plague me. I laid in bed for a bit and watched a short lecture then got ready for therapy. We talked about how wonderful it’s been to have my new buddy and how there’s renewed courage to leave the house and go further than usual. I can’t explain […]

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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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Imminent Danger Seek Shelter – Crikey!

That was a long, long night. I woke at 2 pm when my friend Snow knocked on the door. I didn’t have to go to the basement again last night, but it was a mess over here all last night. I was happy the phone held its charge. The messages (plural) that made me grab my […]

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My Own

The more I make these dolls, the more I pay attention to my own. I’ve had my doll for several years now. In that time she has gone from all but being hidden in my bedroom to now sitting in the living room with flowers and such around her. I’ve re-written this entry four times […]

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About the Doll Maker of Inner Child Therapy Dolls

Of all the dolls I’ve made, this is the first time someone has allowed me to write publicly about how it feels to make these dolls.  The first feeling is one of pressure followed by fear I may fail. It takes me a good week to get my head around the project. The first step […]

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African American Art Doll. African Inspired Custom Order.

I remember saying I wasn’t going to do dolls anymore. I just couldn’t get into it the way I was. Something interesting happened though, a woman who purchased a doll from me in 2009 contacted me to ask if I still make dolls. She wanted the doll to look a certain way. At first I […]

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Mariah, African-American Ragdoll

Mariah, the Handmade African-American Rag Doll is now available in my shop on Etsy. Please see the sidebar for the Etsy link. SOLD Mariah was hand painted using oil paints which were allowed to cure. I then hand drew her facial features and painted them in acrylics. Her clothing is upcycled and includes a hand […]

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Amanda in Pink Handmade Rag Doll

Plush Rag Doll stats:  SOLD 30 inches long, Long blond hair made of soft yarn, Painted large brown eyes with long lashes, soft blue shadow and pink cheeks, Pink dress, white bloomers with lace, Little pink lace up slippers Adorned in adorableness . . For sale price and other details please see my Etsy shop […]