Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.
I’ve always loved Raggedy Ann dolls. When I was a little girl, I had really big one, I think she was bigger than me, or at least that’s how I remembered her. My mom told me it wasn’t really mine, it was my aunt’s. I loved the doll a lot, so much I would brush her teeth and gave her baths. Of course I never rinsed it well or lied her flat to dry. The doll ended up covered with mold. It was so bad, my mom ended up throwing her away. I still have the happy memories of her, and every time I see a Raggedy one or a doll inspired in her, it makes me smile and brings warm happy memories to mind.
So now it was my time. I have been thinking of making a Raggedy Ann inspired doll for a couple of years now, but I never really decided on the details. I first wanted her to be a classic rag doll, then thought about making her soft sculpted, and what do you know? I ended up making a Raggedy Waldorf baby doll. I’m very happy with how she came up, so much I am tempted to keep her.
Now let me tell you a little about Ana. She was born from scraps and rags, mismatched buttons, love, hopes, and some yarn. This little girl was not only born from all those things but she also helped built herself up. She picked the yarn she wanted for her hair and helped me crochet a wig cap for her head. She picked out buttons and yarn. She even made herself a little rag doll. She’s a very crafty girl. She’s happy all day with just some yarn and fabric. She must be my soulmate doll, hahaha! All I can say about her was that she was a joy to make. I had never had a doll as helpful as her. I hope you can see all the love I put into making her.
Ana is a 10 inch natural fibers Her skin is Heavy weight Laib Yala in light brown color. Her torso and legs are made with fully lined cotton interlock. Her head is made in the traditional Waldorf style with some needle felting to make it firmer. Her limbs are firmly filled with clean wool. Her torso is filled with mostly glass beads (for weight) and some wool. She’s very floppy like a real rag doll. Her eyes, nose, and eyebrows have been hand embroidered with DMC thread. Ana’s hair is a wool blend yarn crocheted wig.
Ana is not a toy, she’s an art doll for gentle play by adult doll collectors and older children 7 and up. She’s spot clean only.
Ana will go home with most of the clothes and accessories you see in her photos which includes:
- Handmade dress with buttons
- White bloomers
- Pink apron with hand embroidered rainbow heart
- Hand crocheted mary janes
- Fabric bow
- Rag doll traveling friend
If you would like to see more photos of Ana you can check her album.
Ana’s adoption fee is 170 USDollars plus shipping. Standard Shipping with tracking inside Mexico is free, to the US, PR, and Canada is 18 USDollars and for the rest of the world is 25 USDollars. Priority shiping to the US is 30 USDollars, to other parts of the world it will require a revised quote. If you wish to adopt this crafty baby girl just comment below stating so. I will take entries for Ana until tomorrow Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5pm CDT. If more than one person is interested I will draw a name later on. Once a family has been chosen I will send a PayPal invoice. As always by commenting you agree you are 18 years or older and please do not comment for someone else.
Baby Ana has been adopted.
Thank you for passing by to meet my Raggedy Ana. If you wish to adopt her I wish luck. If you are here just to see her, we’re happy about that too.
Take care and do something you love this week.
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