About my work

Welcome to Period Pastimes! Here you will find unique, museum-quality folkart cloth and clay dolls, Santas, and stitcheries inspired by historical American styles. I endeavor to recreate the feeling of simple warmth and handwork, combining a life-long love of history with various historical models. Each one is made individually, using the highest quality materials, either vintage or gently aged reproductions.

I have been honored to be included by Early American Life magazine in their Directory of Traditional Craftsmen for the past 8 years.

Come in for a few minutes, pull up a comfortable chair, look at some of the dolls who have already found happy homes, and see what’s available right now through my Etsy shop. I’m happy to take custom orders as well. Just send an email to nancy@periodpastimes.com.

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