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sailor prince square image handmade fairy tale and historical dolls by CastleofCostaMesa.com

Handmade Dolls by CastleofCostaMesa

I give away my handmade dolls periodically. Please “Like” my facebook page so you will be in touch for the next handmade doll giveaways! – Jzin

You may leave a comment below and let me know what type of dolls you would like to see in my next handmade doll giveaways.

Please click on the images below to see more. However, between chopping wood and carrying water, I have yet to fully update this page, thus some of the images will bring you no where. So drop me a line if you want to see more of a specific doll, I will update the page. Thank you!

Hearthrobs of Literature and History…and other Men Dolls

130118 Handmade doll giveaway Needle-felted and handstitched miniature fairy tale Knight and Lady with logo. square

Handmade Fairy Tale Dolls and Puppet Shows

140224 Moorish Prince in front of moat130712 Emily smiling over her birthday apple cake baked by daddy. square cropped with title130525 Trio of flower fairies square logo130425 square. little pigtails performing to her rapt audience130318 Kabi and Booboo. Mermaid Daddy and Mermaid Baby. Fairy Tale Dolls, Handmade with Love, CastleofCostaMesa.Com130318 Skylar the caterpillar child giveaway Congratulations! Winner! Totoro Peters, Sam Salvador, El Salvadorsquare. The Old Woman who took a fancy one day to eat an apple cake. Apple Cake Table Top Puppet Dolls Set for Brazil130219 Mother and baby mermaid embracing and gazing into the ocean. square121206 Jzin's handmade pulled Magic wool fairy Roman Catholic style Holy Guardian Angel logo

Felted Playscapes and other Felt Works

131008 Jzin's purple orange nuno wet-felted kelp. square cropped with tail. logo 1130730 Magical Felt Bottomless Wishing Well handmade by CastleofCostaMesa.Com.130403 Anička's first wet-felted playscape. Square.130408 Nunu's first felted playscape. Square130408 Felted Toadstool Gnome Home Tutorial. Square130324 Spring craft. A family of felted rabbits in a burrow. logo130328 Mommy and me making wet-felted octopus 2 words130206 square. Waldorf School of Orange County wet-felted Enchanted Fairy Tale woodland playscape in Spring part 2 work in progress130130 Part One. Square. Squirting liquid dish detergent and hot water on wet-felted playscape blanket

Topsy Turvy Dolls

The reversible byzantine Pauper / Prince:

Chinese Folk Tales

Laibao’s Quest for a Bride 來寶求親

The below list is a work in progress. Please pardon me, they are not completed yet.

  1. Laibao 來寶 : Our honest, simple and thoughtful hero. He wanted with all his heart to marry the lovely Peach Blossom.
  2. Peach Blossom 桃花姑娘 Prettier than all the peach trees that blossomed in springtime.
  3. Peach Blossom’s Father 桃花姑娘的爸爸 who was reluctant to let his darling daughter marry the poor orphaned Laibao.
  4. The Old Farmer 老農夫  The tired farmer’s warehouse full of rice disappeared completely in one night.
  5. The kindhearted Old Grandmother 好心的老婆婆 whose vat of water from the river mysteriously dried up one night.
  6. The big Dragon 大龍 He wanted to ascend and live in the heavens but his time had not yet come.
  7. Xi Wangmu, The Western Queen Mother 西王母 The Goddess grants only 3 wishes to those who travel the long journey to seek her.
  8. The Western Queen Mother’s retinue of fairy girls 仙女.
  9. The Pearl that Glows in the Night 夜明珠. Laibao needed to find and bring this treasure to Peach Blossom’s father in order to marry Peach Blossom.
  10. The One-Legged Golden Rooster 獨腳金雞 the mysterious beast that Laibao needs to catch in order to marry Peach Blossom.
  11. The Three-Legged Frog 三脚青蛙 another rare creature that Laibao needed to procure in order to marry Peach Blossom.

