|Clothespin doll by Tammy of Curiositeej Dolls & Collectibles|
After seeing another collector's clothespin doll made by Tammy of Curiositeej Dolls & Collectibles, I expressed my desire for one. She followed through and the doll arrived this week.
From her head-tie to her wooden base, the doll stands approximately 5-1/2-inches tall. She is constructed from a wooden craft clothespin that has been painted with the addition of hand-painted face, well-endowed chest with cleavage, bottom curves, arms, hands, pierced ears with earrings, and human-hair wig. The legs are positioned inside a round wooden base.
Clothing consists of a green dress with yellow tulle wrapped at the waist and neck with matching head-tie or gele. She has on undies, too. The arms are made of wire and are poseable. Tammy signed the doll's back as well as the upper-outer portion of her left leg.
After the doll arrived, I sent Tammy the following Facebook message. Her reply follows:
I love her, Tammy! Her little earrings are perfect as are her dress and matching head-tie. This color green is one of my favorite colors, too.... she is perfection! Thanks again!
I'm so happy you love her! She is the first doll I've made with pierced ears. She is also the first I made with a completely drawn face. And, she is the first dark doll I have made. Lots of firsts for her! I learned a lot in making her; but I LOVE her. I think she is MUCH more BEAUTIFUL in person than I was able to capture with my camera.
As Tammy indicated, although the photos she shared are beautiful, they do not capture the doll's true essence that is apparent when viewing with the naked eye.
|She looks good with or without hair!|
The hair is attached to her head-tie, which is removable, as illustrated in the above photo. Tammy used my hair to make the wig.
|This view from the back better illustrates the human-hair wig.|
After she expressed her original desire to create a '70's inspired doll with Afro, sharing her concern over how she would do this, I offered to send some of my saved hair to her. Having my hair makes the doll even more special!
|Joined by other clothespin dolls, my new doll seems to command all the attention. The others are: a custom-made doll-collector clothespin doll by Clothesline Cuties, Jemimah Angel clothespin doll by LaVerne Hall, and a circa 1980s jointed clothespin doll with Afro found on eBay a couple of years ago.|
Thank you again, Tammy!
|There's always room for one more doll. Can you find her?|
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