Tillie is a Pug with a sweet face, soft brown eyes, and a gentle expression.
Tillie would like to be a singer someday. She knows it will take a great deal of practice.
Her mama made her a special little songbook with the words to all of her favorites.
When Tillie begins to sing, all of her friends leave the room.
Tillie finds them very considerate to realize that she needs to concentrate on cultivating her voice.
Tillie wears a pretty green dress with a lilac-blue sash tied in a big bow at the back. Pale lilac-blue flowers decorate the front and encircle the skirt. The ivory ruffles at her neckline and cuffs match the ivory petticoats that show beneath her dress.
Tillie is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her book are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.
Tillie is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.
Tillie stands 5 ¾ inches tall.
Update: Tillie has already been adopted. Thank you!
Tillie’s friends are Cassie the Corgi (left) and Dinah the Dachshund (right).
We are busy getting ready for fall around here. We have put Max‘s first original folk art doll, a Pug dog named Tillie, up over on the Ruffing’s blog this afternoon. We also went out for more supplies. I have an idea for a new doll and maybe some other creatures using socks and yarn. I was inspired by a sock doll I have, that I got when I was little, maybe when I was five or so. I can still remember the shop where we found her. I don’t know where it was, but I can still see both the inside and the outside of the shop, in my mind. I know it was a very rustic building, in a woodland area, and inside, it was loaded with handmade goods. I can still remember how excited I was that there were all these colorful sock dolls lined up on shelves and placed around the shop. I was allowed to pick one, and I still feel joyful when I hold her, even though she has aged. Well, so have I!
Just so you know, an Official Foot Holder is, apparently, required when you are taking photos of craft supplies. They are like sleepwalkers however. You must be careful not to wake them, or they become deranged