Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I am really having fun, learning how to age fabric realistically. There is such a fine line between aging and overdoing it - it's a delicate balance. I am very pleased to introduce "Hermione, an old girl".

Hermione is 5 1/4 inches tall and made from beige, over dyed and semi-distressed German mohair. She is an old style, centre seam bear with a hump in her back and long arms. I have gently thinned and aged her mohair and she has a few tiny bald spots. Hermione has amber German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and distressed ultra suede paw pads. She has been shaded on her face, ears and paws for a vintage look. Hermione is firmly stuffed with excelsior and weighted with stainless steel shot.

Hermione wears a lovey cream coloured pinafore , made from a vintage hanky. The pinafore is edged with a beautiful tatted edge. The dress has been gently aged and there are some wear spots. Hermione wears a tiny gold heart around her neck and a miniature preserved rose. Hermione is designed and created by me and she is a collectable, not meant for children. She will come with a signed hang-tag. If you are interested in Hermione or have any questions, please feel free to email


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

You work magic with those hankies making them into pinafores!

Such a pretty girl and a lovely dress.


Lynn said...

Wow! Another Cutie, you have been very busy.


Brenda said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks! I'll be needing more soon :o) I'll have to check out your supply.


Brenda said...

Thanks, Lynn! Yes, I've been very busy and trying to stay away from the internet lol. It's amazing what can be accomplished o)



Heather said...

Beautiful :)

Doreen said...

She's wonderful! Excellent job with aging her :)


Brenda said...

I appreciate you kind comments, Doreen and Heather!