Fall is already here in Seattle, Halloween is just around the corner, and I’ve been whipping up some miniature little witch dolls to celebrate!
If you’ve been following my blog, it may come as no surprise that my favorite holiday is absolutely, 100 percent Halloween. Crafting these spooky little witches was the perfect way to get me into the holiday spirit. These are all based on my miniature Paperclay art doll pattern (a tutorial for which can be found here), though each one is one of a kind and completely unique! They have jointed limbs and black felt witch hats, with different faces, hairstyles, tiny outfits, and little handcrafted accessories. They even each have their own little rhyming poem, written to describe the personality of each doll!
Morwenna: Marvelous Morwenna / stirs her brew. / In goes a salamander, / a frog, a newt.
Morwenna carries her own miniature bottle of handmade witch’s brew in one hand, and her broom in the other. She wears a traditional black witch dress with a striped corset secured with tiny red ribbons.
Amanita: Amanita, with her broom / sweeps the stardust from the moon.
Grumpy little Amanita is probably my favorite of the group! She has long, black, Wednesday Adams – style braids, a striped skirt, and carries her own little hand crafted witch’s broom.
Stella: Elegant Stella, in her hat / hexes a little of this and that.
No one wears a witch hat quite like Stella. Stella has a thick black braid and a stylish over-sized witch hat, and wears an elegant Victorian-inspired velvet and lace dress. Perhaps she’s going to a fancy Halloween ball!
Penny: “Pish,” said my mother, “Don’t worry dear / Tis naught but Penny the Pumpkin Witch / and a pumpkin is nothing to fear!”
Poor Penny; no one is afraid of a Pumpkin! Little Penny wears a patched orange wool skirt and matching scarf with a green sweater. Her curly black hair is free and wild, and she carries a miniature jack o’ lantern pumpkin.
Penny and Morwenna are already sold and on their way to their new homes, but Amanita and Stella are still available in my Etsy shop.