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HandOfBelaPeck

Stuffed Animals, Primitive Dolls, Wool Work & Whimsy

Fort Worth, Texas · 266 Sales

HandOfBelaPeck

Stuffed Animals, Primitive Dolls, Wool Work & Whimsy

Fort Worth, Texas 266 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(140)

Announcement   Custom orders closed for 2016.
Whimsical folk art and soft toys with a modern twist. Primitive dolls, seasonal decor, and year round cats made from up-cycled fabrics, vintage notions, and found items. My work has been published in Stampington magazines Prims, Stuffed, as well as Better Homes & Gardens.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

Custom orders closed for 2016.
Whimsical folk art and soft toys with a modern twist. Primitive dolls, seasonal decor, and year round cats made from up-cycled fabrics, vintage notions, and found items. My work has been published in Stampington magazines Prims, Stuffed, as well as Better Homes & Gardens.

Jacquie Wheeler

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Jacquie Wheeler

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(140)
Courtney

Courtney on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE my Santa kitty and little white kitty! They look adorable beside my tree :) Thanks so much Jacquie! You're the best! Excellent customer service. Always so happy with my order!

Mary Sherwood

Mary Sherwood on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Okay, the best for last, I adore Jacquie's cats but I especially adore her vintage black cat and paired with this sweet jack-o-lantern I'm one lucky gal to have found these two before they were snapped up. In love!

Mary Sherwood

Mary Sherwood on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Jacquie is an extremely talented lady and she's also very polite and helpful in working with me to find a plaid jack-o-lantern I could call my own. I'm in love with this shop and am so glad to have found it. :)

Mary Sherwood

Mary Sherwood on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What can I say more… too charming that I wish I could display these jack-o-lanterns all year round without people thinking I've gone completely bonkers. This one's a gift and I know it will be admired for many Halloweens to come. Thanks so much!

Mary Sherwood

Mary Sherwood on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gobble-gobble! I love my Tyson and he's safe with me. Our family will be thrilled to have him as part of our Thanksgiving celebrations to come! Thank you!!!

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About

Up-cycling the past to preserve the future

Lighthearted themes, serious stitches.

Hand of Bela Peck offers sweet cashmere stuffed toys, whimsical wool appliqué, and primitive goods.

My work is the off-beat genius that results from growing up in a colonial Connecticut home with artistic parents who focused on accurate historical restoration with a sense of humor. Critters wintering in the walls were treated like house guests. Coins found under floorboards held heroic tales. And handmade dolls were prized possessions.

In keeping with the primitive tradition I use up-cycled fabric purchased at local thrift stores to support charitable causes, found items to reduce environmental waste, and vintage notions to keep nostalgia alive. I employ age old techniques in hopes the skilled artisans of the past will remain relevant in a disposable age.

I have had the honor of being featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Somereset Studios Prims, Stuffed Magazine and the Galveston Daily News. My work is available on Etsy, at Hendley Market in Galveston, and Space Montrose in Houston, Texas. I am active in art fairs and market days across Texas.

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  • Jacquie Wheeler

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Relentless up-cycle artist working in the Early American primitive tradition with a whimsical bent using quality fabrics, vintage notions, and found objects. My work has been published in Prims, Stuffed, and Better Homes and Gardens.

  • Sherman

    Shenanigans

    Chief quality control officer in charge of keeping the studio critters in line. Minimizes shenanigans to ensure strict creative deadlines are met.

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom orders. For custom orders of $75 or more, a 50% deposit is required at time order is placed, with payment in full due prior to shipping. Please contact me for processing time and costs.

Care instructions

Soft toys can be hand washed and air dried.

Wholesale availability

I don't do wholesale, but consignment is available to brick and mortar stores for cashmere cats and snuggle bunnies. For minimum order, pricing, and additional details please contact me at handofbelapeck@gmail.com.

Sizing details

All cashmere soft toys are made without a pattern and given the stretchy nature of different sweaters, I cannot guarantee exact standard sizes. Each soft toy listed has different measurements by an inch or two, so please note the size in each listing prior to purchase. If you need exact sizing for multiple toys let me know and I can create a custom order.

Do you have any more cats?

Always!!!!!! I supply 4 brick and mortars and my own indie market booth, so I am constantly producing cats. Send me a convo and I'll send a pic of what's on the worktable. you are welcome to your pick of the litter :)

Can the soft toys be made with baby safe eyes?

Absolutely and at no additional charge. Just let me know you need baby safe eyes in your checkout notes.

Where do you find all the sweaters?

My 2 pillars in creating are recycling and giving back. All sweaters are purchased at local charity shops that support community programs in the Fort Worth area. Each sweater rescued is one less in a landfill and that's just common sense goodness for all.

Every sweater is machine washed and dried to create a clean, workable fabric that is in return hand washable in the finished toy.