Dolls and Roosters…

The old black dolls and other rag dolls that were made in southern Louisiana long ago, are a favorite collection of mine. And I love roosters so I am pondering on making some patterns to sew some of these two types of dolls. I think the rooster would be cool done in say batik fabrics!

I made Colonial dolls for an historic park in Virginia, there was a White Colonial Girl  named “Abigail” and a Black Colonial doll, named Lucy. They each had their aprons, long dresses, and pantaloons.  It’s such fun making their clothes and dressing them 🙂 I don’t think any girl gets too old to play with dolls!

Here is a pic. of a favorite doll that I acquired some where in Virginia I think. She sits by my computer and inspires me to design more dolls.


At a recent historical exhibit here in Texas, I saw many of these types of dolls and was so glad to have one in my possession! 🙂 I also saw there many of the black dolls, dressed in their bright red outfits with that sweet red polka-dotted scarf on their heads. They are another favorite motif of mine. 
Here are some cross stitched kitchen towels with the “Mammy type” motifs on them.

I feel the lure of making dolls starting to take hold, I better see what fabrics I can find to do some! Til next time, peace to all! charline


About charsbackporch

weaver, spinner, knitter, digitizer, homesteader, animal lover, chocolate lover, country living lover, Mama, grandmother, wife, friend, crafter, needleworker.
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