Monday, December 27, 2010

Annie's Own Raggedy

Hope everyone's Christmas was wonderful.

I received the best present ever. Both my husband and daughter work holidays. My husband was scheduled off. My daughter, a nurse, was allowed to leave work early. My entire family, grandson included, celebrated Christ's birth at church Christmas Eve together for the first time in many, many years. God sure is good ~ He knew what I needed most.

A new Annie I just finished is Annie's Own Raggedy.

The pink border is vintage given to me by a friend. Annie's bodice I machine smocked.

Wishing all a blessed New Year. God bless.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Raggedy Annie Angel

This is only the second time I have made my raggedy angel.

The first went to an angel who is now with the Lord looking down from above.

This raggedy angel is for a special angel here on earth.

Made with love for a special friend.

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas.

God bless.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This is my last Annie for the year.
She is dressed in rusty prim red with auburn hair and green eyes.
Her apron will be personalized for the winning bidder.

Wishing all a very blessed Christmas.
Keep Jesus close to your hearts.
God bless.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dominic Charles Wilson

My grandson, Dominic, is now 18 months olds.
This is his version of giving our chocolate lab a kiss or maybe it is a hug?!
Pops and I are so blessed to have him, our beautiful daughter and Dominic's daddy in our lives.
What precious gifts from God.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Abby Annie

Abby Annie was made for a special little girl
who loves glitz.
Her dress over skirt has little glitter snowflakes and I sewed silver ribbon along the hem.
I now have glitter all over my sewing table ~ actually I have glitter all over my house ~ LOL

Thanks for visiting.
God bless.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sally Nightmare

My charmingsbycmh version of Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas This was a custom order.
She was a challenge ~ I had fun stitching her face and body but needed my husband's help with the mix match clothing ~ it was hard finding different color fabrics that I would be happy with and thought looked well together while still being Sally Nightmare. She was so much fun to do ~ I do love a challenge!
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
God bless.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Final Christmas Annie for the 2010

My last Christmas Annie for this season will go up on Ebay today.
I need to finish some special order Annies.
Then a nice rest to enjoy Christmas with my family.
So looking forward to the holidays with my grandson!

For this Annie I used an embroidered Christmas linen for her apron and sleeves.
She can also be personalized if the winner bidder would like a name on her apron.
Thanks for visiting.
God bless.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Just finished another custom order ~ her collar is from a tatted doily.
I just love making Annies ~ never know how they will look until they are finished ~ each one has her own personality.
Alice will be living in Italy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Little 5 inch Stocking Annie

So looking forward to December
when I take a little break to enjoy the Christmas season.
This week Stocking Annie will be listed on Ebay along with
another holiday personalized Annie.

Remember the reason for the season!
God bless and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Red and White Annie ~ Personalized

I love making personalized Annies
I can't wait to find out the name I will stitch on her apron
while I'm stitching I send up a prayer
this little one has white trees with tiny gold stars

Annie's dress is a pretty poinsettia burgundy print
she is a custom order Annie
My last Christmas angel ~ Holiday Hope Angel

Well that was all I was able to get done this week
not bad with full time job too
I'm working on two new Annies for next week and another custom order
I keep telling myself busy is good
Keeps me out of trouble :)

God bless you all.
Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lovin' from the oven

So happy that I did actually finish two Annies to post this week.
It was such a hectic and busy week at work and at home.
The highlight of the week though was I got to play with my grandson, Dominic.
We played while his mommy and daddy when to a movie and then again for Trick or Treat.
He was a very unhappy but cute dragon ~ hated wearing his costume!

Annie Loves Penguins ~ this little Annie will be personalized for the winning bidder on Ebay.
"Lovin' from the oven" comes with an adorable gingerbread ornie.
Wishing all a blessed and wonderful week.
God bless and thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pops and Dominic

Our grandson, Dominic, spent the weekend with Pops and Grammy.
Sorry I wasn't able to post any Annies this week. My two boys kept me busy.
Wishing all a wonderful week. God bless.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

please santa no coal

It still amazes me how each Annie can look different

~ guessing because they are handmade with prayers and love.

I feel in love with this Annie ~ "please santa no coal"

I do believe I will have a hard time putting her up on Ebay this week.

I made a similar Christmas Annie as a special order.

This time I gave her straight hair and a slightly different hat.

Gingerbread Wishes
I thank God for letting me create these little Annies.

They help me relax after a busy day at work.
God bless ~ thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Holiday Peace Angel Annie

Have to post early on Sundays now ~ it is football season and Bobby needs the computer for his fantasy football leagues. The only time he ever uses a computer! LOL
Holiday Peace Angel Annie will be up on Ebay maybe today
if I can get to use the computer later today.
Her dress is from a beautiful fabric panel of ivory poinsettia
with a blue background and gold highlights.
After I dressed her I knew she had to be an angel so she has ivory wings with specs of gold.

This little Annie is one to be personalized.
Her dress is a holly and berry print and her apron is from a scallop edged vintage linen.
Well I have to give up my computer now.
Have a blessed week ~ thanks for visiting ~ God bless.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Christmas Annies and Christmas Bears

Love this time of the year ~ cooler days ~ trees are changing ~ making Christmas Annies!
Tried a new pinafore for Annie ~ it is a holly print and tied at the sides with twine ~ her straight wool hair was hand dyed by my cousin, a fiber artist ~ sadly this is the last of it. Annie has a beautiful print panel for her dress skirt of Christmas teddy bears and poinsettia ~ I just had to dress her little bear to match then added a bell in her hair bow
I love this Annie with blue eyes and braids ~ she is a custom order going to Italy. Thanks for visiting ~ wishing all a wonderful week ~ God bless.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Winter Annies

Started making winter and holiday Annies.
I am tired of this humid weather and more than ready for some snow!
Both Annies have winter themes, one has cardinals with snow and
the smaller Annie has a pretty blue snowy winter dress with a white eyelet underskirt.

