Spirit Dolls – Nature’s Familiar

The medicine doll is an ancient being familiar and beloved to many cultures around the world. I believe in the ancestral medicine of healing and enchantment – to weave life and love into creation by making it solely by hand with pure and natural fibres. This act of creation is not something outside of us but a natural gift to birth and weave a bridge to the source, to the ancestors and to our own spirit – the dreamer within the dream.

The process of dollmaking is simple and slow and passes through our own hands in each step – from fossicking in nearby Sherbrooke Forest for plant medicines from the forest floor, creating personal medicine bundles that become the belly of the doll and weaving her or him into existence with one tool only – the felting needle. With one needle we work thousands of tiny fibres over many many hours binding and forming the shape of a doll.  we then adorn her with natural fibres gathered from around the world and often in support of helping endangered and rare animals to thrive, plant medicines and crystals gathered by hand many from the Australian desert.

Spirit Dolls Awaiting Keepers

Hello friends, each week we will create a small group of dolls that will be available here on our website.  They will also be listed on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Custom medicine dolls – Please contact us by email to talk about a custom medicine doll to carry personal talismans, animal allies, guides and wishes.

Love from the forest, Julia + Tony + Fox

New Spirit Dolls

 

The Bridge – Woaded Woman Spirit Doll

The Bridge is part of the Woaded Women family of dolls inspired by the ancestral folklore of ancient Celtic women painting their bodies and dyeing fibres with the Woad plant. The Bridge is a doll that assists in times of transformation, letting go, and change to help bring in the new life. I see her as a midwife of life and death. She is filled with ferns that had become bracken along the sea on the Great Ocean Road. Her face and dress are adorned with fibres dyed naturally with woad and her hair is woven from fibres from Iceland. She was created by sea and in the forest.

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Myrtle Beech Tree Trolls – the winding wood spirit dolls

I was inspired to create 2 Trolls after visiting my favourite tree the Myrtle Beech Tree you see above. While I was in this tree I meet a Norwegian family and we spoke about the little people and plant spirits and they told this tree would be called a Troll Tree in their land. The Myrtle Tree Woman is holds moss and ferns from the forest inside her belly and she is woven from pure Merino wool and Icelandic fibres dyed naturally with the Woad plant. She is adorned with pussy willow and wears a fluorite crystal over her third eye. The Myrtle Beech Man is also needlefelted with pure Merino wool and raw fibres. Over his poncho he wears an adornment made from a sacred piece of Mammoth Tusk fossil. They are friends and they wish to go to someone who would like to keep them together or share one with someone they love.  They were made with love by hand in Apollo Bay and Sherbrooke Forest.

Cost:  $155 for both dolls plus shipping   Request the Myrtle Beech Tree Trolls

The Hedge Guardian Spirit Doll

The Hedge Guardian is a doll that has formed over many months in time and was completed by the ocean as we walked the tea tree, fern and blackberry hedges of the Great Ocean Coastal Walk near Apollo Bay. She is the tallest doll I think I have ever made is full bodied  and is linked in spirit to family in Cornwall and also on the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides of Scotland where we found her handmade tartan for her dress and shawl. Her hair is woven from black Alpaca and she wears small leaves of the ferns that grew beside the sea. She wears a spiral seashell found on the shore at Apollo Bay. She was made with love by hand by the sea in Apollo Bay and the our forest home in Sherbrooke Forest.

Cost:  $195 plus shipping   Request the Hedge Guardian

Woaded Faerie – Icelandic Spirit Doll

The Woaded Faerie has medicine bundle filled with gum nuts and ferns inside her body and is needlefelted from pure Merino wool and dressed in shimmering fibres woven from ancestral Icelandic sheep. She wears wool dyed naturally with the ancient and sacred plant Woad over her eyelids and has a chin marking. Her antlers connect her to the stars and the abalone shell she wear over her heart helps her to listen to the oceans. She was inspired by our journeys into the magical Myrtle Beech forest and the rock pools perfect for the Seers along the Great Ocean Road Walk.  She was made with love by hand in Sherbrooke Forest, may she bring you many blessings.

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Indigo Plant Familiar

Indigo Plant Familiar is a magical doll that I envisaged travelling with her keeper in a pocket or a bag. She is a traveller and was created as we travelled between the ocean and the forest. Her plant familiar is the sacred blue Indigo and her hair is woven from pure Merino wool dyed with this sacred blue plant.  Her dress and shawl are of pure Merino wool woven with small pieces of raw silk and over her heart she is adorned with a glowing red garnet. She is a mysterious doll and I feel very wise much like Vasalisa’s helpful and magical doll in the Baba Yaga folklore. She will guide you. She was made with love by hand in Sherbrooke Forest and Apollo Bay.

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Grandfather of the Shetland Isles Spirit Doll

To celebrate Samhain here in Southern Hemisphere we share the Grandfather of the Shetland Isles spirit doll. He is filled with Acorns gathered near our home in Sherbrooke Forest and he carries an acorn in his hand. He is woven from ancestral Scottish fleece from the Shetland Isles that we gathered as we travelled through the Scottish Highlands last October and raw fleece gathered by my father in Tasmania. He is a magical Grandfather an elder for the family. He was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Black Butterfly Alpaca Spirit Doll

The Black Butterfly is is filled with herbs and flowers gathered in the misty forest in Autumn as so much change and transformation is taking place. She has silky hair of the black alpaca and holds her familiar the black butterfly in her hand. She is woven from pure merino wool and ancestral fibre and fleece of the Swiss Black nose Valias. She is a doll to help bring light and change. She wears antlers in her hair so that she is grounded while she takes flight with the butterfly. She was completed at the New Moon in Taurus and was with love by hand in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Woad – the Painted One Spirit Doll

The Woad spirit doll wears spirals and lined tattoos on her face made from wool dyed with the ancient plant dye of woad – she is one of the Painted Ones. Her hair is woven from Icelandic fibres and her dress and antlers are woven from the bright coloured silks of recycled saris. Her shawl is created from an ancestral line of sheep in Scotland who live almost purely on seaweed. And over her heart is a huge quartz crystal with an unusual inclusion of what looks to be a triangle or pyramid shape. She brings the medicine of magic and the warrior. She is a Seer and a leader and is one of our tallest dolls. May she bring you guidance and courage. She was completed at the New Moon in Taurus and was with love by hand in Sherbrooke Forest.

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From the Stars – Icelandic Crystal Cave Plant Spirit Doll

She is called From the Stars and has travelled from far far away. She is woven from pure merino fleece and Icelandic fibres from sustainable farms working to ensure that ancestral breeds not only survive but thrive again. Her hair is woven from fleece dyed with pigments from seashells and she wears antlers made of plants in her hair.  There are links to the crystal beings and over her solar plexus is a quartz crystal geode cave and over her third eye she wears a fluorite stone. She wears the colours of the rainbow  and also the Northern Lights. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Wild Spirit Yew Tree Nature Doll

I had a lot of fun creating this nature spirit doll she has antlers and woollen skin she needs no clothing. Perhaps she is a little wise and intuitive friend such as Vasalisa kept in her pocket in the tale of Baba Yaga. She knows the wild ways and is happy to share them and play. Inside her tummy is a medicine bundle of Yew tree leaves – an ancient tree that is known in Irish mythology as one of the 5 sacred trees of the Otherworld. The tree that we picked the leaves from lives in a huge garden of trees from all over the world and seems to guard a gateway into the garden. She is filled with the stillness of the tree but is very very lively and a part of the faerie worlds. She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and has hair made of Goat fibres from a beautiful sustainable farm of very loved goats. Wild Spirit was made with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The WellSpring – Yew Tree Water Spirit Doll

The WellSpring is filled with a medicine bundle holding the leaves of the Yew tree – an ancient tree that is known in Irish mythology as one of the 5 sacred trees of the Otherworld. The tree that we picked the leaves from lives in a huge garden of trees here in Sherbrooke from all over the world and seems to guard a gateway into the garden. A quiet and powerful presence. WellSpring is a Water Spirit doll. She wears a well made from a quartz crystal geode over her womb and a crystal drop filled with red inclusions over her heart. She is woven from wool of the rare breed of sheep from Switzerland the Valais Blacknose. May she bring you many blessings of the Yew and the Water spirits. She was made with love at the Full Moon in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Bird Messenger – GrandMother Spirit Doll

The Bird Messenger family have been arriving in the forest as the Autumn deepens. GrandMother Bird Messenger spirit doll was woven from a place of ceremony, reflection and gratitude over the New Moon she is filled with the leaves and spirit of the sacred Yew tree and is wearing the feathers of a beautiful bird from Australia called the Budgerigar – her message is ‘the little is the big’. The Budgerigar is a nomad travelling in huge flocks. They are small birds but can travel very far in the outback locating water holes and food sources. I feel as though her medicine is to teach of resilience and trust in yourself. She is woven with fleece of the Navajo Churro that has been blended with plant fibres of the agave cactus. She wears the silks of recycled sari over her body.  She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Bard Autumn Grandfather Spirit Doll

The Bard Grandfather spirit doll holds the memory of natures Autumn spells and wisdom – the power of transformation. He is needlefelted with pure Merino wool and fleece dyed naturally with plants. His beard and hair are pure raw Merino fleece. He wears the antlers of the Stag and plant medicine of the ancient Oak tree. The medicine bundle inside his body is filled with oak acorns gathered in Sherbrooke Forest at the Autumn Equinox.

