Updated August 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
~ ~ My Favorite Raggedy ~ ~
~ Some of Courtney's Accomplishments ~
My "Inspiration" For Creating Raggedies !!!!!!
~ Courtney's Corner ~
My "FAVORITE RAGGEDY" is my granddaughter Courtney.Click Images to Enlarge
She was my original inspiration to begin creating
these wonderful characters.
I created her first set of Raggedy Ann & Andy when she was
just 3 months old.
I created a Raggedy Ann outfit for her when she was five years old............
and she made the most DARLING Raggedy Ann ever !!!
Then she traveled with my husband, Frank and I to the Raggedy Festival in Arcola Illinois in 2004 at 9 years of age.
I made matching Raggedy Ann costumes for both of us!
Courtney enjoyed meeting many of you at the Festival and visiting with you while shopping in your rooms.
I hope you will enjoy my pictures of her.
Courtney has become quite a seamstress herself, creating her first Raggedy Ann doll at age 7.
The following year she created an "Original Design"
Lizzie McGuire doll at age 8, which she entered into the fair.
She won a FIRST PLACE ribbon.........it was the first time she was old enough to enter!
At age 12, she created some small purses for herself from Denim fabric and added some delicate beading and lace...they were really attractive and all of her friends wanted her to make them one!
...... I have included pictures of her "sewing" her first doll............I am very proud of her............I hope you enjoy the pictures!!
Creating her 1st Doll ~ Age 7
Threading the machine Very Intent for 7 yr old! "Mfg. body tag"
Close-up of "Summer" Not TOO Proud !!!
I'd LOVE some hair ! Naked Beauty !!! T.V. Break"
Hand sewing on hair Getting the "Bangs" Just Right !!
Close-up of "Summer"! Summer & Courtney Summer's Back View
" Ain't They Sweet !!! " " Summer's 1st Haircut "
Courtney trying on her Raggedy Ann costume.....getting ready for theClick Image to Enlarge
2004 Raggedy Festival in Arcola, Illinois .....
And Here we are Enjoying all the fun at the festival...
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So Raggedy AcresTM Collectible
Treasure is signed and dated on it's little
"tush", and comes with my handmade,dated and numbered body-label sewn into the side
seam..... and a hand-made heart-shaped
hang tag (Making them more desirable as collectible
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