|Black yarn was used to fashion the curly hair of my mini me doll-collecting doll.|
Fellow collector, Julia Bush, shared images of several delightful clothespin dolls purchased from Etsy seller, Peggy Spackman. I fell in absolute love and had to have the seller's contact information after Julia shared that some of her dolls were custom made.
I sent Peggy the following message through Etsy:
Hello - Can you make an African American clothespin doll that is a doll lover -- she has at least one African American doll? She and her doll have natural textured hair (not straight). I am not in a hurry for it? Thanks!Peggy's interest was conveyed in her immediate reply:
I do make African American clothespin dolls. Happen to be sold out of all but one fireman. I only make the hair out of yarn, mostly curled.A picture of this person?... Hmmm, I thought. I wasn't really thinking of a particular person, just a generic doll (not ornament) that loves dolls. But since she asked, I clarified that the person was not a doll maker, but a doll lover/collector and sent a picture of myself taken with dolls in the background. I also shared my favorite color with her.
Would this be a doll or ornament?
Would the doll maker be African American?
Would you want the " dolls" to be African American?
Could I see a picture of this person?
|This is the photo I sent Peggy that inspired my clothespin doll's creation.|
What happened next was pure magic!
Approximately a week later, the doll was ready and I was given the following preview photo (the background of which is modified).
|Clothespin doll collector doll inspired by a photo of me.|
Peggy sent another message asking if I wanted the doll to hold the dolls. My answer was, "Yes." Within another week, my too cute little mini me clothespin doll collector arrived clutching three dolls: a wooden nesting-style doll, a queen with scepter, and a cleverly crafted bride. Her metal doll stand was also included.
|She and her dolls are just too darn cute!|
|In her right hand arm she cuddles her wooden doll and queen with scepter.|
|She holds a bride doll in her left arm.|
I smile each time I look at my little clothespin doll-collecting doll.
Visit Peggy Spackman's Clothesline Cuties Etsy store to view current stock of dolls and ornaments. Send her a message if a custom clothespin doll or ornament interests you.