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UPCOMING CHANGE: Due to the relentlous progress of technology, I have realized that all of the kit and pattern options previously offered as CD's are nearly useless to most people with newer computers. So, I will be converting all the CD's to a more universally usable format in a USB thumb drive. For these you only need to plug into a USB port and you can download and/or print from that.
NOTE: I have not yet completed the conversion, but you can request this on any now marked as "available on CD".

A NEW TINY DOLL AS A PINCUSHION FOR VALENTINE'S DAY AND ALWAYS

After racking (had to look it up - wrack or rack?) my brain for a new Valentine themed Tiny Doll for this year, what I came to is making one of my Tiny Dolls as a pincushion. And I ended up very happy with her. She is a limited edition of only 25 and about 3.5" tall. Like the other Tiny Dolls, she has a molded head torso and arms from my own original molds set into her pincushion skirt which is stuffed with wool roving and hard to see in the photo, there is a tiny pin tuck near the bottom of her skirt for that added special touch. Her flat base has a fabric covered wood foundation so she sits well on your work surface. She comes with her tiny accessories of a tiny strawberry emery and her tiny scissors.

New Tiny Pincushion Doll $258 Add to Cart NOTE: New orders will ship early March.

A SET OF TINY PRIMITIVE HOUSES
(3/4" tall to top of chimneys)

A LONG STORY FOR VERY SMALL THINGS: For many years I have photographed some of my items with very tiny wooden houses for scale and for a pop of color. And of course as with appealing tiny things, I have gotten many inquiries about how to get them. The ones I have I purchased at a show where the maker, Christopher Gurshin (a wonderful early mural style painter), and I were both selling and I think I may have spent all my profits in his booth on the tiny houses he had, even though they were very costly. I never regretted the purchases or the new friendship. Later I tried to order more but alas he would not make more.

Many years before that, I made my own tiny houses as part of a tiny village shown at the NY Gift Show that was going to become a kit but which never happened because at the same time my Early American Doll Series did come out and eclipsed all other projects for many years.

Meanwhile I had been collecting very old and tiny German Erzgebirge pieces once part of antique village scenes and Noah’s Arks. The pieces I favor are the tiniest ones and are costly when they can be found. Two years ago, I bought at auction some pieces that meant, with a lot of work in tiny repairs plus the other pieces I had collected here and there, I would have a village with the goal of setting it up at Christmas. In spare moments, I began doing the repairs. This meant learning how to add on missing legs, ears or tails to animals only ½” tall, arms to people only an inch and a quarter tall and rebuilding tiny carts. And to keep their century old age, how to match the old painting. I loved doing this so much that I then rekindled my own tiny houses project. On this, I am just getting started. This is the first set of 4 tiny houses and I am working on a second set which will have other varied shapes and include a tiny church.These are all done by me personally and signed and dated on the bottoms. They are made to order with a 30 day wait for delivery.

Set #1 of 4 Tiny Houses $98 Add to Cart


You can see a short video of my Christmas Village on this Youtube link: https://youtu.be/gASbZvzVPUs


Tiny Houses from Set #1


Painting by Christopher Gurshin

 



LAST CALL FOR WOODEN HITTYS AND JOEL ELLIS AND MASON TAYLORS
I will be discontinuing my regular size wooden Hittys. I am including the option to order the previously discontinued Joel Ellis and Mason & Taylor styles. (Recently a Joel Ellis of this size sold on Ebay for over $1000!) I am only able to complete a total of 11 dolls and will not be finishing them until the orders are tallied so that I will divide the 11 into how many of each style are ordered.
This is one of those things that I have little choice over. This is due to the turned legs which I contracted out a huge expense and much difficulty and can no longer afford to do. The bodies are the same for all 3 dolls, only the heads make them who they turn out to be. These are not on sale and no sale discount is allowed. Once I know how many of each to make (with a total of 11), it will be about 30 days to ship. The price of each is $495 and choices are below.

Kits are also discontinued for these wooden dolls.
Regular cloth body Hittys will remain available indefinitely.

These are all 6.5" tall with papier mache heads and jointed hand carved wood bodies. These wooden dolls come undressed but will fit my other Hitty outfits. These wooden versions will stand alone (posing for photos only), but stands are advisable for long term display. Their arms turn independently. Note: Only the Hittys come with coral beads.See photos below to make choices.

Only a few left.
Wooden Hitty
 Doll with Dark Hair $495 (Comes with her coral beads). Add to Cart
Wooden Hitty Doll with Blonde Hair $495 (Comes with her coral beads). Add to Cart
Wooden Joel Ellis Style $495 Add to Cart
Wooden Mason & Taylor Style $495 Add to Cart


Shown above: On left is Wooden Hitty with Dark Hair, on right is Wooden Hitty as a blonde.

