NOTE: Unless noted, all prices shown here on the Garage Sale are the sale prices that will show up in your shopping cart. No further discounts will be applied to items on this page.
drawing of blocks

I have yet to sell anything on Ebay and yet I really do need to unload some extras. I don't live where a real live garage sale would be worth the time, so this is my cyber garage sale and I will be adding to it whenever items come up, so please check back once in awhile.

I will no longer offer to maintain a list of people to notify when new things are listed due to time constraints. I will keep the Garage Sale page going and let all know in my occasional email announcements and sales, if I have new things listed. Otherwise, it has worked well to be able to supply bargains and other finds to those who just happen to come here serendipitously.

 

DOLLMAKING ODDS & ENDS

BUNDLES OF FABRICS ~ These are made up from fabrics chosen for their appropriateness for doll making. Bundles will change from time to time as they become available and will change from time to time so keep checking back to see what is available. Please note that bundles are now located on the DOLLMAKING SUPPLIES tab in the drop down under Basic Dollmaking Fabrics.
Sorry, no new mixed print bundles are available at this time. When things settle down from the pandemic, I do hope to add more. There are some mini bundles still available on the Basic Dollmaking Fabrics page.

 

LEFTOVER CLASS KITS FROM R.J.WRIGHT CONVENTION WORKSHOPS (NOV 5 & 6)

In keeping with the theme of toys from the attic, the recent R.J.Wright Convention, my two workshops were "Grandmother's Doll" and "Grandmother's Doll Trunk". I always need to make extra kits for last minute sign-ups and so inevitably a few are leftover. Much of the work (painting and all machine sewing) is completed in the class kits. Each kit comes with full instructions for the remaining steps. And both the doll and the trunks were completed in class. Estimated time is about 4 hours.

• GRANDMOTHER'S DOLL (THE ATTIC DOLL)
The doll for this workshop is Gail’s interpretation of the common china doll many of our grandmothers actually played with. The workshop version is a petite 5" doll made in papier mache from Gail’s own molds with a cloth body. She will come to class all painted by Gail where we will assemble the molded parts in the prepared cloth bodies. Then we will complete her outfit from prepared old-fashioned choice fabrics which will only require hand sewing. Gail has designed the class to be within nearly everyone’s ability to complete with the goal of having a good time, perhaps learning something new and leaving with a finished doll. To make that possible, we have completed as much of the work as possible. $115 ALL SOLD

MORE FINISHED ONES AVAILABLE IN FEB 22

 


The Bear Family on a Bench

 

OLD FELT BEAR KITS FROM THE 1980'S FOUND
and new paints added. These came back from a retired sewer cleaning out. She used to make samples back in the day.

• Basic Bear Kits (have 8 of these) - The complete kit with patterns, instructions and all materials to make two bears in etiher the large size (2 1/2") or the small size (less than 2") with ribbons for bows. $12 Add to Cart


The Bear Family on a Bench (have 3 of these) - The complete kit with patterns, instructions and all materials to make a 2" Father Bear in a buttoned jacket, 1 3/4" Mother Bear in a calico apron and a 1 1/2" Baby Bear in a bib. All sit on a painted wooden bench made with pre-cut wood parts and paint provided. $20 SORRY ALL SOLD

 

SPECIALS FOR THE MAKERS OF MY KITS - A continuation of a procrastination project to hoe out the many boxes of parts of discontinued kits and their finished versions mostly for cloth dolls. It is daunting to pick through deciding what can be sold or given away or sadly taken to the dump. These are some of much more to come as I get more time. I figure there are those out there who know my work and can make use of partially worked dolls. SEE ITEMS AT RIGHT.

Please note that I will be adding to this list many more in time, hoping for the pre-holiday sale time.

MORE WILL BE POSTED OVER TIME

 

HEART PEDESTAL PINCUSHION IN PENNY RUG STYLE ~ TOO MANY KITS IN STOCK

This 8" tall (including wooden base) pincushion is made of hand dyed wools in the penny rug style and stuffed with wool roving which allows pins to glide in. This kit is very easy to do and can be made in an evening with relaxing (and addictive) penny rug hand sewing. Everything is included (stuffing too). All you will need is finish for the wood - this is explained in detail in the kit. Decorative scissors are optional but available. Normally this kit is $54, but until stock is reduced, 30% off. Sale price is $38. See below for decorative scissors.

Heart Pincushion Kit on Sale $38 REDUCED TO $27 Add to Cart

Decorative Scissors Style 1 - Antique style 3.5" scissors same shape and black as in the photo. $15.95 Add to Cart
Decorative Scissors Style 2 - Antique style 3.5" scissors same shape but in antique silver. $6.95 Add to Cart

 

 

ANTIQUE DOLLS - SIMPLE CLOTH DOLLS TO MAKE WITH VINTAGE FABRICS OR USING AUTHENTIC LOOKING AGING TECHNIQUES

SELLING OUT - The pattern by itself will continue to be sold, but I have a limited number of kitted sets, complete with vintage fabric for the dresses that were $52. This pattern was my first official pattern only. It makes a simplistic 11" doll with appliqued fabric hair and an embroidered face. The special medium and techniques to make her look old are included in the kit. Two dress variations are given to make from scraps of vintage fabrics or instructions are given for aging new fabrics.

Limited Kitted Sets with Patterns to make both dolls on sale $38 Add to Cart
Only one left (1/12/22)

 


FROM MY OWN COLLECTION - A Pat Castka Original

This wonderful and truly well made elephant was made for me by my old friend, Pat Castka. Actually he came to me long before I had grand childrent, but when I did he became a decoration, sitting in a child's high chair, in the guest room where my grandkids came to sleep. I remember being so impressed by his quality that I wondered if I could actually do the same. Made in her signature style using mostly vintage materials with a tiny bit of tea staining to help the look of age, her choices are impeccable. He is fully jointed and if standing is 12" tall and as an elephant should be, quite hefty. $275 Add to Cart

 


MORE EXTRA STOCK:

HITTY SIZE IRONS - Hand cast and aged pewter iron that was originally sculpted by GW. Recently I had to reorder these and due to minimum order from the casting company, I have too many for a long time. Usually $15 each, on sale for $12.50 each. Add to Cart

   
   
 


 
 

 

AND THERE WERE A FEW MORE

These are multiples of 7 of the Hitty size (1.5" tall) printed cats from the older print. They were here on this page, but I took them down thinking we were all sold out. $18 for 7 sets with instructions. Add to Cart

TO SEE MORE PRINTED CATS:
To see all 4 sizes of printed cats, go to Other Items in the main Menu, then choose Animals.
Sizes are:
Tiny - 1.5" tall
Small - 2.5" tall
Medium - 3" tall
Large - 5" tall
The Tiny and Small sizes are kitted, but the Medium and Large are sold finished.