Silly Sally with Jack O’ Lantern Balloon

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This silly girl is Sally. Sally can’t wait to celebrate Halloween & has even taken to carrying around this Jack 0′ Lantern balloon. I don’t think it’s gonna make Halloween get here any bit sooner, though! Sally is 16″ from head to toe & sits quite lovely on her own. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean-filled in order to weight her little bottom. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her such a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed with a combination of glossy & matte sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Sally’s knees are sewn through making her a great shelf sitter.

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Sally’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand. Her hands have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports brown painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with tan socks & black & grey laces.

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I just love this fabric combo! Sally’s blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline and back. It is finished off with tiny green buttons at the neckline. Her apron skirt consists of a black & white polka dot print and a green two-toned floral print. Both are 100% cotton & are guaranteed to delight you. Sally’s hem has been hand-stitched with black thread. Her blouse was treated to a coffee bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed.

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This little fellow is a little more primitive & dull than he appears in this photo. He is attached to sturdy, rusty wire which is wrapped around Sally’s arm & balances at her side. Doesn’t he make you just smile?

Sally’s hair is 100% red mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. It has been styled into a quirky pigtails & tied with black embroidery thread.

Sally is available on Ebay. She will end Sunday night, June 28th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.

Did someone say Primitive Halloween Party?

Oooh, I am thrilled to be able to offer this little Halloween set this week – Olivia & Tab #56. They turned out so incredibly cute & don my all-time favorite shades…brown & green. (My obsession with chartreuse began in high school after finding a perfect 1940’s bright green coat in a local thrift store for only……50 cents. I loved that coat. It was a major component of what my family often called my ‘homeless chic’ look at the time.)(psst…I secretly loved my homeless chic look too…)

Here’ are the pretty ladies:

This little pair is Olivia & Tab. And boy, are they ready for a Halloween Party! This doll set is my original design & is guaranteed one of kind art! Olivia & Tab 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. Olivia sits on her own & is made in the fashion of my larger dollies. Tab sits with Olivia’s assistance. Sophie is 19 inches tall from the tip of her hat to the bottom of her shoes. Tab is 13 inches.

These sweet faces have been painted with a variety of mediums. Both dolls have needle-sculpted noses & Olivia’s bottom lip is needle-sculpted by hand as well. They have beautiful, three dimensional faces.

Both dolls sport dainty tan gloves on their needle-sculpted hands. They also sport pretty boots complete with green laces for Olivia & cream laces on Tab.

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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 taupe osnaburg & feature hand-gathered sleeves & vintage mother of pearl buttons. All exposed hems have been hand-stitched as well as the collar & back of each blouse. Even these sweet party hats, made of cardstock & handmade lotka paper (not handmade by me–purchased from a specialty shop) are closed with stitching!

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Olivia carries with her the accessory every little girl needs for a Halloween party!–a large pumpkin bucket to hold CANDY.

 

This pumpkin has been sculpted out of paper clay without the use of molds–only my hands and a paintbrush. It has been painted with acrylic paints & features tiny paper clay leaves & rusty wire handle. It has been antiqued, lightly sanded & sealed with matte sealant.

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Olivia’s hair is black 100% mohair. It was lightly glued & carefully needle-felted to her head.

This sweet little set will be hitting eBay tonight, August 17th at 9 PM EST & will run through Sunday, August 24th at 9PM EST. Click here to make these party girls ours!