More Dolls — Meet Fred Buttonhead

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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.



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

  2. Loving the stories!!

  3. Love his hair!!!!

  4. 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. I love his hair!

  6. I”m in love with Fred!

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

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

  10. 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. Oh another loving soul !

  12. 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 says:

    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. Fred has Pizazz!

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

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

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

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

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

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