Thursday, April 03, 2014

Colonial Madis - A Charming Colonial Doll


Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists.

Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful.

The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.

Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone.

Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter.

Colonial Madis, on the other hand, does test them and sometimes their parents get a wee bit annoyed. Then Colonial Madis flashes his folks that charming smile of his and, well, all is usually forgotten. He can charm the pants off his mother and father.

"Colonial Madis" is a 15" Colonial cloth doll with an embroidered face. He has button eyes, a raised nose, and blushed cheeks. The inside of his mouth is colored rose. His boots are cross-tied and painted black and he's sporting white knee socks.

Colonial Madis is wearing a linen shirt with a matching linen and lace trimmed ascot. He has a flannel vest tied in 3 places with DMC Embroidery floss. His pantaloons are gathered and cuffed and match his lined jacket. His lined jacket has front inserts, front and back tails, and is top stitched along the edges. Three buttons are sewn to the front inserts of his lined jacket.

Colonial Madis has straight brown hair along the side seams of his head with the back of his head left bald.

Colonial Madis really is mindful of his family's reputation despite what his sister, Colonial Prudence says. After all, one day he will be the head of the family and will need to carry on the family name with pride. His grandparents worked too hard and sacrificed too much for him not to be mindful of that.

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If you want to make your own "Colonial Madis" please CLICK HERE for his e-pattern.

Colonial Prudence - New Handmade Doll and E-Pattern


Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists.

Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful.

The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.

Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone.

Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter.

Colonial Madis, on the other hand, does test them and sometimes their parents get a wee bit annoyed. Then Colonial Madis flashes his folks that charming smile of his and, well, all is usually forgotten. He can charm the pants off his mother and father.

"Colonial Prudence" is a 16" Colonial cloth doll with an embroidered face. She has button eyes, a raised nose, and blushed cheeks. The inside of her mouth is colored rose. Her boots are cross-tied and painted black. She is wearing gathered bloomers.

The front bodice of her dress has three layers of lace trim with the center layer being pearls & lace. Her colonial dress has lace trimmed sleeve, a lace trimmed neck edge, and lace trimmed bottom.

The apron that is tied around her waist is lace trimmed and tied around her waist in the back. She has a mass of curly brown hair which is barely controlled under her colonial bonnet, which is also lace trimmed and lined.

Colonial Prudence is ever mindful of her family reputation and standing in the community and has her hands full keeping her brother, Colonial Madis, in line.

However, she also has a secret weapon in her charming smile and knows that when she gives her brother a certain glance and then a certain smile that he knows enough to behave himself.

If you want to buy my "Colonial Prudence" handmade dolls please CLICK HERE.  

If you want to make your own "Colonial Prudence" please CLICK HERE for her e-pattern.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bridget - Nurse For All Seasons! NEW Handmade Nurse Doll and E-Pattern



"Bridget - Nurse For All Seasons!" is one of the members of the "Nurse Series" of cloth dolls and they are all getting ready for the "Emergency Worldwide Disaster Drill."

You see, you can never be prepared enough for a natural disaster or disaster of any nature - even a global one. So, they like nurses all over the world are all getting ready to do whatever is required of their nursing position during the drill.

They all took an oath to save lives and that is what they all intend to do. But, they and we all know that their jobs aren't just about saving lives - their jobs also entail caring for the patients, encouraging the patients, and teaching the patients how to care for themselves.

Nurses are vital to the health care profession and anyone who has even been in a hospital anywhere in the world knows that hospitals cannot function with nurses. They are the heart and soul of any hospital and heart and soul of the health care profession.

So, the nurses are getting ready. I have no doubt they will be. No matter where in the world they are.

"Bridget - Nurse For All Seasons!" is a 15" country cloth nurse doll from France. She has a muslin body and embroidered face with embroidered eyes, embroidered and raised nose, and an embroidered mouth. Her eyebrows are embroidered as are her eyelashes and she has bright pink blushed cheeks. Her boots are cross-laced.

Bridget has a mass of dark brown curly yarn hair glued all over her head. Her nurse's cap is and old-fashioned lined European cap, has a red cross on the front, a lined flap in the back, and is attached to the top and back of her head.

She is wearing fringed bloomers that are gathered at the waist and legs. Her pink striped nurse's uniform is gathered at the waist, wrists, and gathered at the neck.

Her white nurse's apron has a front bib, cross straps, and embroidered waistband that is tied in a knot in the back. She is carrying a pile of sheets and blankets.

"Bridget - Nurse For All Seasons!" is the nursing supervisor for all the candy stripers and has her job cut out for her.

You see, no matter how prepared you are she knows that you can never have enough sterile and clean linens. So, she is stock-piling as many as she can in order to be thoroughly prepared.

However, Bridget has been through this drill thousands of times and been through thousands of real disasters and knows that you are never totally prepared. She's going to try and do her best and teach all the "candy stripers" what they should be doing.

Bridget is really good at her job so we have no doubt she will be prepared.

If you would like to buy my "Bridget - Nurse For All Seasons!" handmade nurse dolls please CLICK HERE.  

