For my Love of Dolls

Love dolls

Always had a fascination for dolls

Girly thing ! I remember having a baby doll when I was younger and kept it till my teens then gave it away because I thought I was to old to have dolls. I also remember making a dolls house out of a cardboard box spent hours making little items and making wall paper. Oh yes I had a cindy doll I think most girls had a cindy or a Barbie. My Nan gave one of my girls when they was little a topsy tirby doll rag doll it had two heads this was handmade and I thought it was fascinating. So your probably thinking  I have a big collection of dolls but I don’t ! Reason being I also love teddies so never had the space to collect both.  I do have a black doll called Betsy that I rescued from a house my dad was clearing long time ago. She sits on my set of draws in the bedroom she’s from the 1940s she had no clothes when I got her so over the years she’s had ones made for her. Mentioned about Betsy in other blogs.shes wearing a lovely white and purple outfit matching the bedroom.had these made for her but every so often I change them but she’s very delicate her arms head and legs attached with elastics inside the body.she sometimes looks like she staring at you with her painted face. I sometimes talk to her like she’s real !  Love to know her history and who she belonged to that would make a good story.

Betsy doll

Handmade dolls I love!  first noticed Blythe dolls on Pinterest love them. Collected pictures on myDolls board plus other dolls some great pictures. Blythe dolls  are not very big but have big eyes and very realistic. Love old dolls antiques ,ragdolls and anything to do with dolls.

Blythe doll

my love of rag dolls never went away so many ragdolls makers the handmade work detail that goes into them. I came across @maisymuffinragdolls on Instagram she makes the most wonderful dolls and also writes story’s for them she has a shop on Folksy and this year has sold over a thousand items. She doesn’t know I’m writing this so hope you will go take a look. I bought a mo boy rag doll thought that was different from ones I had seen before.  Also since bought clothes and some Christmas pjs for him my grandson loves him like he dose my sock monkeys and she kindly sent a couple of books free for me to read to him.

Mo from maisy muffin ragdolls

so I have had an idea to make a ragdoll out of socks it’s something I have wanted to do for a while.  My own pattern and it may take a while to work out  but Im Giving it a go ! Still making my sock monkeys  and had lots of great ideas.

Start of my sock ragdoll

if interested may do a blog of the different stages of making 😊

Thankyou for reading Julie

I follow lots of Instagram doll makers. So here’s some of the many I follow.           @fabiluli @ladydurhamdolls @sinadolls @henandchick @ohzuzana @isabellas_secret_attic @mukla_doll  @dollmakers

Also @blythe_sana