The Ann featured here came to life for my daughter in 1974. Two weeks from now, they will both turn 45!

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Our Ann doesn’t look quite as fresh as this image portrays, though, so I had to resort to the botox of photo editing. That way I was able to remove the crayon wrinkles from her face.

Unfortunately, I am not able to remove the trademark restrictions from using her name on this card. That’s why she is just Floppy Rag Doll.

FYI, the 1970 McCall’s pattern #2531 I used is apparently still available, so you too can make a floppy rag doll of your own, for your daughter or granddaughter.

Read the Raggedy Ann Story here.

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Here’s Ann again on another card, designed three years ago for one of my granddaughters — the granddaughter who now also owns Ann.

And so it goes.

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