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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
From,

Teddy Bear Annie!

Christmas...time to trim the tree, arrange a garland on the stairs, hang a wreath upon the door. This holiday season, treat yourself to a wonderful world of Raggedy Annies. Teddy Bear Annie and her buddy Brewster the bear bid you "Welcome" in the warmest way this year to our Raggedy family. ~SOLD~

Santa Baby!


Handcrafted holiday trims, created with love and pride, possess an endearing, enduring charm. A loved one or friend may say, "I remember when you got this!" And that starts many a happy remembrance of Christmases past. Look for wonderful new memories for you among the ornaments and other decorations. You might want to begin with Santa Annie. We all have a favorite version of this jolly embodiment of holiday giving. So choose Santa Annie and her ornie as a sample of cheer for the season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Country Christmas!

Imagine the "oohs " and "ahs" this precious Annie will bring! With a collection of bright gift ideas, you can surprise that special someone in your life with Country Rose Annie. The fun begins here with this Annie as a gift to give with love, made with love. ~SOLD~

'Twas the night before Christmas

This loveable Joyful Annie will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday decor. What could be more fun than making ready for holiday celebrations not only with your family but also with Joyful Annie and her holiday friends. ~SOLD~

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Annie

When October winds blows cool, it's time to get ready for fall with Pumpkin Patch Annie. Complete with her pumpkin motif attire and her broom, this charming Annie's radiant smile will simply turn the fall season into cozy, comfy, T-shirt weather. ~SOLD~

A Harvest Tradition

Continue the tradition of gratitude for the great bounty of the fall harvest with this Fall Annie.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I'd Like To Thank My Fans...


Wow! Thank you Tammy at The Old Hollow Crow for this absolutely fabulous award. The rules are:

1. Please put the Marie Antoinette picture on your blog.

2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.

3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.

4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.

5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

The 7 blog nominees for this prestigious award goes to...envelope and drum roll please.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday Annie

There is no mistaking the colors of Christmas. Vibrant reds meet brilliant whites. There's nothing shy about Holiday Annie in her seasonal red and white outfit with each color working in tandem giving off a dazzling look! Holiday Annie shows her colors and is sure to bring this colorful Christmas ever to your home. ~SOLD~

Christmas Tree Annie

Christmas with Annie would not be Christmas without the addition of her little holiday tree and outfit that pays tribute to the joys of this season. Whether your decor is country, traditional or mixed, This Christmas Tree Annie reflects a style and personality of her own and goes well with everything. ~SOLD~

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mint Candy Annie

It is not unusual for a person to buy a box of Candy Canes around the holidays. This is where Candymint Twist Annie comes in. Like the candy, they are both visually decorative on the tree and a sweet treat that can be enjoyed on occasion by everyone. However, one box of Candy Canes never seems to be enough. This holiday season while your grabbing for that second or third box of Candy Canes, go ahead and pick up a couple more Annie's for yourself. Com'on what's one more. You know you just have to have them. ~SOLD~

Ginger Cookie Annie

Nothing compares to the spicy sweet smell of homemade gingerbread cookies. Meet Ginger Cookie Annie. To get this delightful recipe for this Annie without the cookie cutters and none of the hard work is easy! Just grab your mixing bowl, a spoon and lets get started because Ginger Cookie Annie will stand up to any and all taste test hands down. ~SOLD~

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pilgrim Annie

Wow! I went on a very much needed vacation for 2 weeks. Got back into town on Oct 21st and have been trying to get motivated and back into the swing of things...I think my brain is still on vacation. My newest additions to my Holiday Annie Series.

Pilgrim Annie loves the gift of giving with her basket of autumn floral inspirations. Simple and charming in her pilgrim attire, this Annie will be ready to come celebrate and give thanks with you this holiday season. ~SOLD~

Monday, November 3, 2008

Peppermint Twist Annie

Come on baby let's do the twist with Peppermint Twist Annie. This Annie's design is sure to bring to mind the images of childhood and of Holiday candy that you can only get around Christmas. So sit back and relax and let Peppermint Twist Annie transport you far from the chaos of today's world and back to a more simpler and innocent time.

Autumn Harvest Annie

Let this rich and festive pumpkin print apron motif herald the start of Autumn. What would be better then to ring in the holiday season with Autumn Harvest Annie decked out for you in her holiday best. This Annie is ready to have fun so don't forget your wheel barrel. She'll be waiting for you in the pumpkin patch out back.

Jingle Joy Annie

Preserve the fun of Christmas with Jingle Joy Annie. This whimsical Annie is wearing her Dark green polka dotted dress/light green apron with a matching bow and bloomers. Attached to her outfit are jingle bells to ring in this joyful event. Add this Holiday Annie to your Prim Doll collection or give her as a gift...hurry before the snow melts!

Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWS EVE!!!

"Even a man who is pure at heart/ and says his prayers at night/ may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms/ and the autumn moon is bright." From the 1941 movie: The Wolf Man.
Photo by: frugallawstudent.com

Happy Halloween everybody!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Raining Cats and Dogs?


Here comes that rainy day feeling again because when it rains, it pours. Rainy Day Annie is dressed for the down pour and will definitely stay dry in her snazzy rain gear. Annie wants you to get ready and grab your umbrella because it looks like rain.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Send in the Clowns


Annie the Clown is her name and entertaining is her game. This Annie loves to hear the laughter of children and the applause of the crowd. So put on a happy face because Annie the Clown is here to make you smile.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Time to Sew

This is Cross Stitch Annie. With her basket loaded with a sample piece of fabric, needle and 4 bundles of embroidery floss, Annie is ready to start sewing to her little hearts content.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Craft Room Frenzy!

My place of my creativity. Looks like a mess because it is. Believe it or not, it is an "organized" mess...wink, wink. This is just one area of our spare room that is used for making my dolls. The other half of the room is occupied by my boyfriend Ray, the TV and a treadmill. Ray has a table that he uses to customize his diecast cars. On rare days are we both crafting in the room together. I guess it's because he runs hot and I run cold. I like to have the heater on in that room getting it to a comfortable 75 degrees. He says it feels like 100 degrees in there because his comfort zone is at a cool 62 degrees. Yeah right 62 degrees. To me that's with a wind chill factor of 35 making it 40 below. Either way we find a happy medium and are able to get in there and create (me more so then him). Well, I have to get cracking and crank out more of my dollies. I have a lot of ideas rolling around in my head and I can't wait to get them out and get started.

Give me Something Good to Eat

Trick-or-Treat! and ready to eat whatever goodies comes her way this Halloween season. Armed with pumpkin in hand, Kandi Korn Annie stands a frightening 10". With eyes the same color as her hair, Kandi Korn Annie is wearing a festive Halloween motif print dress with felt pockets, orange rick rack and matching brown button sewn felt collar. Her bloomers matches the hat that she's sporting for her night of ghoulish fun to had by all. A checkered witches hat with a black felt bow and a rusty bell sewn on is appropriate attire for this Halloweener's one scary night of the year.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Heaven Sent!

This is my newest angel. Angel Cake Annie to be exact. She is sooo dreamy, she looks like she could just float on air. She'll be listed on eBay and etsy in the next couple of days. To get her while she's piping hot, be the first in line to get a generous slice of Angel Cake Annie on me because she's absolutely heavenly! Remember: First come, first served.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Give Me Some Sugar!

There's nothing like the smell of warm sugar cookies baking in the oven on a cold/rainy day. This is Sugar Cookie Annie and she smells just like her yummy name implies. My homemade ingredients for this scrumptious confection calls for:
2 cups dyed muslin
1/2 tsp. polyfil
1/2 tsp. pretty material
1/4 tsp acrylic paint
1/4 T. yarn
A pinch of floss, felt and ribbons

Stir, roll and cookie cut to desired adorable Annie shape. Sprinkle lightly with sunshine. Made with a whole lot of tender loving care, from my home to yours. Enjoy! Oh! Don't forget the milk.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yummy, Yummy, Good for your tummy!

Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy your craving for something decadent. Featuring Pink Chocolat Annie! Looking absolutely delicious, Annie is decked out from head to toe in a funky pink and brown colored outfit. She's sweet and petite so make Pink Chocolat Annie apart of your prim doll collection because like a potato chip, you can't have just one!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Birthday Annie Celebration!


Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Birthday Annie! This 10" brown eyed center of attention has a head full of sewn in black yarn for hair that is adorn with a pink checkered bow. Annie is decked out in her birthday best dressed outfit. Printed with bears/and stripes, her handmade ensemble is trimmed with pink rick rack across the collar, sleeves and skirt. Bodice matching bloomers and a pair of pink with yellow country stitched and buttoned felt Mary Janes.

This birthday baby is waiting to celebrate with you right now on Etsy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Now in My Ebay Store

Stop and Smell The Roses!



Let this Annie brighten your day. Like a field of wild flowers, Rose Garden Annie is in full bloom and is waiting to be plucked right now on Ebay!

An Apple A Day!


