William Thomas Jr., aka Buckwheat

Name: William Thomas Jr., aka Buckwheat of “The Little Rascals”  Made by and When: Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, 2020 Material: Wool-blend felt (face, arms, and legs); cotton-blend (head and torso) Marks: Signed by the artist Height: 16 inches without the hat; close to 18 inches with the hat Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black fleeceContinue reading “William Thomas Jr., aka Buckwheat”

Flo Jo

Name: Flo Jo Made by and When: L.J.N., 1989 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©1989 L.J.N./MADE IN CHINA (on the body) Height: 12 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Rooted long black hair, painted brown eyes, smiling mouth with painted teeth area Clothes: Wears a fashionable iconic one-legger pink and turquoise track suit; accessories include a gold lamé toteContinue reading “Flo Jo”

Maya Angelou Barbie Diorama

Maya Angelou Barbie Diorama (photos courtesy of Laila Johnson) Made by and When: Laila Johnson, 2021 Description: Laila Johnson collects Barbies and creates dioramas for them. She began making doll dioramas because she wants her dolls to have their own space to reflect their personality. Because Maya Angelou was a writer and poet, Johnson createdContinue reading “Maya Angelou Barbie Diorama”

Jada Loves Dolls

Name: Jada Loves Dolls Made by and When: Helen Kish, 2013, made in a limited edition of 15 dolls Material: Vinyl (Jada) with jointed elbows and knees as extra points of articulation; and resin (the baby, Nile) Marks: ©2006 Kish & Company (on head); hand signed on lower back: Jada Loves Dolls 1/15 Helen KishContinue reading “Jada Loves Dolls”