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Don't forget to click "OLDER POSTS" at the bottom of each page to take a tour through several years of dolls that I have made.

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

Friday, May 29, 2009

22" Virginia is AVAILABLE NOW

Click on any of the photos to see them as a close up and full screen.


I needed Virginia for some ad photos for a magazine and she is now available for sale!


I forgot to post the photos of Virginia in her wonderful underclothes and lace up corset. If you wish to see those photos, just email me and I can send them to you.
She is finally finished and ready to find a home in a collection. She sits well in a chair or could be stood on a stand.
Virginia has a great early Higgs wooden style face. She is all hand carved and fully jointed just as the old ones were. She is 22" tall from her silk slippers to the top of her head piece. Her dress is very old amberline silk and she is trimmed in very old metallic trims with wonderful patina.
This doll is truly amazing and is much nicer in person than in my photos.....but I could not wait to show her off.
If you have any questions or would like more photos of Virginia, just email me

Thanks for looking!
I have had requests for naked dolls and at this time I have 2. If you have interest in seeing them just email me and I can send you photos.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Amelia is now finished......


Amelia is finished and ready for a new home. She would need a big chair or a stand. From her silk slippers to the top of here head piece she measures 24".

She is fully jointed and although you can not see it when finished, she has a wonderful hand made lace up corset under her bodice. Her clothes are all very old silk and metallic trims.
She is a big doll!!
Her eyes are antique glass black pupiless. Her face is delicately aged although she is so much nicer in person than these photos.
If you would like to see more photos, just email me
I have taken photos of Amelia all the way from start to finish so if you would like to see more, just let me know.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 22, 2009

22" Amelia.....

The very large Amelia is starting to come to life. Her carved hands with forked fingers are now finished, as are her legs. She is a big doll and still naked!

Today I shall start her underclothes, yes she needs a corset, doesn't she? Hmmmm........I am thinking this lady would like to be dressed in silk and little silk slippers too.........better get to work!

If you would like more photos of "Amelia in the making" just let me know and I can email you some.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Doll Chatelaines

Today was one of those days where I just felt like straying from what I should be, I made doll Chatelaines. Here are a couple of photos for you to see.

They are perfect for those early dolls after about 1730, from what I have enlighten me if you know more about dates for these pretties!
I was asked about these chatelaines several times yesterday, they are $45.00 each and I make several different ones.

Newest dolls.................

The doll on the right is now SOLD, the other 3 are available and being worked on.
I have been working away here on some new dolls. Four to be exact. Some of my doll followers have been asking to purchase one of my Queen Anne wooden dolls naked. I do have some that are near completion and just about ready to dress. If you have interest in a naked doll please email me to see what is new before I start to dress them. Also, if you are interested in a doll and would like to pick clothes, now is the time to see what is available. Feel free to email me for some photos of the faces and sizes that I have here right now. or call me 705 489-1046.
Thanks for your interest in my wooden Queen Anne dolls.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

20" Lydia is finished and has found a new home. SOLD

Lydia is SOLD

I have a new doll started that is almost identical to Lydia, her name is Virginia. If you would like to see her so far, just email for photos.
Here is one of my finest Higgs type 1680 doll so far, I think!

She is 20" head to the toes of her silk slippers. The head piece, now the second one I have made for her is an additional 3" so she is quite a size. Her clothes are all handmade of antique 18th century silk and cottons. There are wonderful small bits of blind mending from a century ago on her stripe overskirt (I love that). She is fully jointed at the knees and hips and hand carved from basswood. Her eyes are 3 tone brown, just as the William Higgs dolls from 300+ years ago.

She truly looks old and impressive, much more so in person than in my photos.
Scroll down to yesterday's entry on my blog to see some other photos of her corset and photos in the making of Lydia.

I took photos of her from start to finish and if you would like more photos to see her corset or underclothes just email me

Lydia is looking for a good home and is available to purchase for $1850.00

If you have a big chair for her in your collection and would like to purchase Lydia for your collection just let me know.

Thanks for looking.

Kathy Patterson

705 489-1046

Monday, May 11, 2009

New 20" Higgs on the go here...........


Today I am finishing off Lydia, my largest Higgs type wooden doll so far. Take a look at her so far, it is fun to watch them in the process of being finished.

Her face is amazing, if I do say so myself!! If you would like to see more photos just email me at and I can show you the rest of "the making of Lydia".

She just needs her hair finished and her cap and then she is ready to find a good home in a collection.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Have a great day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ada is looking for a home.............and found one! SOLD

21" Ada.......

I just thought I would let you know that Ada is on Ebay right now. She is up on Friday night.Take a look, her listing number is 270384856672

She is quite a large wooden with antique black glass pupiless eyes and layers of handmade clothing and wonderful little silk shoes.
I have a naked doll that is very similar to Ada that is for sale as well. I do sell the odd naked doll and let the new owner have the fun of dressing a wooden Queen Anne doll.

If you have any questions or would like more photos of Ada or any of the other finished dolls that I have here just email me or call me 705 489-1046.

Have a great day! SOLD

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wooden dolls available to purchase.......

I have been getting quite a few emails to see what dolls are available at this time to purchase. I do have 7 wonderful dolls, fully dressed and ready for new homes. I have not had time to get them all shown on my blog, but, if you would like photos of them, just email me. I have lots of photos and I am happy to show the ladies off! You may call as well if you like, 705 489-1046
I presently have a large Queen Anne with glass eyes on EBAY for this week. She is fully dressed in layers of clothes, handmade shoes, etc. etc. Take a look! Her name is Ada and she is Huge!!! 21" tall with beautiful black antique pupiless eyes and a face that will make you want to take her home.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Naked Queen Anne Higgs type doll...


I have been cleaning my studio all morning and un-earthing some things I did not even know I had!! How does this happen?

One thing I came across what a doll I had carved a while back and set aside to work on something else (that would be the artist in me doing that!)

Anyway, occasionally I sell a naked carved Queen Anne and let the new owner have the fun of dressing one.
I have one now that is available if anyone is interested. I have posted some photos here for you to see her and what she would look like dressed as the one I did last year. If you are at all interested in her or more photos, just email me: I suspect I will still be cleaning in here all day!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

18" Higgs style wooden doll......Martha


Here we have Martha, all finished and dressed in her finest!

Her clothes are all hand stitched and made of antique fabrics. Her face and body are carved of basswood and the aging is intentional. She has tiny hand made shoes and painted stockings. She has kind of a 300 year old peasant look to her and wears her pocket outside her dress for you to see. It should be under her skirt but she is showing off!
Her eyes and eyebrows have tiny worn dots above them and Her typical higgs nose is skuffed a bit just as it would be if she were truly 300 years old. She has lovely long carved wooden fingers.
She is looking for home and if you would like more photos of Martha or any of my other woodend available at this time just email me or call me 705 489-1046 if you would like to chat about wooden dolls.
Thanks for looking