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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year To All!!

I would like to take a moment to wish all of my faithful followers a Very Happy New Year.  I would also like to thank so many people for all of their support and encouragement over the last year since the devastating fire that we had here.  It has been a really difficult year here and no one will be happier to say good bye to 2013 than us. 
Here is to hoping that 2014 is a great year for everyone!
Happy New Year and a Sincere Thank you!
Above is my studio as it looks now, at least before the 3 feet of snow that we have today!
Below is my husband's new building.  You will see that our buildings are no longer attached like they used to be prior to the fire.
We have a new kind of normal here now.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

9" Baby Liz, Hand Carved Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll...................SOLD

Baby Liz is 9" long plus her long gown.  She is jointed at the hips and has linen upper arms and beautifully carved little fingers.  Liz has antique glass eyes and really wonderful patina which I hope you can see in these photos.  She sits well.  Her gown is made from antique Ayrshire cotton lace that came from the UK.  Her little bonnet is darling too.
She is just the right size for the some of the larger ladies that I have made to hold on their lap.  She also looks wonderful in a small antique cradle on her own.
If you have any questions or would like more photos just let me know.
Happy New Year!




Thursday, December 19, 2013

Martha Higgs, 13" Hand Carved Wooden Doll Circa 1680.............SOLD

I am so pleased so show you Martha Higgs.  She is 13" tall and has a swivel head.  She is fully jointed and has wonderful little hands.  The patina on this doll is really wonderful but I am not so sure it will show as well in these quick photos.  I am putting some photos of her on here tonight so you can see her.  It is a bit late for taking photos in here tonight so if you would like more photos just email me and I can take some more in the morning.  This will be the last doll I am making before Christmas............time to do some baking!
Martha is dressed in some very drab early madder coloured cotton that looks bright in these photos but it is not.  She has a tiny hand stitched chemise, wonderful fine wool skirt and her long jacket, which took me hours to make and fit to her.  She has tiny hand stitched madder shoes as well.  Her body is really wonderful and was almost too nice to cover up!  She has several worn patches on her face, typical of this time period.  Because of all the disease and health issues of the time it became fashionable to cover the blemishes with patches.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Martha Higgs is SOLD.
If you have questions or would like more photos just email me:
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.
Martha Higgs


Swivel Head


Merry Christmas
I just have to share the lovely email that I just received from the lady that purchased Martha Higgs!
Oh, Kathy, I wish I had just the right words to convey my delight as I opened your box which was here on my porch when I got home just a half hour ago!
Martha Higgs is absolutely amazing and so FULL of personality ~ I am struck by how beautifully she is crafted but also how instilled she is with a mischievous but kindly personality which I just adore!…..she just makes me laugh ~ Oh, how I DO love her!!!!! what a beauty she is…..and, oh, her lovely clothes…..that wonderful madder fabric is so delicate and also so rich in its color…..the folds are still all intact ~ but I have her seated in the miniature blue Windsor chair and I wonder if that is a mistake as it may cause problems with it ~ perhaps I should get a stand for her….her swivel head is turned towards the dolls feather tree.  Oh, my goodness, it is a picture of fanciful delight!  Her face is just SO wonderful ~ her smile, her coloring is so warm and just perfect…..her lovely simple cap perfect with her jacket and chemise….and that dear fine wool skirt ~ oh, how I love every detail ~ and, as always, so perfectly stitched by you…..carved by you….imagined by you…..and your dear kind card which reassures me that you are happy that Martha has found a home with me just makes me even more grateful to you, Kathy, I do wish you were here when I opened up the box and put her together again!!!!!…..I am totally delighted with her ~ Thank you so very much for making it possible for me to have her ~ Oh, she is a such treasure!!!!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Meet Kathryn Higgs, an early wooden William Higgs type doll with a swivel head................SOLD

This is Kathryn Higgs.  She is a William Higgs type doll from 1680's that is fully jointed and hand carved.  Kathryn is a swivel head Higgs.  I love this look and she has a real personality!  I thought I would share some photos of her head and her body while I was working on her.   I am so pleased with this doll.  She is 15 1/2' tall.   Kathryn truly looks like she was found in an attic!
I have been saving a wonderful piece of 1700's linen with small scale wool crewel work all over it for a special early doll.  Kathryn Higgs is now wearing it!  This is an amazing doll and I just can't wait to show you more of her.  Scroll down, I have just added lots of photos of Kathryn Higgs showing her all finished!!
This doll and the fabric on her is truly amazing and so much nicer than she looks in these photos.  The patina on this doll is really wonderful.
She is now SOLD.

Kathryn Higgs

Isn't this linen and wool crewel just to die for!!


I am so thrilled with this doll.
I hope you enjoyed seeing her.
She is now SOLD.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12 1/2" Adelaide Higgs.....................SOLD

Meet Adelaide Higgs.  She is completely hand carved has real personality.  I have not made one of these 1680's Higgs for quite a while.  This is a copy of a swivel head Higgs.  I have not made one of these before but she is made exactly to the old Higgs that I owned and sold. She is lovely to pose. 
Adelaide Higgs is SOLD.


Hi Kathy,
I Absolutely love Adelaide! She is perfect in every way! I am beyond happy with her and can't thank you enough for making such a wonderful piece of art. I feel blessed and privileged to own both she and her sister!
Happy, happy day!