Richmond Mom’s Frowny Faces Dolls Up for National Award

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond-made line of dolls is getting some national attention.

Rebecca Floyd created Frowny Faces dolls to show her son and the rest of us, that it’s okay to be sad.

Floyd's product is a finalist for Martha Stewart’s American Made award. The contest highlights local, handmade goods from across the country. She is competing in the toy category.

Each of her dolls has a unique design, but all of them are made from socks and decked out in drab duds with a somewhat dreary disposition, a frown stitched across their face.

Floyd says the dolls are relatable in a variety of situations or daily disappointments.

But she says there was no frowning when she learned her product was a finalist.

“I screamed. I was so excited. I’m a huge fan of Martha Stewart. Always have been,” said Floyd. “So it’s a really big honor to have someone like her pick my dolls. I’m thrilled.”

Voting ends October 19.

If you want to vote for Frowny Faces, click the link on the side.