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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TEA SETS FOR 2 FOR 12" DOLLS

The potter friend who made my Hitty size tea sets agreed to make much larger ones (still small by any standards) for my 12" Izannah Collector's Club. I have a few sets leftover. Sets are made in the style of my favorite yellow ware and include the tea pot with separate lid, creamer pitcher, sugar bowl with separate lid and 2 cups and saucers. The dolls in the photo are 12" tall to give you an idea of scale. These last ones (2 left) on sale from $175 to $95 and come gift boxed.

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LAST SNOW ANGELS ON SALE

These were made this past Christmas and part of a limited edition of 25 cotton batting ornaments. All 4 are on painted wood stands. Just under 4" tall to the tip of her party hat, she has a molded head from my own original mold and is decked out in ruched vintage rayon ribbon and some crystal rhinestones as bling on her ruffled netting collar. Regular price was $138, SALE PRICE $69 (half price) Add to Cart (2 Left)

 

 

THE HALLOWEEN ITEMS BELOW ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES BEFORE THEY WILL BE DISCONTINUED

HALLOWEEN COTTON BATTING KITS ON SALE - half price:

The PumpkinMan and a Snowman were cotton batting characters originally taught at two workshops at the R John Wright Convention. More followed. Kits are easy to make - the whole process is mostly gluing (a tiny bit of easy sewing). All cotton battings are pre-hand dyed for you. PumpkinMan shown at right, the Witch shown at left and the Halloween Cat shown center. All 3 kits were $58, now on sale for $29 each - half price.

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Halloween Cat Kit Add to Cart SOLD OUT

THE HALLOWEEN CAT AND THE BAT GIRL
Two more Tiny Dolls in the holiday theme for Halloween, the tiny Cat Girl and the Bat Girl both 3.5" tall, a child dressed up as a Halloween cat complete with ears, a tail and carrying her tiny pumpkin gathering tote and her companion dressed as a bat with bat wings and the tiniest of masks. Prices for both (with stands) is usually $250. On sale for $195 each. New lower price $175
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BEING DISCONTINUED - LAST ONES AVAILABLE and ON SALE

 

FROM THE NURSERY RHYME-FAIRY TALE SERIES ~ WEE WILLIE WINKIE

BEING DISCONTINUED - LAST ONES AVAILABLE AT SALE PRICE

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Up stairs and down stairs in his night-gown.
Tapping at the window, crying at the lock,
Are the children in their bed, for it's past ten o'clock?

This one is my version of Wee Willie Winkie, an old Scottish nursery rhyme much longer in its original form first published in 1841 and sung as a lullaby. My Wee Willie Winkie is the same 3.5" as the other dolls in the Nursery Rhyme Series which began with Little Red Riding Hood. He has curly toed slippers, a knit and tasseled nightcap and a hand-dyed outfit of a tucked gown over bloused pants and carries a tiny wooden lantern. He comes with the wooden stand. $250. On sale for $195. New lower price $175 Add to Cart Only 3 left.

THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL
BEING DISCONTINUED - LAST ONES AVAILABLE AT SALE PRICE

For this tiny doll in the series celebrating holidays, I chose an angel. Over all the years of my dollmaking, angels have always played an important role. This one is the tiniest of all. Like the other Tiny Dolls in the Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale Series and the Holiday Series, this angel is 3.5" tall with the same basic look and construction as the very first one (Little Red Riding Hood) with posable arms and legs on a papier mache molded head and body from my own molds. She wears a hand-dyed gown trimmed in tucks and imported lace, undies underneath include a lace trimmed slip and pantalets. Her wings, guilded halo and her banner are all of painted wood. Halo is securely pegged. Her price was $250 including stand. Last ones on sale for $175

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TINY DOLL, ABIGAIL, BEING DISCONTINUED - These are the last ones.

