Friday, July 5, 2019

A Rag Doll with a difference........

Lucky me!!!!

I was recently given a pattern book for some very unique rag dolls. Along with the pattern book I was also given two screen printed faces. One is called the Boudoir Doll and the other is called the Story Book Doll. They are really high quality and beautifully done.

These rag dolls have lots of personality:) The torso construction is pretty unique as well. Inside there are 10 face templates that you can trace onto fabric yourself to make other types of dolls or you can purchase one of the screen printed faces. There are also actual size patterns for the doll clothes as well. Lots of possibilities.

The designer is Gabriel Cardy who is a fellow Canadian. Strangely enough there doesn't seem to be a lot of Canadian cloth doll makers out there. If there are they are pretty silent as far as social media is concerned.

Gabriel does have an Etsy store if anyone is interested..... She is also on Facebook. You can do a search for G Cardy Designs to find her.

I'm going to make the Boudoir doll first. I can think of about a dozen ways I could dress her. The Storybook doll reminds me of Alice in Wonderland but she has a lot of potential for other different ideas.

I'll post a pic of my finished doll. Stay tuned :)


  1. I would say you lucked out with this pattern book! I can see lots of fun in your future. I rather miss making dolls but haven't had an excuse for awhile. One of my friends has a new little granddaughter so I suspect she'll be on the receiving end of a rag doll before too long.

    1. Her faces are really lovely so lots of inspiration. The screen printed faces are beautiful. I'm almost finished the Boudoir doll.


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