Abra….a Witchy Bust Doll Now on eBay.

This little magical lady is now listed on eBay. Yep, her name is Abra…(not Abracadabra, just Abra…you wouldn’t want to cast a spell every time you say her name now would you?!) She’s a new style of doll for me. I’ve been tossing the idea of creating a ‘bust’ style doll back & forth for a while now. Her torso is completely fabric…no paint, while her head is my typical needle-sculpted, hand-painted style of doll head. She features my signature needle-sculpted nose & lip & has such a beautiful, warm vintage patina.

Abra’s torso is rag-stuffed & lightly weighted so that she ‘stands’ nicely & evenly. The rag-stuffing gives her such an old-timey feel. She wears a little tulle collar & flaunts vintage black buttons along her torso. Her witch hat will be pinned in place with corsage pins. The brim is wired so that it may be posed any way you like.

Abra’s cute little red pigtails are 100% mohair. They’ve been needle-felted in place.

Abra has been listed on eBay. She ends Sunday Aug. 28th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid on this little lady! Just don’t blame me when the magic starts flying!

Francine, a Peculiar Sort with Rowdy Friends

This little girlie is Francine. Francine is 27″ tall. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled, weighting her little bottom, so that she sits nicely. Francine has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & has a rich, deeply-aged patina. Francine’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed.

Her face has been needle-sculpted by hand and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She has been painted with various mediums & has been sealed top to bottom with a combination of glossy & matte acrylic sealer so that she may be lightly dusted after display & kept a lifetime.

Francine’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She sports tan painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with robin’s subtle robin’s egg blue socks. Her high boots are highly detailed right down to the buttons!

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Francine’s apron dress is made from two super cute 100% cotton prints. Her underskirt is a cream stripe while her over skirt is a completely sweet floral fabric with peachy/pink branches on an olive/golden background. Francine’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar is finished with a taupe pearl bead. Both the dress & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (dress, sleeves, collar), as well as the back of the blouse. All clothing has been dyed in a coffee/lavender bud bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

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Francine carries with her two little friends. Both crows are my original designs & are made from 4 separate pieces. They’ve been made from muslin, hand-painted & sanded, hand-painted & sanded again, and finally sealed with a matte sealer. The wings & tail have been hand-quilted & attached with buttons. The ‘flying’ crow’s wings have been stitched by hand. The standing crow’s feet have been fashioned from wire & tape & are sewn securely to the crow’s body. This crow cannot stand on it’s own. Both crows are approx. 11″ from head to tail. The standing crow’s wings can be posed.

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Francine’s hair is red 100% mohair. It is not quite as stark as shown in these photographs. I have slightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to Francine’s head. It is parted & styled in a low side pony. Her hair is fastened with a chocolate ribbon.

Francine’s flying crow is attached to her hand with rusty wire. It can be posed in many positions.

Little Francie will be available Sunday evening June 8th at 9:15 PM EST – June 15th, 9PM EST. Click her to view or bid on this little girl.