Monday, March 26, 2012

Emily Suzanne Butternut & Dolly

  Emily Suzanne 

Emily Suzanne is a cloth doll sewn
by hand.  She is 18 inches tall & stuffed
with wool roving. 
   She has an embroidered face, and
hand stitched fingers.
Her dress and bonnet are hand stitched from a
mid 1800's reproduction brown print calico.
Hook and eye closures.
Emily has wool hair stitched down
 with a buttonhole stitch and
plaited into 2 braids.

Three decorative vintage shell buttons 
adorn the back of her pinafore.
She has little shoe strings.
Her lightly aged undergarments consist of a
petticoat and pantalettes, with hook
 & eye and drawstring closures.
A hand tatted butterfly
adorns her petticoat.
Her pantalettes are pin tucked and edged
with hand crocheted lace.
Emily's  primitive "Butternut"
dolly is 7 inches tall.
She is hand sewn, and stuffed
with wool and has her special
"Make Do Doll" tag.
Her pantalettes are hand sewn from muslin,
Her bonnet and dress are hand sewn from
reproduction mid 1800's print cottons.

She is signed, dated and has a special wooden
"Make Do Doll" tag.

Emily will be up for adoption at
Early Work Mercantile
the first of April.


  1. Very nice set of dolls, your work is impeccable!

  2. Sherri,

    Miss Emily and little Butternut are adorable!!!!

    :) Carolyn

  3. She is delightful, Sherri. Love the colors, all the incredible hand work. This is an heirloom that someone will treasure for a long time. Beautiful.

  4. What a lovely combo...log walls and your wonderful Make-Do dolls! I agree with Judi, your work IS impeccable!

  5. Hi, Sherri:
    I'm so glad I found your blog. Your work is magnificent.
    I'm going to enjoy reading along with you. Oh, thank you for the tutorial on the doll legs. I had a lot of trouble making stripes on my last rag doll.


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