A sneak peek of my latest creations. A few years ago I purchased 15 bisque dolls at an antique fair not knowing what I would do with them or anything about their history. Well today I have my very own Storybook Maiden collection. After some research, with only the initials K&H - USA to go by, I have discovered the history of these little cuties.
They were manufactured in the 1940's by the Kerr and Hinz (Dollcraft) company located in Santa Clara, Ca. K&S made the bisque dolls for Nancy Ann Storybook Co from their molds. Then Nancy Ann Storybook Co painted and dressed the dolls which were known as Nancy Ann's Storybook Dolls. The bisque dolls I found were from the old/new stock from the 1940's.
These were the dolls as I found them....little foundlings.
I have been busy during the last few weeks painting and dressing these little orphans with snippets of antique and vintage fabrics, laces, trims, millinery, and jewelry bits.
Now each doll has her own story to tell, each one unique, dressed in their couture finery ready to go to their forever homes.
I will have 12 of my Storybook Maidens available for adoption when I am teaching at Art Is You in Petaluma, Ca April 24-26. If you are there, I would be happy to introduce you to these sweeties.