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

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mildred is finished ......................and SOLD


I am pleased to introduce you to Mildred. She is fashioned and hand carved from the inspiration of the early 1680's Queen Anne dolls that were carved by William Higgs.

She is just over 20" tall and fully jointed.
Her clothes are all hand sewn and made by me from Antique Silks and Cottons. She has layers of clothing and underclothing. Her fabulous cap is made from a very early baby bonnet that I cut down and made for Mildred. She is also wearing her silk slippers too.
From her waist hangs an embroidered pinball that I made just for her.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

14" Hope


Meet Hope! She is 14" tall and dressed in antique silk. She is very sweet and to me looks like a very young lady about 12 or 13, the same age as my daughter.
She is fully jointed and hand carved from basswood that grows on our acreage. Her eyes are antique black glass pupiless eyes and are slightly down-turned. She has dotted eyebrows just as her sisters from 300 years ago. Hope has a sweet little smile.
She is wearing a tiny chatelaine that I made just for her and it is clipped to her hand stitched apron so she can help around the castle!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Carolina is holding baby Joy.....


Yes, I have just completed baby Joy.  She is 14" long plus her long handmade gown.
She is dressed in antique cotton fabric and lace from head to toe and has an antique cotton chemise under her gown too. Joy is jointed at the hips but has straight legs that are hand carved but do not bend at the knee.
She has antique black glass eyes like the others I have done recently but she is a baby. She looks wonderful held by Carolina, the 28" doll that I finished off last week. Carolina is available at this time for sale. CAROLINA IS NOW SOLD. The baby is SOLD.
Now I see that I have a photo in here with Carolina holding Coral?? Not sure how that happened. If you would like more photos of baby Joy, just let me know and I can email some.
Joy is finished and ready for adoption! She would love to live in an antique cradle.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

14" Coral is finished...........and available for sale.


This is a very sweet Queen Anne style doll that to me looks like a young girl. You be the judge.
She is all dressed in antique cottons and lace.
She is hand carved and fully jointed.
If you would like more photos or have questions, Just email me
Coral is looking for a good home!
She is one of two dolls that I have at this time. The other doll available is the huge 28" Carolina that I love so much. These two sitting together really look old!

Monday, November 9, 2009

28" Carolina is finished............................


After days of carving and sewing, here is 28" Carolina!
She is now finished and looking for a home.
Click on any photo to enlarge to full screen.
I have a lot more photos of her if you wish to see.
Just click my email address below and request photo and I will email you some more. She so much nicer in person.
I am so pleased with her and I hope you enjoy the photos.
She could be a sister to Fanny.
She is full jointed and hand carved from Basswood that grew here on our 200 acres of bush. Her eyes are antique black pupiless glass, and her hair is human hair.

All of her clothing is hand made of antique fabrics and parts of antique clothing that I have collected to dress my dolls.
From her waist hangs a pinball and tiny scissors and keys. Her pocket is made from a scrap of very early hand stitched crewel that I had left over from another doll's skirt. Carolina's shoes are silk, as is her hand stitched corset/stomacher.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another Queen Anne doll..............Fanny 26 1/2" tall


Here she is!

Another huge Queen Anne, finely carved and fully jointed. She is an amazing doll in every detail. Click on any photo to see a full screen photo of Fanny.
I have lots of photos of Fanny in the making if you wish to see more.
Her petticoat is all hand quilted and stitched, as is her stomacher and chemise. She has a second petticoat that is all bordered with hand stitched candlewicking.
Her waist hook has a small pair of scissors, a hanging perfume and a key...................for something secret I am sure. Her pocket hangs at her waist. All of her clothing is removable should someone want to undress her or make her a wardrobe. She is such a wonderful size to sew for.
Her face will make you melt! I am so pleased with her and now she is ready for a home. If you are interested in more photos or information on Fanny just email me:
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009



18" Undressed Higgs style doll.
Finely carved from basswood and fully jointed.
Ready for you to dress!
Email for more info

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hannah is huge! 27" tall and truly wonderful!


Meet Hannah.
This is the largest English Queen Anne that I have carved so far. She is 27" tall and was so fun to dress.
She is fully jointed and has hinged elbows.....a real challenge!
Hannah has down turned antique black glass eyes and double dotted eyebrows.
She is truly as lady, from her lace cap to her silk slippers and totally dressed in antique fabrics and laces.
She is delightful.
If you would like to know what other dolls are available at this time for sale, just email me
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Family photo......

