Dollies and Butter Cookies (the quilting looks like the cookies you eat off the top of your finger - Salerno butter cookies)
I hand quilted it and embroidered the faces and hair.
They all seem to have a different personality -
I'm so sorry, I don't know who to give pattern credit to :(
Here is my black dolly shelf in my sewing room
These dolls speak to me in a way that is hard to explain. I think they are sweet and humble. I love the Color Purple, and Toni Morrison's novels and Addy. It must be a civil war connection somehow, but I really don't know.
Years ago I made a group of dolls like this one. Aren't the braids a hoot? I stained the fabric with coffee and tea and put it in the oven to make it look old. I just made the dress without a formal pattern.
Here is another one I made in a doll workshop. I think the teacher was quite surprised when I pulled out my black fabric. I just love her. She's an older girl.
I made the dress, apron and bloomers. It was fun to dress her. I painted on the boots and added the button.
Her face is painted and I added little gold hoop earrings, which are jewelry jump rings. Her hair is black knee highs cut into strips that I braided. It was a joy to make this girl.
I recently acquired a few new doll pattern books.
Who knows, a new one may be in my future.
Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you enjoy meeting my sweet dolls today.