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
Silas Spinach the Hare: $625
Dimity Chippingham: $325
Marley Potts is dressed in a fine handmade woolen and velvet vest with a felt top hat. His claws are MAGNIFICENT! He is needlefelted over a wire armature with glass eyes and horsehair whiskers. He carries a basket of tiny gourds and apples. A confirmed vegetarian and master of the Crossword Puzzle. Marley is 12" to the top of his head. $750
Twila is stitched with German Mohair and needlefelted with Sheep's wool.She is pose-able. Handmade Pinafore, shoes and hat. Twila worries about everything, she needs a hot tuna pie. $525
Bitty Brown Squirrel is Needlefelted over a wire armature. Her vintage dress and shoes are over 60 yrs old. She loves her patent leathers and keeps them shiny black.
$425 email me
Drucilla P. Possum Posie Peddlar
and babies 5/ posie basket too
Cats from left to right: Claudette (calico), Moriah (white), Adicus (peachy), Buster (Grey Tabby), Cindy (in Bonnet), Bixby (calico) All the kitties are $180. If you want your kitty dressed in vintage clothing, add an additonal $25.
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Sometimes, someone really special comes along; such is the case with Miranda and Polly. Both fox are Needle-felted with sheeps wool over wire armature, soulful glass eyes, horsehair whiskers and individually wrapped claws. Miranda stands 12" to top of head and Polly Wolly stands 8". Both girls are wearing wonderful handmade dolly clothes from my personal collection of antique and vintage frocks, these dresses are over 60 yrs old. Hats are handmade by me. Polly's pull toy is handmade with wool. Miranda's shoes are from the 1930's.
Miranda is $850 and Polly is $725.
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All mice are on old spools or letter blocks at $180. If you want your mouse placed on a pincushion it is $225.
Often in stock, if not, you can special order your mouse.
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Theodora Cheddar is teeming with artistic flair and talent! With her slender frame, luminous pink eyes, platinum fur and graceful fingers, she poses before a full length mirror practicing her high notes in a Splendid Soprano voice. Theodora is 7" tall to top of head, needlefelted with Icelandic sheep's wool over a pose-able wire armature. Her marvelous satin dress with purplish blue sheen, is from the 1940's. $325 Sorry, I was just SOLD
Bluebird sold, Robin sold. Cardinal $325 Swan $325
Small Fox Pin keeps all are $225
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
Roller skating Chipmunks! All chippies are dressed in vintage clothing over 60 yrs old, Tiny roller skates are also from the 1950's. Standing 6-7" tall, needle-felted, glass eyes, horsehair whiskers. $325
Songbirds are made to order $125 to $325
with Needle felted Rabbits
Made to order, email me
OAK Mice and Rats!
made to order
Order by email at
Lars, Louis and Sir Hugh
Special Order only
Gallery of sold