I love creating Primitive & Folkart dolls and I incorporate that love into each and every handmade item I create. I simply love every minute of it!
Here in my little home-based shop I value quality over quantity. I take my time and put lots of attention to detail into every single original One-Of-A-Kind piece of art I create, along with imagination, uniqueness and whimsy!
I don't have anyone working for me. I create each and every doll, every stitch, every detail from start to finish by myself. When you add one of my items to your home you can be assured that it was completely handcrafted by me and only me.
I use only high quality materials to create my art. I make sure that my items are solid, sturdy and well constructed. I realize that my items aren't just a decoration for one season, or one holiday. I know they will be brought out year after year, or on display every day of the year. Some will be given to loved ones and special friends as gifts or even handed down to children and grandchildren... they become part of a family and a home so I make sure each one is very special.
I use only non-toxic materials in the creation of my art and nothing that I use has a chemical odor. The only scent my dolls will have are the wonderful, pleasant, heart-warming smells of coffee, tea, cinnamon and vanilla. I use hypoallergenic stuffing and my items are created in a completely smoke free and clean environment.
Of course: Every piece of art I create has to first receive Scampers "Kitten Paw Print of Approval" before it enters my shop! Scamper is one of our cats, and he loves to hang out on my work table to supervise and help with everything I do! Every piece of art is signed and dated by me, and stamped with a little paw print.
I enjoy knowing that the items I create with my whole heart, here in my home surrounded by the love of my family, will be treasured by my customers as a part of their own homes and families!
The Spooky clock tower is all made of wood, which I have assembled by hand then stained, painted, sanded,dry brushed and accented to give it an old vintage "just pulled it out of the attic' feel!
It is all securely connected as one piece.
The face of the clock has little rusty stars for numbers and hand painted clock hands
Notice the little hand sculpted (from clay) and painted bat hanging upside down underneath the clock!
Sitting on top of the clock ( the clocks mantel) is a pumpkin with it's carved out lid and curly stem sitting next to it, a colorful autumn gourd and another pumpkin. All were hand sculpted from clay, hand painted and detailed, then given little Halloween faces. There are also colorful autumn leaves and pinecones on the mantel, as well as a hand painted and grunged LED candle. Everything on the mantel is securely attached except for the candle which can be moved around ( the on/off switch is also on the bottom!)
At the base of the Spooky clock tower is a rusty old fence and a little graveyard area with autumn leaves, pinecones.. and of course a little ghost! ( hand sculpted from clay and painted)
The little mouse witch is handmade from heavy muslin, which has been stained, dry brushed and accented to give her a loveable look! Her nose and mouth are hand embroidered and she has black bead eyes. She wears a little witches hat, (hand sculpted from clay, painted black and is attached to her head) and a black spider web cape, she holds a little straw broom.
Little cobwebs have been added here and there for an additional dusty ol' Halloween vibe!