Introducing Lula Belle

Miss Lula Belle is 1/2 of a 2 doll set.

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Even butterflies have a soft spot for sweets! This little girl is Lula Belle. Lula is my original design. She is 30" tall from the top of her antennae to the bottom of her mary janes. Lula is made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso is rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her little bottom. I’ve painted Lula from head to toe then sanded her. Then I did all that over again. I’ve treated Lula to a series of paint washes that make her look oh so vintage & like a little doll loved so many years ago.

Lula’s facial features (nose & bottom lip) have been needle sculpted & hand-painted. Her little bottom lip pouts. Her upper lip is simply painted. She has blushing cheeks , detailed eyebrows, pretty teal eye shadow & big green eyes. Lula’s features have been painted with premium acrylic paints & have been accented & shaded with oil pastels. Lula has been sealed top to bottom with clear, glossy acrylic sealer so that she may be preserved beautifully over the years & kept a lifetime. Lula’s gloved fingers have been needle sculpted. She sports painted black gloves.

Lula is wearing black painted mary janes with teal socks. The top of Lula’s dress is made from white muslin. Her collar features a vintage blue button. The skirt of Lula’s dress is constructed of sweet prints in shades of blue (florals & checks).   I’ve dyed Lula’s clothes in a coffee, lavender bud & vanilla bath. They do not smell however. I simply dyed them in those substances to obtain the proper color. I then hand-washed all her clothes after achieving the hue I sought. Lula’s hems are stitched with small even stitches. There is a lot of visible hand stitching in this dress.


Lula has made the prettiest accessories for this costume! Her wings were made of muslin, stuffed, & then quilted around the edges. They were then painted, sanded, then painted & sanded again.  They were then stained & sealed. Lula’s wings have been painted in shades of teal, blue & green. They are lightly wired on top so they can be bent slightly. Lula’s wings are attached to her dress with a big black vintage button. Lula is also wearing a painted black bonnet which fastens with a bow made of hemp twine. Her antennae are made of twisted wire which are affixed securely to her head. They have been painted & sealed.

Lula carries a mask that has been made from an antique quilt piece. The fabric was stiffened, painted, re-painted & sealed. I then sewed it to a wired stick decoupaged with pieces of text taken from a vintage book. I color washed the text for an aged patina, then sealed it.Taupe & chartreuse ribbon hang from the mask. Lula’s mask simply lays in her lap or can be propped up against her arm. It is not attached.
Lula holds a banner that says ‘TREATS’. Her banner was made from a set of vintage stamps I acquired some time ago. Each letter is stamped onto taupe cardstock with black ink. I then attached each letter to hemp twine & simply tied it to Lula’s hands so that it may taken off should you decide to display her yearlong.


  1. vi barnett says:

    TO bring a little happy into my heart i go to your website and admire your Dolls–thank you so much and GOd bless–

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