The Wee Peeple Newsletter

November  2021                        Thanksgiving Issue.. 177





..applause for

all those convivial Time Travelers

who strode -or stumbled- across the Threshold of the



during the 2021 Season

...having harkened to the astonishing assortment of

in October and November.. at








Might you have a Fabulous, Exotic, totally Irrelevant Costume

that you can't wear anywhere?



Ha!  Darlin, Whatever it is,

it will always be perfect for

All Hallows Weekend

(and any other weekend) at TRF





 on the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival..

there's a LOT of Strange going on!

yes, and just think- the Doll Shoppe only gets a tiny fraction

of what is really out there, folks...



So. Winning the Strange Award this year, Hands Down...

a real "Handy" man...

having a bonafide "Hands-On" Experience

The whole Doll Shoppe gave him a Hand!






It was a free-for-All Hallows Eve Weekend:

 (...imperturbably embracing "Diversity")

The Doll Shoppe- a cheerful Gilligan's Island-like atmosphere..... 


Yes! so It was finally

Parti-Hair, Dragon Eyes, Witches, Wolves and...

the Dollmaker thought she would put out some of those...



How about that! They were a big hit!

 Again, people especially loved those Cat Images!


There WAS a lot of Strange going on

but it was balanced by Advancing Legions of





And then on and On Beyond Halloween...

The Faire in November

Aye! uh-oh...

One day Captain Jane Rose 

happened to be standing right next to one grinning half-drunk scurvy seadog...

and was horrified to be mistaken for the paramour of her swarthy companion-

 a villainous sort for whom she had no love...

who proceeded to accompany her right on out of the doll shoppe and into their future together...

(..that's going to get interesting... mused the Dollmaker...)


even as other Dolls bravely stood through Four MORE


5th Weekend... "Barbarian Invasion"



hmmm ok.. Neo-Barbarians

typically more ostentatious leather and skin than brain..   

that is...uncivilized but not entirely incomprehensible..

inviting each of us to explore our own repressed

Heathen Barbarian Usurper..



True Barbarians seldom acknowledge the concept of "Doll Shoppe"..



so, once again, the

offered Sanctuary from the trampling mobs

and Hope for the possible restoration of Sanity to those who had unwittingly Lost it.



Right! The


was only open as a Point of Sale and Sanctuary

 for 17 Days! That's it. Her one show...

The Dollmaker personally meets the public

for only 8 weekends out of the entire year..

but TRF is an amazing show....





"Something unknown is doing we don't know what."

-astrophysicist Arthur Eddington






“I know some good games we could play,” said the cat.

“I know some good tricks,” said the Cat in the Hat.


6th Weekend...





“Now! Now! Have no fear. Have no fear!” said the cat.

“My tricks are not bad,” said the Cat in the Hat.



With so many more Villains about than usual...

( almost as if someone had invited them all there! lol )

Again patrons found a good "Hideout" at the




Remember that little kid -Wally- who made

Knocking on the Fairy Door

a Thing...



The Return of Wally!

He first knocked when he was only five...

when Garden Fairies danced and sang: 

 Attend! This one's Alive!




As foretold in local Folklore...

 the Boy who Knocked on the Fairy Door

shall Return, as before,

kneel on the floor,

and Knock Once More

on the Fairy Door...



Since then, many others have knocked!











7th Weekend... Highland Fling





Fierce Contender for the archival "Relevance Award", Highland Fling Weekend... 

Highland Highlights featured the ever-droll speculation

referring to what mostly was not worn under the Kilts..

and further inquiry into

what it must be like to sit on those concrete benches...





actually totally stole the show.. along with their Tiny Wiz Companions

(remember, these are actually Clothespin Dolls!!!)











and the 3-day Grand Finale:


8th Weekend... Celtic Christmas



The best friends.

After the faire, these ladies go home to different states!

(now... ahem.. one takes note here of... the Resemblances!)


 Each girlfriend is going to take care of her friend's doll while they are apart.

And the dolls will reunite when the ladies see each other again!


 The Dollmaker always loves seeing these two women!

What a cool thing to be friends like this.




The Dollmaker gives thanks...

 for Repeat Customers! Christmas Fairy Girl Paisley! In the Year 2017

she chose her first Fairy Doll

and she has graced the Doll Shoppe with her Fairy Presence

happily ever after...














Strange as it may be, (darlin, 'strange' doesn't even begin to describe it)...

it's a pretty good life... and

Long Live all the good sports and cheerful Gentlefolk

whose Paths led them through the

Huzzah! And

A Big Thank You

goes out to John, Sherry and Lisa

and George Henderson, Resolute Volunteer.

The Dollmaker couldn't have done it without y'all!!  











Wee Peeple
Newsletter Topics






Mermaid Page


Cat Peeple Dolls

 The Smile of the

Cheshire Cat


About the Dolls





The Nose Page

 How To Purchase Dolls


The Stream
Fabric Collage



Concentric Circles



Sacred Geometry



 2018 Art Bra Page



Esoteric Pinocchio








Stacking Stones 





Giant Lizard Battle




Dollmakers of Mexico



The Bogman Coat



The Wee Men


The Other Side


> The story of
Vasilisa the Brave




The Strange Story of
"Father" Christmas


You Tube Video



Wee Peeple Dolls...
the Early Years

"What people really need and demand from life

is not wealth, comfort, or esteem,

 but games worth playing."

-Thomas Szasz



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Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting
So… get on your way!

-Dr. Seuss



Wee Peeple

Newsletter Topics




Holey Stones

The story of
 Grandfather Frost


Sacred Datura

Doll Catalogue


Dogs Playing Poker

The story of
The Card



Outsider Art



The Story of the
Three Dresses



The Story of
Lady Nevermind


A Shelling Adventure



About the Artist


Crystal Hunting in Arkansas




The Bottle Hunt



The story of
Waldo the Wonder Rat




Wall Art



Dollmaker Learns Swordplay

The Hidey Hole


Bev Taylor
Woodworker Extraordinaire



Art using Recycled Materials



 Changing Woman



Doll Legs Page

The Peabody Ducks


The Goddess Freya


Owl Shaman Tutorial


A Dollmaker's Reunion

Bottle Doll Tutorial


The standard of success in life isn’t the things.

 It isn’t the money or the stuff -

it is absolutely the amount of joy

 you feel.




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