Santa’s Little Helper

This sweet gent is Father Christmas. This three piece doll set is #249.

I love old world Santas. And the idea of Santa traveling through the forest on horseback, delivering special gifts to sweet children who dream of him in their sleep.That thought inspired this charming fellow who has a very special helper.

Santa is 16″ tall, while his horse is 6″ tall and 9.5″ from nose to tail.








Father Christmas is now available in my Etsy shop. You can also read more about his construction there! Thanks for visiting!

Gingerbread Sweetness!

It’s so felt like Christmas the last few days. We were fortunate to have all the beauty of ice hanging from lacy branches and limber pines, without the ugly that goes with it….like power outages, tree breakage and hazardous roads for days on end. For that, I’m very thankful.

At 1 PM EST today, PFATT Marketplace will update. For those of you new to my work, I am a member of an online art group known as Primitive Folk Art Talk and Tea (PFATT). Each month, many of our members offer our handmade items through a selling site which is a “sister” to our group called Primitive Folk Art Trinkets and Treasures Marketplace (PFATT Marketplace). PFATT Marketplace updates at 1PM EST on the 10th of every month with a host of new, carefully crafted items made by participating members. If you love personal, handmade, thoughtful items…this is the marketplace for you. Many PFATT members have had their works appear in magazines nationwide.

This is my offering for December’s PFATT Marketplace update. Meet “Ginger”, a sweet little Christmas tree topper or free standing doll.

Visit my page on PFATT Marketplace to purchase! And don’t forget to check out all the other available works!

December PFATT Marketplace Sneak Peek!

The PFATT Marketplace updates tomorrow at 1 PM EST. Here’s the latest little fellow that I will be offering on a first come, first served basis.

He’s a free-standing doll built on a papermache cone which means he can also be a tree topper. Please note: he does work best on artificial trees, unless you have a Christmas tree with a particularly straight top. I never seem to pick out those trees! He’s about 8-8.5″ tall & is hand-sculpted without the use of any molds. Available tomorrow, Dec. 10th for $75.00. Free shipping to all US residents via USPS Priority Mail.

Enjoy the photos!

Doesn’t he make you feel all Christmasy? If you’d like to purchase, click here to visit my PFATT Marketplace page. Don’t forget to visit all the very creative artisans!

Gloria – A Primitive Christmas Angel with Cardinals in Hand


This lovely lady is Gloria. Gloria & her feathered friends are my original designs, have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Gloria measures 14.5″ tall from the top of her sweet annie halo to the her base. She has a 10″ wingspan. Gloria’s base has been  rag-stuffed & bean-filled so that she stands nicely. Her arms have been attached separately & are supported with wire. She’s been painted & sanded many times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She has been sealed so that she may be beautifully preserved.

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Gloria’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her bottom lip & nose have been needle-sculpted by hand.

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Gloria’s fingers have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports tan gloves. Gloria also wears a blouse fashioned from taupe osnaburg & a skirt fashioned from rich, chocolate velveteen. Her blouse features hand-gathered sleeves & hand stitching along the neckline & back. The hem of Gloria’s skirt has been hemmed by hand. A beautiful, vintage rhinestone earring adorns the front of the skirt for added sparkle. I snipped the post & attached it to the skirt securely with invisible thread. Gloria’s wings gave been made of muslin & are machine-quilted. They’ve been painted & sanded a couple of times & aged. The front of Gloria’s wings are generously dusted with vintage-style glass glitter. They’re attached to Gloria with a grey, vintage, mother of pearl button & several strands of heavy duty button thread.
A sweet annie halo adorns Gloria’s head.



Gloria’s cardinals have been made from muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They have separately attached wings which have been hand-quilted. They’ve been painted, sanded & aged & come attached to Gloria’s arms with rusty wire.


Gloria’s hair is black 100% mohair. I’ve applied it with light glue & needle-felting.

Gloria will be available on Ebay tonight beginning at 9:15 PM EST. She will end Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.