Wooden Hitty and Friends Joel Ellis and Mason Taylor Style
Shown above: On far left is WoodenMason & Taylor Style, in middle is Hitty and on right is the Joel Ellis Style.


NEW HISTORICAL TINY DOLL FOR 2023
INSPIRED BY THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF KATE GREENAWAY


A sample illustration by Kate Greenaway

Due to so many requests, I will do yet another doll for 2023. Since I have loved the works of Kate Greenaway, the inspiration for this next doll comes from her many charming illustrations of children. Oh, the pinafores and bonnets. So the photos above are the final results. Her price is $235 and includes her stand. Every year I fill the first 50 orders that will go before the holidays and most of these places are taken by a list of people who got one each year for over 20 years. The remaining spaces on the pre-Christmas list go to orders on a first come basis. These dolls are now available to order. (Jan 5, 2024)

2023 Tiny Doll #21 price $250 Add to Cart

THE NEXT TINY DOLL IN THE NURSERY RHYME-FAIRY TALE SERIES ~ JACK AND JILL

My newest nursery rhyme characters are the well known Jack and Jill. The two-doll set comes on a wooden stand and both are holding a tiny red pail. The inspiration for their clothing was taken from paintings by Kate Greenaway with most of the fabrics and trims specially hand dyed here in my workshop to get the look. Like all the other dolls in this Tiny Doll Series, these too are 3.5" tall. This set, unlike the others, will be limited in number to 24 total. $475 for the set on their stand.

Jack and Jill Set with stand regular price is $475. On sale $395 Add to Cart

OPTIONAL PAYMENT ALTERNATIVE:
If you would like to pay for this item in two installments, the first made when you order, the second 30 days following. Payments will be half plus half of shipping. First click on the Add to Cart button above, then click this link. Add to Cart

THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL

For this tiny doll in the series celebrating holidays, I chose an angel. Over all the years of my dollmaking, angels have always played an important role. This one is the tiniest of all. Like the other Tiny Dolls in the Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale Series and the Holiday Series, this angel is 3.5" tall with the same basic look and construction as the very first one (Little Red Riding Hood) with posable arms and legs on a papier mache molded head and body from my own molds. She wears a hand-dyed gown trimmed in tucks and imported lace, undies underneath include a lace trimmed slip and pantalets. Her wings, guilded halo and her banner are all of painted wood. Halo is securely pegged. Her price is $250 including stand. If you prefer, you may order her with a hanging loop in place of the stand.

Tiny Angel with Stand Add to Cart

Tiny Angel with a Hanging Loop in place of stand. Add to Cart
Please add a stand even though I wish to have a hanging loop. $9.50 Add to Cart

DO YOU WANT TO BE ON A "PERMANENT" LIST TO GET THE NEXT NEW TINY DOLL? I have agreed to allow those who want to be at the top of the list for new Tiny Dolls to sign on. Just email me to let me know. Click here to send an email.

Hittys Tea Party Set with 3 Dolls Teaset and Furniture
Set includes 2 regular size Hittys in spindle chairs, Tiny 3" Hitty in high chair, table with tea set and large size braided rug.


HITTY'S TEA SET NOW AVAILABLE

I have always through all the years of dollmaking made various versions of dolls having a tea party and one even with only bears. All of the tea parties began from an illustration by Tasha Tudor first discovered in 1980. I even won a prestigious award for the first set which was for my 8" porcelain dolls, then eventually I used the same theme for Hitty.

I sold many Hitty Tea Party sets (see bottom photo at left) until my potter friend who made the tea sets moved away and was no longer in business. I spent a few years trying to find another potter willing to make these sets for me again to no avail. Finally good fortune. My original potter friend came back to this area and set up a new studio.

These are not mass produced pieces made overseas in molds but individually hand thrown on a potter's wheel, with the slight imperfections of hand thrown pottery. Sized just for Hitty (a bit bigger than doll house scale, so another reason sets were impossible to find) with the tea pot about 5/8" tall and cups only 3/8" in their tiny saucers. Since I am a lover and collector of vintage yellow ware, I wanted the same look. Each set has 11 pieces including separate lids for the sugar bowl and tea pot, plus 3 sets of cups and saucers. I send along artist's wax to secure lids and cups and to where ever they will be displayed. $125 per set. Add to Cart

Sorry, due to the numbers of orders and the limited production, you may be placed on the waiting list for the next batch. If that happens I will let you know and change your Cart from $125 to a deposit of $35. We will let you know the wait time.
As of 01/29/24, I have some in stock.

