winter moon dolls

6 March, 2015 ·

Still playing with my new fabric paints I have been making some winter moon dolls. Autumn is just beginning where I live so it’s funny to be thinking of winter already! But these are for the winter market I’m working towards. They’re made from a linen skirt I bought secondhand. I think it must have been very well loved as the fabric, even though I was able to get it snow white again, has the beautiful soft feeling of something that has been carefully washed a lot of times over the years and has even worn right through in a few places.

winter moon face

The moons/faces are just a patch of the white linen that I left unpainted. Usually I do facial features on cloth dolls in black cotton but for these I wanted to stay with a much paler palette so I used raw linen thread.

winter moon doll

At the moment there is a set of nine dolls. As you can see I played around with mixing and diluting the paints differently, so some are very pale and faded and others are a bit more vivid.

winter moon set

Here is one in my hand so you can see the scale.

winter moon scale

If you’d like to make something for a beautiful winter market in support of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (which is where these dolls are headed) please be in touch. I’d love to tell you all about what we’re doing!


  1. Jeanette Just beautiful, I am sure they will be snapped up very quickly at the winter market.
    March 7, 2015 at 10:40 am · Reply
  2. anna Thank you Jeanette! I hope you're right :).
    March 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm ·
  3. Sharon They are lovely dolls and just right for a winter market.
    March 8, 2015 at 11:00 pm · Reply
  4. anna Thank you dear Sharon! xx
    March 9, 2015 at 10:48 am ·
  5. Kienyen Oh, so beautiful! They are just so sweet :)
    March 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm ·
  6. Ronnie Pearce They look so peaceful . . .
    March 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm ·
  7. anna Kienyen, their creation was definitely helped along by your beautiful reading! And thank you Ronnie - that's just the mood I hoped they might convey x
    March 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm ·
  8. Trini Oh, I love them so much!!
    March 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm · Reply
  9. anna Thank you so much Trini!
    March 17, 2015 at 10:28 am ·