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Friday, September 30, 2016

14" Elizabeth Higgs..........Do Take A Look! ............................AVAILABLE

I am thrilled to present to you Elizabeth Higgs in all her finery.  She is 14" tall and has a swivel head, fully jointed, leather fingerless gloves, a 3 piece Chatelaine, tiny cross necklace and of course all dressed up in early antique fabrics and lace.  Her jacket is just the most exquisite early silk damask that is kind of a pumpkin/coral shade.  She has amazing patina  and real personality!
Almost forgot to mention her tiny hand knit antique stockings and silk shoes trimmed in amazing early ribbon work.
She is stunning from top to bottom.
Elizabeth is all hand carved from Basswood.
Elizabeth Higgs is AVAILABLE.
If you would like more photos or info please email me:
I hope you enjoy all the photos.




I hope you have enjoyed meeting Elizabeth Higgs!
Elizabeth Higgs is now AVAILABLE

Friday, September 16, 2016

I'm Back!! And thank you all for your patience......................

I have been slowly getting back into doll making in the last couple of weeks.  I have so missed my long days of carving and painting and sewing and presenting you with dolls to view.  Doll making is such a huge part of who I am but was forced to take a break since the 20th of March 2016 to be able to care for my son after his accident.  Mid June we moved to our new/old school house that I purchased.  That was chaotic for Nick, Holly and I as it was a big move and a lot to do and poor Nick on crutches and IV into late July.  He is on the mend and limping around but thankfully he did not loose his leg. 
Enough about that..............
I have had many emails asking if I was still going to be making dolls and the answer is YES!
Now that my studio is unpacked and somewhat organized I have been carving, painting and sewing! 
Feel free to email me anytime to see what I am working on as sometimes the dolls are sold before I can get them on my site.
I am trilled to show you this 11" Higgs type doll that I just finished!



More dolls in the works here!
Thank you all for your patience.
I have had so many lovely emails of concern for both my and Nick and Holly and I thank you all for your kind words.
Keep watching!
Thank you,

Just had to share:

Hi Kathy,      Oh wow, my beautiful Lady Higgs just arrived and I'm so thrilled with her!   I'm so excited about this beautiful doll!   She is so lovely, just perfect in every way.  The fabric of her gown is just stunning - just love the colors in it.  And her beautiful shoes are the perfect match.  She is exquisitely dressed from head to toe!   Her face is beautiful, such a sweet expression.  Once again, your craftsmanship and artistry are astounding.  All of the tiny little stitches are amazing, and I love how her gown ties up in the back.  I just completely love her!  Thank you sooo much!  It's so nice to see your beautiful dolls again, and I know you are happy to be creating them once again. It's obvious that each one is truly a labor of love.  Thank you for making these amazing dolls - they bring such happiness!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Email Address for Kathy

Good afternoon!
For a lot of you that have not heard from me for while, I am moving on the 15th of June.  Due to the move I have to reluctantly change my email address.  You currently have as my email but effectively now I am asking you to update your address book and replace my old email address with my new one effective immediately.  The old email address will not be working at all very shortly and I don't want to miss hearing from you!
My new email address is:        
Please start using this email address now.
Many thanks,
Kathy Patterson

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Just a little busy here!!

For those of you who faithfully follow my dolls and all that goes on here in my studio, I must explain:
Our house finally sold to a family that is so excited to be moving into our piece of heaven.  I have also bought a fabulous renovated 1929 School House that I will be delighted to show you once we move and get settled in.
In the midst of this, on the 20th of March,  my son had an ATV accident and has a badly broken leg that required major surgery and then again emergency surgery so caring for him has been consuming my doll making time completely,  and in-between running to doctors and hospitals to see surgeons I have been packing and trying to prepare for this move on my own.
I am exhausted to say the least.
I do not normally share personal things on my site but felt I needed to explain the lack of new dolls to show to you.
Prior to the Nick's accident I had been working on some dolls and they will certainly be available............soon, I hope!
Wish me well, and keep checking back.  Doll making will resume!


Thursday, March 24, 2016

14" Agatha Higgs a Hand Carved Wooden 17th Century Style Doll............SOLD

I am so pleased to show you 14" Agatha Higgs.  She is now finished and SOLD.  Her patina is fabulous, so much nicer than in these photos.  She has an amazing William Higgs style body  and is jointed and the knees and hips.  Her upper arms are linen.  She is dressed from head to toe in very early embroidered silk and the most amazing early, slightly polished, faded linen that is scrumptious!
The lace that I used for her cap and sleevelets is from the 1700's and came from England.  You will see that Agatha has her Chatelaine hanging from her waist and she is ready to do some sewing with her tiny scissors and thimble and pinball that I made for her.
She has a swivel head which makes her pose so nicely. 
If you would like more photos or have questions just email me:


Thanks for looking...........
I hope you enjoyed seeing Agatha Higgs
She is SOLD.
Just to share:
      Hi Kathy,
           Agatha just arrived!  How exciting to see such an amazing work of art!  I love her!  Wow, this beautiful doll is just exquisite.  Her face is very sweet, with so much personality.  Her gown and shoes are the dream of any well-dressed lady. With her wonderful little sewing chatelaine, I'm sure she is busy dreaming of the next beautiful gown that she will design and sew.  I think I'll dream right along with her!  She is just perfection, and I can't quit staring at her.  Thank you so much!

Monday, March 14, 2016

24" 1790's Queen Anne Hand Carved Wooden Doll in the Works!.......................SOLD

She is nameless so far but I just had to share some photos.  This doll is a BIG one!  She is 24" tall.
She will be finished off today.  As you see, no sparse hair or necklace yet.  I am dressing her in her antique undergarments only.  If someone likes to sew they could make her a dress but I love her in her undies and ruffled cap.  She is still being worked on but take a look.  She is SOLD.
If you have any questions or would like more photos just email me:

She has great patina!  She looks like she was well loved and found in an attic.


Tiny hand stitching on her wonderful antique petticoat.

No hair yet but you get the idea.........

Just about ready to get dressed.......

She still needs hair and some beads!
Almost finished............

Monday, March 7, 2016

Meet 10" Myra Hand Carved, Very Sweet Black Doll....................SOLD

This is Myra!
She is so sweet all dressed in her antique cottons from head to toe.  Her little flat straw hat is removable.  She usually likes to wear it when out in her garden though........
It is so hard to get good photos of her face so trust me when I say she is sooooooooooo much nicer in person.
Take a look!
If you have any questions or would like more photos just email me:
Myra is SOLD.



Myra is SOLD