Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingThis is my one-of-a-kind original folk art doll, Emily, named after the famous poet Emily Dickenson. Emily was inspired by the charming Izannah Walker dolls of the 1800’s. I designed both her body pattern and her dress pattern myself, then carefully sewed each in 100% cotton fabric. I made Emily’s face in antique reproduction Jumeau style using papier mâché and added hand-sculpted ringlets of paperclay on either side of her head.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingEmily was gessoed , then detailed with acrylic paint, and sealed with matte varnish for protection. Her blue eyes were hand painted as well.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingEmily’s fingers are hand quilted and lightly wired to give them a gentle curl, and her arms bend slightly at the elbows. Her arms bend at her shoulders, and her legs bend at her hips and knees.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingI made Emily’s dress from a tan calico quilter’s cotton. It is dotted with little burgundy and navy blue flowers. Her sash ties in the back to make a pretty bow.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingI sewed two pin tucks at the bottom of her dress and added a big three inch hem to make the skirt stand out nicely. All the seams are carefully finished.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingMany hours went into making Emily. Her antique-style undergarments are carefully detailed with painted-on lace, pink buttons and a bow. Her shoes are painted on as well, with tiny buttons up their sides. Emily is meant for display only. She is a one-of-a-kind work of art. There is no other like her.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingShe is signed and dated. Emily is approximately 15 inches tall.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingEmily’s sash dips to a V shape in the front, and it holds in all the gathered fabric along her yoke . Emily’s bottom is weighted with Poly-Pellets so she can sit nicely. (Chair not included.) She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Emily, Original one-of-a-king Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingUpdate: Emily has been adopted. Thank you!