So, these two have taken me a while to list online.
As with all my dolls, they took their own sweet
time to come to life.
But, it’s a bit different than usual…they’ve been waiting on me this time.
Frankly, I wasn’t ready to put them up here quite yet.
While they’re raring to go home, I wasn’t ready to let them go.
Maybe it has something to do with so many other things I’m letting go of this year…
Such as my kids growing up & some moving out on their own. It’s all good, it really is, but bittersweet…
All these months, I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these two special souls…until now.
I’d like for Edward & Flora to meet you, at last!
You can find them in my etsy shop now.
Here’s a bit more about them…
A wee woodland pixie
Flora has a heart full of love & affection for her family & friends & truly means well – most of the time – but, she’s most known around here for her pranks, such as:
hiding a favorite pen
eating the last 2 cookies in the pantry (I was saving for my special treat, by the way)
or moving my favorite pair of scissors.
Yep. So, when things go missing without explanation or pop up in a different place, my first thought turns toward Miss Flora. She is super good at being adorable and a real stinker at the same time, which reminds me of my kiddos’ toddler days…
*sigh* Pixies never grow up…I suppose they live in a never-ending toddler-hood…
As for some other things you might like to know about Flora…
She looks forward to autumn, it’s her favorite season, but loves her life all year long…
Because being alive all year long is the best thing ever! Especially when there’s cookies to steal, apparently.
She has an amazing ability to find the rarest of mushrooms, both to eat and use medicinally. Since she zoom about anywhere in the time it takes me to pour another glass of iced tea, she travels the world to find them. I appreciate her keeping me well stocked with chaga mushrooms…a shroom I won’t be without.
She has a special connection to butterflies, especially monarchs. I suppose it has something to do with the fact they share similar wings? I have no idea. But, she’s able to talk to them and I love watching them chat together. It’s quite a sight. Thankfully, I was able to get a quick picture of Flora and one of her butterfly friends today.
As with every doll I make, Flora is a one of a kind doll and she will never be duplicated.
Flora’s face is hand sculpted from wool and covered with pure, dark chocolate cotton knit skin. It’s always exciting to see what little being comes to life. Usually, I do have some idea of what I want to doll to look like, but they always have a life of their own and Flora is no exception.
Flora’s facial details are carefully hand embroidered with cotton and silk thread.
She has tiny hand sewn pixie ears.
Her tiny dreadlocks are locks of un-dyed, natural, dark brown-black merino lambswool that I made into a wig. This particular merino wool is some of my very favorite fiber I’ve collected over the years. I bought it freshly shorn from a little ewe lamb, named Diva. Apparently, Diva is a bit of a stinker and gives credit to the saying “the black sheep of the family”. (Before this wool is washed, it looks quite black on the sheep.)
Flora wears special, one of a kind, clothes made from cobweb merino wool felt I made just for her. Dyed in both blue & green, the cobweb felt is light as air and creates an unique fabric for her top and skirt. I also added wool flowers and other embroidered details. Her pants are up-cycled silk with embroidered leaf patch details. She plays hard all around my house, woodlands & world, so patches are frequent.
To help keep her hair in some sort of order, Flora wears her favorite headband. It’s covered with more wool and linen flowers similar to the ones on her cobweb wool top, along with a touch of wee feathers given to her by a few of her bird besties.
Flora prefers to go barefoot, but when she has to wear something on her feet, wee wool Mary Jane shoes are the only option for her. They also have hand stitched wool flower and leaf details.
Her wings are inspired by the Monarch butterfly. I do think that some pixies are related to butterflies, don’t you? They are paper, painted with watercolors and a multi-step process, then sealed for durability. They are easily removable and attach with linen string straps.
Flora is an 11” armature doll with wire core, wrapped with wool; dark, the cotton knit skin is carefully hand sewn onto the armature body. Body details are carefully sewn and sculpted. So, she has tiny knees, bottom and belly button!
She can wear many of the clothes designed for the YOSD sized ball-jointed dolls.
She is a one of kind doll intended for adult collectors and mature, sensible, well-behaved older children, ahem. 😉
I kinda have an elfie crush on him.
He’s an elf, with his own hipster style, but it’s not intentional.
Edward doesn’t follow trends. He walks to his own drumbeat or elfster heart or however you want to say it.
He only likes what he likes because he likes it & that is all there is to it.
Edward usually doesn’t have reason of “why”, it’s just, “it is what it is”.
He doesn’t like the fact that his ears stick out. You know how mean kids can be, right? Apparently, elves can be incredibly cruel about sticky-out ears. (I never knew that, did you?)
I think that terrible teasing he endured has made Edward a better elf, though. He has a heart as big as Texas, truly, and is the most compassionate soul I know.
It’s funny…Edward is not aware others would label him as a “hipster”, which is the quintessential example of a hipster, don’t ya think? Sssshhh…don’t tell him I said that.
To Edward, he’s just an elf, with his own independent style, he would say, but still just an elf. He stands out from his other elven kin, for sure.
Edward is usually the quiet one in the group, until he gets to know you. Then, he reveals his true self, full of deep thoughts and a quirky sense of humor. Did I mention I have a elfie crush on him?
His most treasured worldly possession is the pocket watch his grandfather gave him. I never see him without it attached to his pants or in his hands. Apparently, his great-grandfather found it near an old woodland stream that was once home to some type of special people. I don’t know who they were. When he starts to tell me the story he gets all excited, speaking quickly and it eventually turns into a language I cannot understand. Maybe he will be able to tell you the story. I hope so. If so, will you fill me in? I’m dying to know all the details.
As with every doll I make, Edward is a one of a kind doll and will never be duplicated.
Edward’s face is hand sculpted from wool and covered with warm peach organic cotton knit skin. It’s always exciting to see what little being comes to life. I usually have an idea of what I want to doll to look like, but they always have a life of their own and Edward is no exception.
Edward’s facial details are carefully hand embroidered with cotton and silk thread.
He has tiny elf ears, carefully hand sewn.
His hair is made with mohair fabric and tends to stick out all over the place no matter how Edward fixes it.
Edward wears his favorite knit hat. It’s a hand knit one made with wool, cozy and comfortable.
He never likes to leave lucky scarf behind, either. He knit it himself with handspun yarns, a purple silk and touches of yellow wool dyed with onion skins.
His up-cycled silk shirt is also his “go-to” shirt and prefers to wear it for all his adventures. Edward’s cropped pants are made from up-cycled wool fabric dyed a dark plum.
Edward wears cotton striped socks with his everyday boots, made from dark brown Italian lambskin.
Edward is an 11” armature doll with wire core, wrapped with wool; the cotton knit skin is carefully hand sewn onto the armature body.
He can wear many of the clothes designed for the YOSD sized ball-jointed dolls.
Body details are carefully sewn and sculpted. So, Edward has tiny knees, bottom, belly button and boy parts.
He is a one of kind doll intended for adult collectors and mature, sensible, well-behaved older children, ahem. 😉