The Wee Peeple Newsletter

September  2013                   Issue  79

Just what are Scarecrows wearing this Fall?


Cool and Confident Stylishly Intimidating Crow-Scaring

starts with the Right Farmer Hat!

  Top Accessories Picks:

Savvy in Stripes! Mobster-Musician Farmer Hats paired with Dark Button Shades!

Straightforward and Raggedy-Classic!  Crows get the Zero-Tolerance Message!


Cornfield Fashions 2013!

This Season's Utilitarian Drab Burlap: a Timeless Staple in Field-wear!

 Vintage Frayed Rope, Horizontal Stripes, and Handwritten Slogans

such as "I want to Rock your Gypsy Soul"

(an approach guaranteed to baffle crows)


Available in "free-standing" and "wall hanging" styles...

 It's all about the Harvest... so...

in time, the well-meaning Scarecrows evolved into



of course, now the Goddesses get to deal with the CROWS...

Perhaps they should call in a


Dollmaking nostalgia...  An old Dollmaking Style revived!

This guy reminds us of the very first Wee Peeple Dolls...

Reminiscent of the early 80's!


Oh! Bloom of Spinach!

Thank you to Catherine for this melt-in-your-mouth spinach

a heat-resistant vine and it's blooming!


OH! And the Double Purple Datura

(which the Dollmaker fussed over all summer)

is also finally blooming! Spectacular!

(Thank you to Tally for this plant- a cutting from her Galveston Garden!)

C'mon Hawk Moths! Get Pollinating!

Everybody wants Seeds from this plant!!!

...somewhat out of control...



so... What will be New at the faire this year...?

The Dollmaker is very excited about her new


 All the Dollmaker's Favorite Characters...

Now on the Wall!



Raven Wings Down! Nevermore!


Now it's Wings UP!




 Uh-oh! ............NO!!!


Check out the new


Opening Day: Saturday October 12th




Wee Peeple Shoppe #145


Besides Scarecrows, Ravens, Harvest Goddesses, Wall Art Dolls and Grumpy Cats

who else is going to the Faire?



Pirates, Sea Goddesses and Witches, for sure!

Belly Dancers!!

And a boatload of Mermaids!

The Dollmaker has been busy this month actually Making Dolls! Yay!




What fun! That jolly special order Blue Caterpillar was finished this month too.

He's on his way, Kimberly!

So, it's "Bon Voyage" to Summer Pinks and Blues

and the Dollmaker's Orange curtains are up!

signifying that her annual "Orange Obsession" is Now officially Underway!


The Dollmaker's "Pumpkin Orange" Page on Facebook:


And as the Great Festival barrels toward us...


Here is a Special Message for Texas Renaissance Festival Patrons:


TRF Artisan and Merchant Appreciation Days

The first two weekends of the Faire

 (Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20)

our patrons can be rewarded for supporting their favorite shoppes

Spend a minimum of $250 in a single transaction at any artisan or merchant shoppe

and receive two tickets for free admission on any of the remaining weekends. 

 Patrons must take their proof of purchase to the information booth

at the front gate to receive their tickets.

-from the Office




So, go forth and

"Bestow your unique blessings in ways that make you feel powerful."


"Go to the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."

-theologian Frederick Buechner






Kandra Niagra, Dollmaker

512-332-6680    cell phone

PO Box 326
Smithville, TX  78957


Email:   bigkandra at


In October and November:

Check us out at the

Shoppe #145






Wee Peeple

 Newsletter Topics

Bottle Doll Tutorial 

Dollmaker Learns Swordplay

Roman Bacchanalia Weekend

A Shelling Adventure

Wee Peeple Dolls... the Early Years

Sherwood Forest Faire

Giant Lizard Battle

Stacking Stones

Bottle Doll Tutorial 

Scarborough Faire

 You Tube Video

Sacred Datura

The Other Side

Esoteric Pinocchio

The Bottle Hunt

Changing Woman

Dollmakers of Mexico

Holey Stones

The story of
The Card


a book-signing with
Peter S. Beagle

Mold Making


Bev Taylor
Woodworker Extraordinaire

The Three Dresses


The story of
Waldo the Wonder Rat

The Lady Nevermind


The Bogman Coat

Crystal Hunting in Arkansas

The Fire Part One

The Fire Part Two
The Recovery

The story of
Vasilisa the Brave



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