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Nettle and Moss Mother and Daughter Bird Augury Dolls

The Nettle and Moss Mother and Daughter dolls were made as guardians to watch and care for their keepers and help to communicate and translate for the Birds. They are  Auguries and can hear and see the language of the Birds.  They have hair made from Ramie a plant fibre of the Nettle family and their bellies are filled with Oak Acorns and blood red resin from the Mountain Ash Tree. They wear Moss crowns and silver Bird shields over their hearts.  You may choose to keep both or give the smallest to a daughter, a niece, granddaughter or friend. They were made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Black Swan Sea Witch with Hag Stone from Devon, England

The Black Swan Sea Witch carries medicine and love from 2 coastlines far away from each other. She is the link between the oceans. She wears a tiny Hag Stone a stone to see the other side and through the veil that was gathered by our dear friend Amy Maythorne of Wednesday Magpie near her home on the coast of Devon in England. And she holds the feather of a Black Swan that I found at the sea shore in Williamstown, Australia. Inside her belly are herbs and flowers and mosses gathered here in Sherbrooke Forest. May she bring blessing of the seas and the stones and the birds to her new keeper. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Desert Rain Drop Agave Cactus Spirit Doll

The Desert Rain Drop spirit doll is needlefelted from fibre and fleece woven with the plant medicine of Agave Cactus and Navajo Churro wool. She carries the blessing of dew drops and rain drops – rainbow moon beads woven through her antlers – as water blessings to the desert flowers and plants. She holds the balance of Earth and Water. Over her heart she wears a quartz crystal with black inclusions that has lived for a long time buried in the rainforest here in Australia. May she gift the blessing of water and imagination, creativity and healing to her keeper. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Grandmother Acorn Scottish and Icelandic Spirit Doll

Grandmother Acorn spirit doll is filled with acorns that have just begun to fall in this week before the arrival of Autumn in Sherbrooke Forest. She also wears an Oak Acorn over her solar plexus. She holds the spirit of promise and new dreams with the tiny Oak Acorn that she wears over her solar plexus beneath her beautiful big heart. She is created from fleece gathered from ancestral sheep in the Soay island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and fleece from Iceland. Her purple antlers are her strength and resilience, may she bring these gifts to her new keeper.  She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Grandfather Autumn Plant Spirit Doll

The Grandfather Autumn Plant spirit doll was created at the time of the first acorns here in the forest – the reminder that Autumn is on it’s way. He is filled with Oak Acorns and red resin of the Mountain Ash Tree in Sherbrooke Forest. His fibres are woven from Soay sheep fleece ancestral and ancient breed of Scotland. And his hair and beard are made from raw fleece gathered by my father in Tasmania. May he bring a quiet and strong presence to his keeper and the secrets of the Autumn forest and all of it’s magical transformations.  He was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Myrrh Plant Spirit Doll

The Myrrh Plant spirit doll was created to hold the essence of this sacred resin and tree and she wears Myrrh over her third eye and over her heart. She holds a medicine bundle of plants and herbs from the forest inside her body and is needlefelted from pure Australian Merino wool and golden fleece from Iceland. Her hair is braided with wool from the Shetland Islands in Scotland. She is a golden queen and our wish is that she brings this colour and light to whoever needs it. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Oak Acorn Plant Spirit Doll

The Oak Acorn plant spirit doll was created to hold the essence of the Acorn and Oak tree. She holds an acorn inside her body and also wears an acorn over her womb. Over her heart and over her third eye are Smokey Quartz crystals found in Australia. The Oak Acorn is needlefelted with fibres from Norway and Iceland in the colours of the Northern Lights. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Scottish Deer Sisters Spirit Dolls

The Scottish Deer Sisters can be purchased separately or together. They are identical twins and were made over the full moon. Inside their bellies are medicine bundles of herbs and flowers gathered at Loch Lomond in Scotland last October. And they are needlefelted from pure wool of Shetland and Jacob fleece that we gathered in the Highlands of Scotland as we travelled. They each have a quartz crystal over their heart and each carry a single feather – Owl Deer Sister and Falcon Deer Sister. They were made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest at Full Moon.

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Amanita Muscaria Mushroom Dreamer Spirit Doll

The Amanita Muscaria Mushroom Dreamer came to be over the eve and dawn of Lammas here in the Southern Hemisphere and Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere. She carries the medicine of birds from both hemispheres – the Emu and the feathers of the Macaw that have been woven into a special beaded medicine necklace created for us by Dreamaya. She is woven from fleece of the sacred Navajo Churro blended with plant fibres of the Agave Cactus. Her is made from Ramie a plant fibre from the Nettle family. She is a doll that was created to celebrate beauty and colour and visionary dreams. She was made with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Fire Keeper Travelling Cauldron Spirit Doll

The Fire Keeper Travelling Cauldron spirit doll came to be over the eve and dawn of Lammas here in the Southern Hemisphere and Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere. She is filled with the ruby red resin from the Mountain Ash tree – the tallest tree in Sherbrooke Forest. This same resin is carried in her Gumnut Cauldron. She has a magical portal woven into the front panel of her dress – carrying her magic with her. She wears the feathers of the sacred Emu in her hair and has ears of Pussy Willow and is made from fleece and fibre gathered from all over the world – Iceland, Scotland, Australia and France. Her gift is to bring the light, warmth and power of the fire, she is a traveller and nomadic spirit. She was made with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Sea Star from Many Lands Spirit Doll

The Sea Star Many Lands spirit doll came to be over the eve and dawn of Lammas here in the Southern Hemisphere and Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere. She has a magical portal woven into the front panel of her dress – carrying her magic with her and it is woven into fleece from one of the oldest breeds in the world in Iceland. She holds a medicine bundle inside her body filled with flowers, herbs and mosses gathered on our journeys through the Highlands of Scotland, Ireland and Cornwall last year. She carries love for all these lands in her heart and is connected to them at all times. She communicates and journeys through the star realms. She carries the feather of the sacred Emu in her hand and was made with love in Sherbrooke Forest, Australia.

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Rainbow Reindeer Mother and Child Spirit Dolls

The Rainbow Reindeer and her baby are woven from pure wool and fibres from all around the wool and embellished with silk. They carry the magical ally and spirit of the Deer. Mother’s hair is woven from a fibre created from Seaweed and they both carry a strong element of Water – dreaming, healing, creativity. They are dolls to help birth dreams and sacred wishes. Inside the Reindeer Mother is Birch Bark and blood red resin of the Mountain Ash the tallest tree in our forest. And inside the medicine bundle for Baby is a Banksia Seed. They were made with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Islander, Scottish Fleece Spirit Doll

The Islander is woven from wool we gathered whilst travelling through Scotland in October. She wears fibres from the Shetland Islands and a stone over her heart found near the sacred Isle of Iona.  Inside her belly is a medicine bundle of Red Roses and Birch Bark. There is something lovely and wistful about her presence – as if she is always watching the horizon. May she bring her keeper the many blessings we received whilst travelling through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. She was birthed over the New Year here in Sherbrooke Forest and was made by hand with love.

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The Sequoia SeedKeeper Nettle Spirit Doll

She was birthed over the New Year here in Sherbrooke Forest and is part of the SeedKeeper family – a family of dolls dedicated to holding and caring for a special dream or wish of their keepers in this new year. She is filled with Birch bark and red Roses and inside her Rainbow Egg is the seed of the mighty Sequoia tree. She is woven from fleece local to our forest and dyed by hand. And she wears the lovely Pussy Willow in her hair. The shell she holds was gifted to us from a dear sister in Hawaii. May she bless and hold the dreams of this new year. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Evening Star DeerWoman Icelandic Spirit Doll

The Evening Star DeerWoman was created over the Summer Solstice here in Sherbrooke Forest and asked for eyes to See. She is filled with herbs and mosses from the forest and red roses. Her fibres are from rare Icelandic Leader sheep and the Star over her body is woven from wool from the Orkney Islands in Scotland. She wears the antlers of her beloved animal ally the sacred Deer. May she give you new eyes to see in this New Year. Star blessings from the forest.

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Forest Being (no name) Tweed and Nettle Spirit Doll

She was birthed over the Solstice here in Sherbrooke Forest and told me she has no name. She is filled with herbs and mosses from the forest and her hair is woven from the plant fibre Ramie a member of the Nettle family. On our recent travels through Scotland we gathered these pieces of hand woven Tweed from the Isle of Harris. She wears an Australian smokey quartz crystal over her solar plexus. She is of the forest and for the forest – perhaps she will reveal her name to her new keeper? We will wait and see… Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Gardener, SeedKeeper Spirit Doll

The Gardener spirit doll is part of a family group of dolls that began appearing over the Summer Solstice here in Australia leading into the week before the birth of the new year. She holds an Eucalyptus Gumnut inside a handmade basket. She is made purely from wool and fibres gathered from local wool workers very close to our home in Sherbrooke Forest. Inside her body are Red Rose petals and red resin from the Mountain Ash tree – the tallest flowering tree in the world. Her dress is adorned with flowers woven from fibre made from Agave Cactus and her hair is created from raw fleece gathered by my father in Tasmania. She is a doll to help and hold the dreams and wishes you have for yourself and loved ones for the year ahead – perhaps holding a dream steady for you in times when you feel a little shaky. She will wait for you. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Lady of the Nettles Spirit Doll

The Lady of the Nettles was created from a medicine bundle of hops and lavender grown in the beautiful garden of the Cross Bones graveyard in London. This once forgotten place has been saved from demolition and showered with love by a committed group of magical activists in London, England. Her hair is made from a plant fibre called Ramie a relative of the Nettle family. She holds the spirit and medicine of the Nettle plant. She wears a Sun mandala gifted by friends from Mexico. She is a guide and mentor, a doll to watch over her new family perhaps a teacher of the plant realms.  She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Amanita Witch Spirit Doll

