The Mother House


This soft sculpture is called ‘The Mother House
Its is solitary house with roots that reach deep into the ground.
This house has a very important part to play in the Forgotten Forest.
A smokey ghost like lady flies out of the chimney in this piece.
The sculpture is made of cotton and is entirely needle-sculpted and hand painted.
From the window blows a long curtain,
which is coffee stained textile, hardened with fabric stiffener.
The lady that flies from the chimney has a dress made of antique handmade lace.
Cutting the material up did hurt my heart a little, but I think it was worth it!
This piece measures: 46 cm’s tall (18″) and can hang from a wall

To read all about this piece and the tale that goes with it,
please visit the Forest here


My art dolls are not intended to be toys and should be handled with care.
Keep them away from water and direct sunlight as much as possible.
Pieces can be carefully dusted with a dry clean cloth.
Due to small parts they are not suitable for young children.
Textiles can get damaged by moth infestation, keep your house moth free.
If you think your art piece may have been in touch with moths,
I advice you to wrap the piece in a clean cloth and freeze it for 2/3 days.
Then remove from freezer for a day and repeat.

Shipping Upgrades
Standard Shipping does not cover for loss or damage during shipping. Please choose for a shipping upgrade to cover and protect your shipment for loss or damage. When shipped with standard shipping, Pantovola cannot be held responsible for any issues during shipping, thank you for understanding.

Gift Wrapping and Packaging
My dolls come gift wrapped in white tissue and customised satin ribbon. Packaged in bubble wrap and shipped in a postal box.

Wholesale Availability
Sometimes I do sell wholesale.
Wholesale starts at 10 pieces and up and will be sold at a reduced price when bought at once.
The reduction will depend on the quantity of pieces ordered.
Because of the handmade unique nature of my work, I do not accept wholesale requests for less than 10 pieces.
Please get in touch via email with any wholesale requests

Custom and Personalised Orders
Pantovola occasionally accepts custom orders.
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