Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This week's 100 Strangers series features Ms. Barbara El Wilson. I met Ms. Wilson the other day, because she's the owner of this red gate. I was walking by her house last week and, wanting to photograph it from inside the yard, I knocked on her door to ask permission to be on her property. We started chatting and she invited me to see her business.
Ms. Wilson is the owner and creator of Sugarfoots dolls, which she describes as "an old-fashioned doll with a fresh new look." The multi-cultural dolls are completely handcrafted and mimic the old-fashioned rag dolls of yesteryear with their hand embroidery and unique and bright outfits. The dolls come in cocoa, ginger, cinnamon, and sugar cream skin tones and in two sizes--25" and 15". If you're looking for a gift for a child, these are great! In fact, the next time I'm over at Ms. Wilson's, I'm picking one up.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 01/09