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The new line of nursery rhyme and fairy tale dolls with the addition last month of a Valentines Girl has been such fun that for Spring and Easter, this new tiny was created. Like the others, she is 3.5" tall with her posable body. Dressed in new tiny prints with her, of course, Easter bonnet to match, she has a dress, pini, slip and bloomers. Her very tiny all wood pulltoy is a rabbit ready to deliver an easter egg. All come on a wooden stand. $225

Only 15 available in time for Easter. All are sold, click below for a later delivery.

Later deliveries now ready to go. Add to Cart

THE VALENTINE GIRL - NEW 2022 We loved designing and making this doll!

I was inspired to make one of my Tiny Dolls (3.5" tall) in the style of illustrations on old fashioned Valentines. Her party hat is trimmed with a ruffled ribbon and her red silk skirt and cotton tulle overskirt are hand dyed here. She holds a very tiny two layer wood valentine engraved with "Be Mine". Included is her stand. $225 Add to Cart

NEW - I have added two new sections to my website for the Tiny Dolls. In the top menu if you click on DOLLS BY TYPE, you will now find the original Tiny Doll section with its new name of "Tiny - Historic" which has all 20 plus of my original series of tiny dolls inspired by historical dolls. And now there is also "Tiny - Character and Holiday", a section of all of the newer tiny dolls with fairy tale and nursery rhyme themes (Mother Goose, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.) plus holiday themed dolls like the Valentine's and Easter Girl above.


The inspiration for this doll (originally made for a convention workshop) was my interpretation of the common china doll many of our grandmothers actually played with.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.The special limited kit comes with the molded parts all painted by me for you to assemble in her simple cloth body (revised new design), then make her simple outfit - all materials included.

Finished dolls as shown (all dressed) $250 Add to Cart
Kitted version with pre-painted doll parts and all supplies, patterns and instructions. $175 Add to Cart

Stands are available $12 Add to Cart

Top: Louisa, the first doll from the mold, Next is the Gail Wilson 1950's Doll, Third Down is the Christmas Girl, and Bottom is Annabelle.

Below is the Kindred Spirits Doll (2016)


(Please note, quantities are to be very limited, only a few left)

All of the 5 dolls and the doll at left (plus many more) are from the mold that became my "basic" GW doll from which to create many editions including boys. These are all 9" dolls with papier mache molded heads, lower arms and legs and cloth bodies between. I love this size - small enough to be dear but large enough to make clothes and accessories with some detail. I declared I would never make a kit of this doll because it is represents my signature style. Recently, due to yet another customer request and overhauling storage of parts and patterns, I realized I wanted to share a little bit of the joy this particular doll has been to create for.

What is on offer is a completely painted and assembled doll with a wig in either of two styles (due to leftovers from large convention orders), pre-made leather high button shoes and stockings, plus patterns for undies and a basic dress and pini as shown in the doll directly above. Customers will supply all their own fabrics and notions.

This is an announcement ahead of a projected delivery date in early March, at which time I will make the total number of dolls that have been ordered. Please only order this doll set if you are a confident sewer of doll clothing and hopefully with experience in applying mohair wigs. Both styles of wigs are in a medium brown. No other options are offered. You will find that the Early American Doll Patterns for the 9" Basic Doll will also fit this doll. I cannot supply all of the patterns you see shown since they were intended to be made by my experienced workers who are familiar with how I do things so detailed instructions are not available. The sets are $400 each wtih a pre-order deposit taken when you order of $75.
Choice of mohair wig in loose curls and bangs (like the Christmas doll at left or the Kindred Spirits above). Add to Cart
Choice of mohair wig in braids and bangs (like the GW 1950's doll at left). Add to Cart
Stands and chairs are available on the Chairs, Stands & Displays page.

Blonde Hitty


NEW ~ BLONDE HITTY OPTIONS ~ This version of Hitty is created as a Hitty Friend using my cloth body style with dark blonde hair and blue eyes (shown at left). Due to the painting process for the blonde hair, she is only available as a finished doll or if you have Gail prepaint your Hitty kit parts. To order prepainted blonde Hitty parts for a kit version, go to the Hitty Kit page. Blonde Wood Hitty (shown at far right) is also available.

• Blonde Hitty - Undressed (with coral beads) for you to dress.$225 Add to Cart
• Blonde Hitty - Starter Set Undressed (with coral beads and Wardrobe Patterns 1 & 2) $235 Add to Cart
• Blonde Hitty Dressed Choices: See the Hitty page for finished dolls

• Blonde Wood Hitty - $245 (Comes undressed with her coral beads). Add to Cart

NEW ~ BLONDE OPTION for TINY HITTY ~ Tiny 3" Hitty may also now be ordered in blonde. Like her original self wtih dark hair, Tiny Hitty Blonde is sold undressed with accompanying patterns to make her 3-piece removable clothing. Or choose already made clothes below. This small Hitty has a jointed wooden body with a molded papier mache head.
Regular dark hair Tiny Hitty $195 Add to Cart 
Tiny Hitty with blonde hair $195 Add to Cart 

• Tiny Hitty Outfits ~ Finished 3-piece outfits for Tiny 3" Hitty above. $28. Choice of pink print Add to Cart, brown print Add to Cart, or blue print Add to Cart.

