Berea Craft Festival ’14 Preview 2

The photos below are previews of new pieces which will be available at the Berea Craft Festival this weekend at Indian Fort Theater in Berea, Kentucky. If you see anything you like and are unable to attend the festival this weekend, feel free to contact me, either through Etsy or using my contact form located in the page tabs above. I plan to have a big Etsy update in the next week or two!

Hippity Hoppity – A Little Easter Bunny


You can bet that little Bobby will be ready for Easter. Bobby is 14″ from the top of her head to her toes. She has been made of muslin & is stuffed with fiberfill. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Bobby’s knees are sewn through & she has an embroidery thread loop attached, making her suitable for hanging. She sits with assistance only.

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Bobby’s sweet little face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving her face a great bit of dimension & a beautiful little pout. She has needle-sculpted hands as well.  Bobby wears painted boots with taupe socks & off-white laces.

Her sweet little dress is 100% cotton. The hem is hand-stitched. Bobby’s blouse is sewn from white muslin & features hand-stitching at the neckline, sleeves & back. Two vintage, grey, mother of pearl button adorn the neckline.

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This adorable little gal has been been made of muslin & fiberfill. She’s been hand-painted & sealed & may be displayed on her own though she loves hanging out in Bobby’s grass-filled purse. The purse is attached to Bobby with embroidery thread & cannot be removed.


Bobby will make her eBay debut Sunday, Feb. 7 at 9:15 PM EST & will end Sunday, ???? Feb. 14th ????.  Click here to make this little girl yours!

Primitive Easter Goodness


This big girl is sure to fill your home with smiles this spring!

Meet Emmie & Grace. They’ve been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Emmie measures 28″ tall from head to toe. Grace measures a wee 8″. Emmie sits nicely on her own. Her lower torso is rag-stuffed & bean-filled in order to weight her little bottom. Both dolls have been painted & sanded a couple of times, giving them lovely, aged patinas. Emmie’s been sealed with a combination of glossy & matte sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Grace has been sealed with a transparent varnish with UV filter.

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Emmie & Gracie have been painted with a variety of media. Emmie’s nose & hands have been needle-sculpted by hand. Grace’s ears have been needle-sculpted as well. Emmy sports brown painted gloves. She also sports the cutest painted brown boots with tan locks & vanilla laces. They’ve been shaded & highlighted.

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Emmie wears a white muslin blouse. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline and back. It is finished off with a vintage mother of pearl button. Her apron dress has been made from 100% cotton prints in shades of soft green, apricot & chocolate. The hem features hand-stitching in a contrasting brown thread. Emmie’s blouse & Grace’s skirt was treated to a lavender bud/coffee bath for a slightly aged appearance. All clothing was then hand-washed & pressed.

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Emmie’s purse is sewn of brown burlap. It features a vintage button & folky hand-stitching. It also features a chocolate brown strap fastened with embroidery thread. The purse is removable as the strap in the back is attached with a safety pin. Her purse is filled with color washed muslin “grass” & is the perfect resting place for little Grace. Of course, Grace can be displayed separately. She does not sit or stand on her own but is great for propping! Her beautiful skirt features a hand-stitched hem.


Emmie & Grace are available on Ebay. They’ll end March 29th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to make these cuties yours!

Colleen & Li’l Maggie, Primitive Easter Friends

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I’m so happy to introduce to you, Colleen & Li’l Maggie. They are my original designs and are guaranteed one of a kind art! I’ve used no patterns to create them or her clothing. Collen is 30" tall & Maggie measures 20" tall. They have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Colleen’s lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her little bottom. I’ve hand-painted & sanded Colleen & Maggie top to bottom many, many times. They’ve been treated to a series of paint washes which make them look oh so vintage & like little dollies loved long ago. Colleen’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be gently posed.

Colleen’s facial features have been needle-sculpted and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She has big blue eyes, pale pink lips & rosy cheeks. Maggie’s facial features have been hand-painted. Both little sweeties have needle-sculpted fingers (by hand). I’ve painted them with premium acrylic paints and shaded & highlighted heavily with oil pastels, artist pencils, acrylic paints & stain. They have been sealed top to bottom with glossy acrylic sealer so that you may dust them lightly after display & keep them for a lifetime.

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Colleen’s boots & taupe socks with blue polka dots (look closely) have been painted & heavily detailed, right down to the laces! Maggie wears striped hand-painted socks in various hues of taupe.

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Both apron skirts have been constructed of lovely 100% cotton Moda fabrics in a damask pattern. They are pale blue & celery green with cream. Colleen’s blouse has been made out of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves & a black vintage button. Maggie’s blouse has been made out of osnaburg & also features hand-gathered sleeves & a black vintage button. Both girls’ outfits feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (skirt, sleeves & collar). All clothing has been treated to a coffee and lavender bud bath for an aged appearance. All pieces were then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

ColleenStitching Colleen sits on her own while Li’l Maggie does not. She does however, have a loop attached to her back, allowing her to be hung, should you wish to display her in that fashion. These little girls are impressive & would look great displayed year-round.

Colleen’s hair is light auburn 100% mohair. It has been lightly glued then carefully needle felted to her head. Colleen’s hair is styled into a low side ponytail.

Colleen & Maggie will be available on eBay tonight at 9:15 EST (please note that she will end 15 minutes later than usual.) She will end Sunday night Jan. 27 at 9:15 EST. Click here to view or bid!