Violetta – A Folk Art Butterfly in Grey & Lavender

Look who I found fluttering around my flower bed! She must have been drawn to the sweet hollyhock hanging around my house this week.


This little girl is Violetta. She’s a wee over 14 inches from head to toe with a wingspan of 12 inches. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her base is rag-stuffed & bean filled so that she stands nicely. Violetta has been made in the style of a stump doll as she has no legs. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, top to bottom, giving her such a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display.

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Violetta’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. She sports brown painted gloves.

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This little girl is a knockout in her fancy dress! Violetta’s blouse has been constructed from white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline & back. It also features vintage, grey, mother of pearl buttons. Violetta’s skirt is constructed of a shimmery, steel grey fashion fabric that really holds those folds! The hem has been hand-stitched in a contrasting dark brown thread.

Violetta’s wings have been made of muslin & cotton batting. They’re machine quilted, hand-painted in shades of violet, dusty lavender & grey & black & white. They’ve been stained & sanded & are attached to Violetta with a vintage button. These wings are 12 inches wide.


Her hair is 100% black mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. It has been ‘parted’ & styled into a side pony.

Violetta is available on Ebay. She will end Sunday, June 7th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid on this little lady!

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