A Primitive Halloween Witch Clutching her Crescent Moon

BellaHeadToToe This little sweetie is Bella. Bella is my original design is guaranteed one of a kind art & is my first Halloween creation for 2008! Bella is 27″ tall from the top of her hat to the bottom of her shoes. She’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled, weighting her little bottom. Bella has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many times & has a rich, deeply-aged patina. Bella’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed.

Bella’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 sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display.

Bella’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She grey painted gloves. She also sports painted black boots with grey socks. Her high boots are highly detailed right down to the pretty blue laces!

BellaBoots BellaBodice BellaMoon

Bella’s apron dress is made from 100% black & white cotton prints. (I am in love with this fabric combo on her dress!) Bella’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar has been hand-stitched with black embroidery thread. Both the 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. All clothing has been dyed in a coffee/lavender bud bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

BellaTorsoBella holds in her lap a white crescent moon made from muslin. It has been hand-painted & sanded many times & is 5 inches tall top to bottom.

Bella’s hair is strawberry blonde 100% mohair. I have lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. It is parted & styled into wild side pigtails.

Bella’s hat which has been hand-made from muslin & painted, sanded & stained, is securely pinned to Bella’s head with a pearl tipped corsage pin. It can be removed for year round display.

Bella will be available on eBay July 6th at 9PM EST. She will end Sunday night, July 13th at 9 PM EST.

Click here to view or bid on this not so spooky little girl.


  1. Tootie says:

    She’s absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!

  2. Elise says:

    This doll is so beautiful she must be a good witch. Looking at her face you try to figure out what she is thinking. At the witches meeting she would never reveal her secrets. She’d be a great poker player! She has a look haute grandeur combined with a childlike quality. Pulling all these feeling together into superb work of art is truly a work of genius.

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