Stephanie Dean - Owner & Maker
I am a former elementary school teacher and a licensed social worker based in Atlanta, Georgia.
I specialize in helping little children create lasting memories.
"This is the most beautiful Cinnamon Annie Doll Stephanie Dean has made. It is hard to keep her under wraps until Christmas! So excited to present this wonderful gift to my Goddaughter and see her smile.
I appreciate the quality time and thoughtfulness put into making this doll."
~John Wesley Reed Jr.
Read more about me here: https://shoppeblack.us/2019/11/black-dolls-2/
I make the Raggedy Ann doll that I wanted as a child growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I have always loved dolls, and my mother, an elementary schoolteacher, went to great lengths to find African American dolls for me. She felt it was important for my self-image to have a positive reflection of myself during playtime.
Cinnamon Annie® Raggedy Ann doll is a vintage-style handmade doll with a modern twist. Instead of the pinafore apron worn by the traditional Raggedy Ann doll, Cinnamon Annie dons beautifully colored dresses and styles fashioned for today’s modern little girl. She is a keepsake doll that can either be played with, used for decoration or can be collected.
My customers seem to like the nostalgia of the Raggedy Ann dolls they remember from their childhood as well as the modern styling that a contemporary little girl would like.
I have lived in Georgia all my life. I am married to Tony and the mother of two young adults, Joseph and Danielle.