Hittys Little Sister


The color choices for if you would like your doll to come to you dressed. The style is the same removable dress in the top photo but offered in reds, browns, pinks or blues. The gingham will be the apron.


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.
Hittys Little Sister is available with blonde or dark hair, dressed ($248) with color choices or undressed ($215) or ($225) 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). Orders now filled within 1-2 weeks.

• Hitty's Little Sister Undressed with dark hair $215 Add to Cart
• Hitty's Little Sister Undressed with blonde hair $215 Add to Cart

• Hitty's Little Sister with dark hair undressed wtih patterns. $225 Add to Cart
• Hitty's Little Sister with blonde hair undressed wtih patterns. $225 Add to Cart

• Hitty's Little Sister with dark hair dressed in new outfit (color choice made below). $248 Add to Cart
• Hitty's Little Sister with blonde hair dressed in new outfit (color choice made below). $248 Add to Cart

• Browns Add to Cart
• Pinks Add to Cart
• Blues Add to Cart
• Reds Add to Cart

CLOTHING MAY BE ORDERED SEPARATELY - $38.00 Includes set of undies.(see photo at left for choices):
• Browns Add to Cart
• Pinks Add to Cart
• Blues Add to Cart
• Reds Add to Cart

Hittys Little Sister (5" doll) stands sold finished $22 Add to Cart

This set of patterns comes with the Undressed Dolls with Patterns above, but they may also be purchased separately. $18 Add to Cart


This is a limited offering due to quantities. A special offering for her complete wardrobe set of patterns with all fabrics, notions and supplies, in other words, a complete kit. I carefully selected from my private collection of fabrics (since I no longer keep extra fabrics to sell) just-right sets to make two outfits, undies, two pini styles, a cloth bonnet, nightgown set and winter cap - all look great together as a wardrobe. We have included all laces, buttons and other notions.

$58 complete set (Set of Patterns, kitted fabrics and all notions) Add to Cart
If you already have the patterns and would like the kitted supplies $40 Add to Cart



The tiny doll for this year, Number 20, again in the 3.5" size, is styled after the costumes of the times which featured leg-of-mutton sleeves and very wide and full brimmed bonnets. Originally, I planned on a subdued palette, but always hampered by available fabrics with a drape good enough for such tiny dolls, I turned down one uninspiring color set after another. Then I happened to notice that the purples, eggplants and greens of the ornamental kales planted in the urns outside my workroom door were just what I was looking for and more importantly was able to obtain the right colors in the right fabrics. The just-right green is used with silk ribbon around her bonnet and her waistband (can't be seen in this photo). Tiny silk ribbon rosettes on her gown and bonnet add the color pop.

#20 The 1830'S Doll - $215 Add to Cart

Stands Recommended - If a stand is ordered at the same time as a doll, the stand will be 25% off. One stand per doll. $9.50 Add to Cart

NOTE: This is the last tiny doll of the series I began in 2004 and was supposed to be a series of 12. This is Number 20, so a good place to stop. I will continue with my Tiny Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale Series and nearly all of the 20 Tinies in this series will continue to be available in the future, just not any new ones. Probably.

Tiny Annabelle



My Tiny version of Annabelle will be recognized from the cover of the alphabet book "A is for Annabelle" by Tasha Tudor. She has painted blonde hair fashioned with a snood which can be seen in back below her straw bonnet trimmed with pink silk ribbon and a lace ruffle. Her dress is, of course, micro pink gingham in the late 1800's style with full petticoat, pantalets and pink slippers. All dolls available only with no hanging loop. Stands recommended.

#19 2020 Annabelle $225 Add to Cart

Stands Recommended - If a stand is ordered at the same time as a doll, the stand will be 25% off. One stand per doll. $9.50 Add to Cart



The doll receiving the most "must haves" at the 2018 UFDC Convention Sales Room in my booth was the Hitty size Izannah Walker I have been promising. This first one will come as pictured but there will be many more outfits to choose from later once she (and he) is in full production, plus most of Hitty's clothes will fit not to mention all of Hitty's accessories and furniture. Her price is $425 and she will come with a stand and the tiny cat.
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The new smaller boy will look like this but like the Hitty size girl, will have molded arms and legs with cloth body between. Elements of his outfit are still awaiting arrival of new fabrics and will be a new design but similar to historical boy's outfits of the times. He will also have his own accessory of a small wooden wagon filled with blocks. The new anticipated availability is late February. His price will be $425 and a deposit ($50) will put you on the list to get the first ones.

• Choice of color scheme of browns Add to Cart
• Choice of color scheme of blues Add to Cart

This is a picture of my 8" Izannah Walker boy and the new one will be smaller in the Hitty size of 6.5" as a companion to the very popular Hitty-size Izannah Girl.

