|The 2019 WLBDA Club Doll is shown on the right, inspired by the doll with a doll wearing blue on the left.|
Since 2004, my online doll club has commissioned a doll artist to make our annual club doll. Usually, 15 to 20 of the now 86 members purchase the annual doll. In late 2017, we commissioned doll artist, Goldie Wilson, to make our doll for 2019.
|The 17 completed 2019 WLBDA Club Dolls are shown before their journeys to new homes.|
Fashioned after the doll shown above dressed in blue, ours is a 16-inch cloth doll with handpainted facial features. She has her own doll. Because Goldie referred to her as Pinkie after completion, she was aptly named Pinkie and Her Doll.
Made in a limited edition of 17 dolls, the larger dolls wear a pink and off-white bicycle-print dress with pink pinafore, a pink lace-trimmed bonnet, pink pantaloons; and painted-on, old-fashion-style boots. Black synthetic hair is styled with curly bangs and multiple looped side braids. Pinkie has separate fingers which are clasped together to hold her doll. Sixteen of the smaller dolls wear pink dresses and bicycle-print pantaloons and head bows.
The small doll of the prototype, the one I own, wears a dress made of the bicycle-print fabric, pink pantaloons, and a pink fabric hair bow. There was an insufficient amount of fabric to make all smaller dolls' dresses using the bicycle print. The smaller dolls all have looped yarn hair and painted faces.
Additional photos of my doll are shown next:
|Pinkie and Her Doll are a lovely pair!|
|Their faces were, as indicated, hand-painted by the artist.|
|Pinkie's fingers are very detailed. They can be unclasped if desired.|
|Pinkie's stitched knees aid in sitting properly with her legs dangling. Her painted-on, old-fashion-style boots can be seen better in this photo.|
|The back of Pinkie's bonnet, dress, and pinafore are illustrated here.|
|Dolly can be removed from Pinkie's arms.|
|Dolly's dress style and shoes are illustrated here.|
|Goldie signed the back of Pinkie's left leg: WLBDA 2019 Doll by Goldie.|
|The back of Dolly's left leg is signed: GW 2019.|
All members have expressed great pleasure with their dolls. Some comments from members include, I love her! She's gorgeous! Pinkie and her doll are adorable! A few members have photographed and shared pictures of their dolls. With their permission, their photos are shared below:
|Bonnie Lewis is the owner of this Pinkie and Her Doll.|
|Jackie Harpp shared this photo of her precious girl.|
|Nini's Pinkie and Her Doll are flanked on the left and right, respectively by a 1990 doll by Kathy Samuelson and a doll named Venus made in 2001 by Linda Koch.|
|Vicky's little lady and her doll sit pretty in this photo.|
We are all thrilled that Goldie was able to carve enough time out of her busy dollmaking schedule to make Pinkie and Her Doll for the 17 of us who purchased.
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