Hey There Little Red: a Story Box for the Little Girl inside us All.



SBBoxEmpty I had so much fun working on this creation. It has truly been a labor of love & I’m delighted with how it turned out. Pictures really do not do this piece justice! I’ve included a ton so you can get a good idea of every aspect of this piece. This is a one of a kind Story Box which measures 18″ x 12″ x 6″. The box is a vintage Pepsi crate which I painted taupe & white & crackled. The inside is decoupaged with several layers of vintage & reproduction text. Upon that I’ve painted a forest background with acrylics. There are little trees around every corner.

Little Red & Wolfie measure just 9″ tall. They are my first minis. They have 3D heads, needle sculpted noses & Little Red’s bottom lip pouts just like my larger dolls. Both dolls have needle-sculpted fingers and have been hand-painted & sanded many times, giving them deeply aged patinas. They’ve been sealed top to bottom with a combination of sealers. Little Red’s hair is 100% brown mohair which has been needle-felted to her head.

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There are so many details to be found on these dolls. Little Red sports golden gloves & socks & sweet brown boots with red laces while Wolfie sports the coolest white & brown wing tips, complete with golden socks. Wolfie also wears a corduroy newsboy cap (with matching corduroy lining) & polka dot suspenders.

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Little red wears a velveteen cape lined with taupe osnaburg, a white muslin blouse featuring yellow seed beads and a skirt consisting of two super cute 100% cotton prints. This skirt & Little Red’s clothing as well as Wolfie’s, features tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been finished & hand-stitched.

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Little Red also has, at her feet, a small basket filled with goodies. This basket has been entirely handmade by me of hemp twine, decoupage medium, rusty wire & thread. I fashioned the cookies inside out of paperclay, then painted them & dusted them with ‘sugar’ (real German glass glitter).

This story box has the prettiest curtains made from 100% cotton Moda fabric. They are tied back with chocolate ribbon but can easily be let down. Vintage buttons (many, mother of pearl) have been hand-sewn along the bottom to gently weight the curtains. They are finished with hand-stitching. “Hey There Little Red” has been stamped onto taupe cardstock & strung to the top of the box with hemp twine. Little Red & Wolfie hang gently from the top of this box with the aid of invisible filament & screw hooks. They also have hemp loops sewn on their backs so they can be hung outside of the box & are jointed at the hips & knees, allowing them to be posed in many positions.

Here’s a fun little detail about this piece:


Some of the vintage paper I used came from an old book titled Diary of a Birthday Doll. As I was layering the paper I noticed the name Ellis. Ellis is my Dad’s name & was his Dad’s name. I thought it was a nice, personal touch so I put that piece of text front & center.

“Hey There Little Red” will be available on eBay Aug. 3rd at 9:15 PM EST & will end Aug. 10th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here if you’d like to view or possibly make this little set yours.