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If you would like to know more about the dolls I am working on now, just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca



Thursday, January 28, 2016

13 3/4" Wilma Higgs, My Newest Hand Carved Wooden Doll Circa 1680.............SOLD

I am so thrilled to show you Wilma Higgs now that she is all finished.  She is just a bit under 14" tall and all hand carved and jointed.  I have posted lots of photos of Wilma here for you to see.  I could not be more pleased with this doll.  She has wonderful patina and is dressed in some amazing antique silk.  These photos do not do her justice at all but if you like the photos, you will LOVE the doll.
She has little silk shoes as well of course and a simple hand stitched petticoat.
You will see that she asked for a handmade pinball to hang from her waist as well so she has one.
the ruffles are her neck and on her sleeveletts are antique and so tiny and are all hand stitched as well.
If you have questions or would like more photos just email me:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Wilma Higgs is SOLD.

These are Wilma's sweet little silk shoes

 





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Jointed at the hips and knees. Wilma sits well.



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Must share:
Dear Kathy,

Wilma Higgs arrived right on schedule and I am so delighted with her! She is so lovely! Her gown, cap, and shoes are exquisite! The workmanship and the tiny stitches are stunning! The carving and painting are wonderful! You are the best "early English wooden" doll maker!!! Thank you so much for creating Wilma!
 

Friday, January 22, 2016

9 1/2" William Higgs 1680's Style Wooden Doll with Swivel Head.............SOLD

She is stunning, all dressed in her early embroidered silk gown.
I hope to have photos on here later today of her all finished.  I have put a couple photos of her face while I was working on her so you can see her lovely face and patina.

If you wish to see her prior and want some quick photos just email me: toyintheattic@sympatico.ca

The silk that I used for her gown is so early and has wonderful embroidery on it which I have centered and used on her bodice and sleeves as well.
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A note from the happy lady that just received this little Higgs:
 
Hi Kathy,
        Lady Mary Primrose arrived!  I'm just blown away by everything about her!   She looks just like a real antique!  You just did a phenomenal job with this beautiful doll!  I wish I could find the words to accurately describe how truly wonderful this doll is! I love her so much!  I'm so thrilled to be able to add one of your William Higgs dolls to my collection.  A million thank you's for making such amazing dolls!
 
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

21" Undressed Hand Carved Wooden Queen Anne Doll.....................SOLD

I get asked a LOT for undressed dolls.  Seldom do I sell one undressed but I do have one available now if anyone is interested in purchasing her naked and dressing her themselves or making a trousseau etc. If you are interested just email me and I will take some photos and send them to you.
toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
.....................otherwise I will carry on and dress her and the couple others I am working on and they will be available on my site.  SOLD

This is the type of doll that is here and  UNDRESSED if someone would like to sew!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Tessa is a 10" Hand Carved Wooden Queen Anne Doll That I Would Like You To Meet!................SOLD

I am posting lots of photos of Tessa for you to see.  She is so charming and so much nicer in person.  She is dressed in early silk from head to toe including her little silk shoes.  She has the tiniest hand stitched antique ruffles at her neckline as well.  Her cap is also made by me from some amazing early antique lace.....so sweet.
Tessa has antique black glass pupiless bulgy eyes and great patina.  See her sweet little hand carved long fingers too.
If you have questions or would like more photos just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Enjoy!

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Thanks for visiting.
Tessa is now SOLD
 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Another Year Winds Down................THANK YOU!

I am blessed to be able to follow my passion and have it so well received by such enthusiastic doll collectors around the world. 
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of my faithful doll customers and followers. I wish everyone all the best for the Holiday Season and most certainly a terrific upcoming New Year.
Let 2016 be amazing and happy and healthy to all.


Photo courtesy of one of my happy customers and friend who knows the true meaning of "playing with dolls" .....Thank you!

Merry Christmas
Kathy
toysintheattic@sympatico.ca

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Doll Size Georgian Pinballs! ........................AVAILABLE

I have made a few of these Doll Size Georgian Pinballs!
They are so sweet.  These are age appropriate for the Queen Anne Wooden Dolls that you see in my site or that you might own.
If you have questions or would like to inquire about more photos of a certain one just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
As of now, all that you see are AVAILABLE. ( HAVE A FEW MORE THAT ARE NOT QUITE FINISHED IF YOU WISH TO SEE THEM)




Here are some recent examples.  Most are SOLD but I have some in the works................
Most of these are now SOLD
I have more started so if you wish to see photos of the ones now AVAILABLE
Email me:




These are about 3/4" in diameter or less.





 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

16" Camille Higgs, a Circa 1680's Hand Carved English Wooden Doll.................SOLD

I am so thrilled to share with you, Camilla Higgs.  She is just  over 16" tall and fully jointed.  She is hand carved by me from wood that grows here on our 200 acres.  She is made from Basswood and is jointed and the hips and knees and has had carved wooden hands and lower arms and Linen upper arms just as the old dolls of her type did.  She is wearing kid leather fingerless mittens.  Her petticoat is simple but made from really early cotton with wonderful patina.  Camilla's gown is very special and made from early 1700's silk that is a wonderful shade of blue and has a tiny bit of pink, yellow and some great tarnished silver threads to  the pattern as well...............to die for!  Her slippers are silk of course.
Her cap is made from some amazing early lace that I bought from the UK a long while back. Her head swivels so she can be posed.  She has attitude!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention her Chatelaine with the hand made antique silk pinball that I specially made for her!
If you would like more photos or have questions just email me:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Enjoy!

This is when I was working on her......



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Great patina!

This photo is very true to the colouring of her Antique silk gown




She loves her Chatelaine and pinball........



I hope you have enjoyed seeing all these photos of Camille Higgs.
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