First four years of my life I lived in Davenport, Iowa. Raggedy Anny was my gift when we left the port of NY for Africa, Namibia, in 1974.
👑Every beauty queen was once just a little girl with big dreams. Raggedy Ann and I had no idea what a fabulous future was in store! @missuniverse @officialmissnamibia #raggedyann#dolls#beautyqueen#throwbackthursday#morethanjustaprettyface 👑
Hello friends! Just wanted to tell you this little story. The doll on the right was made by my mother over 30 years ago. It was for my little sister. My mother made me and my sisters each a #raggedyann doll, and one #raggedyandy for my brother. She spent hours and hours on them. My oldest sister took hers on an outing with her and it got lost/stolen. Both she and my mother were heart-broken. As any #dollmaker knows, so much love and time goes into creating each doll. My mother re-made a doll for my older sister, but that too has been misplaced 😩. Fast forward to 30-something years later, and my sister’s husband requests that I make her a doll (as a surprise) for her birthday. The face on the doll I made (on left) isn’t exactly the same as you can see, but I took the time to make the doll the same way my mother did. I even found buttons (for the back of the dress) that looked the same as my mother used. My 5-year-old just loved the story that I was making my sister a surprise doll years after hers was misplaced. She made me tell it over and over again. So I mailed this little dolly off last week. Happy birthday to my sister Stacey! It’s not the same one Mom made, but I hope it makes you feel loved nonetheless! (That sock doll in second pic was made by my brother-in-law). #handmadedoll#happybirthdaysurprise#thisiswhyimakedolls#mymomstartedit
Well I have not made it in the sewing studio today and it doesn’t look like I’m going to this evening! It’s good sometimes just to have a day where you do fun things and get things done!! But I promise I will be back in the studio Bright and early tomorrow morning!! Getting all you guises orders ready to ship out by Saturday!!💕💕✂️✂️😉😉 #oldragdollcupboard#raggedyanndoll#creativepeople
Ivys Halloween custom that grandma made last year still fits! looks like she’s going as raggedy Ann again this year🤗 honestly I’m so happy I get to see her wear this again, she was so adorable last year and the costume is close to my heart. My siblings and I were all raggedy Ann as kids so it’s fun to keep the tradition alive. Last year was so fun I can’t wait for this year! #halloween#raggedyann
Timeless Tuesday... my mama is seriously a renaissance woman! She is great at everything and continues to challenge herself! She made these raggedy Anne costumes for Halloween for my sister and I when I was 8 years old! I can barely sew a button on and she made these! Wow! She made our costumes and so many other things for years! #timelesstuesday#loveher#mymama#costumes#raggedyann#halloween