Sylvie, A Primitive Doll who Dreams of Spring.

Looks like Sylvie had a better use for her math homework!

This little rebellious gal is Sylvie. Like all of my dolls, she is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! She is 27" tall & has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her little bottom. Sylvie has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times. She has been treated to a series of paint washes, making her look "oh so vintage". Sylvie’s arms are lightly wired & can be slightly posed. Her face has been needle-sculpted by hand, (nose & lip), and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She is heavily detailed & features big brown eyes, rosy cheeks, pale peach lips & detailed eyebrows. She has been painted with premium acrylic paints and shaded & highlighted heavily with oil pastels & artist pencils. Sylvie’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She has been sealed top to bottom with a combination of glossy & matte acrylic sealer so that she may be lightly dusted after display & kept a lifetime.

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Sylvie sports painted brown boots and striped socks in shades of taupe. They are highly detailed, right down to the buttons.

Sylvie’s apron dress is made from a super cute, 100% cotton, polka dot, Moda print.  Sylvie’s blouse is made from osnaburg & features hand-gathered sleeves & a collar & vintage black buttons. Sylvie’s dress & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (dress & sleeves), as well as the back of Sylvie’s blouse & her collar. Sylvie’s blouse has been treated to a coffee and lavender bud bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.


Sylvie is flying the coolest homemade kite! It is 8" long & 6" wide at the widest point. It has been constructed from specialty papers designed to look like vintage notebook text & math problems (how cute!!!). It The kite has been sealed with decoupage medium, attached to wooden skewers which have been treated to a paint wash & attached to a rusty wire. The wire is attached to Sylvie’s arm. The kite’s tail is hemp twine.

Sylvie’s hair is curly auburn 100% mohair. It is more subtle than shown in these photos. I’ve lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her Sylvie’s head. Her hair is ‘parted’ and styled into low pigtails.

Sylvie is available on eBay. She will end Sunday night, March 9th at 9:15 PM EST.

As always, click here to view or bid!


  1. Dawn says:

    She’s just WONDERFUL, Becky!! Each and every creation is….I love her little kite. You always pay such attention to the details ~ xxoo, Dawn

  2. Diane Duda says:

    oh how I love those polka dots!!!


  3. Rebecca,
    Simply Beautiful as usual!!! I just gave you the “Make My day” award, it’s posted on my blog!

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