Ladies in Red: First Three Goddess Dollies

Kuan Yin, Babalon and Kali Ma are currently for sale in my shop.

Ten years ago, I started making Goddess Dollies out of felt.  I thought somehow that I could make enough doing so in an incredibly teensy tiny niche to quit my job.  It didn’t happen, but that’s when I started doing Pagan events and Cons as a merchant.

I’ve always wanted to revive the Goddess Dollies line, but the truth is that they were labor intensive to make, space intensive for all their materials and then space intensive to have my sewing machine out.  Also, I’m not a super patient seamstress.  I get aggravated when it doesn’t do what I want it to do and yell at the sewing machine while Jow looks on in horror and confusion as to why I think yelling at a machine is going to change anything.

I can felt anywhere and it’s not very space intensive.  So on a whim, I decided to see how I liked making Waldorf school style needle felted Goddess Dollies.  I really enjoyed doing their hair, making their little dresses, felting herbs into their hearts and making little details for them.

I also realized that not everyone has a lot of space in their home or altar for a doll.  My needle felted dolls are now only about six inches tall, perfect for altars large and small and perfect for one’s bedside.  I’ve never made faces on the dolls because I feel the face of God Herself is a very personal thing and I continued that tradition from my first line along with the dolls having herbs inside them.

The arms are poseable and the dolls are made completely out of wool, with some wire in the arms to help you pose them.  Each doll is one of a kind and which dolls I have in stock will depend on mood and popularity.

I can take custom orders.  You can determine hair color, hair style, skin color, dress color, herb inside the heart and other added bits (extra arms, tails, mermaid tail, etc).  Email me at deborah [at]   deborahmcastellano    [dottie]   com for more info on custom ordering.

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Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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