Saturday, December 13, 2014

Facebook Flash Sale!

Okay folks I'm going to try something a little different this year.  Tomorrow evening (12/14/14) from 7pmEST to 10pmEST I'm going to hold a flash sale on Facebook for some of the dolls currently in my Etsy shop. the dolls will be 15% off the Etsy listing price. I'll post them individually and the first person to comment SOLD and message me their Paypal email (so I can send you an invoice) will get the doll. Are you ready to play?!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

And Here They Are!

Once upon a time, eons ago, I started making little cloth dolls. I liked what I made but they never quite matched the idea of dolls that I had in my head. As the years went by and I learned new techniques and developed some of my own, the dolls I made came closer and closer to those ones I could see in my mind, but were never quite there...until now. These are the dolls I've always wanted to make. Small, about 8.5 inches tall, with detailed sculpted faces, posable limbs and fingers, and yet still made from cloth and natural fibers, no clay involved at all. It has been such a wonderful feeling to finally achieve this and I already have all kinds of ideas for the places I can take my new dolls next year. So let me show you the first of my new designs..

First up is Angelina, a sweet little angel all in white and gold...

Next a little Frost Fairy...very sparkly!


And lastly, Noelle,  a fairy who obviously loves the holidays but is happy any time of the year in her pretty red dress. I think she's my favorite, I just love her freckles! 

All three are one of a kind dolls because each sculpted face comes out completely different! And they all have lace trimmed underdrawers because folks always look up a doll's dress first thing...what is that about!? So what do you think? Have you ever had a moment like that, where years of experimenting finally come together?  I'd love to hear about it! And if you're interested you can find all three of these ladies in my shop

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 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.