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.
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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 do not 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.

OLD KITS WANTED: I will buy back any kits (or the parts listed) that you may never get to make for the following Dolls. All pieces must be untouched (not worked upon). If you have any of these, please take a picture and send it and your information to my email: gailwilsondesigns@gmail.com. Once I agree you have what I am looking for, we can agree on how to pay you and cover shipping. I have many customers who would like these and we will need to make all new kits with the items.

• Springfield Woodens - Joel Ellis or Mason Taylor Styles in either size 12" or 9". Will pay $35. Must have molded heads and all wooden pieces plus metal hands and feet. No other items necessary.

• The 10" Molded Queen Anne - Molded one-piece head and body plus arms and legs minimum, other pieces from the kit appreciated. $35

• The 12" Wooden Queen Anne -Molded head and all wooden pieces minimum, other pieces from the kit appreciated. $35

PLEASE NOTE: At the time of the Holiday Sale, I ran out of time to add in some additional items. These will be added soon, so please come back.


GRANDMOTHER'S DOLL (THE ATTIC DOLL)
HOLIDAY OFFER DRESSED IN PINK (one left)

The inspiration for this doll (originally made for a convention workshop) was my interpretation of the common china doll many of our grandmothers actually played with. She turned out to be a petite 5" doll made in papier mache from my own molds with a cloth body. For this holiday offering, we have made 4 all dressed in pinks as shown.
Special price $275 (regular price in brown is $295) Add to Cart

There is also a limited kit which comes with the molded parts all painted by me for you to assemble in her simple cloth body, then make her simple outfit in browns - all materials included. Find this on the page with Molded Dolls where sale discounts will be applied.

Hittys Little Sister

Hitty's Little Sister on sale is the one sitting undressed
and comes with patterns

HITTY'S LITTLE SISTER (4.75") OFFERED ON SALE UNDRESSED WITH DARK HAIR & PATTERNS (2 left)

After several batches of making these and painting, the ones sold were all blondes, leaving a small excess of dark haired ones, which I am putting on sale. These dolls were made from reduced versions of my 6.5" Hitty and are 4-3/4" tall and planned to be just right to be Hitty's Little Sister. These began as my souvenir doll for a convention with the idea that later they would be Hittys Little Sister. Like my wooden Hittys, these have hand carved wooden bodies with my molded papier mache heads. Each undressed Little Sister will come with a set of patterns for a complete wardrobe (includes two dress styles, undies, two pini styles, a cloth bonnet, nightgown set and winter cape).
NOTE: The only doll on sale in the photo is the dark haired one seated undressed.

Hitty's Little Sister with dark hair undressed wtih patterns. $225 (regular price is $265) Add to Cart

 

 

 

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 NOW REDUCED TO $27 Add to Cart

Decorative Scissors to go with the Heart Pincushion are available on the Sewies and Pincushions page.

 

SPECIALS FOR THE MAKERS OF MY KITS - OLD DISCONTINUED KITS AVAILABLE

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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. When partially worked dolls are included, I figure there are those out there who know my work and can make use of.

The kits listed below (between the dotted lines) only have ONE of each available. Each is a complete kit with original materials and all paints have been replaced with fresh. All prices shown will not have further discounts.

Please note that I will be adding to this list more items in time.

12" 1800's STYLE PAPIER MACHE DOLL KIT - Will make either style doll pictured. $68 SOLD

14" DISNEY DOLL KIT $58 Add to Cart

FROM THE EARLY AMERICAN SERIES:
3 kits offered below refurbished from this series.


