Emily, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
This 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.
Many 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’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.