Teddy Lupin’s Teddy

Here is Teddy Lupin’s teddy bear, created for him in the image of his father, Remus Lupin, during one of his transformations. What else would the orphan son of a werewolf comfort himself with?
I’ve created this little mohair doll in the style of a vintage teddy, and listed him in my shop for (actual) werewolf children or the adult collectors who love them.

Monster Bun!

Sammy was born with a third eye and a long ridge of spikes down his back. Despite the fact that the spikes had caused an unusually painful childbirth, his mother loved him very much and did what she could to make his monstrosities seem normal. She immediately made him a little stuffed bunny that looked just like him, and Sammy loved his bunny and took him everywhere. Does your inner monster child long for a mutant bunny of your own to love?

I’ve created this little mohair doll in the style of a vintage mohair teddy, using top quality chocolate brown Intercal mohair. His limbs and neck are jointed and poseable, and he is stuffed with glass beads for weight and synthetic polyfil for hugging. I hand painted his golden-red glass eyes, sculpted his claws, and needle felted his many spikes.

This sweetie is available for adoption in my Etsy shop.

Mohair Monsters

Deep in the glade, a little faun child has lost his favorite toy, a sweet little imp of a stuffed goat. Won’t you comfort him?

I’ve created this little mohair doll in the style of a vintage mohair teddy, using top quality crimson Intercal mohair. His limbs and neck are jointed and poseable, and he is stuffed with glass beads for weight and synthetic polyfil for hugging. I hand painted his golden glass eyes, sculpted his claws, and needle felted his horns and hooves. He is handmade and not perfect, but very adorable and made with love and attention to detail. He is approximately 9″ tall.

This devilish little imp is available in my Etsy shop.

Madeline

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines….the smallest one was Madeline.
Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline stories were among my childhood favorites, mostly because Madeline was a total troublemaker. She ran away from boarding school, taunted tigers at the zoo, and joined a gypsy band’s circus. And all of that went down before she even hit puberty. So you know that teenage Madeline had to be absolutely hell on wheels, and I had to make that grown up version of her as a doll.
Maddie is now available in my Etsy shop.

Punks!

My husband Pete and I have been collaborating on a new project, creating an army of circus punks! We’re making these for our booth at The Dirtiest, Most Bizarre Art Show That is Not in an Alley, Ever (September 9 at the Old Miami, Detroit) so we won’t be listing them in our Etsy shop……but if you see one you just GOTTA have, send a message and we can ship it to you. Prices will range from $20 to $40 for the sizes shown here. More punk previews to come!

Last Custom of 2017

You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet on this site.  Life stuff has been getting in the way of my dollmaking for the past few months, but I was so happy to have pulled off this commissioned Wednesday Addams Blythe.  She’s the third version of Wednesday that I’ve done; each are a little different, but each reminds me of why I got into Blythe in the first place.  You can see more photos of her in her Flickr album.