I was given this book as a gift from my son, daughter-in-law and grandson and I just love it.
First of all, what's not to love with Raggedy Ann and Andy? They are always a good bet for a sweet, feel good story; and that's exactly what this book has. If you are unfamiliar with the history of Raggedy Ann, writer Johnny Gruelle wrote the story for his daughter, Marcella, in the 1920's; after she found and loved an old rag doll in the attic. Marcella was a sickly child who spent most of her time indoors and her father wrote and illustrated the original stories to entertain her.
This book is adapted from one of Johhny Gruelle's stories, but has been illustrated by Jan Palmer, and they are beautiful! This book is worth the price just for the illustrations alone. They are reminiscent of the best children's books that you remember from childhood. I especially enjoy the details found in the paintings of flowers and plants.
I highly recommend Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble both as an addition to any Raggedy fan's library and as a wonderful gift for a child.
Making and Dressing Cloth Dolls
Ebook with patterns and instructions to make 5 cloth dolls as well as chapters on general doll making techniques.The book includes 21 inch Lalena Doll, 21 inch David Doll, Bear Dolls, 9 inch Destiny Doll and 15 inch Annie Doll, all together in one handy book. 53 pages.Making and Dressing Cloth Dolls.
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls The most popular dress on the Doll Making Site, The Spring Dress for 18 Inch Dolls, is included as well as 5 other outfits, underwear, and accessories such as jewelry, a bag, a knitted hat and scarf, and the new scrub suit. There are also patterns for slender Magic Attic type dolls as well as full-bodied American Girl dolls and an antique Saucy Walker doll from the 1950's.
If you love 18 inch dolls, and want a collection of patterns for a wardrobe, all in one handy Ebook, this is for you! All these patterns are available on the Doll Making site, but I have brought them all together in one book for ease of finding and using them.