This tiny doll began her life as the subject of a workshop (and named Abigail) that was cancelled during the beginning months of the pandemic. She is even more petite than my Tiny Doll Collection, who average about 3.5" tall. I scaled her down to under 3" so that she could be a good size doll for even a doll as small as Hitty. The picture does not show off some of her details such as her modeled curls behind her ears, her dainty wooden legs with painted slippers and her blue eyes. Only 5 available. These sold out right away but my assistant found we had a few more bodies, so still available.

She was $225, now on sale for $135 including her stand. Add to Cart

A ONE TIME OFFERING

Found some leftover doll parts and clothes so have made up this version of one of the Tiny Dolls

This tiny doll was originally a tiny companion doll to my 9" Elizabeth. In order to make the most out of leftover parts, I have made up this very precious Tiny Doll. She is just over 3" tall. These would have been priced at $250, but are offered at $135 and include her stand. I only have 5. All sold.

 

THE 17" QUILTED SANTA - KiTS AND PATTERNS on SALE:



This painted cloth-faced Santa shows off his quilted and pieced robe on a uniquely constructed body that allows him to stand by himself, through a special technique of weighting his feet. His wonderful presence is created by the layers of clothing and the many fabrics that go into his robe. Easy 4-patch quilt construction is used to create the "fabric" for his robe. A few options are included for accessories as well. This pattern can provide many many looks from vintage country to Victorian by just altering the fabric choices. Included in the Mini Kit are wood soles, bearding, all paints, face stencil, wires for arms, a hard-to-find antiqued belt buckle and instructions for how to make his address book. The pattern only has full instructions and patterns plus the face stencil.

Mini Kit (Includes Patterns and Instructions) Was $78, on sale now for $58 Add to Cart
Pattern and Instructions were $22.00 , on sale for $18 Add to Cart
(Finished Item Not Available)

KIT FOR ALL THE FABRICS FOR QUILTED SANTA - Sale for only 4 available packs
I have assembled a limited edition of all of the fabrics (about 70) necessary to make this santa in the old browns palette that I used. The 60 squares used to make the 4-patch quilt for his robe are from my own stash of many years and all pre-cut, many overdyed, ready to sew. Except for a few accessories, everything is here, including body fabric, lead feet, leather for his belt, fabrics for shoes, stockings, pants, tunic, sack and cap with floss for the tassel. For all other accessories besides fabrics, visit the Just For Santas page. This fabric kit is optional (or you can gather all your own fabrics), but does not include the mini-kit above, so you will need both.
Quilted Santa Fabric Kit was $175.00, on sale for $150 Add to Cart

 

SPECIAL OFFER:
SELLING MY ORIGINAL SAMPLES SHOWN IN PHOTOS AT BELOW - adding photos is slow, and most items can be seen elsewhere on my website. Keep posted as I add more, but feel free to email about any concerns.

STILL WORKING ON ENTERING MORE OF MY ORIGINAL SAMPLES WITH MORE INFO ON EACH PLUS MANY MORE ITEMS COMING. I AM SELLING NEARLY ALL OF MY ORIGINALS OF ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING DOLLS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES. IF THERE IS A CERTAIN ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFO. THE LIST BELOW IS IN PROGRESS.


LIST OF ITEMS:

17" Quilted Santa $795 Sold
18" Penny Rug Santa $795 Sold
13" Primitive Santa $395 Sold
9" Painted Cloth Santa $86 Sold
6" Very Small Santas $78 ea Sold
15" Millennium Angel $125
16" Peace Angel $125
15" Remember Angel $138
8" Treetop Angel $58
11" Primitive Angels Sold
8" Painted Cloth Angel $78 Sold
8" Country Angel $78 Sold
5" Country Angel $58 Sold
4" Prim Angel Ornaments $28
12" Broom Snowman $98
7" Primitive Snowman $58
5" Very Small Snowman $28
Large Feather Tree & Fence
$250 Sold
Humpty Dumpty & Pinocchio $195 Sold
Little Red Riding Hood & Wolf $295 Sold
Little Bo Peep $240 Sold
Mother Goose $255 Sold
Entire Set of Historical Folk Dolls Sold
New York Doll Sold

