Margot, A Primitive Fluttery Girl

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Imagine discovering this little girl flitting about your flowerbeds!

Meet Margot. She’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She measures 14.5 inches tall from head to toe with a wingspan of 11.5 inches. Margot is best displayed hanging as she has an embroidery thread loop attached to her back. Her pretty blue wings which have been machine-quilted & hand-painted, are too large to allow her to sit properly. Margot 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. Margot’s wings are attached to her back with a vintage button & embroidery thread.

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

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Margot’s blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline and back. It is finished off with a grey, vintage, mother of pearl button. Margot’s apron skirt is made from two cute 100% cotton prints. The hemlines feature hand-stitching in contrasting black thread & dainty mother of pearl buttons.

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Margot’s hair is 100% black wool. It has been parted & applied with light glue & needle-felting. It is styled loosely to the side & tied with embroidery thread.

Margot is available on eBay. She will end Sunday, April 26th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.

Annabelle and her Primitive Firefly Friend, Gladys

AnnaTorso Remember this…Catching fireflies at dusk on a summer day, carefully placing them in a jar to keep? I’m so happy to introduce to you, Annabelle & Gladys, quite possibly the largest firefly ever caught! This set is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! Annabelle is 27″ 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. Gladys is 7″ tall (9″ while perched in her vintage blue mason jar). Annabelle & Gladys have been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & have rich, deeply-aged patinas. Annabelle’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed.

Annabelle’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.

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Annabelle’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She has rose painted fingernails which have been shaded and highlighted. She also sports painted brown boots with blue socks. Her high boots are highly detailed right down to the laces!

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Annabelle’s apron dress is made from two super cute 100% cotton prints. Her underskirt is a robin’s egg blue print while her over skirt is a completely sweet celery green print with light blue stars. Annabelle’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar is finished with a vintage mother of pearl 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. 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.

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Glady’s is made from 8 separate pieces. She has been made from muslin, hand-painted & sanded, hand-painted & sanded again, and finally sealed with a matte sealer. Her wings are button jointed. Her face has been needle-sculpted and hand-painted. Her blonde mohair has been carefully needle-felted to her head. Gladys’ legs are attached with heavy-duty button thread and black buttons. Her wings allow her to stand on her own, although she much prefers peeking from atop her jar.

Annabelle’s hair is wavy brown 100% mohair. I have lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to Anna’s head. It is parted & styled in a pigtails. Her pigtails are fastened with a chocolate ribbons.

 

Annabelle & Gladys will be available on eBay June 29th at 9:15 PM EST. They will end July 6th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!

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