Pere Noel, A Large, Primitive Santa & Teddy Bear Set!

This is one sweet Christmas set. Meet Pere Noel. He is my first BIG Christmas doll of the season, measuring 28″ tall from head to toe. He measures a full 25-26″ when sitting.  Both he & his little friend are original, one of a kind muslin & fiberfill creations. They’ve  been hand-painted top to bottom and have been sanded & aged, giving them such a lovely, vintage patina, like the toys from so long ago. Both dolls have been sealed so that they may be lightly dusted after display. Both dolls have knees which are sewn through. Teddy may be displayed separately, if you wish. However, he only sits with assistance.

Santa’s gentle face has been been carefully painted with a variety of media. His nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving him a cute pout underneath that beard & mustache. His hands are needle-sculpted as well.  He wears detailed boots, complete with painted buttons.

Pere Noel’s shirt has been made of taupe osnaburg. His pants are chocolate corduroy with embroidery thread ties at the hemline. He has polka dot suspenders & vintage, mother of pearl buttons underneath that velveteen coat! Pere Noel’s hat is made of velveteen as well. It is a beautiful jewel tone green. The arms of the coat are accented with white faux fur. A silver jingle bell dangles from the end of Pere Noel’s hat.

This sweet bear has needle-sculpted ears & needle-sculpted fingers. His shirt is taupe osnaburg. His pants are chocolate brown corduroy. Polka dot suspenders complete his outfit. There is a lot of hand-stitching in this set!

Pere Noel is now available on Ebay. Click here to view or bid.

Ollie, a Childlike Pug w/ Balloon & Teddy Bear


This little chickadee is Ollie. Ollie 12″ tall from ear to toe (14″ including balloon). She has been made of muslin, stuffed with fiberfill & hand-painted & sanded many times giving her such a lovely, aged patina. Ollie has been sealed with a combination of sealers so that she can be lightly dusted after display. Her lower torso is weighted allowing her to sit nicely. Ollie’s left arm is button jointed, allowing her to hold her sweet 3″ teddy. Her neck is supported with wire armature.

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Ollie has been painted with a variety of media. Her muzzle has been attached separately giving her the perfect pug profile. Her ears have been attached separately as well. Ollie’s tiny paws have been hand-sculpted by hand. She wears brown painted gloves & brown boots with tan socks & light tan laces.

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Ollie’s apron dress has been constructed from the cutest 100% cotton print in shades of red, cream & pink. Her blouse has been constructed from white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves, stitching along the back & neckline and tiny buttons down the front. Ollie’s hem features hand-stitching.

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Little girls love balloons & this little one is no exception. Ollie’s balloon has been made from muslin, painted, sanded & aged. It is attached to rusty wire which was then wrapped around Ollie’s arm. The wire extends adding gentle support & allowing Ollie’s balloon to remain upright.

Ollie’s little buddy is constructed of muslin. He has been hand-painted, sanded & aged & sealed.

Ollie is currently available in my Etsy shop.

Maxie, A Tender Teddy Bear in Springtime Shades


This sweetie is Maxie! And Maxie is definitely ready to welcome spring in this pretty peach ensemble! She is my original design, has been made of muslin & is stuffed with fiberfill. Maxie measures just over 15″ tall from the tip of those sweet ears to the bottom of her feet. Maxie has been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She has been sealed with matte transparent varnish with UV filter to ensure her durability over the years. Maxie has been made for hanging with a hemp loop attached to her back or she can sit with assistance as her knees have been sewn through.

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Maxie has been painted with a variety of media. Her ears are machine quilted. She has needle-sculpted hands & sports brown painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with tan laces & taupe socks.

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Maxie’s apron dress is a beautiful collection of some of my very favorite fabrics in sweet peachy hues. Her blouse is made of nubby taupe osnaburg. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline. It is finished off with a vintage button. Maxie’s skirt features hand-stitching around the hemline.


Maxie is available on eBay. She will end Feb. 1 at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to make this dumpling yours!

Frosty Father Christmas – with Primitive Goodies.


This familiar fellow is quite the charmer. Meet Father Christmas. He is my original design & is guaranteed one of a kind art! He measures 17″ tall from the tip of his wreath to this base. Father Christmas has been made of muslin, stuffed with fiberfill & painted & sanded many times, giving him a lovely, aged patina. He has been sealed with matte sealant so that he may be beautifully preserved. His base is rag-stuffed & bean-filled so that he stands steadily. His neck is supported with wire armature.

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Father Christmas’s face has been painted with a variety of media. His nose and bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand.


His fingers have been needle-sculpted. Father Christmas sports brown painted gloves. He also wears a festive wreath around his head, made from dried sweet annie & rusty wire. The sweet annie has been sealed to prevent it from shedding. I’ve also treated both sides of the sweet annie wreath with spray adhesive & vintage style glass glitter. This gives the wreath a frosty appearance & is absolutely lovely in dim light. Father Christmas’s wardrobe consists of a gown made of osnaburg, featuring vintage mother of pearl buttons & a long, brown, velveteen coat trimmed with faux fur. All exposed hems feature hand-stitching. And all trim has been hand-applied.

Father Christmas carries a bag full of goodies! His burlap bag ties with a sheer chocolate ribbon. Its grosgrain strap is attached to the bag with safety pins & can be removed should you wish to display him without his bag or display it in a different manner. Each item has been made of muslin, stuffed with fiberfill, hand-painted, sanded, aged & sanded again. The stick horse also features a needle felted wool mane & painted wooden dowel. A touch of glue was used to secure the dowel inside the horse’s head. The stick horse measures 6.5″ tall. Teddy & tree are 5″ long.

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Father Christmas’s hair, beard & mustache are white 100% mohair. I’ve applied a touch of glue for added security & then needle felted it in place.

Father Christmas will be available on Ebay Nov. 9th – Nov. 16th. He will end at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.