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Little Prince Flip Doll


Thanks to a customer commission, we have a new doll: The Little Prince!  The one shown has gone to a new home, but I still have the pattern I designed, should someone else like to order one.  The other two photos show the dolls I have on hand.  Sadly, we won’t be doing the South of the James Market this summer due to other time demands.  However, if you would like to purchase some of our dolls or creatures, send an email, text, or call!  See the contact tab for numbers and address.

Alice and the White Rabbit

Our newest doll joins Dan Springs tomorrow at South of the James Market – Alice and the White Rabbit! The rabbit has a reversible vest, tweed with watch on one side, hearts on the other.  Come check it out!

We’ll also have more sock elephants, rabbits in a tin, bears, and dragons. Hope to see you there – 8am til noon.

Last Day of the Season at South of the James…

New Toys for Market!

New Toys for Market!

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th, is the last day for the season for Dan Springs Collection at the South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park. The creatures shown above in the photo will be on the table for the first time, along with lots of dolls, dragons, and other assorted treasures.  Come on by!

The Market will continue thru the first weekend in December. From then til the end of April it will be at it’s Winter location, probably Patrick Henry School parking lot.

Dan Springs Collection has two remaining venues this year: the Covenant Woods Christmas Market on Friday, November 8th and the Laurel Meadows Elementary School Snowflake Breakfast on Saturday, December 14th.  Check the Calendar tab on this website for details.

Happy Autumn to you!!

Tiny Tins and Pocket Dolls


Hoorah! Generous friends and quilters have given me some of their empty Altoid tins, so we have more tiny creatures in their tin homes for Market on Saturday! I’ll also be bringing a new gathering of pocket dolls and small dolls. Hope to see you in Forest Hill Park for Dan Spring’s last South of the James day for the year. The Market will continue thru the first weekend in December, but we’ll be in the toasty warm studio!

Elves Have Been Busy!

Dolls, Creatures, Journals


Despite the earthquake and hurricane, the elves of Dan Springs have been busy these past two weeks! Here’re new dolls, creatures, and journals just in time for the Labor Day South of the James Market! Hope to see you there tomorrow!

South of the James Market Opens for 2011

The South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park, off 42nd Street, opens tomorrow at 8 am, and Dan Springs Collection will be there!  Join us for fresh produce, fine crafts, food, and fun for all ages. Canines welcome. 

I’ll be at the Market on first and third Saturdays (check the calendar tab on this site for dates) with cloth dolls and fabric creatures.  I’ll have a handcrank sewing machine with and we’ll make child-powered rice bags.  Come on out – looking foward to seeing you!

Short Pump Ruritan 21st Annual Craft Show

Tomorrow Dan Springs Collection will be at the Short Pump Ruritan 21st Annual Craft Show, Short Pump Middle School, 4781 Pouncey Tract Rd, October 23, 9 am – 3 pm, along with a wide selection of crafters.  Come on out!  I’ll have the new dolls, bears, and fairies shown above in addition to pocket dolls, journals, and assorted gift bags.  Persimmony Snicket, my 1895 Singer children-powered handcrank sewing machine, will join us as well for making rice bags. Hope to see you there!