Jun 7, 2019

Apple Head Doll - Doris and Daisy (plus a link to my first video showing her magical creation)

You can find "Doris and Daisy" in my Etsy shop, Elusive Bobbin Studio.

Click here for a video featuring the creation of this doll.

Doris loves bright colors in her clothes 

and on her toes. 

She takes Daisy to the park for some fun

then kicks off her shoes to enjoy the sun.  

Jun 5, 2019

Apple Head Art Doll - The Peddler

"The Peddler" - SOLD

This will always be one of my favorite dolls.  

The first time I saw a peddler doll was in a collection of antique dolls given to me by my great aunt.  It was simple with a wooden egg-shaped head, not as fancy as the other porcelain dolls in the collection, but she was my favorite because of the trinkets in her basket. 

I saw my second peddler doll many years later working as a docent in a historic house museum in Memphis, TN.  The museum was hosting an exhibit of Victorian Toys for the Christmas season and among Steiff Bears, miniature pram, and other whimsies was an exquisite Peddler doll.  She was much more elaborate than my little wooden doll, and her basket was overflowing with treasures.

When I started making art dolls, making a Peddler doll topped my bucket list.

I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.

"The Peddler" has been sold, but please visit my Etsy shop, Elusive Bobbin Studio to see more creations.

Nov 28, 2018

Rewinding the Bobbin..Again, with a surprise.

It's been an eternity since I blogged here. Life got crazy, my figurative bobbins got all tangled into a horrible mess, and there may have been a health crisis or two. However, it's time to pick up the pieces, rewind those bobbins, give this blog a spruce up, and get going with new things. 

The best of those new things... 

I have an Etsy shop

The Elusive Bobbin Studio is now open for business. I've only listed a few Applehead Dolls and some Applehead Ornaments, but I'm adding more each week.  Be sure to check it out, and keep your eyes peeled for new content, including in depth looks at my highly detailed dolls right here on the blog in the weeks to come.