This Blog is run by me, Alicia Cross, I start Analina Rag Dolls in 2013 to sale my dresses and dolls. After many people made the suggestion to sell my creations. I also offer my mother’s Raggedy Ann dolls that she has been making since the late 1970’s. Truth be told I never thought I would ever sew but once I had my first child (at 19) I started sewing and by my 3rd I was sewing all the time to save money. My daughter models most of my dresses, she loves to dress up and pick out fashionable trends. I have been making dolls since about the early 2000’s and I think I have an unique eye. I love to use unique colors and prints to make a doll, which can take up to 12 hours to make. Each doll has a hand embroidered face and the hair is sewn on piece by piece, see photos below and video at the end!! As for 2017 I will be offering stuffed animals made of unique colors with crazy names. Here is a sample of one of the test animals I made, Illuminati.
My dolls and dress are usually one of a kind and usually can not be repeated because of fabric availability. I like each of my dolls to have their own personality, so each will come with a name that I have thought long and hard about. I take a great deal of time to get to know each doll before I finally name them. I am also working on a new project with 100% upcycled bears, from used dresses that has fabric that is still to good to trash. Maybe I will be able to make a 100% upcycled doll but for now bears are easier.
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— Analina Rag Dolls (@Analinaragdolls) March 23, 2016