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Thread: Raggedy Doll Rescue!

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    Super Member Damsel in DisDress's Avatar
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    Smile Raggedy Doll Rescue!

    I found these sad looking dolls; so filthy at the flea market.
    I needed to rescue them!
    See how I made them practically new again; giving
    them a "face transplant" and "hand lifts".
    It will make you want to save some once cute, adorable dolls,
    before they end up in the trash!
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    Aren't they sweet!
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    How sweet they are.
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    Great job on them!!!
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    Great save! They are so adorable.

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    very nice rescue!
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    arent they cute. glad you rescued them.

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    Very cute, you did a wonderful job restoring them. Look like new now. Faces are better made than the originals.
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    Thank You All!

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    You did a wonderful job with the "plastic surgery". I love Raggedy Ann and Andys.

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    Great job--now they look so happpy.
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    I love Raggedy Ann dolls ! I had some when I was little and even dressed like her for Halloween one year! I would love to find the stuff to make one for my 2 girls and myself!

    You did an outstanding job they look brand new!
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    You did a beautiful job! Good Save!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsel in DisDress View Post
    Thank You All!
    I agree. Great job.
    God Bless,
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    WOW! that brings back memories. A friend and I made about 100 of those a "few" years back. Saving them was great of you. Someone put a lot of work into them, and some child really loved them
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    I just had to add my great job to everyone elses! I saved a Raggedy Ann doll the other day from a yardsale. She just needed to be washed. I gave her to the youngest grand to play with since she was so soft and just his size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diannia View Post
    I just had to add my great job to everyone elses! I saved a Raggedy Ann doll the other day from a yardsale. She just needed to be washed. I gave her to the youngest grand to play with since she was so soft and just his size.

    Diannia
    That makes me so Happy! Good Save and lucky Grandchild!

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    great job, I still have mine that I made 40 years ago
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    I still have mine from the 1950's. Maternal grandma gave me Ann and paternal grandma gave me Andy. I made an Ann for my niece probably 35 years ago and loved seeing the doll take on a personality. They have such sweet faces and makes your remember a more simple, happy time. Someone obviously took great pains to make them and have to believe they would be pleased to see your restoration.

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    Kudos to you. Love those Raggedies. My daughter had one my Mum got a friend to make. She loved it and took it everywhere. I kept it for years but she had 2 boys. Looks like some child love these two to death also.

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    those babies were sure loved. you did a great job on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Lady View Post
    You did a wonderful job with the "plastic surgery". I love Raggedy Ann and Andys.
    I do, too. And these are like new adorable, aren't they?
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