Mary Posa

MaryHeadtoToe I am so happy to introduce you to Mary Posa. She is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! She is 23" tall & has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She has been painted top to bottom many, many times & has been treated to a series of paint washes, making her look "oh so vintage". Sweet Mary’s arms are lightly wired & can be bent slightly. She has a loop attached making her suitable for hanging. Her knees are sewn through, allowing her to sit if propped. She can not sit on her own.

Mary’s 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 taupe eyes, rosy cheeks, peachy lips & detailed eyebrows. She has been painted & shaded with a variety of paints & mediums. Mary’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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Mary sports painted black gloves, black boots with grey accents & buttons and blue & grey striped socks. They are highly detailed, right down to the buttons.

MarySeated2 Mary’s apron dress is made from a super cute, 100% cotton, polka dot, Robert Kaufman print. Her blouse is made from a blue, floral, 100% cotton print & features hand-gathered sleeves & vintage black buttons. Mary’s dress & blouse features tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched as well as the back of her blouse.

Mary Posa’s swallowtail wings have been made from muslin & hand-quilted. I’ve painted and sanded them many times. They’ve been sealed & are attached to Mary’s back with heavy duty button thread & a large, vintage, mother of pearl button. Mary can be seated in both poses shown above or can be hung on the wall.


Mary’s hair is 100% "carrot" mohair. I’ve lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. Her hair is ‘parted’ and styled into messy buns.

For fun, I’ve started Mary Posa (mariposa=butterfly, in Spanish), at a low starting price of $10.00. She will end Sunday, March 23rd at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.


  1. Tootie says:

    Rebecca, another winner! Mary is quite the cute, original flutter-by!

  2. Christine says:

    Love the idea of wings and I particularly like the color combinations! Wonderful doll:)

  3. Rebecca,
    She is lovely! as are all your dolls,Just stopping by to say I’ve tagged you and hope you have time to play the game, please visit me for the rules.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Thank you all for the sweet words. Flora, that is not the usual tagging game. This will require some thought!!! I’ll post mine soon.

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