Welcome to Catskill Critters! My dolls are inspired by the incredible beauty of the Catskill Mountains, fueled by my love of folk tales and fairy tales and sustained by a strange sense of humor.
Each one of my dolls becomes a one-of-a-kind launching pad into a whimsical fairy tale world where stories grow and playfulness is nurtured.
I love being witness to how a one-dimensional material like cloth can metamorphose into a living creature with its own unique personality, attitude, and of course its own story. While I may have an idea of what I want to make, I have discovered that with time, and coaxing, and sometimes a bit of frustration, the doll creates itself.
I am a self-taught doll maker. I incorporate embroidery, traditional and non-traditional quilting techniques, beading, and fabric collage and manipulation into my work.