The Amanita Witch was created over the Summer Solstice here in Australia leading into the week before the birth of the new year. She holds a medicine bundle inside her belly of herbs and leaves gathered in Scotland and is dressed in hand-dyed fibres from the Highlands. She carries the medicine and spirit of the Amanita Muscaria sacred mushroom for vision and seership. She has antlers that help her to communicate with the heavens and incredible crystal over her heart gifted for this doll.  May she help you to vision and dream. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Acorn SeedKeeper Spirit Doll

The Acorn SeedKeeper is part of a family group of dolls that began appearing over the Summer Solstice here in Australia leading into the week before the birth of the new year. She holds an Oak Acorn inside a silkworm cocoon.  She is made purely from wool and fibres gathered from local wool workers very close to our home in Sherbrooke Forest. Inside her body are Red Rose petals and red resin from the Mountain Ash tree – the tallest flowering tree in the world. She wears the spiral of life and dreams over her heart with a moonstone at the centre and pussy willows in her hair that I picked with my sister and niece by the ocean. She is a doll to help hold the dreams and wishes you have for yourself and loved ones for the year ahead – perhaps holding it steady for you in times when you feel a little shaky. She will wait for you. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Portal Guardian – Dream Guardian of the Cross Bones Graveyard, London

The Portal Guardian came to life from hops and herbs and flowers gifted to us at the site of the Cross Bones Graveyard in London. What was once a forgotten graveyard of the ‘outcast dead’ a ‘pauper and Magdalene’ graveyard for fallen women was saved from destruction by local people and turned into a beautiful community garden. As we stood at the gates of Cross Bones there was a palpable and magical feeling of threshold and portal. She is one of the spirits that guides and assists at the gates of portals and dream journeys. She has eyes of Rosella feathers, she sees in a new way and has an incredible Agate crystal portal over her womb. May she bless your own journeys with ancestors and perhaps help you to love the lineage and history of your own family. She was made by hand with love in London and Sherbrooke Forest, Australia.

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The Traveller Spirit Doll – the Highlands, Scotland

The Traveller began her life as a gathering of plants and herbs and peculiar pink moss from our travels in the Highlands and visit to sacred areas of offerings and reflection. The stone over her heart is one of my favourites it is called many names – Lodalite, Shaman Stone, garden Quartz – the plant inclusions inside the stone look exactly like the pink moss inside her belly. She has a labradorite over her third eye and her fibres are a mix of Scottish and Icelandic wool. You may notice that she is not completely human and has extra large ears for listening and the feathers of the native Australian bird, the Budgerigar (very loving) in her hair. She is a companion doll for dream journeying and also as a physical travelling companion. She was made by hand with love in Scotland and Sherbrooke Forest, Australia.

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Water Spirit Doll from the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

A Water Spirit Doll was created from a medicine bundle of moss, bracken and heather that we gathered at the sacred Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Her dress is woven from recycled Sari ribbon and fibre and her hair is woven from wool blended with the fibre of the Camel a sacred animal that remembers and walks the leylines of the earth.  She has a shawl made from the fleece of Scottish sheep that live on an island in the Orkneys and feed mainly from seaweed. She is adorned with an Amethyst crystal over her third eye and a rainbow-filled double terminated quartz crystal over her heart. She was made by hand with love.

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Swan Spirit Doll The Healer – Made in Cornwall and Dublin

A Swan Spirit Doll called the Healer and she birthed with the White Swan of Cornwall where her medicine bundle was created from rose hips, sand, bracken and rowan berries gathered near Penzance. She was then taken to Dublin and formed fully before travelling through the Highlands of Scotland. She has visited many sites and lands and finally returned to Australia to receive the Black Swan feather she holds in her hand. She wears a crown of Malachite and her dress is adorned with silk spiral and star. May she be a Swan Healer for her keeper. She was made by hand with love.

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The Bone Wife – Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Bone Wife holds in her belly a single large Rosehip gathered beside the 15th century church and graveyard below Bein na Cailleach (Hill of the Old Woman) on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. She wears a hand blown glass bone covered in Lichen speckles and an ancient sea fossil Am over her heart. In her hand is a quartz crystal wand with natural blood red inclusions. She is a protector and guardian of sacred sites and ancestral lands. She talks and cares for the bones of her lineage and all those who need care and love. She is woven from fleece gathered as we moved across the Highlands and she was completed back in our home in Sherbrooke Forest, Australia upon return.

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The Guide Swan Spirit Doll – Cornwall, Dublin and the Highlands

The Guide Swan Spirit Doll is a doll that was begun in Australia with the medicine of the Black Swan and travelled with us on our whole journey through Cornwall, Ireland and Scotland. She has visited many sites and lands and finally returned with the medicine of the White Swan back to Australia. She is woven with Icelandic fleece and fibre from ancestral sheep in Scotland that live by the sea and feed on seaweed. She wears a crown of Rose Quartz and her dress is adorned with silk flowers. May she be a Swan Guide for her keeper. She was made by hand with love.

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Cornish Faerie Luna – Spirit Doll from Cornwall

The Cornish Faerie Luna is a lineage and ancestral doll that was birthed near Penzance, in Cornwall just over a month ago. She was created in the spirit of leaving offerings for our ancestors and those who came before us. In her belly is a medicine bundle of sand, rowan berries, bracken and rose hips gathered on our journey through Cornwall. She is dressed in fibres that have been hand dyed with chamomile and mushroom. She wears a quartz crystal over her heart and an amethyst wand in her hand and her hair is woven from wool blended with fibres from the sacred Camel who walks the leylines of the earth.

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Heather and Woad – Grandmother’s Apprentice Highland Spirit Doll

Heather and Woad was created from a medicine bundle of Heather that we gathered by hand at the site of hundreds of memorial cairns above Loch Loyne in the Highlands Scotland (photo below). As I created her I dressed her in fibres dyed with naturally with Woad a plant sacred to the Picts and Celts. She is an ‘in-between’ creature somehow human and animal and she wears a fossilised Ammonite over her heart to remember ancient seas and creatures. I dedicated her to the mysterious beings of the Highlands. She was made by hand with love in Scotland and in Sherbrooke Forest, Australia.

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The Peat Faerie – Scottish Highlands Spirit Doll

The Peat Faerie was created from a medicine bundle made from Peat and Heather and Rowan Berries created in the Scottish Highlands. She is dressed in wool from the Shetland Islands in Scotland and wears a shawl from Highland dyed naturally by hand. Her hair is woven from wool blended with Camel fibres and she has wildflowers in her hair. I dedicate her to the mysterious beings of the Highlands especially those that protect and replenish the soil. She was made by hand with love in Scotland and in Sherbrooke Forest, Australia.

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Ancient Memory – Bear and Goat Spirit Doll

She is linked to the spirits of the Bear and the Goat and has an ancient memory of the Bears that used to roam in Scotland and England many years ago. She holds a medicine bundle of Osha Root (Bear Medicine) and hops and lavender and herbs and flowers gathered on our recent journey to Scotland. She is woven from fibres from both Scotland and Iceland. She wears an ancient sea fossil in the shape of a star over her heart and an agate over her solar plexus. She was made by hand with love in Scotland and in Sherbrooke Forest, Australia.

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Rainbow Lorikeet Spirit Doll

The Rainbow Lorikeet spirit doll is filled with resins and mosses gathered in the forest. She is woven from wool and fibre from many lands including Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Sweden, and Scotland. Her hair is made from softest bamboo and she wears the feathers of her totem bird the Rainbow Lorikeet. Her message is the little bird is strong.  She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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ShapeShifter Deer Woman Full Moon Eclipse Doll

DeerWoman is a ShapeShifter and she was birthed at the Full Moon in Pisces Eclipse. She is dressed in fibres from rare breed of sheep in Scotland who live on seaweed and Navajo Churro wool blended with Agave Cactus. Her totem is the Deer and her antlers are adorned with flowers. She wears a beautiful Ametrine crystal on her third eye and a clear Quartz teardrop with red inclusions over her womb. She is filled with St Johns Wort herbs to help lift the spirits and bring the sunlight. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Grandmother BirchBranch and Owl Spirit Doll

Grandmother BirchBranch and Owl is a full-bodied pure woollen doll with legs for dancing! She took many days to complete and carries the medicine of Birch and herbs gathered in Sherbrooke Forest inside her body. She is dressed in a pure wool shift that was dyed naturally with native plants by the women and children at Forest Sisters Gathering, a women’s gathering here in Victoria, Australia. Over her heart she wears Birch bark ‘eye’ and feathers of her totem the Owl. Grandmother’s hair and shawl are made from raw fleece from my father in Tasmania.

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Plant Medicine and Agate Woman Medicine Doll

The Plant Medicine Woman holds a medicine bundle of Birch and Redwood and Fern gathered from the forest floor. Her heart is a huge Agate from the Australian desert and her dress and shawl are felted from rare breed Flemish fibres woven with hemp and dyed naturally with plants.  She carries the feather of a Tawny Frogmouth found on our walks in the forest. She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Travelling Faerie Godmother by Sacred Familiar

Travelling (Faerie Godmother) Grandmother Medicine Doll

The Travelling Grandmother doll is a Faerie Godmother. She holds a medicine bundle of moss and ferns inside her body and she is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in fibres woven with Agave Cactus fibres and sacred Navajo Churro wool. She was birthed in the forest and travelled to be part of a medicine doll making ceremony in Sydney by the ocean before returning back to the forest to be completed. She wears shells and seeds gathered by the sea. She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Grandmother Deer and Echidna Medicine Doll

The Grandmother Deer and Echidna medicine doll is woven from hand-dyed fibres from New Zealand. She has a medicine bundle created from herbs and flowers gathered in the forest. She wears the antlers of the her totem the Deer, an Echidna quill and Cowrie shells. A doll who has a Grandmother guardian and creative spirit. She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Plant Medicine Woman – Desert Cactus & Forest Moss Medicine Doll

The Plant Medicine Woman medicine doll carries a medicine bundle inside her body of moss and lichen gathered in the forest and she is dressed in fibres woven with Agave Cactus from the desert. Her fibres are dyed naturally with plants, woven with fragments of plants and blended with Navajo Churro wool. She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest – carry both the spirit of the forest and the desert.

