Kentucky Crafted Sneak Peek!











To see more sneak peeks from my fellow Kentucky Crafted artists and crafters search #kycrafted on social media! Visit this page to learn more about the event, purchase tickets in advance or register as a buyer for Friday’s wholesale/trade day.

Woodland Inspired Critters…

A whole new batch of woodland inspired critters have packed their bags and traveled from my work shop all the way to the Appalachian Fireside Gallery in Berea, Kentucky. (Ok…so they had a liitttttllleee help from Fed Ex!)

These little fellows will add the perfect touch to your Christmas decor or your authentic Folk Art collection. Each item is one of a kind, made with love and attention to detail. AND you can feel great about purchasing any item from the Appalachian Fireside Gallery…they purchase directly from artists both locally and nation-wide.

Visit the gallery at 127 Main Street, Berea, Ky. And if you want to stay in contact with the shop, see some of the newest items and displays…”like” the Appalachian Fireside Gallery facebook page.

Sweet Melody – Keeper of the Blue Birds

Pfatt Marketplace is updated & this is the little lady I’m offering this month. Meet Melody. She’s an OOAK cloth creation measuring 16-17″ tall from her base to her birds. Melody has been made in the style of a stump doll & has no legs. She does, however, stand up on her own. Melody has been hand-painted from top to bottom many times. She has a lovely, vintage patina. She has been sealed for slight dusting after display. Her arms are button jointed.

Melody’s nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Her face has been painted with a variety of media. Melody’s fingers are needle-sculpted as well.

I simply adore this lovely taupey grey floral fabric! It is 100% cotton in the most beautiful tonal shade. There is hand-stitching along the hemline for added detail. Melody’s blouse is osnaburg. There is hand-stitching along the neckline, back & sleeves. A vintage button adorns the neckline.

Melody’s fluttering birds are paperclay creations. They were hand-sculpted without the use of any molds & have been hand-painted. They are affixed securely to the rusty wire which is wrapped around Melody’s wrists. The birds & wire have been sealed. They were modeled after the Mountain Blue Bird.

Melody is now available on the PFATT Marketplace. She will be available there until March 10th! Click here to snag this little lady.

Dorrie & her Sweet Springtime Friends


Close friends really do stick together. Meet Dorrie. She was created for a special Prim & Whimsy Girl Challenge titled “A Bird in the Hand”. (Search PWGL Bird to see the amazing art my Prim & Whimsy sisters have created for this challenge!) Dorrie’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She & her birds measures 18″ tall from top to bottom (or bird to toe). She sits nicely on her own. Her lower torso is rag-stuffed & bean-filled in order to weight her little bottom. She has been painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed with a combination of glossy & matte sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display.

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Dorrie’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand giving her a great little pout. Her hands have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports brown painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with tan socks & grey laces.

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Dorrie’s blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching in the back. It is finished off with a black vintage button at the collar. Her skirt is fashioned from a teal bird print & black & white plaid fabric. Both fabrics are 100% cotton. The hem is stitched in a contrasting black thread. All clothing was treated to a coffee bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed.



These little birdies have hand-quilted wings which were then hand-stitched to their bodies. They’ve been painted, sanded, aged & sealed. The nest is wired to Dorrie’s hands for extra security. The little guy who has decided to nest in Dorrie’s hair is wired in place & is not removable.


Dorrie’s wild hair is 100% dark brown mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. Dorrie is available on Ebay. She ends March 22 at 9:30 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!