Announcement Palomita eco-friendly heirloom quality dolls are stitched from organic 100% cotton muslin and stuffed with a silky bamboo/poly-blend fiberfill. Whimsical faces are hand embroidered and hair, hats, clothing and accessories are pieced together with a variety of vintage, recycled and new textiles, making each doll a unique, one-of-a-kind creation.
Palomita eco-friendly heirloom quality dolls are stitched from organic 100% cotton muslin and stuffed with a silky bamboo/poly-blend fiberfill. Whimsical faces are hand embroidered and hair, hats, clothing and accessories are pieced together with a variety of vintage, recycled and new textiles, making each doll a unique, one-of-a-kind creation.
Lindsey Clinton on Oct 28, 2014
This doll is beautiful and well made. Love love love her!
Art Girl on May 5, 2014
This is precious! Love her! Thanks Jen
Art Girl on Feb 25, 2014
Love this doll! Thank you so much!
I started making dolls as a young girl, inspired by my crafty Mom...
Women all over the world have been making dolls from salvaged and recycled textiles for many, many generations.
I grew up making cloth dolls for myself, my friends and family and when I had my own two children, I made dolls for them. I have a childhood doll collection that I have continued to add to over the years and I am particularly fond of and inspired by folk dolls and antique dolls from other cultures. My husband and I took our daughter to South America when she was three, we traveled throughout Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador for 8 months and came back with a phenomenal collection of cloth dolls, handmade from antique handwoven textiles by the women of those cultures.
I have an extensive collection of antique and vintage textiles and embroideries stored away in boxes, and decided while cleaning out some closets that it was time to make use of these incrediblly lovely pieces. Palomita Rag Dolls was born, and I have been creating unique, one-of-a-kind cloth rag dolls in my spare time. (I also work full-time as an oncology nurse.)
I LOVE making these dolls, and really put so much love and attention into each one. Each detail is intentional, some edges left rough and unfinished, some seams trimmed with delicate antique French lace or vintage Polish velvet... As I create each doll, I imagine what her or his personality might be like, and I think about the little girl or boy who will someday fall in love with this doll, befriend it, confide in it, and genuinely love it in the way that children do with their most special toys. I fill each one with happy wishes for that child...
What I love most about creating these simple cloth dolls is that I hope and believe that they can inspire some sweet, quiet, thoughtful, creative moments for children who are growing up in this crazy fast-paced world.
Thank you! Enjoy:)
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Some of my very earliest memories involve playing with the dolls that I loved as a child. I grew up with a cherished collection of unique rag dolls. My mom, who has always amazed and inspired me with her craftiness and creativity, made some amazing cloth dolls for myself and my cousins. I started making dolls for myself as a child, and I absolutely loved making dolls for my own son and daughter when they were little.
Dolls inspire imagination and creativity in kids! I think that there is something so special about the warmth and security a soft doll can bring to a little one. A doll becomes more than a toy, it becomes a loved and trusted friend and companion.
I have added to my doll collection over the years, and am particularly fond of folk dolls from other cultures. I am inspired by rich textures and vibrant colors, and I love to incorporate vintage fabrics, lace and embroidery into the dolls that I make. I also use salvaged and recycled textiles, making each doll a one-of-a-kind creation. It is very important to me that they are sturdy enough to endure the love and companionship of a young child.
I absolutely love making these dolls! Thank you for taking a peek:)
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May be able to do repairs for a fee. (contact me)