Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Presenting Little Sunflower, A Child of the Prairie

Presenting Little Sunflower, a new child on the prairie.  Sunflower is a  9.5" sculpted clay over cloth dolly; her body is entirely cloth, but her face and hair are sculpted in clay.  She is one of a kind, and has oil-painted features.  She wears multiple layers of antique clothing, including an apron, pantaloons, a slip, a dress and a bonnet that was made for her from antique materials.  

Small enough to slip into any collection, yet large enough to be noticed, this sweet girl is ready for her new home.  Her purchase price is $450, with shipping of $15 in the U.S.  She is also available for a 6 month layaway.  

Please contact me via email to arrange a layaway, or if you have more questions:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ODACA bound!

Next weekend, my dolls and I will be traveling to the UFDC convention in Orlando, Florida where I will be participating in the ODACA show on August 1st.  One of the dolls I will be taking, just finished, is Asuna, the Japanese lady, shown here, along with about 25 others.  Here are some details about the show:  if you are traveling to the UFDC convention, the show is in the Rosen Center hotel, the same hotel where the convention is held, the day before it opens.  Many attendees are registering on that day, and I would like to invite those, as well as others in the Orlando area, to come to see our show.  The Sales Room is Salon 7 and 8, open from 9 am till 11 am, and then again from 2 pm to 6pm.  There is no charge to see our show, and it gives you the opportunity to see Doll Art which is among the best in this country.  I hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

My Dolls Are Going to ODACA Day!

I am busily packing up dolls to take to ODACA day in Orlando Florida on August 1st, 2017!  Here's a preview of some of those that will be going.....if you are planning on attending the UFDC convention, why not make plans to see our show which is in the same hotel the day before the convention starts?  Our show is open until 6pm the night before, and does not require an admission fee.

If you are unable to attend, but have interest in any of the available dolls I am featuring here, please feel free to contact me via email ( or via Messenger for more information or to arrange a layaway.  I am very laid-back with layaway terms, so feel free to ask, and I thank you for taking a look.

Friday, June 16, 2017

"Summer" comes to the Prairie

Ah, here she is, newly arrived at the homestead, a little 13" prairie girl.....this child features an original sculpted face and hair in clay directly over her cloth body.  She wears an antique ensemble, which was washed and amended to fit her perfectly.  Her clothing consists of a combination pantaloon/underbodice, a slip, a two-piece skirt and blouse in old cotton, and a marvelous antique sunbonnet over her blonde sculpted curls.  Beautifully painted in oil, she has blue eyes and painted green socks and detailed black boots.....she is available for purchase or layaway.  Her price is $650 and $20 shipping in the United States.  If you are interested in shipping elsewhere, please contact me for the price.  She is also available for a long-term layaway of $75 a month.  Please feel free to email or message me with any additional questions.  This little girl, so content with her Missouri surroundings, is named....Summer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Some months ago, I started three prairie sisters of the same size; I am pleased to finally have completed all three and to show them finished on the prairie at the same time.  Here we have Clara May, a 15" cloth doll with sculpted hair and oil-painted features.  Her face is completely flat, and the illusion of dimension is achieved with several layers of paint.  Clara May wears a wonderful costume that includes pantaloons and a slip, as well as an antique dress made in the early 1900's and an over-skirt that is also antique.  She wears a vintage bonnet which was adapted for her.  Please check my other posts to see her posted with her sisters.  She is available, her purchase price is $675 and $20 postage in the U.S.  She is also available for long-term layaway.  Please do not hesitate to email me with questions or to request a layaway.    Thank you so much for looking at my latest dolls.  This doll is now SOLD, thank you!


One of three new prairie daughters arriving on the homestead is Paulette, a 15" cloth doll.  She has a cloth body, with sculpted clay hair and a flat face with oil painted features.  Completed in several stages, the face, although flat, achieves the magic of dimension in the layering of the paint.  Paulette has a wonderful costume, including her unders of pantaloons and a slip, as well as stripped "stockings" and painted black slippers.  She wears a very old antique cloth dress with printed roses on a field of light tan.  This dress was made in the long-ago entirely by hand.  She also wears a vintage sunbonnet which was adapted for her as well as a lovely pinafore, which I made and embroidered for her as a copy of an antique example.  I hope that you see that achieves a little-girl innocence of expression.  

Her purchase price is $675 and $20 shipping in the U.S.  She is also available for a long term layaway.  About half of my dolls sales involve layaway.  I am very easy to work with, so please do not hesitate to ask.  I can be contacted via email for questions or reservations.

Presenting Mary Rose, a girl of the Missouri homestead.....this doll is a just-completed, one of a kind cloth doll.  She features a flat-face painted in oil with sculpted hair.  Many paintings of her features were required to achieve a depth that gives her dimensionality.  She stands 15" tall, and wears stripped red socks and painted black slippers.  Her wonderful costume includes pantaloons and a slip, as well as an antique gingham dress and overskirt with a lace bonnet.  She is available for purchase or layaway.  Priced at $675 and postage, I offer generous long-term layaways purchases also.  If you have questions or would like to reserve Mary Rose, please contact me via email at: