Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

Globe Trotting


Here I am on my world map with pennies representing places that I have traveled to ~ nearly on every continent!!  In my hand is my hat, and the special woven bag I got in Hawaii to carry my treasures in.

We will be working to put the pictures of my travels here for you to see, so stay tuned!




Just a note to share . . . years ago, 1989, I was organizing a ‘mother/daughter banquet’ . . . needed a favor for each in attendance. My committee was tremendous and when I found this doll in a magazine- I thot’ “is it possible for us to make 150 of these”? It was and ‘we’ did. I had leftovers so I tucked them away for a rainy day.
For Christmas in 2014 I gave my great grand-daughter the last one of the ‘dolls’. Just this year I got a request from my grand daughter . . would I make another clothes pin doll? Her daughter carries ‘her 1 doll’ everywhere. . . well, Memory is not my strong point and I was hoping you were still around! WOW! Thanks to your web page I am creating a doll and giving my ‘grand daughter’ your site. She Homeschools her children and I am sure this will thrill ‘her girls’ and the mommy too. . . and to add the Gospel Beads. That just tops the whole project. Thanks

Jan, thanks so much for sharing your story. What fun to have a little doll so much cherished. I like that clothespin dolls are so durable, and the perfect size for keeping your little pal in your pocket. Wow, I’m amazed at the project of making 150 dolls!! I’m so happy you found Penny’s site and pattern. May all your dolls live long and be well loved! I hope your great granddaughters and their mommy too will enjoy sharing in Penny’s adventures. God bless you.

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