Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cloth dolls and me...

Here are a few of my more recent creations. Each one is handmade, many of them are my own original designs, one of a kind. Some are made from other doll artist's readily-available patterns. But no two ever turn out exactly alike, each artist lending her own touch and interpretation of the idea. I hope you enjoy meeting my 'little people'. They are currently sold exclusively at
Truly Bluegrass
Kentucky Crafted Gifts & Collectibles
173 N. Main St., Versailles, KY 40383
phone: 859-873-2583
trulybluegrass@yahoo.com vada428@windstream.net
Please email either of us regarding current availability and shipping options.

This is my Gypsy Girl, selling her chains of gold. She stands about 12 inches tall. Made of doe suede, tightly stuffed with polyester fiberfill, she has wired arms and fingers, bare feet, rooted wool hair, and handmade jewelry. Needlesculpted and painted features. One of a kind, a Vada Dolph original.

Callie is definitely a California Girl, off to the beach or shopping for the day. She is a simple onepiece body, with wire armateur for pose-ablilty. Her knit dress and big cotton hat set off her lovely painted face and blonde mohair waves. She has ribbon-tied sandals and a handbag to match her dress, and I think she's had a successful shopping day because her bag is filled with fabrics. Do you suppose she's a dollmaker, too?
One of a kind, a Vada Dolph original. SOLD

Tyece is very tall (26inches) and very elegant. Her gown and turban are made from a man's silk tie in front and a plain black silk back. Her stump body is cotton, weighted with sand at the bottom and firmly stuffed with polyester fiberfill. She has wired arms and fingers for flexible expressive posing. Her features are painted and lightly needle sculpted on a 'flat' silk face. One of a kind, SOLD

Not all of my 'dolls' have only two legs. These 5-inch Horse pin-dolls (or button dolls, if you perfer) are the quintessential emblem of the Bluegrass Country region of central Kentucky, thoroughbred capital of the world. Fabric covered head and bodies, bead or chain legs, jute or hemp mane and tail. Lively eyes, lots of fun, they're just 'Horsing Around!'. Various colors and beaded legs available.

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