Fabric Dolls - Meet Jungle Beauty Goddess Chalbi - Doll Clothes Haul
I started making handmade fabric dolls because I wanted to see African American Cloth dolls / black cloth dolls that looked like me. I was unable to find handmade fabric dolls that depicted the unique range of skin tones and beauty that represented Black / African American culture and ethnicity. The majority of the handmade cloth dolls emulated mainstream culture, that in my opinion, dilutes the body image and self-esteem of not only African American girls, but all women who see only one type of beauty celebrated. Enjoy this Authentik Beauty doll clothes haul.
Greetings wonderful viewers thank you watching my Jungle Beauty Goddess Doll Art Gallery Fashion Show. The Jungle Beauty Goddesses are character in my Fantasy Science Fiction book series.
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My name is Cassandra George Sturges and I am a doll maker. I didn’t choose dolls they chose me. I started sewing and crafting doll clothes, doll accessories, and doll shoes from the age of five until the age of nine. I loved making doll clothes for my Barbie doll. My dolls wore cute fashionable doll clothes. People in my neighborhood paid me in green Now & Later candy to make doll clothes for their dolls.
Unfortunately, a sewing needle broke off in my left knee creating a gangrene infection that almost caused my left leg to be amputated. I was in the hospital for 2 months. I was tutored and home schooled for most of the fourth grade. I stopped sewing doll clothes, making doll shoes, and doll accessories until the age of 44. Doctors were unable to remove the eye of the sewing needle from my knee.
I wanted to make dolls that celebrated the unique beauty that all women and girls share around the world. When I tried to dictate to my dolls how they should look—they resisted. Some of my dolls insisted on having no hair. I began to learn that the journey of doll making is mystical and enchanting because I was channel for them to come into existence – not necessarily the creator of their authenticity.
In addition to making cloth dolls, fabric sculptures, and doll accessories, I write fantasy fiction—The Jungle Beauty Goddesses are fabric sculptures / cloth dolls who are characters in my fantasy science fiction book series. The first book “The Jungle Beauty Goddesses, Pretty Blue Ball, and the second book in the series, The Jungle Beauty Goddesses’ Aquatic Ball’ can be purchased at http://junglebeautygoddess.blogspot.com/.
I named my YouTube video channel Authentik Beauty Handmade Doll Crafts DIYS because my DIYs, and tutorials are not modeled after mainstream toys and dolls. Many of my doll crafts are not traditional. Many of my doll DIYS and tutorials may be deemed as eccentric , but this is what happens when you start back making dolls, doll clothes, doll shoes, doll food and doll accessories in mid-life. The little girl inside of you has come out to play, but she doesn’t want to play with Ever After High (EAH), LPS, American Girl, Barbie, or any other mainstream dolls—she has gray hair and wrinkles and she has learned that real beauty is not found in makeup, lipstick, cosmetics, nail polish, clothes, fashion, or hairstyles—the little girl has learned that authentic / Authentik Beauty is found between perfection and imperfection—and that the perceived flaws is what gives us our personal identity.
As you will see in many of my doll craft DIYS- I am completely addicted to hot glue gun crafts. I love making things out of glue sticks. You will see an abundance DIYS and tutorials, doll crafts, and projects made out of hot glue guns and glue sticks. I also enjoy making stop motion animation YouTube Videos with my dolls and telling doll stories.
On my YouTube Video Channel, I am sharing How to, DIYS, DIY, tutorials on how to create handmade doll crafts, glue gun crafts for dolls, No Sew Doll Clothes, doll accessories, glue gun diys, diys doll crafts, and how to make doll clothes. All of the doll crafts that I make and sew can be adjusted to fit mini and miniature doll crafts and doll houses. I have made several no sew doll crafts that I hope you enjoy making.
My Vision for my Authentik Beauty Handmade Doll Crafts DIYS YouTube Video Channel is to share my gifts, talents, and ideas with doll makers and doll lovers around the world; so that we may collectively, share our unique creative expressions of beauty and art that inspires, entertains, and brings overwhelming joy to the little girl or child who dwells inside all of us and yearns to come out and play.