Dorrie & her Sweet Springtime Friends


Close friends really do stick together. Meet Dorrie. She was created for a special Prim & Whimsy Girl Challenge titled “A Bird in the Hand”. (Search PWGL Bird to see the amazing art my Prim & Whimsy sisters have created for this challenge!) Dorrie’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She & her birds measures 18″ tall from top to bottom (or bird to toe). She sits nicely on her own. Her lower torso is rag-stuffed & bean-filled in order to weight her little bottom. She has been painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed with a combination of glossy & matte sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display.

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Dorrie’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand giving her a great little pout. Her hands have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports brown painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with tan socks & grey laces.

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Dorrie’s blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching in the back. It is finished off with a black vintage button at the collar. Her skirt is fashioned from a teal bird print & black & white plaid fabric. Both fabrics are 100% cotton. The hem is stitched in a contrasting black thread. All clothing was treated to a coffee bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed.



These little birdies have hand-quilted wings which were then hand-stitched to their bodies. They’ve been painted, sanded, aged & sealed. The nest is wired to Dorrie’s hands for extra security. The little guy who has decided to nest in Dorrie’s hair is wired in place & is not removable.


Dorrie’s wild hair is 100% dark brown mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. Dorrie is available on Ebay. She ends March 22 at 9:30 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!


  1. Valerie says:

    Dorrie just arrived tonight!!!! I am so excited for her, she is such a beautiful little girl. Thank you so much for your extra attention to detail and beautiful design.

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