Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I have always loved dolls, but I particularly love rag dolls. There is something so much more unique and individual about these lovelies, not to mention the squishy cuddliness of them. No plastic or nylon here. And no scary dolls eyes stares!
This type of doll really has its roots in history (The British Museum has a Roman rag doll dating back to 300BC). Raggedy Ann must be the most recognisable form of this doll in most recent history. They are a toy that can be crafted from just scraps of material (and some considerable sewing talent) and transformed into virtual works of art. The handmade element is particularly appealing to me, each with their own story to tell.
These wonderful Etsy artists have created some of the most delightful versions of the rag doll, each and every one has a special character all of their own.


The mother of all rag dolls from an Etsy artist, has to be the work of Milkrun. These are less dolls, and more stunning works of art, entirely handmade with beautiful detail everywhere you look.


  1. Thanks! I love to have my doll seen in such lovely company :-)

  2. Thanks for including us in your post! Great to be featured with such talented artists :)
    lil sprinkles


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