More Dolls — Meet Fred Buttonhead

Meet Fred Buttonhead.  Fred was a wrestler with the WWF(Worldwide Wrestling Federation), until he blew his knees out in a match one day.  Fred was forlorn, but he harbored a secret dream to become a street musician and spread his joy through music whenever he could.  He decided to seek out new vistas and packed his bags for Chicago.  Once there, Fred taught himself to play the uke and now he sings at the river and Michigan Avenue, right where the cruise ship passengers disembark, in the shadow of the mirrored glass of the Trump Hotel…he gazes lovingly across Michigan Avenue at the giant statue of Marilyn Monroe as her skirts fly up and to the lake beyond.  Coins tinkle with tinny sound like his uke as his bucket slowly fills, and he sings, and his heart is full.

IMG_1499 IMG_1501 IMG_1502 IMG_1504 IMG_1506 IMG_1508Fred comes with his own hanger, since his legs are pretty shot, he can’t stand on his own, and leaning he slopes sideway.  Fred is approx 18″ tall and 10″ wide at his widest point.  His body is a vintage feed sack, he legs are painted canvas, his hair is waxed linen.  He has wonky stitching everywhere.  And a nice big scarf to keep his throat warm during those cold Chicago winters.  You can find him in my etsy shop.


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22 Responses to “More Dolls — Meet Fred Buttonhead”

  1. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen January 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    How fun! You must have a blast making these dolls and their stories!

  2. Janet Ghio January 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Loving the stories!!

  3. Jo Murray January 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Love his hair!!!!

  4. NancyLee January 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    Poor Fred, I hope he is happy now
    Looking at his knees I completely understand.
    (sounds like a book coming will stories and pictures)!

  5. Sue January 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    I love his hair!

  6. Jessica Sporn January 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    I”m in love with Fred!

  7. Lynn radford January 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Loving Fred’s story as much as the Buttonhead himself! Can’t wait to see more of these, Corrine! 🙂 They just make me smile! 🙂

  8. Dawn January 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    What a suave dude Fred is, brilliant work sweetie. I LOVE his story too, beautifully written.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  9. valerie-Jael January 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Fred looks a lot of fun, love his hair and those nice, slim legs! Valerie

  10. lynn cohen January 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I’m in love with a real Fred, who doesn’t have as much hair as your Fred does. Very cute and lovingly made. Love all the fabric and bric a bra choices!

  11. Kat January 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Oh another loving soul !

  12. Kay Wallace January 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    Midwesterners are a happy lot, so glad Fred ended up in Chicago! Love his tattooed legs, even though he likely sits when he plays that uke! A great addition to the artsy fartsy Buttonhead family!

  13. jill eudaly January 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    and the uke is sold separately??? (grin) I do like Fred’s sweet face. Well done!
    Keep warm, another arctic blast one the way.

  14. smartcat January 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Fred has Pizazz!

  15. Marilyn J. Rock January 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Fred is fabulous. His story suits him. Love the whimsy with this, too! xo

  16. Dorthe January 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Wonderful new member of your family of Buttenheads, -he surely know how to take care and in the end feel happy… a beautiful story, dear Corrine.

  17. terrie: creative explorer January 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    The doll is cute and clever but the story is priceless!

  18. aga January 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    wow, Corrine. Fred is beautiful and his story is amazing. Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing it!

  19. Emma January 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Wow, love those legs! The knees don’t look too bad after all 😉

  20. Bleubeard and ELizabeth January 21, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    I thought I had already met Fred, but it turns out I haven’t. Now I feel for his pain (knee pain that is). I’m loving the stories that come with these dolls. Keep up the art and tales, dear.

  21. Lisa Graham January 22, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    Fred is a winner of a creative doll!! Fred can steal anyone’s heart. xo

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