Friday, March 13, 2009

The doll


When my sister, Sara, and I were ages two and three, we had dolls with the remarkable names of "Long Hair" and "Blue Dress". I'm sure you have gathered what their outstanding characteristics were. :>} Along the same vein, I'd like you to meet "Pink Shoes", "Pinky" for short. I used my Raggedy Ann and Andy pattern, circa 1974, this time making the smallest one which is 10 inches. Putting cluster stuffing into those tiny little limbs was certainly a trial. I'd poke it in and it would come floating out. Perhaps regular stuffing would have worked better! I wasn't sure how yarn hair would hold up in the care of a 1 1/2 year old, so I used fabric hair. That's why she needed a hat - to improve the appearance of her hair. (Did you ever see the comic strip "Nancy" from a quarter century ago? That's what her hair looks like.)

I did finish quilting the third baby quilt, which is for the baby brother of the little gal this doll ensemble is for.


I'm very excited to start my next project!


4 comments:

Daisy said...

Aw...Pinky is adorable. You did a fantastic job on this doll, Diana. I'm sure she will be well loved.

The Gingerbread House said...

Well, guess you can stuff other good things besides stuffing someone I know with Ice water!!
The Doll in the bed gave me a good smile...I think it's cute! What are you thinking of making next!
Ginny

Suzanne said...

Raggedy Ann and Andy are favourites of mine. I think I may have told you that before.

I love your doll and I really adore the names you and your sister had chosen.

Owen Phillips said...

Hi Di, thanks for your comments this week on a couple of posts... I'm getting alot of visitors according to the counter, but few are leaving comments. I know I'm a guy and shouldn't be commenting about dolls and things like that, but I really think you are amazing with all these wonderful creations... that will be a lucky young person who gets your doll. And amazing too that you still have the patterns from 1974 ! You are more like my Mom than you know. . . she has all kinds of sewing things from ages ago. You would really enjoy seeing her I think, I gather it's been a while. Well, if you happen to be in Philadelphia, give them a call. You have their phone and e-mail ?