Bleu–a little girl sure to wash your winter blues away.

BleuHeadToToe Are you dreaming of Spring yet?

This little girl sure is! (And after one of the worst ice storms I’ve ever seen, a lot of us here in Kentucky are too!) But until it arrives, she has some sweet friends to occupy her time.

Bleu is my original design. She’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Bleu measures 15″ tall from top to bottom. She has been constructed to stand & has a solid base. Her base is is rag-stuffed & bean-filled, allowing her stand properly. Bleu has been painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her such a lovely, aged patina. She has been sealed with a combination of glossy & matte sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display. 

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Bleu’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand giving her a perfect pout. Bleu’s hands have been needle-sculpted. She sports brown painted gloves. Each bird has been wired to her arms with rusty wire.

Her blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline. It is finished off with a vintage mother of pearl button. Her delicate skirt is made of natural, nubby linen. It is truly soft & sumptuous. The hem features hand-stitching in a contrasting chocolate brown thread.

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Bleu’s bluebirds, created to resemble the Eastern bluebird, have been made of muslin from 3 separate pieces. The wings feature hand-quilted & have been attached by hand. These bluebirds have been painted, sanded, stained & sanded again.

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Bleu’s hair is 100% golden brown mohair. It is not nearly as red as depicted in these photos. Bleu’s hair was applied with light glue & needle-felting.

Bleu is available on eBay Feb 1 – Feb 8th. She will end at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to visit this sweet girl!

Clara Belle: A Primitive Doll & her Hummingbird

ClaraHeadtoToe I’m so happy to introduce to you, Clara Belle. She is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! Clara is 28″ tall. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled, weighting her little bottom, so that she sits nicely. Clara 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. Clara’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed.

Clara’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. She 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.

Clara Belle’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She sports buttery, yellow painted gloves. She sports painted brown boots & buttery, yellow socks. Her boots are highly detailed right down to the laces!

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Clara’s apron dress is made from two super cute 100% cotton prints. Her underskirt is a yellow Moda print featuring dark peach berries. Her over skirt is a cute dark brown fabric with creme polka dots. Clara’s blouse is made of taupe osnaburg & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar is finished with a vintage button. 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.

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Clara’s little ruby-throated hummingbird is made of 4 separate pieces. It is my original design. It has been hand-painted, sanded, color-washed & sanded again. The wings & tail are attached with clear buttons & several strands of heavy duty button thread. It is 7″ from head to tail. The wings can be posed.

This sweet little bird is highly detailed. It will not sit up on it’s own, but can be propped upon Clara’s lap or propped against her hand as shown.

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Clara’s hair is straight blonde 100% mohair. ( Notice her highlights! ) I’ve lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. Her hair is styled into low messy pincurls.

Clara Belle is available on eBay beginning May 4th at 9:15 PM EST. She will end May 11th at 9:15 EST. Click here to view or bid!

Adele, a Primitive Fluttery Creature

AdeleHeadtoToe This little gal is Adele. Like all of my dolls, she is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! She is 28" tall with a wingspan of 14". She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her torso is rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her little bottom. Adele has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times. She has been treated to a series of paint washes, making her look "oh so vintage". Adele’s arms are lightly wired allowing them to be slightly posed.

 

Adele’s face has been needle-sculpted by hand and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She is heavily detailed & features pale grey-blue eyes, rosy cheeks, pink lips & detailed eyebrows. She has been painted with various mediums. Adele’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She 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.

Adele sports white painted gloves & painted brown boots with striped socks in shades of light blue, black & grey.

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Adele’s apron dress is made from two super cute cotton prints. The underskirt is blue with black polka dots. The over skirt is a striped, creme fabric. The skirt straps are finished with two black buttons in the front. Her blouse is made of muslin & features sleeves which are hand-gathered at the elbow. It also features a vintage blue button at the neck. Adele’s dress & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (dress & sleeves), as well as the back of the blouse & collar.

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Adele’s wings have been made of muslin, hand-quilted & then hand-painted. They have been treated to a paint wash for a lovely aged appearance & lightly sanded. They’re attached to Adele’s back with a large brown button & several strands of heavy duty thread.

Adele’s hair is brown 100% mohair. I’ve lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. Her hair is ‘parted’ and styled into low, pigtails.

Adele is currently for sale on Ebay. She will end Sunday April 6th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!!

(P.S.) I’ve had fun opening the bidding at $10. This one is no exception!!! Super low starting bid does not in any way, represent quality. Just trying something new. Thank you all for viewing, for bidding, for your emails. You are so encouraging!

Ava, whose heart flutters for the winged creatures.

AvaTorso This sweet little gal is Ava. She is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! I’ve used no patterns to create her, her bird or her clothing. Ava is 31″ tall. Her sweet feathered friend is 4″ tall & 8″ wide from beak to tail. They have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Ava’s lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her little bottom. I’ve hand-painted & sanded Ava & her blue bird top to bottom many, many times. They’ve been treated to a series of paint washes which make them look oh so vintage. Ava’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be gently posed.

Ava’s facial features have been needle-sculpted and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She has big brown eyes, peachy lips & rosy cheeks. Her fingers have been needle-sculpted (by hand). Ava & her bird have been painted with premium acrylic paints and shaded & highlighted heavily with oil pastels. They have been sealed top to bottom with glossy acrylic sealer so that you may dust them lightly after display & keep them for a lifetime.

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Ava sports light blue painted gloves & brown boots with pretty light blue socks. Her shoes have been painted & heavily detailed, right down to the laces!

Ava’s apron skirt has been constructed of taupe osnaburg. It has such a lovely texture! Her blouse has been made out of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves & a pretty collar. Ava’s skirt & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (skirt, sleeves & collar). Her clothing has been treated to a coffee and lavender bud bath for a semi-grubby, aged appearance. All pieces were then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

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Ava’s sweet little bluebird has been modeled after the Eastern Bluebird. She sits atop an angelvine nest with 7 light blue paperclay eggs that I hand-sculpted & painted. Nestled among the blue eggs is one truly beautiful speckled off white egg. Sometimes female birds will lay an egg in a nest that is not theirs. It is called egg dumping. I guess that’s where the pretty little speckled egg came from. This sweet nest is filled with green & brown preserved moss. Ava’s bird is made from 4 separate pieces. Her tail is attached with a vintage blue button. Her wings are attached with heavy duty button thread. Lots of hand-painted details on this bluebird!

Ava’s hair is black, 100% mohair. It has been lightly glued then carefully needle-felted to her head. Ava’s hair is styled into low, messy buns.

This little girl is available tonight beginning at 9:15. She will end Feb. 3 at 9:15 PM. As always Click here to view or Bid.