If you want to make your own "Bridget - Nurse For All Seasons!" please CLICK HERE for her e-pattern.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chef Andy - Head Chef To The Stars! - Adorable New Handmade Raggedy Andy Doll and E-Pattern



"Chef Andy - Head Chef To The Stars!" won't be cooking for the "STARS" today.

You see, he and many other chefs are all getting ready for the "Emergency Worldwide Disaster Drill." They're job is to feed all the medical doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, patients, etc. Even the animals.

Basically, everyone and anyone who needs to be fed.

It's a tall order, but Chef Andy can handle it. He figures that if he can handle a snooty, demanding "star" - he can handle anyone. Including a 5-star general.

Well, maybe not the 5-star general. He or she might be a little intimidating.

Everyone else - no sweat. 5-star generals? Hmmmmm.....

"Chef Andy - Head  Chef To The Stars!" is a 17" primitive raggedy Andy cloth chef doll. He has a muslin body and embroidered face with black and white satin stitched eyes, red satin stitched nose, and an outline embroidered mouth with red stain stitched lips. His eyebrows are embroidered as are his eyelashes and he has rose blushed cheeks. His boots are black and cross-laced.

Chef ndyA has a mass of raggedy straight red yarn hair glued all over the top and back of his head. His puffy chef's cap is lined, has a center band and gathered puff top, and is attached to the top and back of his head.

He is wearing a sleeveless tee short that is gathered at the neck. His chef pantaloons are puffy, tightly fasted at the knees and gathered at the waist. His double breasted and lined short waist chef's jacket sports 3 rows of 2 buttons each.

He is carrying his favorite cooking book and trademark rolling pin.

"Chef Andy - Head  Chef To The Stars!" has his hands cut out for him.

Cooking for hundreds of thousands is no problem for Chef Andy. It's keeping the thousands of chef's under him in line and on time.

Chef Andy knows that chef's have a tendency to spend too much time on their food creations and knows that during an emergency the idea is to get the food out there to feed the starving masses - not worry about if it looks appetizing and pretty on the plate.

He can worry about the latter when he goes back to cooking for the "Stars" but, not when cooking for hungry 5-star generals. There are "stars" and there are the REAL 5- stars.

If you would like to buy my "Chef Andy - Head Chef To The Stars" doll please CLICK HERE.

If you want to make your own "Chef Andy- Head  Chef To The Stars!" please CLICK HERE for his e-pattern.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Give Me Liberty, Annie! - NEW Handmade Primitive Annie Americana Doll and E-Pattern



"Give Me Liberty, Annie!" and her brother, "Yankee Doodle Andy!", are getting ready to celebrate and getting ready for the parade.

You see, they and their fellow countrymen just won the revolutionary war and are now free and independent. That's cause for celebration - if anything was.

So, they're dressed in their best primitive "patriotic" outfits and are going to the parade.

"Give Me Liberty, Annie!" is a 16" primitive raggedy Ann Americana doll with a muslin cloth body. Her face is outline embroidered with black floss and she has satin stitched black pupils and white satin stitched whites of her eyes. Her nose is embroidered in a zig-zag straight stitch with red floss and her mouth is satin stitched with red floss. Her eyebrows and eyelashes are straight stitched with black floss. Her cheeks are blushed and she is coffee stained throughout. Her boots are black and cross laced.  She has a full head of curly, raggedy red doll hair that is barely controlled underneath her lined and gathered bonnet.

She is wearing her favorite patriotic dress which is lace trimmed and gathered at the waist and neck. She is also wearing her favorite fringed bloomers that are gathered at the waist and top of her boots. Her vest is lined with fold down lapels and is tied with three floss bows.

Annie is carrying an antique brass bell.

"Give Me Liberty, Annie!" and her brother, "Yankee Doodle Andy!", are hoping to get front row seats at the parade, but are running a little late.

Andy couldn't find his flag and Annie couldn't find her bell. Do you think they'll make it on time?

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If you want to make your own "Give Me Liberty, Annie!" doll please CLICK HERE for her e-pattern.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Yankee Doodle Andy! - NEW Primitive Andy Americana Handmade Doll and E-Pattern


"Yankee Doodle Andy!" and his sister, "Give Me Liberty, Annie!" are getting ready to celebrate and getting ready for the parade.

You see, they and their fellow countrymen just won the revolutionary war and are now free and independent. That's cause for celebration - if anything was.

So, they're dressed in their best primitive "patriotic" outfits and are going to the parade.

"Yankee Doodle Andy!" is a 16" primitive raggedy Andy Americana doll with a muslin cloth body. His face is outline embroidered with black floss and he has satin stitched black pupils and white satin stitched whites of his eyes. His nose is embroidered in a zig-zag straight stitch with red floss and his mouth is satin stitched with red floss. His eyebrows and eyelashes are straight stitched with black floss. His cheeks are blushed and he is coffee stained throughout. His boots are black and cross laced.

He has a full head of curly, thick yarn hair that is barely controlled underneath his lined and patriotic hat.