SUSANNA - The latest 9" molded papier mache doll from the Louisa mold. She won the coveted chunk of fabric I had found and saved years ago for a special doll and finally agreed to let her have it. Susanna has many features of Louisa including a mohair wig worn with one of my hand-crocheted snoods, with her coatdress styled with a hand-crocheted collar. She carries a strawberry emery and a printed cat as a spot of color and wears leather high button shoes. Since she looks best standing, she will come with a wooden stand.
Susanna is a limited edition (24). $695 Add to Cart


NEW EDITION OF LOUISA - Louisa was the first of several dolls from this mold. She has become far and away the most requested edition of a doll in my career. I ended up doing 3 full editions of her after mounting the difficult search for the just-right fabrics each time. And yet the requests keep coming. So, after search number 4 (these searches take many hours and several days), I have located a new yet still perfect cinnamon brown plaid for another edition. Since the first Louisa's in 2009, the dolls now have posable arms and real cobbled shoes, but will still have the same mohair wigs and hand crocheted snoods and collars. Limited edition of (24).

Set of dolls $795 Set now includes chair. Add to Cart

This 9" doll is Louisa and this is her story . . .
“It is 1858 and I have just received my first
store-bought doll.”



In this past year's R John Wright Convention Workshops I did a series of 3 dolls - Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel - for his theme of Fairy Tales. I borrowed my Tiny Dolls basic look and construction for these tiny dolls, adding posable arms and legs to the bodies. She is dressed in her red cape, 2-piece dress and apron with pantalets under where you can see her red shoes peeking out and carries her tiniest of baskets. Includes her stand. Sorry, these are not available as kits. $195 Add to Cart



This well known duo are also available as a set and come with their stands. Like Little Red Riding Hood above, these too have posable arms and legs. Gretel has her day cap and Hansel his own cap and leather-like suspenders. $325 for the pair Add to Cart

The next dolls in the series are Little Bo Peep (with a teeny pulltoy sheep) and Mother Goose (with a teeny pulltoy goose). Available now. Little Bo Peep and Mother Goose each also come with stands.

Little Bo Peep $225 Add to Cart
Mother Goose $225 Add to Cart

THE NEWEST DOLL IN THE SERIES: For those collecting this series, Little Miss Muffet is now in production. She, of course, comes sitting on her stuffed tuffet eating her curds and whey from a wooden bowl with a hand carved wooden spoon - just her size, which I can tell you is very small. The odious spider, embroidered, is stealthily crawling up the tuffet.
She is $225. Add to Cart

DICK AND JANE READERS - These tiny books began as an accessory to a doll I did for a convention souvenir with a 1950's theme, but are now available as stand alone doll accessories and have delightful tiny reproductions inside from actual Dick and Jane series books. Since I was in first grade in 1956, these very books were part of my own beginnings in reading, so I chose to make these little hand bound books for that reason and inside I tell the history of how these readers came to be the standard for learning to read for many decades. Size is 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" $24 Add to Cart
GinnyPaperDoll NEW
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. $24 Add to Cart

A TINY BOOK OF FLOWERS taken from the Secret Garden, the beloved book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. This little book (smaller than other books above) was made as an accessory for my series of dolls from the Secret Garden. Book size is 1-3/8" x 1-5/8". $24 Add to Cart

NOTE: Picture is not true to color.


This cat is not new, but such a popular and cute tiny item that I am keeping it here. A perfect accessory for Hitty is this very tiny (1.5" tall) printed cloth cat 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. GW has reworked the original artwork for this very easy kit or a delightful addition finished for your Hitty.

• Kit $15 Add to Cart
• Finished $18 Add to Cart

(See more sizes of printed cats on the Animals page)


NEW CHEEK PAINT AND BRUSH SET - The answer to your prayers for perfect cheeks

Use acrylics for all other painting, but use alkyd oils for at least cheeks for better, easier cheeks. If you will be using these paints soon after receipt, the best way to paint cheeks fairly effortlessly is with alkyd oils (fast drying oils). Oils allow you to easily feather out the edges using a dry brush and virtually no paint on your brush. Clean up with turpentine or turp substitute. You can then seal with varnish (recommended is Mod Podge Matte) and antique as usual. Included with the set of three colors in small paint pots (Titanium White, Cadmium Red Deep, and Burnt Sienna) are a concealer brush, a brush point Fantastik Paint Stick for blending or cheeks on tiny dolls, a foam Q-tip, and basic instructions.

CHEEK PAINT SET $9.95 Add to Cart
JUST THE PAINTS (no extras) $4.95 Add to Cart

CONSULTING ~ I have added consulting as something I do that allows me to share my 42 years of being in business making and teaching a broad range of techniques, mediums and how to engineer how to bring ideas to life. I am also really good at organizing spaces, besides designing patterns & writing instructions, making molds, running workshops. Write to me if you have a project in mind.
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