Wednesday, April 30, 2008

theprimitivepatch -star*spangled*pretties
Primitive Folk Art Raggedy Doll Mother Stitchery

Well, I did manage to make a Mother's Day dolly, though I nearly ran out of time! LOL! This will be a shorter auction so you can still get her in time for Mothers Day.

Annie measures 23" head to toes and made from stained muslin. She wears a burgundy, navy and tan plaid homespun dress with a drop waist and little gathered sleeves. The bloomers are a neat tonal mustard Honey & Me cotton print with prim stars and little curly Q's.

Her collar is aged muslin with primitive stitchin' around the edge. All the hems on her dress and bloomers have a nice finished edge and all clothing has been stained. Her face is primly hand stitched on and her hair is barn red wavy wool yarn stitched into pigtails with a ragbow on each side.

I gave her head a slight tilt to give her a sweet look. Her arms are string jointed, so they will move up and down. Her leggings and mary jane shoes are painted on in prim fashion, then sanded and stained. Her feet have a more 3-dimensional look to them. I gave her a boxed bottom and weighted it gently so she will sit nicely. I also gave her a sturdy loop in her back if you prefer to hang her for display instead. She will come to you signed and dated by me.

The stitchery I wanted to resemble a miniature wall hanging quilt. It measures 9" tall and a little over 8" wide. It reads "Mother. . . . A person hand chosen by God that shows unending love and compassion to the miracle He blessed you with that lasts a lifetime". The border around the stitchery is matching homespun and the "quilt" backing is a different coordinating navy, burgundy and tan cotton homespun. I did some hand stitching on both sides of the seam all the way around. It has been stained for an aged look. I am also including the wire heart hanger to go with it. The quilt has heavy cotton thread loops in the back that tie to the hanger for display and can be removable if you wish. The hanger measures 7 1/2 " tall and 7 1/4" wide.
Annie was made using a Sweetmeadowsfarm pattern and the stitchery was made using a pattern from Twigs-n-Sprigs.
My dollies are "pretties" for adult decoration only and not intended to be a children's toy.
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