The Hollyhock Heist.

Looks like someone’s been in the flower garden!

This little sweetie is Bennie. Bennie is my original design & measures 16″ from head to toe. She’s been made of muslin, stuffed with fiberfill & hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many times. Sweet Bennie has a rich, deeply-aged patina. Her left arm is wired to aid in carrying such a large hollyhock.

Bennie’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.

Bennie’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She has delicate pink fingernails. Bennie sports brown painted boots with lots of ‘straps’ and ‘buttons’. She wears tan socks.

Bennie’s apron dress is made from 100% cotton prints. Bennie’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. 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. Bennie’s blouse is finished with beads while her skirt features two vintage, mother of pearl buttons.

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BennieHollyhock Bennie’s hollyhock is super special & one of my favorite flowers! It is made from 10 separate muslin pieces & has been hand-painted & sanded, stained & sanded again. It is eight inches tall. Each bloom is attached with heavy duty thread & buttons, as are the two large leaves.

Bennie’s hair is black 100% mohair. I have lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. It is parted & styled into loose messy buns.


I had a lot of fun designing & creating this little girl & her flower. And one new idea always seems to spark others!


Bennie will be available on eBay July 13th at 9:15 PM EST. She will end July 20th at 9:15 PM EST.

As always, Click here to view or bid on this little dumpling.


  1. krissy says:

    Hello friend! Just gave you an award. Go over to my blog and check it out.

  2. Tootie says:

    Hi Rebecca-
    Please stop by my blog, I have you a blog award!

  3. Lily says:


  4. Melissa says:

    What a beauty. Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers. Beautiful interpretation.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much Krissy & Tootie for the awards. They are so appreciated! Melissa, hollyhocks are one my favorites too & I had SOOO much fun making this little cloth version. Thanks for the sweet words!


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