Thursday, July 19, 2007






Ever since I purchased this wonderful book, "American Folk Dolls" by Wendy Lavitt, I have wanted to recreate the cover doll. She is a 30" antique Rag doll , made in the late 19th c. from New York. This is the only info given on this doll. I'd love to learn her history. The careful stitching of the face and the individual fingers are what "make" this doll so special to me. I've dressed her in antique baby clothing, consisting of dress, slip, wool stockings and high button shoes. I will probably darken and age her up a bit more and make her a kitty (like the one she is holding on the cover) or something else to hold. A very good and knowledgable friend of mine suggested that it was likely added later. Thanks Billie, for all your help and advice! If all works out as planned, she will be on Ebay next Tuesday. (fingers crossed) Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Lori said...

Nancy, she is very sweet!!!

Nanny's Cottage said...

Nan, she's beautiful! I love the embroidered face! :D
Nena

Dixie Redmond said...

Oh, Nan, OH MY. I've wanted to do this doll, too. You've done an outstanding job...

Dixie

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

*Thud* That was me hittin' the floor!! She fabulous Nan!
That is my favorite old dollie book. :)
~Peanut

Rolling River Prims said...

you have captured it Nan - wonderful!

cookie

Annie said...

YOu are the best!!!!!

annie

jojo said...

Nan!! i have to agree with everything everyone said!!! wow she is just awesome.....almost as awesome as YOU!!! :) You ARE the best!! hugs jojo

Michelle said...

Nan,
You have a gift. Keep using it to create your marvelous dolls! I can't wait to own one of yours someday!

Hugs,
Tink

CraBBy GaBBy said...

speechless...your talent leaves me in awe and a big ole' slobber drool hanging from my mouth.
Heidi

Cheryl said...

Just found your blog, Nancy...oh my! I am just in awe of these incredible dolls you create. What a talent you have! I will certainly visit here often to see what lovely new sweeties you have created....
hugs, cheryl

Doreen said...

Hello. I've found your blog through dixie Redmonds blog...I love your work. This gals is fabulous. Wnderful job. I love your Milliners Model. I just recently did some research on Milliners...I would love to have a little shop of my own.

Best wishes,
Doreen

Angie said...

I was lucky enough to snag this wonderful book at a rummage sale a couple months ago. I read it cover to cover. So inspiring! Your dolly is just perfect, too! I just love her face. Best of luck with her. Your blog is great. I'll be back..