He is wearing his favorite fringed shirt which is gathered at the neck and wrists. He is also wearing his favorite fringed and cuffed pantaloons with two front pockets that are gathered at the waist and middle of the cuffs. His vest is lined and has two front pockets and lapels.

Andy is carrying a primitive patriotic flag decorated with red wire ribbon.

"Yankee Doodle Andy!" and his sister, "Give Me Liberty, Annie!" are hoping to get front row seats at the parade, but are running a little late.

Andy couldn't find his flag and Annie couldn't find her bell. Do you think they'll make it on time?

If you would like to but my "Yankee Doodle Andy!" handmade dolls please CLICK HERE .

If you want to make your own "Yankee Doodle Andy!" doll please CLICK HERE for his e-pattern.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gypsy Annie Loves To Travel - New Handmade Primitive Raggedy Doll



While "Primitive Andy" is the shyest "dollie" on the planet, and "Primitive Annie" is the sweetest "dollie" on the planet, "Gypsy Annie" takes the prize at being the most adventuresome "dollie" on the planet. She may be a "dollie", but she is a "gypsy" after all. She travels from town to town and lives an unconventional life.

Given how much she travels it's amazing that she was even aware of all the brouhaha she had created concerning the lack of stories for "Primitive Andy", "Primitive Annie" and herself over on "The Dollie Storage Room" blog and Linda's Blog  seven years ago. You see, she was the impetus behind the letter writing and privately urged their stories being told then. She wrote the notes. If she thought seven years was enough time back then, most assuredly she thinks ten years is more than enough to wait for a story. I would have to agree which is why I decided to post the raggedies stories now.

So, here's her story:

Like many of her relatives "Gypsy Annie" is a fortune teller. It's not an occupation she would have picked for herself. She'd rather be a travel agent, but she had a natural ability for it and so that is what she does for a living.

"Gypsy Annie" really prefers to travel and would love to travel around the world some day. The problem is that she doesn't make a lot of money as a fortune teller. But she's saving her pennies and hoping to do a bit of traveling this summer.

Gypsy Annie has a coffee stained cloth body, embroidered face with black bead eyes, and oodles of freckles.  She has red lace-tied boots and long raggedy red looped hair along the sides and top of her head.

She is wearing a coffee stained,  tattered, and fringed shirt that is gathered at the neck and has fringed sleeves that are gathered at the wrists. Her skirt is gathered at the waist and fringed along the edges. She has a tattered sash and fringe tied around her waist and she is wearing a pair of fringed bloomers that are gathered at the waist. She has a fringed gypsy kerchief tied around her head.

"Gypsy Annie" is a wanderer by nature. She dreams of one day circling the globe.She knows there is something like that in her future. She just doesn't know when it will happen. She's got her fingers crossed for "soon!"

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Primitive Annie Is Just The Sweetest - New Handmade Primitive Doll



"Primitive "Annie" is on the shy side, just like "Primitive Andy" who is her prince charming. While he is the shyest "dollie" on the planet she is the sweetest "dollie" on the planet. And, both got embroiled in the latest "dollie stories" fiasco on "The Dollie Storage Room" blog and Linda's Blog. Such attention to herself doesn't make her happy at all. And, she knows it doesn't help "Primitive Andy" at all.

"Primitive Annie's" pattern was recently revised and in being revised there was a clamor as to why she didn't have a story. It had been 7 years since her creation and she had no story. Some of the "dollies" felt this wasn't right. It didn't bother "Primitive Annie." She was far too sweet to let anything like that bother her. She knew that Linda would tell her story in due course.

Here's "Primitive Annie's" story:

"Primitive Annie" was the 2nd primitive doll that Linda designed, but her first "raggedy Annie."

Sometimes you find someone who is just plain sweet. Someone who always thinks of others before herself, always tries to do the right thing, always tries to be polite and respectful of her elders, and who always tries to be the best she can be.

Well, "Primitive Annie" is such a person - or, such a "dollie!"  She is just the sweetest and nicest "dollie" you ever could meet. And, she's in love with her prince charming - "Primitive Andy.

"Primitive Annie" likes to pretend that she's Cinderella and that "Primitive Andy" is her prince charming. She dreams of a beautiful future and life together. The problem is that "Primitive Andy" is so shy that it's almost impossible for her to get near him. In fact, he is the shyest "dollie" on the planet.

Primitive Annie has a coffee stained cloth body, embroidered face with black bead eyes, and oodles of freckles.  She is wearing a coffee stained, tattered, and fringed dress with 3/4 length fringed sleeves. She is also wearing gathered bloomers and a tattered and fringed apron. She has a small tattered ribbon tied around her neck, patches on her clothes and raggedy red looped hair along the sides and top of her head. Floss is sewn to her feet and legs for her raggedy red stripes.

"Primitive Annie" may be wearing tattered clothes, but she is sweetness in life.  And, she has a dilemma. How can he know how wonderful she is if she can't even get to talk to him? How can Cinderella meet her Prince Charming when he's so shy?

Can you help her?

If you would like to buy my handmade Primitive Annie dolls please CLICK HERE.

If you would like to make "Primitive Annie's" please CLICK HERE for her instant download e-pattern.