NEW DOLL ACCESSORIES - TINY PULLTOYS

Most of these tiny doll accessories are not new, just the rabbit and goose pulltoys in the front row of the photo. Everything is about 1" tall except the spoolrack, slate, peg wooden and printed cat which are under 2". I find doll settings need these tiny touches. Also a great accessories for Hitty collections.

Spoolrack $32.00 Add to Cart
Slate $24.00 Add to Cart
Blocks $18.00 Add to Cart
Flat Iron $15.00 Add to Cart
Tomato Pincushion $12.00 Add to Cart
Peg Wooden Doll $58.00 Add to Cart
Tiny Printed Cat $
21.50 Add to Cart
Sheep Pulltoy $18.00 Add to Cart
Cow Pulltoy $18.00 Add to Cart
Rabbit Pulltoy $18 Add to Cart

Goose Pulltoy $18 Add to Cart
Spool Set $12.00 Add to Cart

Blonde Hitty

 

NEW ~ BLONDE HITTY OPTIONS ~ This version of Hitty is created as a Hitty Friend using my cloth body style with dark blonde hair and blue eyes (shown at left). Due to the painting process for the blonde hair, she is only available as a finished doll or if you have Gail prepaint your Hitty kit parts. To order prepainted blonde Hitty parts for a kit version, go to the Hitty Kit page. Blonde Wood Hitty (shown at far right) is also available.

• Blonde Hitty - Undressed (with coral beads) for you to dress. $275 Add to Cart
• Blonde Hitty - Starter Set Undressed (with coral beads and Wardrobe Patterns 1 & 2) $285 Add to Cart
• Blonde Hitty Dressed Choices: See the Hitty page for finished dolls

NEW ~ BLONDE HITTY OPTIONS ~ This version of Hitty is created as a Hitty Friend using my cloth body style with dark blonde hair and blue eyes (shown at left). Due to the painting process for the blonde hair, she is only available as a finished doll or if you have Gail prepaint your Hitty kit parts. To order prepainted blonde Hitty parts for a kit version, go to the Hitty Kit page. Blonde Wood Hitty (shown at far right) is also available.

• Blonde Hitty - Undressed (with coral beads) for you to dress. $275 Add to Cart
• Blonde Hitty - Starter Set Undressed (with coral beads and Wardrobe Patterns 1 & 2) $285 Add to Cart
• Blonde Hitty Dressed Choices: See the Hitty page for finished dolls

NEW ~ BLONDE OPTION for TINY HITTY ~ Tiny 3" Hitty may also now be ordered in blonde. Like her original self wtih dark hair, Tiny Hitty Blonde is sold undressed with accompanying patterns to make her 3-piece removable clothing. Or choose already made clothes below. This small Hitty has a jointed wooden body with a molded papier mache head.
Regular dark hair Tiny Hitty $250 Add to Cart 
Tiny Hitty with blonde hair $250 Add to Cart 

• Tiny Hitty Outfits ~ Finished 3-piece outfits for Tiny 3" Hitty above. $32. Choice of pink print Add to Cart, brown print Add to Cart, or blue print Add to Cart.

Hittys Little Sister

HITTYS LITTLE SISTER CLOTHING OPTIONS:

The color choices for if you would like your doll to come to you dressed. The style is the same removable dress in the top photo but offered in reds, browns, pinks or blues. The gingham will be the apron.

MEET HITTY'S LITTLE SISTER (4.75")

These dolls were made from reduced versions of my 6.5" Hitty and are 4-3/4" tall and planned to be just right to be Hitty's Little Sister. These began as my souvenir doll for a convention with the idea that later they would be Hittys Little Sister. Like my wooden Hittys, these have hand carved wooden bodies with my molded papier mache heads.
Hittys Little Sister is available with blonde or dark hair, dressed ($248) with color choices or undressed ($215) or ($225) with a set of patterns for a complete wardrobe (includes two dress styles, undies, two pini styles, a cloth bonnet, nightgown set and winter cape).

DOLLS ORDERED UNDRESSED:
• Hitty's Little Sister Undressed with dark hair $250 Add to Cart
• Hitty's Little Sister Undressed with blonde hair $250 Add to Cart

DOLLS ORDERED UNDRESSED WITH PATTERNS:
• Hitty's Little Sister with dark hair undressed wtih patterns. $265 Add to Cart
• Hitty's Little Sister with blonde hair undressed wtih patterns. $265 Add to Cart

DOLLS ORDERED DRESSED:
• Hitty's Little Sister with dark hair dressed in new outfit (color choice made below). $295 Add to Cart
• Hitty's Little Sister with blonde hair dressed in new outfit (color choice made below). $295 Add to Cart

