Henny, a primitive Hummingbird in shades of Green

HennyHeadtoToe This little hummingbird is Henny. She is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! Henny is 21″ tall with a wingspan of 12″. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Henny has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times. She has been treated to a series of paint washes, giving her a rich, deeply-aged patina. Henny’s arms are lightly wired allowing them to be slightly posed. She has a hemp loop attached to her back for hanging or can sit if propped. Henny’s knees are jointed.

Henny’s face has been needle-sculpted by hand and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She has been painted with various mediums & 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.

Henny’s little fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She sports brown painted gloves & the cutest brown boots with striped socks in shades of green. Henny’s boots are highly detailed right down to the laces!

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Henny’s apron dress is made from two super cute 100% cotton prints, polka dot prints. Her blouse has been made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves & a vintage button at the neckline. Both Henny’s dress & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (dress, sleeves, collar), as well as the back of the blouse. Henny’s clothing has been treated to a coffee bath, adding to it’s aged appearance. Her clothing was then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

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Henny’s wings have been made of muslin & hand-quilted. They are highly detailed & are attached with a large vintage button & several strands of heavy duty thread.

Henny’s hair is red 100% mohair. (A little more subtle than in these photos.) I’ve lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. Her hair is styled into two low messy buns.

Henny will be available Sunday May 18th at 9:15 PM EST. She will end Sunday, May 25th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!!!


  1. Krissy says:

    Wow. That doll is absolutely amazing. I’ve become such a big fan of yours. Your work is just wonderful.

  2. Lily says:

    Becky, she’s one of my favorites. Lily…

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