Apple Annie is her name and looking good enough to eat is her game. This Annie is very sweet and is even sweeter with her apple print Sunday best. I used Prim Pink wool yarn for her hair that's sewn in. She is scented to smell of hot cinnamon and apples real yummy! Hand stitched and painted. This apple has not yet fallen off the tree so quick and grab a basket because she's ready for the picking right now on Etsy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

GOT MILK?





Milk Maid Annie is also on Etsy and waiting for you to take her home.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I've gone and done it again!


Blooming Iris Annie is now featured along with her sisters on Etsy.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Here comes the sun!




Here's my green eyed beauty, "Sunshine Annie!"

She was the one of my unfinished dolls in the previous photo waiting to be completed. She didn't take as long as I would have expected and she turned out fabulous as I never would have imagined. I was and still am very pleased on how she turned out that I'm absolutely glowing...like a proud mama.
These 3 little lady's are getting ready to be made up and listed. I ended up buying a new sewing machine because my old work horse of 6 years finally gave up the ghost. My girls are the first that I've sewn on this machine and it drives so smoooth...like butter! As you can see my doll's start off looking like ET. With a lot of work, time and patience put into each and everyone of them, they slowly transform into my beautiful works of art.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pretty in Pink Annie and her Basket Full of Kittens

Introducing Pretty in Pink Annie. She's my newest creation. It took me a little more time to make her but I think she turned out the way I wanted. She's 19" tall and is hand stitched. This dimpled cutie wears a pink, kitten printed puffy sleeved laced collared dress. Her loons and her bow matches her bodice. Ribbon roses are pinned into each sleeve. She has a full head of Cotton Candy colored wool yarn that's hand sewn into her head. Her body is made of tea-stained muslin and is also dyed and cinnamon scented. Her facial features and legs are embroidered, hand painted and sealed. Her bottom is weighted so she can sit with minimal amount of assistance. Her legs are jointed so you can pose her in any cute position. Her bottom is signed and dated by me. Her basket contains 3 adorable kittens. 2 made of tea-stained and dyed muslin and 1 is made of white fleece. Faces on all 3 are embroidered, painted and sealed. All 3 kitten comes with their own ball of cotton yarn to play with. All sit on top of a chenille lined country heart wooden basket for Annie to carry them in.
She's really precious and can't wait to become a fabulous addition for that prim-doll collector whose wanting to take her home.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

SOLD on Etsy!! Good Golly Miss Molly! Now lives in Seoul Korea





I just finished Molly and I think she looks okay. I guess you just don't expect a doll to look the way you want them to look. In the end they end up looking like something totally different then what you had imagined. I did not expect her to look nothing like this. For the most part I do love her body and her outfit. I'm not quite happy with her face...mainly her expression. She has a surprised look about her...like I had after I was done painting her face. I love her all the more!!

Introducing Suzy!...Sold on Etsy! She now lives in Seoul Korea

Another one of my girls that I've recently sewn. She's 18" and a primitive raggedy annie type of doll. Hand sewn and stitched from head to toe. Embroidered and painted face and feet which were sealed to last over time. Body is made from muslin as is most of my dolls are made from. Suzy has a head full of hand dyed prim red colored wool hair that's hand stitched into her head. No glue was used in the making of any of my dolls. She has been scented, signed and dated...like all of the rest of my girls. Pattern is from "Cottonwood Country Artist." She is tooo cute! One of my many favorites.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Betty... Sold!! At our local craft show

I tried to model Betty after Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". Although she's dressed in a red checked dress instead of blue, I think she came out pretty close in a prim kind of way...but I forgot one important item and that was her ruby shoes. Shame on me!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Overwhelmed!!

Today I decided to go to my storage unit and clean it out. Now I've had this unit for a good 10 years and the last time I've been in it was 5 years ago. It's a sunny day and I thought...Hey! I'm not only going to clean it out but also organize my stuff. Feeling confident and assured that I'd be able to accomplish this task in one day, I unlocked the door and immediately that feeling of confidence was squashed. There I stood, gaping into a 10'x10' dark hole of disaster. Well somewhere along the way, the mile high boxes that were neatly stacked in years past had tumbled over spilling most or all of it's contents. The inside of the whole unit and everything in it, was covered with what seemed to be an inch thick of dirt. My first thought was, I don't know what happened but I just can't believe how much stuff I've accumulated in 10 years. My second thought was, Man! this mess looks even worst strewn all over the floor and this is going to suck. Over the years we've had (occasional but common) earthquakes and 75 mile an hour winds so that explained the mess. I just wanted to go in there and get my boxed art supplies and fabric but instead I found more then a one day project. So with that I closed the door, locked it up and drove away to be done at a time where I have at least one week off. I'll get to it...eventually. I mean com' on, what's another 5 years!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Spicy- the virtual cat