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Winter Sun – Magdalene Healing Heart Keening Medicine Doll

The Winter Sun Magdalene medicine doll was made to help release grief if it is needed and to also heal the heart – bringing back the sunlight after darkness. She holds a medicine bundle filled with herbs and acorns inside her belly and she wears a crown of flowers. Over her heart is a radiant star with an opal in the centre. She was made while we were dreaming in the circle to ‘Sing Home the Ghosted Sister’ – a song we can sing for any outcast ancestors in our family tree. She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Water Witch dowsing medicine doll

Witching for Water – Dowsing Medicine Doll

The Water Witch medicine doll is a water dowsing doll working this the element of water and emotional clearing. She is doll to help find what is lost of hidden. She is filled with acorns from Sherbrooke Forest and her face is made from a water-worn Smokey Quartz crystal from Australia. She wears a quartz crystal cluster over her womb and her fibres are dyed with pigments from seashells.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Butterfly and Moss Snake Medicine Doll

The Butterfly and Moss doll is filled with a medicine bundle holding mountain ash resin and and frankincense, moss and herbs from Sherbrooke Forest. She is made from pure Australian merino and corriedale fibres and her clothing is woven with Flemish fibres and Flax dyed naturally with plants. She wears bark over her body covered with moss gathered from the forest floor over her heart is a clear quartz crystal. Butterfly is her totem – she holds the medicine of change, transformation and rebirth.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Cosmic Egg Emu Medicine Doll

The Cosmic Egg Emu medicine doll holds a medicine bundle of Valerian and Wormwood flowers. She is dressed in fibres from the Icelandic Leader sheep and her hair is woven with silk. She is dressed in the colours of the Cosmos and wears the feathers of her sacred bird the Emu. Over her womb is a clear quartz crystal with blood red inclusions. She is a doll to help hold and incubate dreams and wishes. She may be holding a dream for a larger group or community.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Nettle Sister – Plant Teacher Medicine Doll

The Nettle Sister Plant Teacher carries the plant spirit of Nettle in her body and also her hair which is woven from a plant called Ramie of the Nettle family. Her body is pure merino and her dress is woven from fibres from ancestral Scottish sheep that live on seaweed and dyed with indigo. Inside her body are plant resins and acorns. Over her heart is a hand-blown glass 4 leaf clover. She has antler crown of Paulownia (Princess Tree) flower buds – in Japan these trees are planted after a girl is born and she wears a special woollen prayer blanket dyed with plants by women together at Forest Sisters Gathering.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Alpaca Air and Stone Medicine Doll

The Alpaca Air and Stone medicine doll carries the alchemical symbol for Air over her body and wears a large quartz crystal found by hand in the desert in Australia. Inside her body is a medicine bundle holding St John’s Wort. She is clothed in Alpaca wool gathered at a local farm of happy alpacas here in the forest and hand-carded by us. The pure wool dreads were fibres traded at Spirit Weavers Gathering last year in the Redwood Forest. Her shawl is made of wool from New Zealand. I created this doll to be with those who need to calm and still their minds, sleep deeply and dream well.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Dreaming Druid Grandfather Medicine Doll

The Dreaming Druid is a Grandfather medicine doll carrying the plant medicine of St John’s Wort to bring the Sun’s light back into daily life. A doll to lift spirits and strength. His hair and beard are raw sheep fleece gathered by my father in Tasmania. His clothing is  woven with wool of rare Scottish sheep from the Orkney Islands that live on seaweed. I feel he knows the mysteries of land and sea and his animal totem is the Ram.

He was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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FernForest Grandmother Medicine Doll

The FernForest Grandmother medicine doll is woven from fibres blended with silk. Her hair is made from raw fleece of sheep on a farm near my father’s home in Tasmania and was gifted to us. She wears an incredible beaded rainbow necklace with Macaw feathers created with love and prayer and intention by DreamAya as a special gift for a medicine doll.  Inside the medicine bundle in her body are fern roots, moss, lichen, bark and blood red mountain ash resin gathered in Sherbrooke Forest. Over her heart is a smokey quartz crystal found by hand in the desert.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Deer and Buffalo Agave Medicine Doll

The Deer and Buffalo medicine doll is woven from the rare and sacred Navajo Churro wool and Deer and Buffalo fibres. The fibres are interwoven with plant medicine of the Agave Cactus. She carries many herbs and flowers as well inside the medicine bundle in her body gathered in Sherbrooke Forest. Over her heart is a Sun Flower beaded mandala created in the Huichol tradition in Mexico. Her hair is woven with black silk.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Crow Dancer Medicine Doll

The Crow Dancer medicine doll is woven from fibres hand dyed in New Zealand. She wears the feathers of her totem bird the sacred Crow. She carries many herbs and flowers inside the medicine bundle in her body gathered in Sherbrooke Forest. Over her third eye is a tear drop of Labradorite and her hair is woven with black silk.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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MoonLore Medicine Doll

The MoonLore medicine doll was woven just after the full moon. She wears the crescent moon over her crown and it is woven from fibres made from seaweed. She carries many herbs and flowers as well as snakeskin inside the medicine bundle in her body gathered in Sherbrooke Forest. Her dress is pure merino wool blended with silk and her hair is woven from Camel fibres. Her shawl is wool from New Zealand.

MoonLore represents an ‘auntie’ or guardian spirit who has lived through many cycles of the moon and now lives purely by the medicine of the moon – she speaks to the plants and to the oceans. She passes on this wisdom of living with the moon and knowing when to grow and when to let go and when to be still.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Mama and Cub – the Strength of Trees medicine dolls Heart

Mama and Cub – Strength of Trees medicine dolls carry the plant medicines of the tallest and strongest trees in the worlds: Sequoia (Redwood), Oak and Eucalyptus – Mountain Ash the tallest flowering tree in the world. They teach the medicine of trust and quiet strength, the patience to grow at your own pace and to build trust in your own strength to carry yourself and others, especially children. They are woven from pure Australian merino wool and fibres dyed by hand from New Zealand. Over Mama’s heart is a rainbow mandala woven with love in the Huichol tradition in Mexico. Mama’s hair is woven from fibres from the Viking land of Norway. They were woven in the as the moon became full in the forest.

They were handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Radiant Heart – Mexican Plant Medicine Woman

The Radiant Heart Mexican Plant Medicine Woman carries the the plant medicine of the sacred Agave Cactus and the ancestral wool of the Navajo Churro. She was inspired by creative and resilient spirit of Frida Kahlo after I receiving an rare wool blend woven with the magical Agave cactus and Navajo Churro wool. These fibres were dyed by hand with plants to mirror the colours inspired by the artwork of Frida Kahlo. She also wears a beaded Huichol mandala from Mexico over her heart. This Plant Medicine Woman is a very special doll who has spent her time in the forest and is now ready for her new home.

She was handcrafted with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Keener – Singing Over the Bones Medicine Doll

The Keener was created to hold space for a ceremony honouring the forgotten, the ghosted, the shamed women in our lineage and families. She sings for the whole family, singing home the lost back into the branches of the family tree.  She is an ancestral medicine doll and her role is to be awakener to the medicine of the One Who Sings Over the Bones. The storekeeper in the family who holds and takes care of the ancestral stories. She wears a hand blown glass bone adorned with flowers over her heart and carries a quartz crystal skull in her hand. Her shawl is dyed with the pigment of crushed seashells and her dress is the ocean.  She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Daintree Faerie – Lunar Eclipse Medicine Doll

The Daintree Faerie is one of 3 Sister Lunar Eclipse medicine dolls created between the Solar & Lunar eclipse and Equinox. Together they honour the cycles of the Moon and the Sun and ancestral medicine of women’s moon wisdom – the New Moon, Full Moon and Dark Moon. The Daintree Faerie is the New Moon and she is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in wool fibres blended with silk. Each one of the sisters carries the plant medicine of the Oak Tree and acorn and their hair is woven from fibres created from Pearls. She wears green Cicada wings gathered in the tropical Daintree Forest in Queensland. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The StoryKeeper – Lunar Eclipse Medicine Doll

The StoryKeeper is one of 3 Sister Lunar Eclipse medicine dolls created between the Solar & Lunar eclipse and Equinox. Together they honour the cycles of the Moon and the Sun and ancestral medicine of women’s moon wisdom – the New Moon, Full Moon and Dark Moon. The StoryKeeper is the Full Moon and she is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in wool fibres blended with silk. Her shawl is woven from fibres from the Viking lands of Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Norway. Each one of the sisters carries the plant medicine of the Oak Tree and acorn and their hair is woven from fibres created from pearls. She carries the feather of the Crimson Rosella. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Elder – Lunar Eclipse Medicine Doll

The Elder is one of 3 Sister Lunar Eclipse medicine dolls created between the Solar & Lunar eclipse and Equinox. Together they honour the cycles of the Moon and the Sun and ancestral medicine of women’s moon wisdom – the New Moon, Full Moon and Dark Moon. The Elder is the Dark Moon and she is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in wool fibres blended with silk. Each one of the sisters carries the plant medicine of the Oak Tree and acorn and their hair is woven from fibres created from Pearls. She wears the feathers of Emu in her hair. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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She Listens to the Sea – SeaUrchin – Auntie Drummer medicine doll

