Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016

I will be participating this year in Kentucky Crafted: The Market for the first time. I can tell you, my little fingers are flying in West Liberty, working on special pieces to present to you the first weekend in March. I’d love to see you there!


Friday, March 410 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Galleries/Shop Owners Only)
Saturday, March 59 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Open to Public)
Sunday, March 610 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open to Public)

Where: Lexington Convention Center | 430 West Vine Street

Kentucky Crafted: The Market, now in its 34th year, celebrates the state’s finest producers of art, craft, literature and artisanal food. In addition to shopping for fine art and craft, visitors can enjoy musical performances, sample regional food products, participate in hands-on activities, and explore Kentucky arts and culture through special exhibits. Nowhere in Kentucky, let alone the nation, will you find such a convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food as you will at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. When you attend this show, prepare yourself for an exciting sensory experience. Kentucky Crafted: The Market is one of the only state-sponsored shows of its kind to feature traditional and contemporary fine art and craft along with Kentucky-related books, musical recordings, films and specialty food products.

The Market was chosen as the No. 1 Fair & Festival by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine four years in a row. It has been named a Top 10 Event by Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Kentucky Crafted: The Market offers buyers from galleries, shops and online retail venues across the nation the opportunity to select products from this elite group of exhibitors. The Market is open exclusively to the trade on March 4. The general public is invited to Kentucky Crafted: The Market on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Tickets are available online for the arts marketplace and can be purchased by going to

Guests can purchase a one-day ticket for $10 or attend both days for $15. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.

Kentucky Crafted is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council.

For up-to-date info regarding Kentucky Crafted: The Market, including parking information, visit or “like” the Facebook page, Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016.

Mattilda & Annie, a Primitive Elf & Raggedy Ann Doll Set

These sweet girls are Mattilda & Annie. Mattilda is a Big Christmas doll, measuring 30″ tall from head to toe.  She measures a full 27-28″ when sitting.  Mattilda is an original, one of a kind muslin & fiberfill creation. She’s  been hand-painted top to bottom several times and has been sanded & aged, giving her such a lovely, vintage patina, like the toys from so long ago. Mattilda has been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Both dolls have knees which are sewn through. Annie may be displayed separately, if you wish. However, she only sits with assistance.

Mattilda’s sweet face has been been carefully painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving her a cute little pout. Her hands are needle-sculpted as well.  She wears detailed boots, complete with tan socks & red laces.

Mattilda’s shirt has been made of white muslin. Her apron dress is a 100% cotton print with the cutest red polka dots. The hem has been hand-stitched in contrasting red thread. Mattilda’s blouse features hand-stitching around the neckline, sleeves & back. Vintage brown buttons adorn the front. Both the apron dress & blouse have been tea-stained for an old time appeal. Annie’s skirt is a 100% cotton print & features brown hand-stitching.

Little Annie has been made of stained osnaburg. Her face has been painted with various media & has been sealed. Annie’s torso & stockings are painted as well. The star she holds is a muslin creation. It has been painted, aged & dusted generously with glass glitter. It is sewn to Annie’s hand. Annie’s hair is red mohair. It has been sewn in place. She has embroidery thread ribbons on each pigtail.

Mattilda’s hair is 100% mohair. It has been attached with needle-felting & a touch of glue for extra security. A cream ribbon holds her hair in place.

Mattilda & Annie are available now on Ebay. They will end Sunday, Nov. 21st at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to bring this set home to you for the holidays.