Bud and Ivy dolls

I’ve recently (written in 2010) finished making a new crowd of boy and girl wee folk named Bud and Ivy. Here they are coming down the mountain through the snow. Directions for how to make these dolls are in my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk.




Salley wrapping legs


8 thoughts on “Bud and Ivy dolls

    • Oh, these were finished and photographed in the snow before I broke my arm! I can’t make or sew anything for a while. You need 2 hands for so much! I’m feeling so much better and have a more comfortable, removable cast. Thanks for asking.

  1. They are so alive with lots of personality. I am enjoying your book – I’ve made four dolls and now I’m making the cat purse. Fun Fun Fun. Sending lots of mending energy for that arm. Shawna in Oregon

  2. Salley,

    It is a dream come true for me to have found you! For so long I had felt a bit alone and empty inside even though I had many family and friends by my side. I could tell that a piece of me was missing. I did not feel whole and at peace within fully. When I came upon your dolls and other works of art in your Felt Wee Folk book a few weeks ago my spirit woke within and tears fell from my eyes. For the first time in my life I felt whole within myself. The magical feeling I had felt as a small child playing under a tree have come back to me. I can not wait to try and make some of your dolls/art on my own! I would love to be able to give them as gifts to all my family and friends who have been close to me over the years. I can only hope that they will feel what I do when I look at each of your works of art which is a warm, fuzzy feeling of peace and joy of the beauty within. I hope you feel better soon. Cordially, Michelle

  3. I absolutely love this! I make felt creatures too (started with felt pet portraits of our kitties a few years ago), and someone recommended I check out your work. They were right — I’m in awe!!!! You are truly a master at your craft. I love the ‘making of’ posts. I’m trying to do the same on my new blog. I think it’s really wonderful when artists let us into their space. I can’t get enough of PBS’s Craft in America for that reason. Cheers!

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