We are a mother-daughter team that has a passion for history and heritage crafting. We are especially fond of the old-fashioned clothespin. With nearly 100 years of combined experience working with children in schools, churches, and communities in Washington, Oregon, California & Virginia, we understand the value of hands-on learning.
According to Webster’s dictionary, clothespins date back to 1846 in the United States. English "clothes pegs" were recorded as early as 1825. It didn’t take long for youngsters to observe how much a clothespin resembled a tiny doll. Clothespin dolls have enchanted us since the first time we made clothespin soldier Christmas ornaments years ago! We even have a Clothespin Museum located at our heritage site, the historic U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station: The Columbia River's "Ellis Island." We hope you'll come visit us if you're in the vicinity. It's the only place you can find our kits and ready-made dolls!