I’m sure you will agree that 2020 was a challenging year for all of us and the Covid 19 situation forced many people to look for new ways to work, this led to a flood of hobby artists offering cut price pet portraits, while I still have a loyal and valued customer base, in these tough times I have decided to indulge another of my passions and have been sewing old fashioned rag dolls.
Initially these were intended as gifts for my youngest granddaughters but I have definitely got the sewing bug and continue to create new dolls.
Each 20inch tall doll is carefully crafted from a basic pattern by Maureen Reed, I personalise each individual with features, hair and clothing/embellishments before naming and photographing them for adoption.
As they become available I will post photos here and on my new doll facebook page. ( an adoption fee of £40 applies to all available dolls) so keep looking and you may see just the doll for you.
Meanwhile if you are interested in discussing or commissioning a unique doll for someone special, please contact me for details ( prices from £40)
While I hand make each doll with as much attention to safety as possible, using fabrics, yarns and fillings that conform to British safety standards (EN71), I do not yet have UKCE certification to sell these dolls as toys (I am working on it) so would advise that children are always supervised and that the dolls are kept well away from naked flames
This is Annabel, my first cloth doll, with striking red hair in bunches, she is made from a pattern by Maureen Reed and is dressed in clothes made from recycled fabrics.
Annabel has been adopted
Introducing Bethany a quirky little character, she is dressed in a fun zebra print jumpsuit and has lots of spiral curls and ribbons in her hair
Bethany has been adopted
Claire is a cheeky character with a look of mischief about her, she has short wild hair and wears a simple summery dress with matching bloomers
Claire has been adopted
This sweet, rather prim young lady is Daffodil, she has lovely cottony brown hair in a pony tail and is wearing a pretty floral dress
Daffodil has been adopted
Gloria is a cutie, she has slightly darker skin and wild, soft wooly hair with an aubergine coloured ribbon attached, her dress is in a pretty blue polka dot fabric and she wears plain frilly undies.
Gloria is available for adoption
My very first boy doll, Archie has been lovingly created from the same basic pattern by Maureen Reed, he is dressed in denim trousers and jacket over a teal vest
Archie has been adopted
Elizabeth is a bit of a tom-boy at heart and her unkempt red hair gives her away in spite of her pretty "Sunday best" outfit.
She has a mass of cheeky freckles and a mischievous grin
Elizabeth is available for adoption
Daisy is Daffodils twin sister she is almost identical but has a thin streak of red hair in her pony tail
Daisy is dressed in a navy flower print frock like her sister.
Daisy has been adopted
Alice is Annabel's twin sister she is almost identical with thick red hair tied in bunches and a pretty floral frock
Alice has been adopted