Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Working, working, working...

I've been working on a new type of doll lately, sort of a combination of my dollhouse doll and my larger cloth over dolls. They will be about 8 inches tall and have needle sculpted faces. I have almost finished the first prototypes so here's a peek..

Monday, October 6, 2014

A New Ghastly Girl

....and finally a new post! My posting lately has been so erratic. It's been a long, sad, hard summer and I'm afraid that post writing and, frankly, doll making has not been at the top of my priority list.  But Autumn is here at last with it's cool breezes, blazing colors, and feelings that a change is in the air and better times are just ahead. I do so love Fall! So I'm back working at some commissions and have a few new dolls to share.

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.
~Humbert Wolfe, P.L.M.: Peoples, Landfalls, Mountains, 1936

And in the spirit of Autumn and Halloween meet my newest Ghastly Girl, Cassandra. She is so proud to show off the wonderful shrunken head that her great uncle Norman gave her for her birthday this year. The head says his name is Mr. Mephistopheles and he has the most lovely stories that he whispers to her every night...chock full of murder and ghoulish happenings, her favorite kind! Cassandra thinks she's the luckiest girl alive...well or undead as the case may be.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?

It's been Wonderland in the studio lately as I've been working on some characters from my favorite children's book.  The Queen and White rabbit were new designs for me and I love how they turned out so much that it is going to be very hard to see them go....but as they are commissions, go they must!

Isn't her expression perfect?! 
I did get a group shot though... they look so good together.

Alice, however is in the shop and up for grabs, but don't wait! The Alice dolls always seem to go very quickly! Click on her photo below to go to her page.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spring into Summer

Oh goodness it's been months since I've updated the blog...sorry about that! I can only plead the special madness of Spring, that desire to be outside with your fingers and toes deep in the black dirt of a garden, listening to the birdsong, feeling the warm sun on your shoulders...an all too brief experience here where Spring turns oh so quickly into hot and sticky Summer. But I have gotten a bit of work done. I added this little sweetie to the shop this week, meet Liliana who (of course) is a garden fairy..

and I'm making a bunch of smaller dolls next. As you can see I do have a helper...

Friday, April 11, 2014


Today was another beautiful day and the little brown bunny went out exploring with her new friend Ms. Crow. When they found the dogwoods had begun to bloom...

they had to climb one of the trees.

Then they climbed up in the old tree fort...

and picked some pretty blue posies.

After all their exertions they sat down for a spot of tea.

I think they had a wonderful day!

And if you're interested, both of these sweet girls can be found in my shop.

Hello Spring

Some days are made for Picnics.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spring in the Deep Wood

Well I finally have a new doll to post...I know, it's been awhile! But hopefully it is worth the wait. I give you "Spring in the Deep Wood", a mother fairy showing her sweet baby a miracle of Spring.

These dolls were inspired by a couple of things. One is of course, the long cold winter that we've been experiencing this year...I don't know about you but I have never been more ready for Spring! But the other inspiration is that we are expecting our first grandchild to be born this March and, as you might imagine, this is a very very exciting event. ( I've been knitting pretty much steadily since I found out. :) So in honor of all the miracles that Spring will bring I give you my own version. Enjoy!