My name is Linda Walsh and I'm a doll maker & doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house. If you'd ...
My name is Linda Walsh and I'm a doll maker & doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house. If you'd like to know more about the "dollies" and me please visit my Linda Walsh Originals information page at http://www.lindawalshoriginals.info/View all patterns by designer (145) »
"Primitive Andy", 15" Primitive Raggedy Andy Doll E-Pattern - Primitive Doll - Primitive Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner
Primitive Andy has the distinct honor of being the first primitive doll that Linda designed and likes to pride himself on being small, lean, and, well, adorable. Just don't tell anyone he said that and just don't draw any attention to him. "Primitive Andy" is probably the shyest "dollie" in the world. And, he's just fine with that. He just hates to draw attention to himself, hates to be the center of attention, hates talking before an audience, hates to have his picture taken, and hates having things written about him. It was tough enough for him to have his picture taken for his pattern. He was on edge for several days before and sick to his stomach. But, Linda assured him there would only be two people in the studio taking pictures. She would be there and "Primitive Andy" would be there. No one else. So, "Primitive Andy" agreed.
"Primitive Andy" has a coffee stained cloth body, embroidered face with black bead eyes, and loads of freckles. He's wearing a coffee stained and fringed shirt with 3/4 length fringed sleeves, buttons and patches. His tattered and fringed pantaloons are gathered at the waist and middle of his calves and have patches. He has a small tattered ribbon tied around his neck, and raggedy red cut hair along the sides and top of his head. Floss is sewn to his feet and legs for his raggedy red stripes.
If you look closely at "Primitive Andy's" pictures you may see a little trepidation in his face. He could barely muster a smile when Linda said, cheese!" He knows there's only Linda and himself in the studio taking his picture, but he's just so shy. He really would prefer not to be photographed at all. He's just unbelievably shy. Probably the shyest "dollie" in the world. But, he's just fine with that! Not everyone needs there 15 minutes of fame! Certainly not "Primitive Andy."
Designer-Linda Walsh Originals