Yesterday I had the presence of mind to take a photo of a group of my finished dolls so you could see the sizes and variation in them. I had this group ready for a wonderful visit with Lynn Murray (renowned doll collector and UFDC past president, and mostly a wonderful friend) and her friend Samy Odin of the fabulous doll museum in Paris France, along with Lynn's sister Anne and their other wonderful friend Janet. We had a lovely afternoon and then an great dinner and even better conversation! It was most encouraging to me to have this knowledgeable doll group come for a visit and meet my ladies.
I have put some photos of the group on here tonight for you to see. Now that the visit is over, these are the dolls that are now available for sale (except the small one on the far right, she left today for Alaska!)
Thank you again to Lynn, Samy, Anne and Janet.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Margaret Higgs..........19" tall


I am pleased to show you Margaret Higgs. She is a large Queen Anne style doll carved from basswood and measuring just over 19" tall. She is fully jointed and has painted eyes in the style of the early 1680 Higgs dolls.
Her clothes are all made of early antique fabrics and trims and her bodice is made of silk and metallic trim that I have hand stitched together and lined.
Her clothes are removable, just in case she gets a wardrobe at a later date.
Margaret also is wearing a chatelaine that I made for her as well.
Her slippers are silk and her wonderful cap is from a piece of early Ayrshire from England.
If you would like more info or photos of Margaret Higgs just email me and I will be happy to send you more.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

22" Libby is finally finished....(SOLD)


This lady is huge! She is 22" tall and as you see in the photos, much larger than Anna and Belle, her two similar sisters.
She is hand carved from basswood and fully jointed. She would need a good doll stand or chair to sit in.
Her lovely Queen Anne face is very detailed and has antique black pupiless eyes. Her eyelids and eyebrows are fine and dotted just as the early Queen Annes were.
Her 2 pc. dress in all handmade by me from some early French cotton and her skirt has the 2 slits to reach into her matching pockets.......Her petticoat is made from a piece of an early petticoat that I have cut down for her. She has silk slippers that match her outfit, of course. She has a sizable bum-roll that ties in the front under her dress. Libby's dress is just above ankle length in the front and tappers down to floor length in the back.
She is so much lovelier in person than in the photos. I do have lots of photos of her that I took as I was making her, so if you would like to see more, just email me:
or call 705 489-1046
Libby is finished and looking for a home.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little Anna..........I almost forgot to put her photos on for you to see!


This is Anna, in her undergarments.

I have decided to sell Anna just as she is in her undies!
I do get requests to sell my Queen Annes undressed so that the new owners can dress them. Here is one that needs clothes if anyone is interested.
She is fully jointed and has the sweetest face with big black glass antique eyes and dotted eyebrows. Her sister, Belle, is in the background and all dressed. Anna is envious!
Let me know if you would like more photos or information about Anna or any of the other dolls for sale at this time.
thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Miss Erma Higgs!!


Here we have the lovely Miss Erma Higgs. She measures about 20" tall and is fully jointed and hand carved from basswood. She is in the style of the early William Higgs dolls from about 1680.
I am so pleased with how she turned out and I hope she gets a good home. Her clothes are made of early linen and wool overshot fabric that I have been saving for just the right Queen Anne doll. Lucky Erma!
She has an antique cotton petticoat and bum-roll so her dress, which is longer in the back than in the front, stands out nicely on her wooden hips! Her pocket, which I know should be on this inside of her skirt, is made of a morsel of very old crewel work that I had here. Erma has decided to wear her pocket on the outside of her dress just to show it off. You could un-tie it and slip it up under her skirt, but what fun would that be!
She sits or stands well.
If you would like more photos of Erma or any of her younger sisters that are here and complete and ready for sale, just email me at and I will be happy to answer any questions or send more photos of any of the completed dolls that I have at the moment.
Erma is so much more lovely in person than in these photos.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunny Sunday!

The Higgs type in the antique crewel skirt is SOLD, as is the naked Higgs type in the back of this photo.
The baby Jayne Higgs and the 14" Belle are available for sale. SOLD

Just a couple of photos to share on a sunny Sunday!

I am cleaning my studio........and not a moment too soon!!!! These wooden ladies are watching me and some are asking if I might get around to finishing them off soon. The answer, of course, is soon as I clean up my mess!
Anyone who has a work space will understand this. One can only take so much until it is time to re-organize.
Have a great day,

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baby Jayne........Higgs...

This is Baby Jayne.
She is 18 1/2" long and with her gown she measures 23 1/2" long.
She is fully jointed. Her gown is totally hand stitched and so is her underskirt/slip.
She is in the Higgs style of 1680 and her patina is wonderful. She is hand carved from basswood.
She is finished and now available for sale.
If you would like more photos or information, just email me at:
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Finally some good photos of Ally....


Ally has been finished for a while but I guess I did not get good photos of her on here for you to see. So, here she is. 20" tall and fully jointed. See her little pocket and key!
She has antique black glass eyes and tiny dots on her eyebrows and eyelids. She is very sweet, but large!
If you have questions, just email me
Ally can also be seen in the latest copy of Early American Life magazine along with our home. It is the new Christmas Issue that has just come out for 2009. If you would like to see our home be sure to pick up a copy or call EAL and order one and a subscription.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

14" Belle is now finished.........


Here is Belle, all dressed in her silk finery!
She is 14" tall and fully jointed. She is carved from basswood and nicely aged to suit her intended age of about 1730.
Her eyes are antique black glass eyes.
Her face is very pale but sweet.
If you would like more photos or information just email me:
Thanks for looking.