Thanks for visiting. God bless.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Last Autumn Annie

My last autumn Annie for the year will be going up on Ebay today.
I love this yellow leaf fabric ~ wish I had more but used it all up for this Autumn Blessings.
Going to start sewing some Christmas/Winter Annies ~ get to use some of my new Christmas fabric. :)
I just love the change in seasons ~ sure keeps the boredom away.
Wishing all a wonderful week.
God bless.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rainy Sunday

We are finally getting some much needed rain and
my 15 month old grandson will be visiting Grammy and Pops today.
Thank you Lord for all you blessings!
Below is an Annie I will put up on Ebay today.
She will be personalized with a hand stitched name on her apron.

Just finished this Annie with her own little 5 inch pocket Annie.
She was in the planning stage for too many months so I'm thrilled she is finially done.
I'm not sure when she will go on Ebay, maybe next week.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I Love Autumn!

I almost forgot to post on my blog, I've been busy sewing.
Three Annies will be going up on Ebay this week.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did making them.
Thanks for looking and God bless!

Candy Corn 1¢

Apples 5¢
Happy Autumn

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Finally Finished!

I finally finished the Italia sisters!

This little blondie was another custom order.

All these Annies are about 12 inches long.

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday weekend.

God bless.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Autumn Annies and Dominic

Pops and I got a surprise visit from Dominic, our 15 month old grandson.

We got to play tonight while Mommy and Daddy spent some time together.
Two new Annies for Ebay this week are Happy Harvest with her giant corn cob and Autumn Makes Me Sing. Tried a new acrylic yarn for their hair ~ it takes a little longer to do since it is a 4 ply instead of 3 ply yarn ~ it is softer than the wool I normally use ~ I think I like the wool better ~ opinions are appreciated ~ please and thank you. :)

Wishing all a wonderful, miracle filled week. Praying my new great-neice will make an appearance into this world ~ she is over due and her mommy and all her family sure wants to meet her.
God bless ~ thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Three Still Naked Italia Annies!

Well the Italia Annies are getting a little closer to not being naked.
The first time I made her I just made her, she was fun.
Now I have to make three more and I didn't realize how much detail I did with all that ribbon!
They looked too cute not to post....
looks like their saying
"dress me, please dress me and give me hair!"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Trick or Treat!

New this week on Ebay will be "Trick or Treat" Annie. I found a Mary Engelbreit cat cauldron to go with her spider dress ~ don't usually do holloween but loved this fabric and the cauldron went so great with her.Next is Friends Gather Here ~ I love when I find beautiful panel fabric. This Annie I could keep ~ but she will be going up on Ebay anyway.Thanks for looking ~ have a wonderful week ~ God Bless!
"Friends Gather Here" Annie has been sold. Thank you.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Prim Raggedy Ann Hair Tutorial

Thought I would do a raggedy ann doll hair tutorial.
First is the kind of yarn I use. Most of my Annie's hair is from
It is uncut wool rug yarn and I haven't been able to find it anywhere else.
2013 UPDATE - I originally used Paternayan rug yarn unfortunately this is no longer made ~
I was lucky to find Halycon Classic Rug Yarn as a replacement ~ it is not as soft as Paternayan but looks the same ~ my curly hair Annies now have Halycon Classic Rug Yarn hair

new updated hair tutorial can be found at the link below

cut the yarn into desired lengths ~ I use about 10 inch lengths ~ separate the 3 ply yarn ~ fold in half and cut ~ you will have six wavy strands of yarn ~ depending upon the size of your doll's head you might want longer or shorter lengths of yarn ~

mark Annie's head along the seam ~ I use 1/2 inch spaces ~ sew six strands of yarn along the seam ~ if you want thinner hair use 4 strands ~ it's your choice ~ you are the artist ~ experiment!

Next draw three rows on the back of Annie's head ~ mark where you will sew her hair about 1/2 inch apart

When Annie's hair is all sewn on ~ give her head a little shake to fluff it out ~ now you can give her a hair cut ~ trim to desired length.

Here she is all finished with hair bow.

Hope this is a help ~ if you have any questions ~ please just ask.

Thanks for visiting and God bless.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Naked Raggedy Annies!

Three little naked and bald Annies ~ soon to be three Italia sisters!

I thought they looked so cute naked ~ they are sitting in a basket on their (need for me to sew yet!) Italian costumes ~ they will also get hangtags with their Italian surnames.

Tonight I work my last day at Musikfest ~ exhausting but loads of fun. Musikfest is a 10 day festival of free music held in the city of Bethlehem, Pa. Pops and I also had a wonderful time watching our grandson, Dominic, yesterday and he actually let Grammy sleep through the night ~ yeah Dominic!

Finished two Annies ~ they will go up on Ebay this week.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mother Goose

A new Annie I just finished is Mother Goose ~ loved this fabric so naturally had to make an Annie ~ decided to stitch a pillow with a Mother Goose poem to go with her.

Sunflower Welcome has a hand stitched hang tag also ~ and of course I loved this fabric too!

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking ~ God bless.