Annette, A Primitive Harvest Sunflower

AnnetteHeadToToe I’m so pleased to introduce you to little Annette. I created Annette especially for a Prim & Whimsy Girl challenge entitled “Halloween Harvest”. Annette has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso is rag-stuffed & bean-filled in order to weight her little bottom. She’s been painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & is sealed with a combination of sealers so that she may be beautifully preserved. Annette sits on her own, is 21 inches from top to bottom & has wired arms that may be gently posed.

Annette’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Each petal has been constructed & sewn separately to Annette’s head.

Annette’s ‘leafy’ hands feature needle-sculpted veins.  She wears pretty brown boots complete with yellow laces & milk chocolate colored socks. Annette’s laces are highlighted & shaded, making them so very interesting.

AnnetteFace AnnetteHand AnnetteBoots

Annette’s skirt is made of two super supple, 100% cotton prints in shades of chocolate & burnt orange with red & bittersweet details. Her blouse is made from taupe osnaburg & features hand-gathered sleeves & white beads at the neckline. These pieces feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched as well as the neckline & back of Annette’s blouse.


Annette carries this sweet blue/green Jarrahdale pumpkin. (One of my favorites for fall!) It is made of muslin, has been painted & sanded many times & has a very primitive, stained appearance. I’ve finished off this pumpkin with a rusty wire stem, attached with invisible filament, a hemp bow & a handmade banner.

“Happy Harvest” has been hand-painted onto taupe osnaburg then stitched onto brow polka dot fabric. It is tied to the pumpkin stem with a chocolate ribbon.

Annette is currently available on Ebay. This is a 5 day auction. She will end Sunday, Sept 14th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view this little dumpling!