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Handmade nurse raggedy doll named Sarah.

This adorable pink and cream calico raggedy doll was made for my best friend Sarah after she graduated from nursing school.



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I am a fairly new self-taught cloth doll artist. I was always interested in history and mythology, so I decided to create dolls in this motif. I carefully researched history of each character before “bringing her to life.” I'm sending a photo of one of my goddesses; Tara, along with her story.


This beautiful handmade doll is Tara, who is the Goddess found both in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Tara is the Goddess found both in Hinduism and Buddhism.
She is a “chameleon”; appearing in more than 20 forms and colors. Each color represents different aspects of her personality.  The most popular is a Green Buddhists Tara “The One Who Saves” and Blue Hindu Tara “She Who Brings Forth Life.” Sometimes she combines both the blue and green forms, blending them into specific Aqua color. This emphasizes her ability to protect humans while they are swimming through the ocean of existence. The blue shade expresses ferocious and dynamic nature needed for the destruction of obstacles. The green shade represents her protective, motherly like nature; the new-aqua shows her ability to endure stressful moments in life. Tara’s role is to dispel anxiety and use its energy toward courage and generosity. She attains this by uniting good luck with spiritual awakening.
The legend of Tara tells of a young maiden formed of Avalokitesvara’s tear of compassion that landed on the flower of Lotus. This Lotus became a nurturing womb, giving birth to this goddess. Therefore Tara’s favorite flower is Lotus, the symbol of nurture; both physical and psychological.

Goddess Tara is probably the oldest goddess still worshipped extensively in modern times. Her various versions exist in virtually every culture. Tara’s promise to humanity was believe to obtain as many forms as there are needs of her people. She keeps this promise to this day, therefore her presence in the house clears the atmosphere of stress, wards off illness, brings peace and harmony to the soul.


Anneliese Stitches up her first doll from muslin fabric. She made the top, dress, red ruby slippers, and TOTO too!

Anneliese Stitches up her first doll from muslin fabric. She made the top, dress, red ruby slippers, and TOTO too!


Sewing Student Alexandra makes her first handmade muslin doll.

Alexandra made this colonial muslin doll.  What is so unique about the making of the doll is EVERY stitch was hand sewn!  A big storm hit her town, she lost electricity for 3 days.  It took her 5 and 1/2 hours of hand sewing to make her doll, Rebecca.


A handmade doll from Judy Ward patterns, this doll is named Sweetie.

This doll is so adorable.  You just want to pick her up. The Showmanship Award in the Amateur division of one of our doll contests went to Darlene  from MO.  She used a pattern from Judy Ward.  Her doll is "Sweetie."


Two young sewers make a Dorothy doll from the Wizard of OZ.

Katherine and Catherine made and designed their own Dorothy doll and Toto from "The Wizard of OZ"


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These best friends dolls are made from muslin fabric and their arms and legs are knots tied in the fabric.

The "Best Friends" dolls are made from muslin.  You decide the color hair and clothes you want you and your best friend to have.


Here is a handmade mermaid doll that 7 year old Alyssa made.

Alyssa wanted to make a doll for her little sister's birthday.   She said she liked mermaids.  Making this doll was a big hit with everyone during sewing camp.


Early cloth doll bodies were homemade with scraps of fabric.  Nothing was thrown out or wasted back then.  Most were constructed with a front and a back including legs. The arms were attached separately. One piece body dolls were produced commercially in the early 1800's in many European countries.  By 1840 muslin bodies were being made that could sit. Click here for more history of the muslin doll.


Here is a handmade muslin garden rag doll in a green dress.

A muslin fabric doll made in garden fabrics and holding a rusty watering can makes a nice handmade gift for the lady that loves to garden.


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