A SETTLE BENCH WITH CUSHION AND QUILT (painted a deep teal, bench 7.5" tall x 7" wide)
$38 Add to Cart


AN UPHOLSTERED WING CHAIR (fabric in kit is Not green but same brown windowpane as cushion above), chair is 9.5" tall) $32 Add to Cart


THE TINY SPLAY LEG CHAIR KIT (little chair shown above in mustard paint, 3" tall) $24 SOLD

 

RERUN OF KIT FOR HISTORICAL FOLK DOLLS #9 - BOY AND GIRL DOLL PAIR WITH EMBROIDERED FACES AND HAIR

A favorite kit with (2) 15" dolls to make. Faces are silkscreened for easy embroidery and darts under the chins give a slightly three dimensional quality to the simple dolls. All materials included except stuffing, just like the old kits. Old price was $48 of years ago. Sale price is a bargain to entice. $24 Add to Cart We still have a fewof these as of 1/3/23.

Picture coming.

The Coat that Inspired my Quilted Santa

Quite a few years ago, I was teaching in a wonderful quilt shop where one of the employees made this fabulous quilted jacket for me as a trade. In my favorite browns and beautifully made. At the end of the season only wearing it a couple of times, it got carefully stored in a trunk of clothing I had loved over the years. And then, due to the many events that occurred right after, completely forgotten. When I did remember it years later, I assumed I had given it away. But lo and behold, when I recently emptied the trunk, there it was. Only now since I have looked at and grown tired of the many many quilted Santas both made finished and made into kits, I am finding I feel tired of it too. For size, hard to say, but I do have broad shoulders from my days of competitive swimming and a large bosom. I usually buy clothes in a size large. Although I used to wear it over a sweater, in my older age, that might not work now. Laid flat it measures 24" side to side at about chest height under the sleeves. $85 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

FLUMO ON SALE FOR LIMITED TIME
FLUMO ~ A LIQUID PAPIER MACHE POURING MEDIUM for PLASTER MOLDS - NEW LOWER PRICE :
This product (Flumo, made in Spain) is the modern equivalent of liquid (and pourable) papier mache. It has some paper pulp in it along with a more modern and more workable polymer base. This material is the best on the market (I feel) and I have gone to great lengths to have it. It must be used in plaster molds. Liter size (a bit more than a quart) - does not need to be shipped separately from rest of order but may require additional shipping. Due to a bulk purchase, I can now offer a lower price of $22.75 instead of the old price of $28.75. Sorry, gallons are no longer offered due to shipping nightmares. Order 4 liters instead and receive a 10% discount.

FLUMO ON SALE FOR LIMITED TIME (shipping rates still apply)

Liter Size Flumo Regular price: $22.75 On sale $18 Add to Cart.
4 Liters with 10% additional discount $65 Add to Cart

MOHAIR FOR DOLL HAIR - This is a smooth but not the silky more realistic kind known as "English" mohair and therefore best for cloth dolls.It is slightly woolier than the English, but much easier to work with. You can see it here in auburn on a Basic Doll and it was also used for Lotties and many of my angels.

SPECIAL OFFER - I have a huge supply of the Auburn and Brown roving from the old days of many kits having it included in the kit supplies, and need to clear out some. 5 yard bags $10.95
Auburn Add to Cart
Brown Add to Cart

CURLY SHEEP'S WOOL FOR SANTA BEARDING

We have been accumulating a lot of the fleeces used for Santa bearding and storing excess in the attic. Then forgetting and ordering more when it is available since it is hard to get this specific type (Border Leicester). When it comes, I have to wash it before I sell it. This is not hard and all of this is as it comes from the sheep. I am selling it very cheap in 1 pound bags you will have to wash yourself with the simple instructions included. You can do this by hand or even in your washing machine. Not all wool is perfect curls and some is dirtier than others, but I have found it cleans up nicely and will make many many Santas. To give you an idea we sell onlu a couple of ounces of washed and picked over curls for a few santas @ $10.95. These one pound bags are on sale for $16 (average market price is $32/pound). Add to Cart

TO SEE MORE PRINTED CATS:

Some clearance Printed Cats used to be here but now all cats are located on the Animals page.


Sizes are:
Tiny - 1.5" tall
Small - 2.5" tall
Medium - 3" tall
Large - 5" tall
All sizes above are sold finished with the Tiny and Small sizes also available as kits.