The Hummingbird Keeper


This little girl is Ida. Ida’s a little over 14 inches from head to toe & is 12 inches from hummingbird tail to hummingbird tail. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her such a lovely, aged patina. Ida has been made in the style of a stump doll. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean-filled so that she stands nicely on her own. She’s been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Her arms are lightly wired.

IdaFace IdaProfile IdaHand

Ida’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Her hands have been needle-sculpted as well. Ida sports brown painted gloves.

IdaBodice IdaFabric

Ida’s blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline and back. It is finished off with a green, vintage button at the neckline. It has been tea-stained & washed, dried & pressed for an aged appearance. Ida’s skirt consists of two cute 100% cotton prints in shades of brown. The hem is hand-stitched with chocolate thread.



Ida’s little feathered friends have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They’re constructed of 4 separate pieces. Their wings have been hand-quilted. Each hummingbird has been hand-painted, sanded, aged & sealed with a matte varnish with added UV filter.  They’re a little over 4 inches long from tail to nose. They’re attached to Ida’s arms with rusty wire.


Ida’s hair is 100% brown mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. It has been ‘parted’ & left loose.

Ida is available on eBay. She will end Sunday, June 21st. Click here to view or bid!


  1. Lana says:

    She’s lovely ~ and I love hummingbirds!

    Just a quick question ~ when’s the next Gallery Hop?

  2. Lisa Lectura says:

    Hi Becky! She is beautiful! Love the adorable hummingbirds too! So precious!

    Thanks so much for coming to visit and for that really special birthday greeting on my blog as well as on our PWGL site! Have a great week!

    Lisa 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    what a sweetie!

  4. Janice says:

    Hi Becky, what a wonderful doll & hummers. This
    is my first MCD purchase and she is absolutely
    beautiful, even better than pictures. You have
    brought me great joy & happiness. Love her!
    Thank you.

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