6 Responses to “Napkin Doll”

  1. Allee Willis

    This thing is insane! Did you make it? Did you find it? Where?? Who other than a kid would want to pull their napkins out of the skirt of a doll? The thought of grimy little fingers pulling out napkins and getting the doll covered with whatever food was on the fingers isn’t that attractive either. Not to mention that a doll full of rocks doesn’t seem like the best kid’s toy around. All in all, this is quite perfect Kitsch because it makes so little sense. Going to have to give it the highest award possible here for that reason!

  2. Nessa

    I have seen these before, though this one is cuter than most I’ve seen in the past. They are a pretty popular “country craft” at least in my neck of the woods… seen at craft fairs alongside wooden pig-shaped toilet brush holders and such. I don’t usually see them based on bottles, though, sometimes they are on beanbags or a wooden block. Maybe they aren’t as common outside of Appalachia, though.

    • Allee Willis

      See what I don’t know by nature of the fact that if left to my own devices I never leave LA…?! I never saw one of these napkin dolls before and I think it’s so insane that there would actually be rocks inside her dress when it looks like a doll that would attract children. But I hate handing out a Classique D’ Camembert to something if it’s really common. On the other hand, I could argue for it deserving this award as something this nutty became so ubiquitous in crafting circles, a most certain gathering place for the creation of kitsch.

      • Nessa

        Oh no, I wouldn’t say they are “REALLY” common… and it’s definitely kitschy and deserving of the award… but I have seen them around now and then… but never one filled with rocks, I’ll admit!

  3. denny

    I have NEVER seen one of these before. I think it is just nuts (in a good way!) and now I will be on the lookout for one! This absolutely deserved this “Classique D’ Camembert” award.