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Hello Welcome to HomespunDolls blog page. I am a self taught doll artist who creates fantasy art dolls. All of my little ones live and work in a little piece of my backyard called Elftown. During their creation they all have their own personal story that is told just for them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do making them.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prill the elf scholar

Elf town is proud to admit that education is their younger generation is of upmost importance. They encourage the youngsters to read every chance they can.

Prill loves to read, her favorite stories are Human Tales, similar to fairy tales only on a much bigger scale. She carrys as many books as she can everywhere she goes on the chance that she might have time to read. Today I came across Prill in the woods perched on a old cowbell reading. She was so engrossed in her book it took her a moment to notice I was there. Such a sweet little elf she offered to loan me one of her books. But without my magnifying glass I had to refuse.

Prill is sculpted from polymer clay over a wire armature. She is wearing handmade clothing and a hat made from mulberry paper. She is holding a handmade book and has a basket of books and a small bottle of water

Thursday, March 24, 2011

P.K. "Speedy" the elf and bike

P.K. who would prefer you call her "Speedy" is a delivery elf for the towns cake company. She is the fastest delivery elf in the entire town! She has a super speedy bike and cart and her super speedy cape. Today she is delivering a birthday cake to the towns Mayor, a very important job!

P.K. is sculpted from polymer clay over a wire armature. Sitting she is 7 inches high counting the puff of that hat, not the tip that hat is long! Her bike and cart are 9 1/2 inches long and 4 3/4 inches high at the handlebars. She is removable from the bike. The cake on the back of the bike is a wooden pill box and the top is removable.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jasper the Candle Lighter

Finished this guy today. He was whispering in my ear the entire time I was working on Marta the cook. I stayed up until my eyes were crossing because he wanted to BE so badly, lol.

Jasper the Candle Lighter.

The Candle Lighter is a Super important job in the town of Elves. A small breeze and Puff out go all the candles. How on earth would the elves find their way in the dark. The candle lighter must be ready at all times to come to the rescue. When Jasper said he would like the job, I tried to tell him it would be a 24 hour job and that he would be very tired. But Jasper insisted he was the elf for it. Now look at poor tired Japer, here he is in his gown and robe with only his teddy to keep him company. Even during the night the Candle Lighter is on call.

Jasper is sculpted from polymer clay over a wire armature, soft body over wire gently posable. Handmade clothing, shoes hat. his teddy is needle felted from wool and so is the flame on his match. The candle is sculpted from transluscent Fimo onto a vintage industrial boobin perched ontop of a old tart tin. Jasper is 10 inches high and his candle is 10 1/4.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finity the Un-Locker

Finished this art doll this weekend. I loved using the bright colors for her and her hair. Her name is Finity and she is the Un-Locker in the elf community. If you lose your keys and cant get in Finity is who you call.

She is 12 1/4 inches high from the soles of her boots to the tip-top of her pointy elf hat. She is carrying her baby brother since Un-Locker training starts very early. She is also pulling a cart of her un-locking tools. Skeleton keys, string to climb, scroll of house numbers and a pint can opener for those hard to get into homes. She is polymer clay over a wire armature

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Peddler and his cart of goods

Finished this new art doll tonight. He is a Peddler Elf and he has a cart of his goods that he hauls from town to town.

He and his cart are sculpted from polymer clay. He has a wire armature so he is gently posable. The cart is loaded with vintage thread and sewing goods plus a nice can of spice to sell. The peddler is is 12 inches high counting his top-hat and his cart is 6 inches long and 6 inches high counting the handle.

I really like sculpting these older gentlemen elves, I start getting ideas for the next one before Im done with the last.