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Rag Dolls – part 4

Christmas is around the corner and my search for the perfect soft toy Christmas gift for my little niece is getting more pressing. There are just so many incredible examples of softies out there that I can’t make up my mind and to make matters worse, I recently discovered a bunch of kitties specially made for cuddling – check out these adorable Cat Softies:

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Rag Dolls – part 3

Seriously, who doesn’t just adore Scandinavian design? I mean those clean lines, gorgeous patterns, bold colours, whats not to love? Now combine that with my ongoing quest for the perfect rag doll and you have Jane Foster’s quirky creations.

Jane lives and works from her modern eco home in Devon in the UK. According to Jane her passion is “bold, simply, happy designs”. You can see this clearly reflected in her collection of charming soft toys.

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Read more about Jane on her webste

Rag Dolls (part 2)

My quest for the perfect rag doll still continues and little sketches and scribbles are filling my moleskin quickly.
My most recent favourite find is this gorgeous army of bunnies aptly named “Confiture de Paillettes”. These sleeping rabbits are hand made by Maiwenn Philouze – aren’t they just so sweet?

Apparently Confiture de Paillettes means glitter jam, which would explain the adorable little packet of glitter which comes with each handmade lovely (…seriously… be still my beating heart!)

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

All photos are from Maiwenn Philouze

Rag Dolls (Part 1)

When I was little my Nanna (my Mum’s sister) made me a very pretty rag doll – Emily. Emily was very special, her little white dress with red polka dots, frilly knickers and plaited brown wool hair where all lovingly put together, everything was washable and super practical, very important as Emily went everywhere with me. To keep up with tradition, I too am contemplating making a rag doll for my niece… but being the Aunt that I am, this is not going to be a run of the mill rag doll, no siree! I am thinking envy of the playgroup kinda rag dolly – gorgeously cuddly, very unusual, super soft and (if possible) very pretty!

As part of my research into the ultimate rag doll, I have stumbled upon many great examples of unusual rag dolls. Here is my latest favorite. It’s made by Slovenian Studio 13. Cute hey?

Did you have a rag doll (or such) as a child? Do you remember what she looked like? I would love to hear your rag doll story.

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