Since I was a little girl, I have always loved the raggedy Ann stories.
I read all the books I could find in my school library.
I loved the idea that our dolls and toys had adventures when we weren't looking.
I also loved the beautiful illustrations.
SO, I have a hard time NOT picking up a Raggedy Ann when I find one!
I found this Ann thrifting.
I almost left her behind, but as soon as I held her
I knew she would be coming home with me.
I love her mostly white dress, very unusual for Raggedy Ann dolls.
This Ann was made by Aime'e Lester - I love this little tag!
I always wish I knew something about the dolls I find, this is a little clue.
She is all hand embroidered.
She has some water marks on her face,
but I feel this just adds to her charm.
Ann went into a pillow case and into the washer - on a gentle cycle.
Her dress, apron and pantaloons were soaked in a cold water wash.
After her wash, Ann borrowed a chemise while her dress dried.
After pressing her dress and apron
and putting new elastic in her pantaloons
she is all ready!
She's a keeper!