9" Hannah Boy & Girl $375 Sold
Feedsack Series (2 Dolls) $325 ea Sold
12" Cloth Fashion Doll $235 Sold
12" 3-D Cloth Doll & Chair $225 Sold
12" Cloth (knit) Face Izannah Girl and Boy Set $195 Sold
8" Raggedy Pair $175 Sold
9" EA Companion Doll $295 Sold
11" Columbian Girl $295
11" Columbian Boy $175
10" Kate Greenaway Boy & Girl
$325 Sold
12"Springfield Woodens: Joel Elli & Mason Taylor $895 ea Sold
9" Springfield Woodens
s - Joel Ellis & Mason Taylor $795 ea
6.5" Izannah Girls (4 available/ 2 left) $495
12" Fashion Doll w Outfits & Bonnets $995 Sold
Large Settle Bench $78 Sold
10" Ltd Izannah in Pinks with Cat Sold

More coming.

Note: If no link to buy is present, please email me. I am gradually working on this section.

   
 

 

MY ORIGINAL LINSEY-WOOLSEY SANTA

This sample has a robe of vintage linsey-woolsey. He stands by himself carrying a handmade basket filled with birch twigs and he holds a sack over his shoulder, a walking stick in the other hand, and on his belt a handknit striped stocking and his address book. He is about 12" tall with a needle-sculpted nose on an antiqued cloth body.
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CHRISTMAS HANGINGS FROM THE PAST

For many years I would come up with primitive styled Christmas wreaths, angels and hangings. Linen string hangers. All three $72 SOLD

A COLLECTOR’S FEATHER TREE
This tree was made to display the ornaments that I make at shows, but so many requests were made for it to be available, that here it is. It is perfect to display a growing collection of choice ornaments or leave just as it is - a simple, elegant statement. The handmade feather tree is of real goosefeathers with a total of 22 branches each decorated with a subtle spring green wood berry. There is a painted wood star on top, strings of wood bead garland (we actually paint all the beads old red) and the wonderful tree base is painted a rich teal. All is displayed on a deep pine green painted wood base with a picket fence which has mustard rails and pickets with old red posts. This is a large and sumptuous feast of color. Height of everything is 28”, base is 12” x 12”.

Old Price was $495, sold as described above (no ornaments other than bead garland, star and picket fence base). Sale price $250 SOLD

PRIMITIVE ANGEL ORNAMENTS:

These are 4" tall with hanging loops whcih could be cut off. I have 2 of these. $28 each.

GW SNOWMEN SAMPLES:

The big guy was called the Broom Snowman and is 12" tall. He does have some reverse fading at about an inch up from bottom and why I still have him. Price has taken this slight flaw into account. $98

On the right is the 7" Primitive Snowman who has a bundle of twigs. I have 3 of these. $58 each

On the left is The Very Small Snowan at 5" with twig arms. I have 3 of these. $28 each. (2 LEFT)

LARGE DOLL ROPE BED (10" x 14.5" mattress size):

Available briefly, was this large (for me) doll bed of cherry wood. Turned and made right here by my husband. The quilt in the photo was one option back in the day, but the quilt it will come with is shown below in best loved and preciouis vintage blue fabrics (which is why it never got sold). Fits dolls up to 14" tall, but best with 12". Includes mattress and pillow but does not include doll in photo. $295 plus $25 shipping. SOLD

 

SELLING MY ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD WOODENS
(in both the 12" and 9" sizes)

12" Joel Ellis $895 SOLD
12" Mason & Taylor $895 SOLD
Set of clothing and bonnets SOLD

9" Joel Ellis $795
9 " Mason & Taylor $795

 

 

   

10" IZANNAH WALKER STYLE
(This is the same doll that was originally made for a UFDC convention souvenir.)

This size Izannah has an all cloth body with a molded papier mache head. The doll being sold (just one) is the one on the right, but she comes in her undies and includes the outfits and bonnets in the pictures plus their dress forms and a ladderback chair for her to sit in. This is a great set. $995 SOLD

 

ALSO: IN THIS SIZE AS A KIT
Selling a complete kit for the 10" Izannah (note, I am still selling this kit), but it will come with a pre-painted head done long ago when this kit was new. The style of the hair is wispy curls. Kits currently sell for $125, this one is including the pre-painted head at no extra charge. $125 Sold
Note: The kit does not include the outfit shown.

