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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Prairie Doll...belonging to A.H. 1791

Olde Time Prairie Doll

This doll must have belonged to Abigail H.  Stitched by a child-like hand are the intials A.H. and a date of 1791 on the dress sleeve of this doll.  I imagine Abigail to have loved this doll to pieces all through her early childhood years.  I can see her toting this doll along with her while helping Mom & Sis with the daily chores on the old homestead.   Those years are long past...maybe forgotten, but her beloved doll lives on....

This early style Prairie Doll is handmade.  I used calicos and homespuns in muted shades of brown & tan for her clothing.  Her bonnet it an actual gathered/brimmed prairie bonnet.  She has been mended, patched & aged, her clothing alike.  

~Abigail's Doll is 19 inches tall~ 

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Requested Fee for Abigail's Doll is SOLD ~ TY so much K~.  She will arrive signed and dated by me, her maker.


  1. This is so sweet. I think these old prairie dolls are so much better than today's dolls. They let children use their imagination more.

    Thanks for sharing your creation at the Sunburnt Cow party. :)