COLOR CHOICES FOR DOLLS ORDERED DRESSED (see photo at left):
• Browns Add to Cart
• Pinks Add to Cart
• Blues Add to Cart
• Reds Add to Cart

CLOTHING MAY BE ORDERED SEPARATELY - $45.00 Includes set of undies.(see photo at left for choices):
• Browns Add to Cart
• Pinks Add to Cart
• Blues Add to Cart
• Reds Add to Cart

NEW: STANDS FOR HITTYS LITTLE SISTER
Hittys Little Sister (5" doll) stands sold finished $24 Add to Cart

MORE FOR HITTY'S LITTLE SISTER:
COMPLETE WARDROBE PATTERNS:
This set of patterns comes with the Undressed Dolls with Patterns above, but they may also be purchased separately. $18 Add to Cart

HITTY'S LITTLE SISTER SEWING SET

This is a limited offering due to quantities. A special offering for her complete wardrobe set of patterns with all fabrics, notions and supplies, in other words, a complete kit. I carefully selected from my private collection of fabrics (since I no longer keep extra fabrics to sell) just-right sets to make two outfits, undies, two pini styles, a cloth bonnet, nightgown set and winter cap - all look great together as a wardrobe. We have included all laces, buttons and other notions.

$68 complete set (Set of Patterns, kitted fabrics and all notions) Add to Cart
If you already have the patterns and would like the kitted supplies $50 Add to Cart

   

NEW SERIES - FAIRY TALE AND NURSERY RHYME CHARACTERS

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD TINY DOLL (3.5" tall)


In this past year's R John Wright Convention Workshops I did a series of 3 dolls - Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel - for his theme of Fairy Tales. I borrowed my Tiny Dolls basic look and construction for these tiny dolls, adding posable arms and legs to the bodies. She is dressed in her red cape, 2-piece dress and apron with pantalets under where you can see her red shoes peeking out and carries her tiniest of baskets. Includes her stand. Sorry, these are not available as kits. $250 Add to Cart

HANSEL AND GRETEL (3.5" TALL)

HANSEL AND GRETEL

This well known duo are also available as a set and come with their stands. Like Little Red Riding Hood above, these too have posable arms and legs. Gretel has her day cap and Hansel his own cap and leather-like suspenders. $475 for the pair Add to Cart

MOTHER GOOSE AND LITTLE BO PEEP
The next dolls in the series are Little Bo Peep (with a teeny pulltoy sheep) and Mother Goose (with a teeny pulltoy goose). Available now. Little Bo Peep and Mother Goose each also come with stands.

Little Bo Peep $250 Add to Cart
Mother Goose $250 Add to Cart



THE NEXT DOLL IN THE SERIES: For those collecting this series, Little Miss Muffet is now in production. She, of course, comes sitting on her stuffed tuffet eating her curds and whey from a wooden bowl with a hand carved wooden spoon - just her size, which I can tell you is very small. The odious spider, embroidered, is stealthily crawling up the tuffet.
She is $250. Add to Cart


   


HITTY'S TINY PRINTED CAT

This cat is not new, but such a popular and cute tiny item that I am keeping it here. A perfect accessory for Hitty is this very tiny (1.5" tall) printed cloth cat taken from an antique unsewn cat by the Arnold Printworks Patented 1892. These printed cats and other animals and dolls were very popular for the home sewer who was to sew up and stuff these printed treasures for playthings long ago. GW has reworked the original artwork for this very easy kit or a delightful addition finished for your Hitty.

• Kit $16 Add to Cart
• Finished $21.50 Add to Cart

(See more sizes of printed cats on the Animals page)


 

CHEEK PAINT AND BRUSH SET - The answer to your prayers for perfect cheeks

Use acrylics for all other painting, but use alkyd oils for at least cheeks for better, easier cheeks. If you will be using these paints soon after receipt, the best way to paint cheeks fairly effortlessly is with alkyd oils (fast drying oils). Oils allow you to easily feather out the edges using a dry brush and virtually no paint on your brush. Clean up with turpentine or turp substitute. You can then seal with varnish (recommended is Mod Podge Matte) and antique as usual. Included with the set of three colors in small paint pots (Titanium White, Cadmium Red Deep, and Burnt Sienna) are a concealer brush, a brush point Fantastik Paint Stick for blending or cheeks on tiny dolls, a foam Q-tip, and basic instructions.

CHEEK PAINT SET $9.95 Add to Cart
JUST THE PAINTS (no extras) $4.95 Add to Cart



CONSULTING ~ I have added consulting as something I do that allows me to share my 50 years of being in business making and teaching a broad range of techniques, mediums and how to engineer bringing ideas to life. I am also really good at organizing spaces, besides designing patterns & writing instructions, making molds, running workshops. Write to me if you have a project in mind.
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