Homespun Dolls Welcome

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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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My version of a cage doll

The original cage dolls were made to use as alters of sorts. Usually depicting the image of Mary the mother of Jesus. People who lived too far from a church would use the doll at their alter. Placing sacred items into the cage. My version of a cage doll is different. Mine is a Goblin and I see putting things found in nature into the cage. For the picture I have a flower and moss. She is 15 inches high and detachable from the cage. Here is Grunehilda Goblin my version of a cage doll.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wow I haven't posted in over a year. I've been so busy with my shop and creating new little ones for Elftown that I have neglected my blog. I did add a Gallery page of some of my dolls that I have made in the past year. Others can be seen on my Facebook page HomespunDolls.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Being over-run with birds and mice!

Alot of my doll ideas come from books I read, or from dreams. The other night I dreamt of finding a mouse hiding behind the candy bowl, her cheeks stuffed full with Hersheys Kisses. Thats where Fewicity came from, one of my odd dreams.
I also enjoy making the bird pixies, I wanted to make a girl one this time. And I wanted her to look as if she was doing a bird dance. The feathers clutched in her hands because she thought they would help her fly.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Doll for my in-laws and a pixie bird named Squawk

I finished the little red-headed pixie for my in-laws for Christmas. Her name is Penny Pixie and she is holding her mouse Pumpernickle.
The ADO etsy team Im a member of is having a quarterly challenge the subject is birds. I finished Squawk last night, the little bug was driving me batty running through the house yelling Squawk Squawk! He speaks no english only squawks, but he is still very sweet.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Alister for hubs grandma Barb

I completed this fancy old man for my husbands grandma for Christmas. He went to her home this weekend and he seems to like it there.

Monday, December 5, 2011

new commission

Just finished up this little pixie I was commissioned to do for a Christmas present. Her name is Trixie Pixie. Now only 3 more commissions to complete. Tonight I will start the cowgirl pixie and her snail.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting ready for Open House and Down Home Christmas arts & crafts sale

I will be at The Gallery on the Square Dec.1 & 2, then at Down Home Christmas Dec 3rd here in Pocahontas. I've been creating some new dolls to take with me. Here is some pictures of the new ones.