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Hello from Mary in Atlanta, Georgia... I'm a dollmaker and happy gramma to a dear little near-four-year-old granddaughter. I want to showcase here great dolls and softies from other artists as well as my own stuff. My main interest lies with vintage cloth dolls that our frugal earlier mothers made for their children--women who often did not possess the financial means or even transportation to indulge "boughten" dolls and toys. In this endeavor I've been heavily influenced by master dollmaker Gail Wilson of Gail Wilson Designs.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Essie from deep in old Montana ...

Essie was a LOT! of fun to make .. She is another doll from the Kay Cloud book but I've re-drawn near this entire pattern. She is entirely hand-made/hand-sewn .. made from Marcus Bros Aged Muslins. Stuffed with 100% sheep wool and weighted with steel shot .. so she's not for little kids to play with ... Let her be a small thank you to our long ago mothers who made by hand the toys for their beloved children.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Mouse

This is my dear friend's granddaughters, Erin and
Naomi with their Christmas Mouse.
Erin drew the mouse and Gran
executed the design in cloth.