She Listens to the Sea – SeaUrchin Auntie is Drumming medicine doll and filled with sacred herbs and plants gathered in the forest and holds her mandala drum – the sacred shell of her totem. We found this Sea Urchin at the shore of the Swan sanctuary in Williamstown. At first I thought she was a Grandmother but she has since told me she is an Auntie – an Autumn Woman – one who has been through her cycle of mothering children and now channels her medicine into holding circles and being an Auntie for her community. Her drum that knows the heartbeat and cycles of the oceans and she knows them too they help her to understand the cycles of her own body as it waxes and wanes with the moon. She wears fibres from the Viking lands of Iceland, Norway and Sweden and her hair is woven with Camel fibres. She carries the sacred feather of the Macaw. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Aurora Borealis Oak Medicine Doll

The Aurora Borealis medicine doll holds the medicine of Deer and Rainbow Lorikeet. She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in fibres from the very rare Norwegian sheep Gra Trondersau dyed by hand in the colours of the Northern Lights. She is filled with herbs from the forest and wears an Oak Acorn over her heart. She has a labradorite crystal over her womb that fills with rainbows in the light, surrounded by moss and leaves and flowers. Her hair is woven from Bamboo fibre and her antlers are made of moss covered branches. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Butterfly Sister Witch Medicine Doll

The Butterfly is one of 3 Sister Witches created together to honour the ancestral medicine of women’s wisdom – witch, the healer, the dreamer, the herbalist and seer. They are woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in wool fibres blended with silk. Each one of the sisters carries the plant medicine of the Oak Tree and each doll holds an Oak Acorn inside their bellies. The Butterfly honours the spirit of healing and transformation and the gifts of the Dreamer. The black Monarch Butterfly is her spirit totem and she wears a moonstone over her heart and quartz crystal filled with blood red inclusions over her womb. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Antlered Sister Witch Medicine Doll

The Antlered Sister is one of 3 Sister Witches created together to honour the ancestral medicine of women’s wisdom – witch, the healer, the dreamer, the herbalist and seer. They are woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in wool fibres blended with silk. Each one of the sisters carries the plant medicine of the Oak Tree and each doll holds an Oak Acorn inside their bellies. The Antlered Sister honours the spirit of the shaman, dreaming and journeying to other realms. The Deer is her spirit totem and she wears a hand blown glass bone over her heart and an acorn over her womb. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The Peacock Sister Witch Medicine Doll

The Antlered Sister is one of 3 Sister Witches created together to honour the ancestral medicine of women’s wisdom – witch, the healer, the dreamer, the herbalist and seer. They are woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in wool fibres blended with silk. Each one of the sisters carries the plant medicine of the Oak Tree and each doll holds an Oak Acorn inside their bellies. The Peacock Sister honours the spirit of the priestess, holding ceremony and honouring beauty. The Peacock is her spirit totem. She wears peacock feathers in her hair and an opal over her third eye, a quartz crystal with green inclusions over her heart and citrine crystal over her womb. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The 4Trees Witch and Faerie Door Medicine Doll

The 4Trees Witch is a tall medicine doll and holds plant medicine of the forest inside her body of 4 sacred trees: the oak, the eucalyptus, the wattle and pine tree. Her body holds a Faerie Door on her dress made of bark and moss. Over her heart is an agate found in the Australian desert surrounded by pieces of dried mountain ash resin. She is woven from pure Australian merino wool and her dress and antlers are wool blended with linen and dyed with the ancient Woad plant favoured by the Celts. She holds an amethyst wand in her hand. She was made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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GrandMother Forest Rainbow Lorikeet Ancestral Medicine Doll

GrandMother Forest holds a medicine bundle inside her body filled with herbs, mosses and ferns, flowers gathered around our home in Sherbrooke Forest. She wears the feathers of her totem the Rainbow Lorikeet in her hair – a bird that is small but strong in spirit and personality! She is woven from pure Australian merino wool and her hair is braided with rare wool of the Soay sheep from the Isle of St Kilda in Scotland that date back to the bronze age. She wears a lace shawl and large rose quartz heart. She is a lineage and ancestral medicine doll and wears a skull over her crown to honour the ancient animals of the forest.

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Wombat Woman Medicine Doll

Wombat Medicine Woman medicine doll carries the spirit of the wombat – she is part animal and part human. She wears fibres blended with the fur of the wallaby gathered after grazing on a local farm. Her hair is made from the rare little black French Quessant sheep. She wears an opal over her third eye, boulder opal from the Australian desert over her heart and rutilated quartz over her solar plexus. In her hair are Emu feathers. She was made by hand with love.

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StarAncestor GrandMother – Seer – Medicine Doll

The StarAncestor GrandMother is a Seer – there is not much that she has not seen before and she is very very patient. She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and her hair is woven from fibre made from Roses. Her spirit animal is the Deer and she uses her antlers as antenna to speak with the stars. She holds a medicine bundle inside her body filled with acorns, herbs, mosses and ferns, flowers gathered in Sherbrooke Forest. She wears her plant ally the Oak Acorn over her solar plexus and remembers the faerie in the Hawthorn Berries that make up part of her antlered crown with a rare quartz crystal filled with blood red inclusions for the blood of her ancestors.  She is a guardian and ancestral medicine doll – a GrandMother to watch over you. She was made by hand with love in the forest.

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GrandMother OpenHearted Qiviut, Wallaby and Tawny Frogmouth

GrandMother OpenHearted Qiviut (musk ox) and Wallaby medicine doll has the sacred fibres of these animals gathered ethically and woven through her fleece. She is made of pure Australian merino wool and dressed in fibres woven with wallaby fur found on the grass and bushes on local land after they were grazing. Her hair is woven with fibres of the Qiviut (musk ox). She carries the feathers of the Tawn Frogmouth gathered near our home. Over her heart she wears a protea mandala created for us by Martina of Nature’s Art Melbourne from the base of the Australian wildflower the protea. Inside her body is a medicine bundle holding sage and herbs for cleansing and healing. She was made by hand with love.

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The OakFox Faery medicine doll

The OakFox carries the medicine of the intuitive Fox and the strength of the Oak tree and wears feathers of the Rainbow Lorikeet as her wings. She has oak acorns in her hair and a large oak acorn inside her belly. She is woven from rare scottish fleeces from Shetlands and North Ronaldsay – sheep that live on seaweed and dyed naturally with indigo. Her hair is made form a plant fibre called Ramie from the Nettle family. Over her heart is a silkworm cocoon. She wears a lepidolite crystal found by hand in the desert in Western Australia. Blessings of the Fox and Sherbrooke Forest she was made by hand with love.

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I See the Sea Sister Viking medicine doll

Viking dreaming, ancestral medicine, sisterhood, medicine lineage carried in strong hair

I See the Sea Sister is a doll honouring sisterhood and sister circles and the medicine gifted along the lineage of our Grandmothers. She is woven from rare Flemish wool blended with Linen and dyed with the husks of walnuts. She wears an opalised ammonite over her heart and her hair is woven from the rare Stansborough Grey Gotland ancestral sheep originating from an island off the coast of Sweden beloved to the Vikings because of it’s warmth and even used in the weaving of sails for this ships. I feel she carries the ancestral medicine in her hair. She is filled with sage and herbs used to smudge and cleanse. She was made by hand with love.

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Snake Medicine Woman medicine doll

Change, Transformation, Letting Go, Rebirth, Strength, Women’s Mysteries

Snake Medicine Woman medicine doll has been a huge teacher for me over the last 2 months. Snake brings change, shedding the old and rebirth into a new strength. I gathered this snakeskin at a sacred gathering of shamanic midwives. She wears flemish fleece blended with linen and hemp and dyed with eucalyptus and moss and wears an ancient spiral fossil from the desert in the Northern Territory. She wears a quartz crystal over her third eye.

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She Worships the Sun Leo Moon medicine doll

She Worships the Sun was completed at the full moon in Leo January 2016. She is wearing the feathers of the sacred Macaw and is made from pure Australian Merino wool. Her dress and shawl are fibres of the rare Scottish sheep who live on the Orkney Island of North Ronaldsay and live almost exclusively on seaweed. The fibres were lovingly dyed by hand in the colours of the rainbow spectrum of light. Her hair is woven from the rare Hungarian Racka fleece. Inside her body are herbs and plants gathered in Sherbrooke Forest at the time of the Full Moon. She is a Sun and Light worshipper bringing joy and colour into the lives of her new keeper and family. She is made by hand with love.

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The StarSeed New Moon medicine doll

The StarSeed was completed with her 2 sisters – all StarWomen medicine dolls at the first new moon of the year – 2016. She is dressed in fibres of the Navajo Churro hand dyed in the colours of the spectrum of light, the rainbow. her hair is woven from the rare Hungarian Racka fleece and her body is created from pure Australian Merino wool. Inside her body are herbs and plants gathered in Sherbrooke Forest at the time of the Full Moon. She wears an opal over her solar plexus and a quartz crystal cluster of 4 points over her third eye. She is a star lineage doll who holds the ancestral stories of the family and she comes to help seed new wishes and dreams for the year. She was made by hand with love.

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StarLight New Moon medicine doll

StarLight was completed with her 2 sisters – all StarWomen medicine dolls at the first new moon of the year – 2016. She is dressed in fibres of the Navajo Churro hand dyed in the colours of the spectrum of light, the rainbow. Her hair is woven from the rare Manx Loaghtan native to the Isle of Man and descends from ancient primitive sheep found through Scotland and the Hebrides.  Her body is created from pure Australian Merino wool. Inside her body is a medicine bundle of herbs and plants gathered in Sherbrooke Forest at the time of the Full Moon. She wears an opal over her solar plexus and an incredible opal shard over her third eye. She is a star lineage doll who holds the ancestral stories of the family and she comes to take the energy of new wishes and dreams for the year out into the world. She was made by hand with love.

