A Primitive Halloween Witch Clutching her Crescent Moon

BellaHeadToToe This little sweetie is Bella. Bella is my original design is guaranteed one of a kind art & is my first Halloween creation for 2008! Bella is 27″ tall from the top of her hat to the bottom of her shoes. She’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled, weighting her little bottom. Bella has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many times & has a rich, deeply-aged patina. Bella’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed.

Bella’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 sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display.

Bella’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She grey painted gloves. She also sports painted black boots with grey socks. Her high boots are highly detailed right down to the pretty blue laces!

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Bella’s apron dress is made from 100% black & white cotton prints. (I am in love with this fabric combo on her dress!) Bella’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar has been hand-stitched with black embroidery thread. 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.

BellaTorsoBella holds in her lap a white crescent moon made from muslin. It has been hand-painted & sanded many times & is 5 inches tall top to bottom.

Bella’s hair is strawberry blonde 100% mohair. I have lightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to her head. It is parted & styled into wild side pigtails.

Bella’s hat which has been hand-made from muslin & painted, sanded & stained, is securely pinned to Bella’s head with a pearl tipped corsage pin. It can be removed for year round display.

Bella will be available on eBay July 6th at 9PM EST. She will end Sunday night, July 13th at 9 PM EST.

Click here to view or bid on this not so spooky little girl.

Look Who’s Coming!!! Annie: A Good Night Fairy

AnnieHeadToToe I’m so happy to introduce to you, Annie: A Good Night Fairy. She is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! Annie is 18″ tall with a wingspan of 9″. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & has a rich, deeply-aged patina. Annie’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed. Her knees are sewn through, allowing her to be displayed in many fashions. She has a hemp loop attached for hanging & can sit up when propped, making her a perfect shelf sitter.

Annie’s sweet 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.

Annie’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She sports buttery yellow painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with buttery yellow socks. Her high boots are highly detailed right down to the straps & buttons! Good thing she knows MAGIC, else she would NEVER get those boots on and off!

AnnieTorso Annie’s dress is made from a 100% cotton cream striped print. Annie’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar is finished with a yellow star button. Annie’s dress is finished with two vintage wooden buttons. 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.

Annie carries a sweet star perfect for you to wish upon. It has been made from muslin, hand-painted & sanded, hand-painted & sanded again, and finally sealed with a matte sealer. It is attached to Annie’s arm with loops of thread & is not removable.

Annie’s can be posed in many positions when propped–on the edge of a shelf, sitting, or hanging. In the above photo she is propped against an antique cheesebox.

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Annie’s hair is curly brown mohair. I have slightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to Annie’s head. It is styled in wild side ponies.

She will be available on eBay Sunday June 22 at 9:15 PM EST and will end Sunday June 29th at 9:15 PM EST Click here to view or bid. (Link will not be active until Sunday night.) Have a great one!!

Lunetta, a primitive, springtime Luna Moth

LunettaSitting2 This little gal is Lunetta. 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 16". She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Little Lunetta 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". Lunetta has a loop attached to her back for hanging or she can sit if you choose to display her in that fashion.

Lunetta’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 big brown eyes, rosy cheeks, pale nude lips & detailed eyebrows. She has been painted with various mediums. Lunetta’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.

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She sports painted brown boots and striped socks in shades of taupe and light blue. They are highly detailed, right down to the laces. In her hands Lunetta holds a white crescent moon made of muslin. The moon is attached to Lunetta’s hands (which are sewn together) with hemp twine.

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Lunetta’s apron dress is made from two super cute 100% cotton prints. The underskirt is celery green with blue stars. The over skirt is a striped, Robert Kaufman fabric. The skirt straps are finished with two brown buttons in the front. Lunetta’s blouse is made of muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves & a green vintage button at the collar. Lunetta’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. All clothing has been treated to a coffee and lavender bud bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

Lunetta’s wings have been made of muslin, hand-quilted & then hand-painted. They were painted with actual Luna moth wings serving as the inspiration (please see below for pictures). They are lightly wired on top & can be very gently bent. They were attached to Lunetta with a large brown button & several strands of heavy duty thread.

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

Lunetta is available on eBay until March 30th. She will end at 9:15 PM EST. Here’s the link to view or bid!