Lucy, a Primitive Devil with Black Cat Bucket.

This little Devil is quite the charmer! Meet Lucy. Lucy & her kitty treat bucket are my original designs. Lucy has been painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & sealed so she may be beautifully preserved. Lucy has a weighted torso allowing her to sit nicely. She was lightly wired arms & measures 17″ tall from the tip of her horns to the bottom of her feet.


Lucy’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Lucy’s horns have been attached separately & are NOT removable.

I’ve needle-sculpted Lucy’s fingers by hand. She wears painted dark grey gloves. She also wears pretty black boots with fancy red laces & grey socks.

Lucy’s stiff cape is made from muslin & has been painted red, heavily stained & sanded. It features a stiff collar that can be worn up or down & also features pretty mismatched buttons in the front. It ties with a chocolate ribbon & is machine stitched along the outer edge.  Lucy’s skirt is a fabulous black & white Robert Kaufman print. Her blouse is made from muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves & a black button at the neckline.

LucyFace LucyBoots LucyButtons

I’ve loved making these trick-or-treat buckets! This darling kitty measures a bit over 4″ tall & is 3″ wide. It has been sculpted from paperclay without the use of molds…only my hands & a paintbrush. Kitty’s handle is fashioned from rusty wire which is not removable.


Lucy’s hair is curly strawberry blonde 100% mohair. It was lightly glued, carefully needle-felted to her head & styled into a wild little bob.


Lucy will be available on eBay Sunday, Sept 28 at 9PM EST & will end Sunday, Oct. 5th at 9 PM EST. Click here to make this little heathen yours.


  1. Laura says:

    This piece is so lovely! like all your blog! 🙂

  2. Christine says:

    Love her hair and that cat basket is awesome! Do you ever display your work in a gallery as art pieces? I think you should..:)

  3. Tootie says:

    Wow! She’s great! I think you should do more sculpting, the cat is fabulous as well!
    Honey Girl Studio

  4. april says:

    What charming dolls you make. I love the details.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much girls. Christine, I haven’t yet displayed my work in a gallery. I am going to focus on branching out in the spring (when everything is a bit slower…) & part of that will include maybe displaying in a gallery.

    Tootie, I find sculpting pretty difficult. It just seems like I can’t get my fingers to work. But I am trying! I’ve enjoyed making the buckets & I can tell that the sculpting is getting easier. Maybe a few snowmen for Christmas!

    Thanks so much April! I loved visiting your blog & your Etsy shop. Delightful items!

  6. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much Laura!

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