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BloodMoon StarWoman New Moon medicine doll

BloodMoon StarWoman was completed with her 2 sisters – all StarWomen medicine dolls at the first new moon of the year – 2016. She is different from her sisters but from the same lineage. She hold medicine and memory of the creation of the family tree, she remembers that even our blood and our bones are made of stars. She is dressed cashmere and pure Australian Merino wool. Her hair is woven with black silk and and she wears a red crochet crown created by artist and dear sister, Alice Savage. Over her heart is a rare clear quartz crystal filled with blood red inclusions and over her solar plexus she wears a hand blown red glass bone. Her earthly family are the Tawny Frogmouth and she holds one of these feathers in her hand. Inside her body is a medicine bundle of herbs and plants gathered in Sherbrooke Forest at the time of the Full Moon. She is a star lineage doll who holds the ancestral stories of the family and she comes to help clean and heal the ancestral line of the past, present and the future ancestors to come. She was made by hand with love.

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The StoryTeller medicine doll

The StoryTeller is dressed in fibres of the rare Icelandic Leader sheep and wears feathers of the Rainbow Lorikeet and was created at the Summer Solstice here in Australia. Inside her body is a medicine bundle holding an Oak Acorn and plants gathered from the forest. She wears 2 very beautiful and special crystals of Citrine and Amethyst that we have been keeping for a special doll and her hair is woven from a plant fibre called Ramie from the Nettle family. She is a lineage doll who holds and shared the ancestral stories of the family. She was made by hand with love.

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Guiding Light family healing medicine doll

Guiding Light family healing doll was made on New Year’s Eve as a medicine doll and guide for those in need. She wears a Apophyllite crystal over her heart inside a beaded flower mandala created with love in Mexico by a family following the Huichol tradition. She wears a hand crocheted headdress by our sister, Alice Savage and a shawl made from Merino wool blended with sustainably gathered fibres of the sacred Buffalo. Inside her belly is blood red resin from the Mountain Ash tree and quartz crystals. Her gift is to weave connectedness for the family even when they are far away from each other. She holds a feather of the Rainbow Lorikeet in her hand and she was made by hand with love.

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RainbowBuffalo Mama & Cub medicine dolls

RainbowBuffalo Mama and Cub are woven from pure merino and angora wool blended with Buffalo fibres and are wearing the feathers of the Australian Rainbow Lorikeet. Inside the medicine bundle of the mama doll are motherwort, myrrh and marigolds and inside the body of the Cub is an acorn and red rose petals from an ancestral garden. Mama wears clear quartz crystals and the little cub wears an agate found in the Australian desert. They are made by hand with love.

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Mugwort Medicine Woman

The Mugwort Medicine Woman was created on the full moon and is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in the hand dyed fibres of the sacred Navajo Churro. Inside her body is medicine bundle holding Mugwort gathered in the dark moon, mountain ash resin and red roses. Her hair is woven from Camel fibres blended with angora and she wears feathers of the Australian Rainbow Lorikeet in her hair. In her hand is a clear quartz wand. She is made by hand with love.

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Mugwort Faerie Queen

Mugwort Faerie Queen medicine doll

The Mugwort Faerie Queen medicine doll was woven in the full moon and is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in the hand dyed fibres of Navajo Churro sheep. Inside her body is medicine bundle holding Mugwort gathered in the dark moon, mountain ash resin and red roses. Her hair is woven from Angora and her dress is adorned with silk. She wears feathers of the Australian Rainbow Lorikeet in her hair and holds a clear quartz wand. She is made by hand with love.

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Amanita Muscaria FernLore medicine doll

This is the first time that we have blended the plants Fern and Amanita Muscaria in a medicine doll and she is so different from the often brightly coloured Amanita dolls. Her spirit is very light and bright she wears the softest of angora and cashmere wool naturally dyed with eucalyptus and moss. The Fern roots inside her body were gathered at Equinox after a long walk through the rainforest to the visit the spring. She is the Dreamer of the tribe.  She is made by hand with love.

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BuffaloMedicine FernLore medicine doll

The BuffaloMedicine doll wears angora wool woven with the Buffalo fibres. Her shawl in woven from the fur of the Qiviut and her hair is woven with Camel fibres. She is wears a Boulder Opal over her heart found by hand in the Australian desert. She wears Australian wildflowers in her hair and her body holds fern roots and sacred herbs blessed in ceremony in Peru.  She is made by hand with love.

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AcornEars for Listening FernLore medicine doll

AcornEars was completed in the dark moon and holds the magical plant medicine of Fern roots inside her body gathered at Equinox after a long walk through the rainforest to the visit the spring. These were blended with sacred herbs and plants gathered in the forest and mountain ash resin. She is the communicator of the FernLore tribe – listening to the voices of the plants and translating their messages so that they can be understood. She is a bridge, an assistant to the Ferns and their message. She has a Fox totem and is dressed in fibres woven from fibres made from Roses and dyed naturally with plants. Her hair is woven with silk and she wears an agate over her body found in the Australian desert. She is made by hand with love.

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Alpaca and Emu Fernlore

AlpacaMoon FernLore medicine doll

AlpacaMoon was completed at the full moon and holds the magical plant medicine of Fern roots inside her body gathered at Equinox after a long walk through the rainforest to the visit the spring. These were blended with sacred herbs and plants gathered in the forest and mountain ash resin. She is a warrior and also a guardian. She has a strong and protective quality like the Alpaca who used to guard and care for the sheep. I also feel she is a temple guardian or someone to sit beside her keeper in ceremony and prayer. She has an Emu and totem and is woven from pure Alpaca wool gifted to us by school children – this Alpaca looks after them. She also wears a panel of silk over her heart and womb. Her hair is woven from mohair and she wears an clear quartz crescent moon over her third eye and agate over her heart that were found in the Australian desert. Over her womb is a small hand cut and polished rose quartz bead that was found locally near Sherbrooke Forest She is made by hand with love.

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RainbowSeer

RainbowSeer FernLore medicine doll

RainbowSeer was completed in the dark moon and holds the magical plant medicine of Fern roots inside her body gathered at Equinox after a long walk through the rainforest to the visit the spring. These were blended with sacred herbs and plants gathered in the forest and mountain ash resin. She is the GrandMother of the tribe and can see far beyond the present as well as way back into the past. Her totem is the Rainbow Lorikeet – a small but very strong willed and beautiful rainbow winged bird of the forest. She is encouraging the heart to open to all colours, freeing the mind of restriction and also old beliefs that do not serve. She is   dressed in hand blended rainbow fibres handcrafted in England. Her hair is woven from Angora blended with Camel fur and she wears a moss agate over her body found in the Australian desert with quartz crystals. She is made by hand with love.

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RainbowSeer Medicine doll

Heart Camellia

Equinox medicine doll – Integration – Heart of Camellia

She was completed at the point of Eequinox after a long walk through the rainforest to the visit the spring. She has the heart of a Camellia flower inside her body and a drop of water from the sacred spring was placed inside her heart. She is dressed in fibres woven from the rare breed of beautiful Swiss Valais BlackNose Sheep and dyed naturally with Tansy, Eucalyptus, Red Cabbage and Walnut husks. Her dress and heart are adorned with silk flowers. Her message as I made her is – Integration – to leave the past behind and to stop trying to ‘prove’ yourself to your past – to be happy with exactly who you are now and grateful to the past because it made you who you are right now. The past helped make you and the future invites you – Equinox. She is made by hand with love.

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SheepHerder GreenGatherer medicine doll

She was made in honour of all the people who watch over and care for many animals. She is filled with foraged plants in Sherbrooke Forest and she is dressed in fibres woven from Qiviut (muskox) and Navajo Churro. The green leaves on her dress are hand dyed with moss & lichen. Her staff holds mountain ash resin gathered in the rain & smeared while still wet  She is made by hand with love.

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Promise of Spring

IndigoHeart Grandmother medicine doll

She was completed at the Pisces Full Moon as we begin to feel the first blossoms of Spring in the forest. She is a Grandmother guardian medicine doll and her body is filled with Sage and Eucalyptus. She wears a Herkimer Diamond over her heart and streaming from it is silk hand dyed with Indigo. Her dress and shawl are woven from rare sheep breeds dyed with Mushrooms and Eucalyptus. She is old, ancient as the trees – she remembers everything and smiles with a huge heart. She is made by hand with love.

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CrowSister

CrowSister rare breed medicine doll

I have felt the presence of Crow so much in these last weeks – for me this is usually a signal that my grandmother is near. CrowSister was completed in the dark moon and filled with Wormwood gathered in the dark moon. She wears fibres from 2 beautiful and rare breeds of sheep – her hair is woven from the little black French sheep Quessant and her dress and shawl from the beautiful Swiss Valais Blacknose. I am so happy that there are people doing amazing work to preserve these rare breeds. Perhaps she is a doll to walk beside you in your own Dark Moon or a doll that can teach you about preserving what is natural and beautiful. Crow feathers can also act like a smudge and clearing medicine. She wears copper beads from Morocco and a Herkimer Diamond over her heart.

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PeacefulWarrior by Sacred Familiar

PeacefulWarrior Viking medicine doll

It can be a tricky balance to stand up for what we believe in and walk our own path without hurting others. Sometimes we must trust in the path that is calling us even when others do not understand it. The medicine bundle inside her body is filled with Mugwort gathered on the Dark Moon. She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and dressed in fibres from Norway, Faroe Islands, Sweden & Iceland. Her hair is woven from Hungarian Racka sheep & her flower draped antlers from the rare and beautiful Soay sheep on the Isle of St Kilda in Scotland. She wears the Star Anise over her heart and a Chestnut over her womb. Made by hand with love.

