Summer Sale!

Yes, yes…inspired by a clean office & the idea of making room for newness, I am having a super sweet summer sale in my Etsy shop! This is the first time ever & only time this year, I’ll be offering my dolls at 50% off. If there’s something you’ve had your eye on, scoop it up! Just enter the code SUMMERSALE. This sale will end midnight on Sunday, June 10th.

Have fun!

Just click the banner below to be taken to my Etsy shop!

Here are some of the goodies you’ll find:

Happy Winter, Little Squirrel

I absolutely love creating treasuries on Etsy. It’s almost like a treasure hunt / puzzle balled into one activity. I love searching through listings of sweet handmade items to find the perfect item. What is the perfect item for a treasury? It has to suit my theme. The photo of the item should be great & most of all, it should suit the color/colors or tone of my treasury. I also try to pick items that I would love to have. I guess building treasuries is window shopping too!

The treasury collection above is my latest. It’s titled Happy Winter, Little Squirrel. I began this treasury thinking about woodland themed Christmas items, which also happens to be theme of my own Christmas decor this season. Ultimately, the image of the soft winter squirrel won out & I chose to focus on this beautiful creature. All of the items above are exceptional! If you see something you just have to have, click the image above to be taken to the treasury on Etsy. From there, click till your heart’s content.

Happy Winter!

Happy Holidays Sale!

Here’s the scoop: I’m itching to make lots of new artwork for the coming year. Over the last few days I’ve had lots of ideas for new dolls floating around in my head & I definitely want to have a lot of new artwork to show at various fairs & festivals this year. I love to keep the work new & fresh with up-to-date creations available. BUT, I’m running out of room to put these little guys. My Etsy shop is pretty full & so is the area where I keep these little creations, all nestled in tissue paper until they’re asked to come out & play.

So…to help me make room for new dollies, I’m having a 20% off sale in my Etsy shop. It will run from today, Dec. 8th – Thursday, Dec. 15th at midnight. Enter Christmas20 during checkout to receive your discount. If you’ve had your eye on a piece, this is definitely time to scoop it up as this is only my 2nd public sale this year. (If you’d like to be privy to private sales, made available to mailing list members only, please join my mailing list.) All shipping will be either USPS Priority or Fed Ex (depending on package size) so you’ll get your item in time for Christmas.

Ornaments are excluded from this sale, but everything else is up for grabs.

Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas!

Sarah Jane — Sweet Primitive Clown & Elephant Friend.

This little gal is such a sweetheart. I should clarify though, this lady is not so little. Sarah Jane is a 31″ tall doll. In a seated position, she measures approximately 26″ tall from the top of her head to the toe of her shoe. Sarah Jane is an OOAK (original, one of a kind) art doll. She is #197 in my collection of dolls & is guaranteed not to be reproduced.

Quite a bit of artistry went into Sarah Jane. She’s been constructed from muslin & fiberfill, using my own patterns & sketches. While all of her major seams were sewn by machine, quite a bit of hand-sewing was required to construct her body. Sarah Jane has a needle-sculpted nose. In addition her lip has been needle-sculpted as well, giving Sarah Jane the signature pout evident in the majority of my work. Her hands are needle-sculpted as well, giving her the illusion of fingers. Her torso has been rag-stuffed & lightly weighted so that she sits nicely.

Sarah Jane has been painted top to bottom in many layers. She has a lovely vintage patina, reminiscent of old toys. Her face was painted with a variety of media. In addition, Sarah Jane has been sealed for longevity.

Sarah’s little friend is a fiberfill & painted muslin creation made from 7 separate pieces. Again, this elephant was made from my own sketches & patterns. She is button jointed with vintage buttons & embroidery thread & sealed for protection. She sits nicely on Sarah Jane’s lap or she may be displayed separately.

Like Sarah’s Jane’s body, much of her clothing has been sewn by hand as well, aside from major seams. Hand-stitching is evident along Sarah’s sleeves & the back of her blouse.. The hem of her skirt has been stitched by hand.

Sarah Jane is now available in my Etsy shop. Click here to view or purchase!