Black Doll collecting — Gladys MacDowell
During the last week of September of this year, I was contacted by an antiques dealer, David, who wanted to share photos of a portion of a collection of black dolls his shop had recently acquired. The dolls had been part of an eclectic collection of thousands, representing a variety of ethnicities, formerly owned by a doll lover who had the means to purchase most any doll she desired. Wouldn't...
|I created a stocking cap for Cal soon after his arrival a year ago to conceal his unsightly hair loss.|
Because his original human hair wig has several missing hair plugs, making a wig for Cal has been on my to-do list since his arrival with his sister, Tuesday, almost a year ago to this date.
|Profile photos illustrate Cal's multiple missing hair plugs.|
|Tuesday, a 17-inch wax doll, photograph courtesy of Mama Jo's House of Dolls|
The thought of owning Tuesday, the doll shown above, dates back to 2012 when I stumbled upon Mama Jo's House of Dolls on Facebook. The Facebook page and Ruby Lane shop of the same namebelong to Jo Maeder*. Jo is author of When I Married My Mother. Jo's book is a candid account of her re-established relationship with her...