Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Feeling a little Raggedy!!!!

 Well since I have been feeling alittle raggedy myself lately I thought I would share pics of my Raggedy Dolls I have. These are in my diningroom and I have collected them over the years. I love them. Most have come from Ebay or local craft shows. Some are even from my thrifting. This is my black wrought iron corner shelf. This room is kinda in Americana mainly becuz I have cherries in my kitchen. I love many styles!! LOL I am very eclectic!! The chalkboard is made by a really good friend of mine. Kaitlin got it for me from a craft show she was in. And if you can see the medal on it I won it two years ago in a 5 K walk I was in and I came in 2nd place in my age group! I am very proud of it. 

I also have a my collection of red vintage sewing and quilt stuff on here.

 I have a love of old hats as you know. I loved the colors in this old hat box and the red hat I added cherries to. The shoes are vintage and are sitting on an old rag rug. I love my Mr. Peanut bank. And I have a little black basket with my crocheted doilies and hot pads in. The black top hat belonged to Sim's Dad. I just put some cherries around it. I love cherries!!!

And I would have to say this is probably my most favorite doll. I love the cherries on her. I got her on Ebay. She is pretty big. And that yellow farm chair is one of my favorite things too. Sim got it for me a few years ago for my birthday. I have a few more dolls but they are up on my hutch.

This is the last doll I got at an auction. She is very prim. She sits on an old thread spool. I got this wine bottle at the New Years eve party I was at. I wanted it cuz it is from Traverse City and has a bird, nest, and cherries on it. I knew I wanted this bottle for a plant. I am hoping I can get it to vine down and the roots to grow all through the glass part.
So that is alittle bit of one of my collection that I love. I am feeling alittle raggedy myself as I have a kidney stone and I'll be having surgery this Friday to break it up. Right now I am on the couch in a nest of four pillows. I really can't wait til this over. Kidney stones hurt!! I am kickin out a Raggedy Fran. Cat Doll that I just designed. I just gotta coffee dye her and make alittle bagg. Then I will share her with you. She has been helping me to keep my sanity! LOL I am hand sewing her like my Crows and Bluebird dolls. I could just handsew everything!! LOL Thanks for checkin out my collection.
XOXO Love, Fran. 


My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Fran..Thanks for stopping by with well wishes and your prayers. I think maybe i should send a few of those prayers back your way... Ouch...yes kidney stones hurt and I know you are in total misery. I'm really sorry you have to wait till Friday to get it blown to bits..Guess you and I will be doing the Recovery dance this weekend...well in our head at least not so sure we will have the strength to actually dance...LOL..but hey dreamin is good for the soul.
I do hope you feel better soon..Take care and know that prayers are on there way...


Jewels said...

Oh Fran - I hope everything goes well - thanks for sharing your fun collection! You will feel much better after this is all done and back to your "crafty" self....J

Jacqueline said...

Hi my sweet Fran,

Oh Fran, I'm sorry to hear about the kidney stone. I am feeling weary and worn myself but thinking of you and the pain you must be in makes me sit up straight and not complain.

The journey we are on is a road to His mighty throne of glory. God is with you.

I love anything you make. I love your style in art, crafts, your home and even on pinterest. What a great site that is! Fills me with inspiration.

Don't you have a birthday next week? My love sent and my prayers with you!


khess136 said...

dear friend, i'm sending get well quick wishes and also thanking you for sharing your delightful creations! i can see how they take your mind off what ails you!

TheRustyThimble said...

OH Fran big hugs to you. I have never had them but I have watched my hubby be in extreme pain with them!
Love your sweet dolls

Hugs and prayers

Angie Berry said...

Oh girl, I got excited when I saw your raggedy pictures and especially when I read that you are going to share your collection! I started collecting them when I was a young girl but I really don't have very many. It's only been the past couple of years that I started to really add to my collection. I also love vintage sewing things but I'll take any color, hehe. I am drawn to them all the time when I'm out antiquing or thrifting. I really enjoyed looking at your pictures of your collections! I had to pull up each picture and look at them closer to see all your wonderful things! You have some great pieces.

Congrats on the medal! I would be very proud of it also, way to go girl!!

Sorry to hear about your kidney stone! I've never had them before but my husband has. He was scheduled for surgery on a Monday morning and actually passed them Sunday night. Whew! Thank the Lord for no surgery. I hope you are doing fine!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sorry to hear about your kidney stones. I pray they break up really good and small!!
Love Raggedies myself.
Hope you feel better really fast.

The Altered Paper said...

Fran,I Love Your Collection! Warm Wishes Your Way! Hugs,Tee

Trace4J said...

Love your sweet dolls. What a cool one from the auction.
Can't wait to see the new one.
Hugs to you