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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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From a vintage Italian pattern ....

This is Drucilla. She's from a vintage Italian pattern tho I have redrawn it significantly. She still needs shoes and socks. The goal was to make her look like a doll made for a child living long ago -- made for her by her mother who usually had to use scraps of fabric she could find or salvage. She's 8-1/2"-9" tall and head is attached onto a shoulder-plate which was then attached to her body. She is entirely hand-sewn.

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