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Violet Stingray medicine doll

Violet Stingray Ancestral medicine doll

Sometimes it’s in the making of the doll that I discover her medicine. As I began I filled the medicine bundle inside her body with Hawthorn Berries and leaves. All I knew was that she was Scottish and dressed her in fibers from the Shetland & Orkney Islands where the sheep feed on seaweed from the rocks. But the formation of a stingray appeared on her dress & the bones of a sea creature & ocean-worn heart stone found by a sister in tropical Queensland. I began to think on how we are ancient mysteries & blendings of many ancestors & their lands. I searched and read about the stingray wondering if they are common to Scotland & discovered a story of a rare Violet Stingray that was found by fisherman – she was a long way from home but thriving.

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Viking Snake Medicine doll with Rare Breed of Fibres

She is birthed through the weaving of a blend of Viking rare breed fibres from Iceland, Faroe Islands, Sweden and Norway. They have been hand dyed naturally with lichen, chamomile and mushrooms dressing the body of the doll made from pure Australian Merino wool. Inside her body is a medicine bundle holding wild flowers and eucalyptus. Over her belly is snakeskin found in the forest and the flower known to us as Kangaroo Paw growing from a cowrie shell. Over her heart she wears a citrine stone and her hair is adorned with cowrie shells. Her hair and all of her clothing are woven from this beautiful and very soft blend viking fibres. I feel she is a doll for birth, fertility and transformation. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Antlered Mama and Cub Medicine dolls with Rare Breed Scottish Fibres

Both mama and cub are woven with fibres from rare breeds of Scottish sheep. Her dress is made from Castlemilk Moorit named for the reddy-brown colour of the wool and her hair and silvery spirals are woven from North Ronaldsay sheep fibres – a breed of rare sheep that live on the island and eat seaweed from the rocky beaches. Inside her Cub is an acorn and inside the Mama is a medicine bundle of bamboo red thread and orchids and moss.  She wears a recycled manmade fur shawl. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Between time medicine doll

Between Time – Silk Worm and Moss medicine doll

She is Between Time – both from this time and another. Her body is created from pure Australian merino wool and the medicine bundle inside her body is filled with Ginseng and Gotu Kola. She wears silk cocoons around her neck and over her womb moss surrounds an agate egg in the Australian desert. Her shawl is wove from rare Flemish wool hand dyed with lichen and moss. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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LittleAcorn medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

Little Acorn medicine doll

LittleAcorn holds the medicine of the Oak Tree. She holds an acorn inside her belly and wears an acorn over hear heart. Her body is woven from pure Australian merino wool and she is dressed in hand-dyed fibres from New Zealand. The rainbow over her belly is made from silk and her hair is softest Angora.  She brought a lot of light and life to me as I made her on one of the coldest and darkest weekends in winter – I hope she does the same for you. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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Cherry and Redwood Butterfly medicine doll

Butterfly medicine doll was born at the solstice and she is filled with Redwood leaves and Cherry Ballart – the native cherry tree to Australia and sacred medicine. She is made from pure Australian and New Zealand merino wools and her hair is woven from a plant fibre called Ramie of the Nettle family. Making up the body of the Butterfly her totem is an agate found with loving hands in the Australian desert. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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 WildChamomile medicine doll

Chamomile medicine doll was born at the solstice and she is filled with a young Gumnut and Gingko leaves. Over her heart and in her hair are wild chamomile flowers and her shawl is made from angora wool dyed with Chamomile. She is made from pure Australian merino wool and he leaves on her dress are made from flemish wool dyed with lichen and moss. Over her solar plexus is a Prehnite found with loving hands in the Australian desert. Made by hand with love in Sherbrooke Forest.

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The MushroomGatherer medicine doll

MushroomGatherer was birthed in the Full Moon last night she is dressed in angora wool hand dyed with mushrooms and chamomile. Her hair is woven from mohair. Inside her body is a medicine bundle holding a freshly picked Violet, acacia, clover, birch bark, cowrie shell, hawthorn berries & leaves and mountain ash resin (photo below). Blessings of the full moon and mycelium mysteries.   SOLD

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SheepHerder by Sacred Familiar

The SheepHerder Shetland medicine doll

She was birthed over the Winter Solstice and is woven from hand dyed Shetland wool. Inside her body is a medicine bundle holding a sacred blend of plant medicines from Peru and sacred purple corn. She is the ancestral medicine doll of the lineage of wool workers, herders and carers of the sheep. 

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Mugwort medicine doll

New Moon Mugwort medicine doll

She was birthed at the New Moon in Gemini and is woven from pure Australian merino wool hand dyed with the rainbow. I feel like she is a doll for the whole family. She is filled with Mugwort leaves – the herb of protection and prophecy and wearing the feathers of her totem bird, the Rainbow Lorikeet. Oak Acorn sits inside the spiral of her belly, she holds a quartz crystal wand in her hand and over her third eye is a crystal to hold the vision of a New Moon dream. Made by hand with love in the forest at New Moon. 

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She Dreams of the Desert medicine doll

Today I received this gift of Emu feathers & they seemed right for a doll woven in the Dark Moon this week – She Dreams of the Desert. She is filled with Hawthorn Berries and leaves and her hair is woven from Camel fibres and so is her silvery shawl. Her dress is made from softest silver and grey Angora and she wears a Quartz crystal cluster found by hand in the Australian desert over her heart. Made by hand with love in the dark night before the birth of the New Moon.

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Grandmother Barn Owl

GrandMother Owl Sun & Moon hawthorn berry medicine doll

GrandMother Owl Sun & Moon is filled with Hawthorn berries and was made at the June full moon. She wears an Amethyst arrowhead over her solar plexus and the Sun over her heart. In her hand she carries the feather of her sacred totem, the Barn Owl. Her hair is woven from merino wool and silk and her dress and cloak are hand-dyed. She is able to help find the balance of knowing when to be seen and unseen. Hawthorn trees have been long been linked to faerie magic. She wears wintering blossoms in her hair that will wait until spring to bloom. She teaches patience and trust in the right timing of movement. A GrandMother to watch over the whole family, made by hand with love.

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Trillium Silent Watcher medicine doll

Trillium Birthwort Plant Protector medicine doll

I have just completed this medicine doll after returning from the redwood forests in Mendocino County, California. I dedicated this doll to a plant that made me very emotional in the redwoods. It is Trillium (birthwort). She is a plant protector helping to preserve the ancestral plants. Over her heart is a piece of abalone that looks like a little face. In her hand is a feather of the Barn Owl. Silent watchers. Her dress and shawl are woven from hand-dyed wool from New Zealand that was in our medicine doll circle at Spirit Weavers Gathering in the redwoods. Thank you dear Trillium I will not forget you.

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StormBorn by Sacred Familiar

StormBorn Fox medicine doll

We had a big storm in the forest as I was making this medicine doll. On the morning after, I found oak branches with little acorns still attached (very rare to find them still intact!) and a drop of Acacia resin that now sits over her heart. And then a sister reminded me that many beautiful things are born from storms including ourselves.  She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and her heart and spiral were woven from wool dyed with seashell pigments. Her hair is created from Ramie – a plant fibre from the nettle family.   SOLD

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The Herbalist by Sacred Familiar

The Herbalist – Rainbow Lorikeet medicine doll

‘from little things big things grow’

The Herbalist holds an acorn inside her belly and wears a gum nut outside of her body filled with the plant: Kangaroo Paw. Her headdress is decorated with the feathers of the Rainbow Lorikeet – small rainbow-winged birds that are surprising strong and know how to stand their ground when needed! She holds the ancestral memory of the ancient herbalists and the future dreaming of the herbs and flowers of the forest. She was made by hand in Sherbrooke Forest and her dress and hair are woven from hand-dyed merino wool.

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Changing Woman medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

Travelling Woman medicine doll

She walks in Balance as She Changes

The travelling woman was created during a journey to visit a dear sister. She holds a chestnut in her belly and wears a golden calcite arrow head over her womb. A doll to help create balance and trust whilst going through change and transformation. She was completed late in the evening by there fireside here in Sherbrooke Forest.  Her dress is woven from pure Australian Merino wool and silk – the colour of cleansing fire and sacred flame. Her hair is woven from Ramie – a plant fibre from the nettle family.

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Gumnut Medicine Doll by Sacred Familiar

Gumnut Constellations medicine doll

She is a medicine doll for helping to discern the right pathway particularly around matters of work and service to community. She assists in understanding what work serves us as well as our community. Inside her belly is a medicine bundle holding a Eucalyptus Gumnut with a quartz crystal inside it. Outside her body her belly is adorned with 7 quartz crystals – a constellation mirroring the Seven Sisters – constellations of weavers and makers and helpers – finding our way to where our work serves best. Over her heart is an Iron stone cave holding a Gum seed with the 5-pointed Star and in her hand is the feather of the magical magpie. She will help to weigh up and choose – what is good for all. A particularly helpful doll for artists and creators. She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and her hair is created from Ramie – a plant fibre from the nettle family.

