My First Dolls

My First Dolls
I started making dolls in the mid 1990s

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cloth doll
"Cyrilla," from the book "Prairie People"
Doll number 14 7/97 (DONATED)
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I made many of these dolls
(boys and girls) for craft shows. 
cloth doll
Simple muslin "Laundry Woman" has
individual fingers (before I learned about armature).  My father carved the tiny clothespins from oak.  Her face is hand-embroidered. 
Doll No. 11, 3/95
cloth doll
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This "Winter Warmth" doll was made from the  pattern booklet Sweet Seasons - Book 2
Doll No. 89, 10/97
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This Christmas Angel has removable wings. 
Face is hand-embroidered.
Doll No. 6, 10/94   SOLD

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Original doll made for my sister.  Holds a crazy quilt and a basket of sewing supplies.  Doll No. 45.

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Scarecrows (original pattern).
Dolls No. 39 & 40.  SOLD
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Claire is made of tea-dyed muslin, and her clothing and shoes are removable.  Face is embroidered.
Doll No. 5, 10/94  SOLD
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Raggedy doll, holding basket of eggs.
Doll No. 34.  SOLD
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Clarissa, another early doll, has a
basic pancake style body, articulated fingers (with no armature), and removable clothing.  
Doll No. 3, 3/94   SOLD
cloth doll
Adapted from McCalls 7980 
 Doll No. 87 Donated to Lower Columbia Hospice, 1998
cloth doll
From McCalls 8774.  Doll No. 15.
Donated to Lower Columbia Hospice, 1999.
cloth doll
Angel adapted from McCalls 8776.
Doll No. 98, 12/97.  SOLD
cloth doll
"Career Girl" with embroidered face.
Number 8, 10/1994    SOLD
cloth doll
Another original doll
Embroidered face, removeable clothing and shoes.
Number 10, 1995
cloth doll
Original doll
Embroidered face and removeable clothing. 
Number 7, 10/1994
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This is Sadie, one of my earlier dolls.  She's from an original pattern.    Made of tea-dyed muslin, her facial features are embroidered by hand. SOLD
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Original Doll with embroidered face
Number 12, 1995. SOLD
cloth doll
Doll for Mom
Number 9, 1995
cloth dolls
"Snow Drifts"
Dolls 84B and 85B
October 1997

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