Updated September 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
~ Eddie Elf ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
Inspired by Volland's ca.1931 Eddie Elf Doll
Great attention to detail has been given to create this adorable
Raggedy Character doll.
This little Eddie Elf doll was a joy to create!!.
His little arms and legs are jointed so he can sit
I chose a bright array of felt fabrics for his removeable clothing.
Trying very hard to match the “original” doll, from pictures in a variety of Raggedy Collectors books.
Compare him to the picture of the original doll that is pictured below!
Volland's ca.1931 Eddie Elf Doll
Shown here with Volland Character dolls...Pirate Chieftan, Uncle Clem, Percy Policeman, and Raggedy Ann
His seams are exposed on his head………….just like the original doll by Volland (ca.1931)
however, the rest of his seams I have hidden inside……….for a more “finished” look!
Notice his facial features………….I think you will agree……..
they are very close to the original doll.
The original doll was approximately 15” without his hat……..
mine like my other Raggedy Character collectible dolls is approximately “20” (Soon all characters will be available in 10" & 15") .
He will surely be the center of attention in your Raggedy collection.
His sweet “elf-like” facial features are hand-embroidered, with black button eyes
and a warm rust colored wool yarn is used for his hair,
which is parted in the middle and stitched to his head……
He wears a goldenrod felt jacket trimmed with off-white cuffs and collar with gold top-stitching
His balloon pants and little elf hat and boots are peach toned felt.
he wears a goldenrod felt belt with off-white felt buckle to complete his ensemble.
I have used gold-toned tiny studs to match those used to trim the original doll’s clothes.
I designed my own pattern for this Eddie Elf doll to give you the opportunity
to add this special Raggedy Character Doll to your Collection .....
maybe one day you will be lucky enough to find an “ORIGINAL” to take his place!!.
I hope that you will enjoy my version of Johnny Gruelle’s Eddie Elf Raggedy character doll,
I have tried very hard to duplicate the original.
What a posable little fellow he is!
His wonderful smile and his sweet "elf'n" charm will win your heart and bring a smile to your face.......and he will "melt" the hearts of all of those who enjoy your Raggedy Collection
He was lots of fun to create…..and he will make a Colorful and Cheerful addition to every Raggedy Collection.
This delightful little "Character" doll is patiently waiting for someone to take him home and love him!!
WHY NOT ADD HIM TO YOUR COLLECTION TODAY.....
You won't be disappointed!!!!
Each of my Raggedy Character dolls have their very own UNIQUE personality, and make wonderful conversation pieces.
Each one is meticulously hand sewn with
fabric and styling reminiscent of Gruelle’s wonderful illustrations in his many Raggedy
I have included a picture of all of my Raggedy Character Dolls at
NOT RAGGEDY ACRES
so that you can see how well they compliment each other!!
WHY NOT COLLECT THEM ALL????
Be sure to visit each character's individual page.
I've added a little history on each one
I have also tried to give the name of the Johnny Gruelle storybook(s) you will find them in.
You will also find out if there were "original" dolls made, and who they were manufactured by.
You will be well pleased by my quality craftmanship!!
Each of my dolls is an Heirloom Quality Collectible Treasure that will add that one-of-a-kind distinction to your Collection.
Destined to become a Treasured Family Heirloom for many generations to come!
Here are a few more of MY OWN re-creations of "Eddie Elf" with friends
To Learn more about ALL of the Raggedy Characters..............Click on their Link in the left-hand column.
Click on each picture to ENLARGE !!