Nan — a Primitive Halloween Party Gal!

This little girl’s ready to fill that bucket! Meet Nan. She’s a 16″ original, one of a kind muslin & fiberfill creation. She’s  been hand-painted top to bottom and has been sanded & aged, giving her such a lovely, vintage patina. Nan has been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display. She has button jointed arms which may be slightly posed. She has an embroidery loop thread attached, making her suitable for hanging–or she may sit with assistance. Her legs are sewn through.

Nan’s face has been been carefully painted with a variety of media. Her mask is painted. Her nose & lips have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving her a great little pout. Her hands are needle-sculpted as well. Nan wears pretty green stocking with hand-painted ribbon closures & cute shoes painted in the style of MaryJanes!

This moon print fabric is 100% cotton in shades of cream & lime.  Nan’s blouse is made of white muslin & features a beautiful mother of pearl button at the neckline.The hem, sleeves, neckline & back have been stitched by hand.

This fun little fellow is a paperclay creation. He’s been hand-sculpted, without the use of molds, over a styrofoam armature. He’s been hand-painted with a variety of media & sealed. A rusty wire creates the perfect primitive handle.

Nan is currently available on Ebay. She ends Sunday, Aug. 29th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to bring the party to your house!

A little Sweetie & her Halloween Pug

This super duo is Dory & Clove. And they’re all set for a Halloween party! Dory &  Clove have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They’ve been painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & are sealed with a combination of sealers so that they may be beautifully preserved. Dory sits on her own & is made in the fashion of my larger dollies. Clove sits with Dory’s assistance. Dory is 20 inches tall from the tip of her hat to the bottom of her shoes. Sweet Clove is 15 inches.

These sweet faces have been painted with a variety of mediums. Dory’s nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Clove’s nose & mouth area has been constructed separately stitched to her face. Both dolls have needle-sculpted fingers. Dory’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be gently posed.

Both dolls wear sweet party hats constructed from card stock & specialty papers. They’re fastened in the back with hand-stitching & feature green seed beads along the edge & embroidery thread tassels. Both hats are tied with chocolate ribbons & are pinned in place for added security. Both dolls also sport painted tan gloves & tan socks & brown boots with mustard yellow laces.

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Both girls are wearing dresses made from 100% cotton prints. The fabric is truly supple & soft. Their blouses have been made of white muslin & feature hand-gathered sleeves. Dory’s blouse features a gorgeous, vintage mother of pearl button at the neckline while little Clove’s blouse features a vintage black plastic button. All exposed hems have been hand-stitched as well as the collar & back of each blouse.

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Dory & Clove carry a very special Halloween bucket…which already holds bits of candy corn the girls have acquired. (Who could resist those faces?) It even has it’s own witch hat which keeps Dory & Clove’s candy hidden when others are around.


This witch bucket, as well as those tiny candy corns, was sculpted out of paper clay, hand-painted & sealed. No molds were used…only my hands & a paintbrush. The tiny hat was made of muslin & has been painted black & sanded. The tiny handle is made of rusty wire.

Dory’s hair is brown 100% mohair. It was lightly glued & carefully needle-felted to her head. It is styled into wild pigtails.

Dory & Clove will be available on eBay Sunday Aug, 24th – Sunday, Aug. 31st. They will end at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid on this little gang.