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Little Acorn 2 Medicine Doll Sacred Familiar

LittleAcorn Autumn Equinox medicine doll

This medicine doll was created just after the Autumn Equinox here in Sherbrooke Forest.  She holds 2 Acorns – one inside and one outside her body. Over her heart she wears a crystal quartz and in her hand a bright green feather from the King Parrot. She is a sweet doll and quiet, a doll to bring balance and peace and hold your dreams while you rest in the Autumn and Winter months.  She is made from NZ Halfbred and Romney wool and her hair is created from Ramie – a plant fibre from the nettle family.  SOLD

Little Acorn Medicine Doll Sacred Familiar

Little Acorn 3 Medicine Doll Sacred Familiar

Autumn Equinox doll by Sacred Familiar

Autumn Equinox medicine doll – Stag, Fox & Lyrebird

This medicine doll was created during a ceremony in Sherbrooke Forest at the Autumn Equinox dedicated to the medicine of the Stag, Fox and Lyrebird. She holds an Acorn and Wormwood with Fox and Deer medicine inside her body. The intention she holds is stillness and acceptance of yourself as you are. You are Love.  She is made from pure Australian Merino wool and her hair is created from Ramie – a plant fibre from the nettle family.

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Eye of the HEart medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

Eye of the Heart – Camel and BarnOwl  medicine doll

This medicine doll was completed during the dark moon just before the Autumn Equinox March 2015. She teaches to us to see with your Heart. Her body holds the flowers of marigolds and lavender and she wears a chestnut over her womb and tummy. In her heart is a handmade glass eye and below the chestnut is a Lemurian Quartz wand. She wears the feathers of her totems the BarnOwl and her hair is made from Camel fibres. Her dress is woven from pure Australian Merino wool   SOLD

Eye of the Heart Sacred Familiar

Camel medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

CamelSpirit – remembering Dragons Healing medicine doll

This medicine doll was completed on Friday 13th March. She is CamelSpirit – following the Dragon leylines. Her hair is woven with camel fur, a boulder opal protects her heart and an acorn and leaves rest over her belly. When I created the medicine bundle to go inside the CamelSpirit I chose a red rose grown by Tony’s mother and an acorn – when I photographed them I saw instantly a Dragon eye and I remembered speaking to Kye Wunjo Crow​ about the link between Camel and Dragon. Today from her camel sanctuary she told me that : ‘Camels are some of the guardians of the desert dragon lines,keeping the energy flowing,filtering a lot of the static of our modern world that reaches them even in the desert. They are the whales and dolphins of the desert…’  SOLD

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St. John’s Wort plant medicine doll

St John’s Wort is a herb that reminds me of the Sun is often prescribed to those who suffer from depression – it brings back the Sun and Light to our lives. The silk and mohair flowers that adorn her dress are helping her heart to bloom and shine again. Her dress is made of merino wool from Tasmania. In her hand she holds the bright feather of the King Parrot – our friends here in Sherbrooke Forest. She was created with the intention of opening the heart to the golden blessing of the Sun.  SOLD

LettingGo Fox medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

LettingGo Fox medicine doll

This is the LettingGo Fox medicine doll she was created with the intention of helping her keeper to remove limiting beliefs, habits & addictions to behaviors that hold them back from sharing their light. She is filled with Redwood leaves & wears a Redwood seed over her heart surrounded by Fox medicine. Over her womb is the Ammonite ancient fossil of the oceans and ancestral totem. Over her third eye she carries a Tibetan Quartz. She was a beautiful teacher for me, showing me that when the time is right, letting go can simply be a choice when we embrace it.  Our wish is that she gifts this same medicine and ease in lettingGO to new keeper   SOLD

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CrystalReader of the ButterflyClan medicine doll

I am always honoured when one of the ButterflyClan visit our doll workshop. They are rare and always seem to have a serene and calm presence and quite serious little faces. The CrystalReader holds her Amethyst crystal ball in her hands to create clarity and open to Vision. She has a medicine bundle inside her body filled with Acorns and Oak Leaves. She wears the sacred Fern on her dress and a quartz crystal found by hand in the desert in the Northern Territory of Australia and Pearl over her womb. On her Third Eye is a drop of bright Copper – it is linked to her Vision as is the Black Butterfly that flies above her and guides her path.  SOLD

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Medicine dolls by Sacred Familiar

siStar medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

siStar OneLove Rainbow Lorikeet – Australian Flora

siStar OneLove is a weaver of garden and flower magic. Her dress is adorned with silk flowers and inside her body is a medicine bundle filled with Australian plant medicine: paperbark, mountain ash resin, wattle flowers, ferns from Sherbrooke Forest, Cherry Ballart (indigenous cherry tree used in sacred ceremony). An Emu feather inside her body for a spirit of guardianship.  She has wings gifted by her totem bird the Rainbow Lorikeet and also holds in her hand a smudging feather from the King Parrot. She wears Carnelian crystal over her third eye.   SOLD

Living Ancestor medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

LivingAncestor Falcon ancestral medicine doll

I have become very respectful of the Falcon ever since receiving a precious gift of feathers last year. It feels as though Falcon medicine dolls hold ancestral medicine – power to create healing along the ancestral line of the family & these dolls seem to hold a special strong magic. LivingAncestor taught me that we are the living ancestors – the present vessels for the ancestral medicine of our family past and those yet to come.

Inside her body is a medicine bundle filled with Australian plant medicine: paperbark, mountain ash resin, wattle flowers, ferns from Sherbrooke Forest, Cherry Ballart (indigenous cherry tree used in sacred ceremony). She has Cuttlefish and an Emu feather inside her body for a strong spine and spirit of guardianship.  and . Adorned with feathers of the Falcon – seeing far before and beyond the present moment, she wears crystals found by hand in the Australian desert : agate, kyanite, quartz.

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Grandmother Guardian medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

GrandMother GuardianMoon medicine doll

Created in the dark on the eve of the New Moon this is the first of our Alpaca medicine dolls. Her body is woven from pure Merino wool and her dress is made from 3 different types of Alpaca – the brown and black wool came from 2 alpacas that are beloved to a group of young school children and live at their school and the white alpaca wool comes from a leader of the group of alpacas you see below – a father.  My sister recently told me that alpacas are used to guard and shepherd flocks of sheep and I love that synchronicity and connection – the magical Alpaca dress is guardian and carer of the woollen body she surrounds. Inside her body are sacred Gingko leaves grown here in Sherbrooke Forest, red rose petals and mountain ash resin.

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SequoiaSnakeSong medicine doll

Begun at Summer Solstice and completed after the WolfMoon in January 2015. She is doll to work on the voice & wears a Cicada over her crown, carries a feather from Oscar the Tawny Frogmouth. I feel she is a balance between singing & silence & knowing the timing for both. Inside her body is a medicine bundle filled with Redwood leaves and buds from the Redwood forest in Warburton.  Over her heart she wears a Boulder Opal found by hand in Australia and over her womb is the sacred skin of the Red Bellied Black Snake surrounded by moss from Sherbrooke Forest.

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Medicine Doll by Sacred Familiar

AncientOceans medicine doll

Created at Summer Solstice she is filled with Gingko and Himalayan Spruce.  She is adorned with fossils from the ancient oceans – fossilised shark tooth and Orthoceras (fossilised extinct mollusc). Around the Orthoceras she wears plant medicine of Cherry Ballart – indigenous cherry tree of Australia and sacred herb used in Aboriginal ceremony.

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Medicine Doll by Sacred Familiar

Hornbeam and Gingko medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

Hornbeam and Gingko medicine doll

Hornbeam & Gingko medicine doll & her Owl feather cloak. Hornbeam is a sacred tree often used in wands as it is so strong. It’s medicine helps us to be strong in times when we are feeling burdened by life. She is a tall medicine sister & wears crystals gathered by hand in the Australian desert. Fern root over her body with acacia and moss from Sherbrooke Forest. Barn Owl feathers.

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DeathDoula medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

RoseSkull Death Doula medicine doll

The RoseSKull Death Doula is a guardian and witness for grief and the mysteries of death. She brings peace to those who are grieving or feel they are lost and walks beside them reminding them of life and joy and rebirth. She teaches us that death is never the end but a doorway into another spiral. She reminds us that we are never alone and that we return again and again to the Ancient Mother. She wears a crystal skull made rose quartz as part of her crown with her totem feathers of the sacred Barn Owl. Her heart is adorned with a rainbow made from silk and her womb is adorned by lichen covered bark from the forest.

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Archer medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

The Archer – Artemis medicine doll with Echidna Quill

She is so powerful! Her face is vibrant and smiles at you. She was created by the wild ocean at Apollo Bay and wears stones gathered by hand in the desert. She is filled with wildflowers from the seaside that have beauty and also strength – they can be spiky and protect the small animals that hide in their hedges. The Archer is a protector. Inside her body is a raw peridot crystal for a heart. It is mirrored in the heart shaped agate and large druzy quartz from the Northern Territory over her womb. Her bow is made from sea weathered and whitened branch – grown strong and clean over time and her arrow is a sharp Echidna Quill. The Echidna’s sharp quills protect it’s gentle heart.

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Fox medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

GrandDaughter Fox Medicine Doll

The Fox medicine doll if filled with Wormwood Flowers gathered on the Dark Moon. She wears an Aqua Aura on her 3rd Eye, Carnelian over her Solar Plexus. She is learning from the GrandMothers the magical and intuitive ways of the Fox. 

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Fox medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

Fox medicine doll by Sacred Familiar

Dreamer Medicine Doll by Sacred Familiar

Dreamer Medicine Doll
Amanita Muscaria and dreaming plant medicines with Amethyst and Seed Pearl SOLD

 

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2 thoughts on “Spirit Dolls – Nature’s Familiar

  1. Oh my gosh! Going through your site for the 1st time! Brings tears to my eyes… I’m going to be saving up to request a special medicine doll to have here with me… I am a breast cancer survivor & I just feel that 1 of these dolls would be perfect! Your work is phenomenal & the passion for your work is clearly visible in each of the dolls pictured… I’m grateful to Alice for referring me to your site!

    1. We are so touched by your words Dawn! We send love and spirit to you in your journey to wellness. Thrive and blossom sister xxx

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