These little goodies can now be found in my Etsy shop! There’s a whole lot of cuteness going on over there! These are some of my most recent dolls, including my first ever button-jointed skunk and bear!
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!
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.
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!!!
No one has the heart to tell Elsie she won’t be able to fly.
Little Elsie is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind, original art. I’ve used no patterns or molds to create her or her clothing. Elsie is 11.5" tall while perched in her nest. She is, from hand to hand, 11" wide. Elsie is made of muslin and stuffed with fiberfill. Her bottom was rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to allow her to stand freely. I’ve hand-sculpted Elsie’s head & torso & upper arms from paper clay. She has been hand-painted & sanded top to bottom many, many times. She has been stained, giving her a truly grungy appearance & the look of a well-loved antique. Elsie’s arms are supported with wire.
Elsie’s facial features have been hand-painted. She has a long dark orange nose, more of a bittersweet. She has rosy cheeks which have been lightly dusted with vintage-style glass glitter, pink lips and accented brown eyes. Elsie’s fingers have been needle-sculpted. Elsie has been painted with premium acrylic paints and has been sealed with glossy acrylic sealer.
Elsie sports an apron made from white cotton voile, it has been dyed in a coffee & lavender bud bath. I then hand-washed it & pressed it with linen water. It is tied around Elsie with hemp twine & features hand-stitching along all exposed hems.
Elsie’s wings have been made of pages from a vintage hymnal (Christmas carols), which I decoupaged over card stock. They have been sealed, stained, glittered & attached to Elsie with a blue vintage button & heavy duty button thread. She is so twinkly!
Elsie carries a Valentine banner which reads "My Love". Each letter has been hand-stamped onto taupe card stock using chocolate ink, then threaded with hemp twine. Elsie’s banner is simply tied around her hands & is removable should you want to display her year round.
Elsie will make her eBay debut tonight at 9 PM EST. This will be a seven day auction. She will end Jan. 6th at 9PM. This is the last doll in my 2007 collection. Click here to view or bid!!!