6.5" (HITTY SIZE) IZANNAH
Previously I had included this doll in all the dolls being discontinued, but found I had enough sets of bodies and clothing for 4 more. If you order it will be a pre-order since I still have to paint and dress, so it will be a 2 week wait to ship. Selling them as pictured with the tiny cat, straw bonnet and wood stand and same price. $495 each. Add to Cart (2 left)
STILL WORKING ON ENTERING MORE OF MY ORIGINAL SAMPLES WITH MORE INFO ON EACH PLUS MANY MORE ITEMS COMING. I AM SELLING NEARLY ALL OF MY ORIGINALS OF ALL CATEGORIES (DOLLS TOO). IF THERE IS A CERTAIN ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFO.

LARGER CHAIRS:

Chair on the left we called the Mustard Chair due to its mustard paint color. This chair is best for dolls in the 10" - 12" range. It is a more refined look than any of my other chairs and is painted a pleasing mustard color with real ash splint seats. Chair is about 11" tall. Was $195 now $150 on sale and I have one left. SOLD

LARGE LADDERBACK AGED WOOD CHAIR
The chair on the right, which has a woven split seat, is aged wood. It is 14" tall and made for dolls in the 14" to 20" range. These used to sell for $250 due to all tbe hand turning, aging the wood and the chair seats. One available and on sale $175. SOLD

Ladderback Doll Chairs

SELECT CHAIRS BEING DISCONTINUED:

9" LADDERBACK CHAIR WITH HEART BACK SLATS - Shown on far left. This chair was made for my 12" Izannah Collection but is available on its own. The 3 back slats have a heart shape along the top edges and an ash splint seat. Although designed for a 12" doll, it would also work for a slightly larger doll and many smaller sizes - these would look like a child sitting in a real chair, a look I love. Only a few left.
Heart Back Ladderback Chair $112.00 Add to Cart

Kits for 8" Ladderback Chair. Shown in middle photo but with ash splint seat. Kits have rush style seats like chair on right. 2 kits left before kit being discontinued.
8" Chair Kit ON SALE $38.00 Sold Out

 

 


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

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.


 

SHEEP PULLTOY KIT - LAST ONES
Sheep is modeled after my extensive collection of antique sheep like him. I was inspired long ago to collect these because our little historic town library has a huge and wonderful similar collection on display in honor of Acworth, NH, being a real sheep town having produced more wool for Civil War uniforms than any other single place. Until very recently, there could always be seen several hundred sheep grazing around town. I always had about 4-6 of my own. The little pulltoy has a molded body, tiny metal wheels, a bell and the rest is precut wood parts that assemble easily. All materials are included in the kit with extra parts available for those liking to add this little guy to their dolls or Santas as accessories.

Kits for Sheep $78 SALE PRICE $64. Add to Cart

TWO NOAH'S ARKS KITS BEING DISCONTINUED

SPECIAL EDITION PULLTOY NOAH'S ARK

This is a favorite revisited from my old discontinued kits. This pulltoy ark set is very small and is a good sized toy for smaller dolls especially the Early American Series or even Hitty, but could be a good toy for any size doll or Santa. Kit has pulltoy ark with wheels, Noah, and 4 sets of animals on small bases plus complete paints and instructions. A pretty easy kit in spite of scale. Ark is about 2 inches long and animals are less than 1/2" tall. Kits were $48.

Kits now discontinued and on sale for $32 Add to Cart

 


PRINTED DOLL APRONS - There is something so dear about doll aprons, bonnets and shoes. These are aprons popular in the late 1800's which show up on many antique dolls, notably, Izannah Walkers, Springfield Woodens and many others. This is a common design - there were many - that I adapted and now print out in brown on extra fine overdyed batiste (for drape). These are mini-kits to make your own with sewing template, instructions, pre-printed and pre-overdyed (antique white) apron fronts plus lining and button for waistband. Even Hitty has one her size.

