The Hummingbird Keeper

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This little girl is Ida. Ida’s a little over 14 inches from head to toe & is 12 inches from hummingbird tail to hummingbird tail. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her such a lovely, aged patina. Ida has been made in the style of a stump doll. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean-filled so that she stands nicely on her own. She’s been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Her arms are lightly wired.

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Ida’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Her hands have been needle-sculpted as well. Ida sports brown painted gloves.

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Ida’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 green, vintage button at the neckline. It has been tea-stained & washed, dried & pressed for an aged appearance. Ida’s skirt consists of two cute 100% cotton prints in shades of brown. The hem is hand-stitched with chocolate thread.

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Ida’s little feathered friends have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They’re constructed of 4 separate pieces. Their wings have been hand-quilted. Each hummingbird has been hand-painted, sanded, aged & sealed with a matte varnish with added UV filter.  They’re a little over 4 inches long from tail to nose. They’re attached to Ida’s arms with rusty wire.

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Ida’s hair is 100% brown mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. It has been ‘parted’ & left loose.

Ida is available on eBay. She will end Sunday, June 21st. Click here to view or bid!

Henny, a primitive Hummingbird in shades of Green

HennyHeadtoToe 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!

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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.

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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!!!

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!