Roxie, a primitive Monarch Butterfly dressed in the colors of Autumn.

I’m so pleased to introduce you to little Roxie, a Harvest Monarch. She is my original design & is guaranteed one of kind art! Roxie has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She’s been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & is sealed with a combination of sealers so that she may be beautifully preserved. Roxie has a hemp loop attached to her back for hanging or she can sit with assistance. Her knees are sewn through. Roxie is just shy of 15″ with a 13.5″ wingspan. (Please note: Roxie is a little less ‘bright’ than these photos show. Her wings & the fabric in her dress is more of a rusty orange, than a bright pumpkin orange.)

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Roxie’s face has been painted with various media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. I’ve also needle sculpted by hand Roxie’s fingers. Her arms are lightly wired allowing them to be gently posed.

Roxie sports tan gloves & pretty brown boots complete with mustard yellow laces & tan socks. Her laces are highlighted & shaded, making them so very interesting.

 

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Wow! I love this fabric combo. Roxie wears a three tiered apron dress made from 100% cotton prints. These fabrics are truly soft & supple & are a pure joy to sew. Roxie’s blouse is made of taupe osanburg & features hand-gathered sleeves & embroidery at the neckline. The stitches are accented with tiny black glass beads. These pieces of clothing feature tons of hand-stitching! All exposed hem has been stitched by hand & there is hand-stitching at the back of little Roxie’s blouse.

 

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These wings, painted to resemble female monarch wings, have been made of muslin. They have been machine-quilted along the outer edge & are lightly wired along the top for stability & durability. They are 13.5″ inches wide & have been entirely hand-painted. They’ve been attached to Roxie with the use of a large vintage button & heavy duty button thread.

Roxie’s hair is brown 100% mohair. It was lightly glued & carefully needle-felted to her head. It is styled into a short wavy bob.

 

Little Roxie will be available on eBay tonight at 9:15 PM EST. She will end Sunday, September 7 at 9:15 PM EST.

 

Click here to make this little fluttery girl yours.

Comments

  1. Caf says:

    she is so beautiful that my mouth dropped into a little smiley gape when i opened your page…do you mind if i ask how much it would cost to ship to Australia (Melbourne)?
    -Caf :)

  2. JoEllen says:

    This doll is just gorgeous!!!

    I just love your creations.

    I chose you for the Primitive Excellence Award.

    You can pick up the award at my blog.

    Have a great day.
    JoEllen

  3. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much JoEllen! How sweet! I’ll go check it out!

    -Becky.

  4. krissy says:

    Hi Becky. Just popping over to say I’m finally back in town. Miss Monarch is lovely, as usual. Hope you are well! Happy Fall!
    Krissy

  5. Christine says:

    The three dolls are this page are so wonderfully representative of Fall but I have to say this one is my favorite:)
    Every October on the town I grew up in they have the “butterfly parade” to celebrate the migration of the the Monarchs. All of the elementary school children dress up in costumes determined by each grade level. And each year the kindergartners dress up as monarch butterflies. I did it and the tradition continues on to this day. This doll reminds me so much this childhood memory..She is delightful!

  6. Rebecca says:

    What a beautiful memory, Christine. I bet there isn’t a more lovely parade around! Thanks so much for your sweet compliments.

    -Becky.

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