Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Church dolls GORGEOUS

I thought I would share the history of these dolls and show you three that I just finished and they have been made from Handkerchiefs and serviettes
During the Civil War (and at other times when supplies were scarce), dolls were made from handkerchiefs for little girls. These "handkerchief dolls" were carried to church and did not make noise if they were dropped. Some mothers would put sugar cubes or candy in the head of the handkerchief doll for a youngster to suck on to keep the child quiet during the long church service. Other names for the handkerchief doll are: "church doll," "church babies," "pew doll," "pew babies," and "prayer doll. 

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