Arabian Nights

 Buddhist Parables

  • The mustard seed

Tales of Tiptoes Lightly by Reg Down

  • The story of the Forget-me-not child

Waldorf Seasons Nature Table Dolls

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All Seasons

GIVEAWAYS!!! Please “Like” CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook.

I giveaway my handmade dolls from time to time. Please “Like” CastleofCostaMesa on Facebook (upper left sidebar) and you will be informed of the next giveaway. Thanks! – Jzin

Winter 2013 Giveaway: “The Knight and His Lady”. Giveaway ends January 30, 2013. Enter here.

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Fall 2012 Giveaway: The Mermaid Doll. Enter here:

Fall 2012 Handmade Doll Giveaway mermaid by CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Summer 2012 Giveaway: 2-in-2 Topsy Turvy Cinderella Doll. Enter here:

Giveaway !!!Handmade traditional topsy turvy fairy tale Cinderella waldorf doll. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

2011 Giveaway:

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18 Comments Post a comment
  1. It looks as though you’ve just about got everything covered! Your dolls have a real original spin to them. Absolutely lovely ♥
    I think my boys would love a knight. Knights and dragons have been featuring pretty heavily in their world for a while now.
    Love your work. Will spread the word about this generous giveaway.
    ღ Aleta

    September 29, 2012
  2. jzinius #

    Dear Aleta,
    Thanks for taking the time to write me a note! I will add more knights to my shelf soon. Thank you for helping me spread the word about my upcoming Fall 2012 handmade doll giveaway. I checked out your blog…Hinterland Mama: SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Love, Jzin

    September 30, 2012
  3. natali #

    I would love a giveaway with one of the men dolls, I have a thing for Mr. Darcy, but any of them would do, they are all really gorgeous, just love them. I’m with Aleta, a knight doll would be so much fun for boys to play with, my son Jack is really into Emperors right now, he loves all the fairytales and stories that feature them :)

    December 8, 2012
    • jzinius #

      Thank you Natali for your comments! Mr. Darcy and the other heart throb dolls are so much fun to make. I will consider a knight… Sir Lancelot du Lac or Parzival… hmm… Fun!

      December 8, 2012
  4. Jen JN #

    You have so many wonderful ideas already! I love anything fairy-tale related. I agree with the knights/dragons comments, to go along with the lovely princesses.

    January 26, 2013
    • jzinius #

      Thank you Jen!!

      January 26, 2013
  5. I Love your dolls and everything you make.
    BIG HUGS to you…

    May 31, 2013
  6. You are REALLY talented!!!

    May 31, 2013
  7. DESPINA #

    what a gorgeous world!! I’d so have loved to have seen these and played with them as a child, but it’s never too late :-)

    June 1, 2013
  8. I am SO in love with the Mr. Darcy doll. SO ADORABLE!

    June 3, 2013
  9. valerie #

    I love these dolls! You’re so creative!

    June 5, 2013
  10. Your dolls are absolutely fabulous. I do Waldorf style dolls, love dolls of all kinds! I would love to add one of yours to my collection <3

    September 17, 2013
  11. Susan #

    Your dolls are stunning! I love the princes, princesses, and knights, especially Parzival. Simply beautiful.

    December 11, 2013
  12. Vera B #

    The prince dolls are great! There aren’t that many nice dolls for boys and I just love them because they all remind me of Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. :-) Nice work!

    December 13, 2013
  13. Kim #

    What beautiful work. Love the topsy turvy doll. Hugs, Kim

    November 15, 2014
  14. Wow, loads of beautiful dolls! I like the guys like the Ship wrecked soldier and Heathcliff, because of the lovely outfits! Good luck and greetings, Annasoer :)

    November 16, 2014
  15. Amanda Baker #

    All of these dolls are just amazing!! I only wish I could make something like this! I love them!!

    November 18, 2014
  16. Sushma #

    Hans the composer is the most charming one!

    November 18, 2014

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