THESE SIZES ARE BEING DISCONTINUED AND ARE NOW HALF PRICE:

• Apron for 7-8" dolls $8 Add to Cart
• 8-9" - $8 Add to Cart
• 9-10" - $9 Add to Cart
• 12" - $9 SOLD OUT
• 14" - $9 SOLD OUT
• 16-18" - $10 SOLD OUT

PLUS 3 FINISHED APRONS FOR 12" DOLLS $15 each (were $28) Add to Cart

SMALLER SIZES BELOW ARE NOT BEING DISCONTINUED
NOTE: These prices are not sale prices

• Apron for 3" dolls (Tiny Hitty) $12.00 Add to Cart
• Apron for 3.5" dolls $12.00 Add to Cart
•  Apron for 6" dolls (Hitty) $18.00 Add to Cart



MOTHER GOOSE BOOK - A kit to make a small bound book just right for a doll.

Mother Goose first appeared as a storyteller in France in the late 1600's. Since then Mother Goose has become synonomous with nursery rhymes. The easy kit will make a real cloth bound tiny book with 8 pages containing 15 popular nursery rhymes. Book size is 1-3/4" x 2-1/4".
Kit was $21. Now on sale for $15 Add to Cart
Rhymes Included:
Old Mother Goose
Little Bo Peep
Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat
Little Boy Blue
Little Jack Horner
Miss Muffet
To Market
There was an Old Woman
Jack and Jill
Humpty Dumpty
Dickery, Dickery Dock
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Early to Bed
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
A Week of Birthdays

 


Free box of silks leftover from Various Queen Anne Classes (pay only shipping)

It would be far too much work to photo all of the precious silks I have leftover from my Queen Anne classes. Some of it I actually bought with the intent of using on finished QA dolls I would make myself. Nearly every piece was purchased from Delectable Mountain Quilts in Brattleboro, VT, a shop owned by Jan Norris when she became an inspiration to my early dollmaking where I first was able to get many of the tiny cotton prints I needed. In later years she sold mostly silks and other rare and beautiful textiles and antique trims and buttons. Her shop is now closed but I will miss spending the many hours there choosing fabrics for my dolls and limited Santas. Many who took my classes held here, would travel after class to her shop.

So, what is in the box? About 20 pounds of many many special silks. Pieces big enough for most sizes of QA dolls in many colors, some with patterns woven in. All were very expensive - most between $20-45/yard. I can't bare to throw it away, because of its value, so I am offering it to the first person who takes the opportunity. I estimated shipping to be $25. SOLD

Queen Anne Doll

EARLY PRINTED CATS TO SEW YOURSELF (please note, these are not the ones that I sell currently)

These printed cats were taken from an antique unsewn cat by the Arnold Printworks Patented 1892. These printed cats and other animals and dolls were very popular for the home sewer who was to sew up and stuff these printed treasures for playthings long ago. These are 2 of the sizes done for me by a good friend before I reworked the original artwork for each of the four sizes I now sell.
We have found in our stash a number of two of the sizes and packaged them to make up 2 cats in each size.

3.5" size $5.75/pkg of 2 Add to Cart
5" size $5.95/pkg of 2 Add to Cart

GinnyPaperDoll GINNY DOLL PAPERDOLL FOR YOUR DOLLS
This set was originally used as an accessory for the 1950's theme doll representing me in first grade (1956) that I did for UFDC and now is made its own item and number 3 in my doll size paperdoll series.The Set comes in a tiny gift box (pictured is the cover of the tiny box) with Ginny made as a front and back paperdoll mounted on a thin wood silhouette with a painted wooden base to stand on her own. Tiny envelopes come with them to hold their three outfits which although are meant to be display items with the clothing left uncut, the outfits will fit if cut out. Regular price $24, on sale for $18 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. REDUCED MORE TO $8.95
Auburn Add to Cart
Brown 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.

 


 
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