Hopalong Hollow Folk
Hopalong Hollowfolk hopped right out of my books!
My materials of choice include the best of English and German Mohair fabrics, salvaged wool and cotton fabrics, raw wool from my own sheep, alpaca wool and sheep's batting. All have glass eyes, most are clothed in 18th and 19th century bonnets and garb. In the tradition of Vintage stuffed toys, many of my creatures are pose-able due to the wire armature and wooden disc joints placed within the character. Animals from mice to badgers grow in sizes from
3" to 24".
Okay, maybe it wasn't that simple. I wanted to bring my book characters to life in 3-d and found the most satisfying , soft and realistic way to go about it, was to create them from fiber materials. I've done needlework all of my life, so working with fibers feels natural and cozy. Just like the animals that inhabit my books, these fiber characters have realistic, yet whimsical qualities and personalities. And, just like the characters in my books, no two are exactly alike.
Hopalong Hollowfolk are amusing and sprightly companions for the young at heart and not meant as toys for children.
Many of the characters on this page may be marked as sold. I make new characters constantly and most will not show up on this site because I take them to art shows and festivals.
See someone you like? I can make you something similar, just ask.
To order anything on this page, please contact me; you can reach me by phone or email:
865 828 8280 or
Nigel Nettles is a life size squirrel
Handmade hat and vest and a gourde-ful of felted acorns for lunch.
Feathered Hopalong Hollowfolk
See someone you like? Just email me at
To purchase the print, go directly to the art/print page.
Marley Potts: $725 Polly $625 Miranda $725
Drucilla P. Possum Posie Peddlar
and babies 5/ posie basket too
Zuza, Dixie and Kewpie
Life-size, dressed in vintage, 60 yr old frocks. $225 email me
I'm now making a midsize rabbit at 11" tall. Most will be dressed in vintage 60-80 yr old doll clothes from my collection, or 18th century frocks handmade by me. Any color rabbit you like, pose-able, needle felted over wire armature, glass eyes and horsehair whiskers. $325 Email me for more details:
Most of these mice are sold, but I make mice all the time, so there is usually one in the pantry or studio, just ask! $180
Myra is 7" tall to top of head, needlefelted with Icelandic sheep's wool over a pose-able wire armature. Her pretty silk dress, is from the 1940's. $325
The REAL Fiona Goosefeathers
18th Century birds made to order $325
Robin, Swan, Bluejay or Cardinal 8-10" tall
Bluebird sold, Robin sold. Cardinal $325 Swan $325
Cecily Rose and Twila are both dressed in vintage 1950 clothing. Twila's shoes are handmade $625 email me
Fox! 14" to top of head, each fox is dressed in either handmade or vintage clothing, they all have a little pet $725
Needle-felted over a wire armature, Pose-able, glass eyes, horsehair whiskers. I love making fox, more than any other animal, these ones are very special.
Fox are 7" from nose to tip of tail; Leaping, Walking, Standing still or Standing on two legs. Mounted on felted mounds of flowers, leaves and vines. $225
These little ladies were recently adopted. Just an idea for special orders if you
wish to purchase a sweet smelling skunk!
Songbirds are made to order $125 to $325
Mice! each mouse is $180, you request the color and if you would like your mouse standing on an old spool of thread add $5
Jerusha the Donkey was a special order $525
Gallery of sold