Gossips Home-Bred Cloth Dolls by Linda Gill 1998

These two ladies have a whole lot to talk about, and probably want to do it behind your back! They stand 17" tall and the base that they are attached to measures 14" X 6". The faces and hands are made from some kind of bready clay, a recipe that I've learned from Linda Gill's website is her own creation. The details on the faces are amazing, as are the accessories that the women have on, and with, their clothes. The woman on the right has a lovely blue scarf holding up her blond hair. She also has white buttons that fall unevenly on the front of her dress. Being that she is a seamstress she holds an appliqued heart with the words "My (heart) is yours" stitched around the heart. She has a needle with a red thread stuck into the bodice of her dress. She wears a white apron that has caught two spools of thread in a fold. The lady on the left is wearing a long blue skirt with a white long sleeved blouse. She has a ribbon rose "clipped" to her brown hair. She is holding a piece of red cloth and she has three safety pins attached to her dotted swiss blouse. Sadly, it looks like the tip of one of her fingers may have broken off but that is the only problem that I can see with either of the dolls. The board is signed by L. Gill and she has also printed Home-Bred Folk on the board. Under the board is the date 1998.
My mother purchased her in 1998 up in Big Bear City, CA. They inspired her to make her own gossipy/stitchery friend dolls. I haven't opened that box yet, but I will be putting them up for auction sometime in the future.

I have many other dolls, doll books, and doll patterns from my mother's collections up for auction. But, please be aware, the dolls I’m selling have been in my mother’s collection for years. My family has always had pets (cats and dogs) so there is a possibility that the dolls may have picked up some stray fur/dander by being in their house. If this is a problem for you, please do not bid on the dolls!

Note: I do ship internationally to most countries but the cost of shipping is dependent on which country it has to go to and how you want it shipped. (I can mail it to you via first class international rates if your country allows a box that is 20 X 16 X 8 inches. Some countries have tighter requirements than others for this. Otherwise, it would have to come to you via international priority mail even though it only weighs about 2 pounds.) Be sure to ask for an invoice for the exact postage cost.

I'll gladly combine shipping if you should win more than one auction. But if you do win more than one auction please wait for a revised invoice so that I can ship them to you with discounts that will cover the reduced amounts of shipping costs when shipping more than one in a box. I try really hard to ship the items within one day of receipt of payment.

Thanks for looking and keep me as one of your favorites if you like to make dolls or just collect them. I put the dolls/patterns up as I have time, so you might see new things each week.

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