Thursday, October 6, 2011

Patterns, sewing and drawing

Yesterday I shipped out a Domestic Zoo pattern and need to draw out another to have on hand in case of another order. And, I have yet another type of pattern to draw for someone but also have an order for a doll from someone in Washington State.  Seems she wants a Beloved Belindy (for those of you who may not know, she was the best friend of Raggady Ann) and really wanted a vintage one but they are much more than she wanted to pay.  So thru a Google search she stumbled upon my web site where I have two versions shown

Since I'm a one-woman operation  and really don't do a lot of business as I only do two shows per year, I don't keep an inventory of everything but do like to show what I've done and then people can order.  Such is the case here.  So yesterday I started cutting out the pieces from the vintage pattern I have and need to start sewing later today.

This morning I did a search on e-bay and found two vintage Belindys to show you.  One was dressed and either lost some of the buttons on the shirt or this one was made with just the button at the top.  Also the one below has it's apron and pantaloons but skirt was missing.  This one is priced at $485 for the buy it now.

The other was without clothing and had even lost it's kerchief, the numerous pictures in the offering only showed the body and obviously that is what you will get for the buy it now price of $479.99.
So for sure the lady in Washington State should be pleased with the purchase of mine and she did ask that I beat it up a little so it shows a little age. 


  1. Hi Saundra , I collected Raggedy Ann's for a while and the old books. Belindy was a doll I was going to make at one time. The dolls lok great. Cheri

  2. Holy crow!!! I didn't even know Raggedy Ann had a best friend!! Look what I just learned from you!! Yours will be very cute and she'll have all her parts!!!

  3. I didn't know that she had a best friend other than andy or the camel with the wrinkly knees.
    She is cute though

  4. Saundra ~
    The Belindy you make is very sweet. I'm sure your customer will love her!
    Pug hugs :)


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