Monday, April 25, 2016

The Cult of Doll Almanac at Last!

About a year ago I published this picture of a WIP doll.

 At the time I couldn't say much because she was part of a project I was working on with a group of other doll artists but The Cult of Doll Almanac is now published and I can share the finished doll and her story at last!

Meet Murin, the Selkie's child.





Murin's full story is in The Almanac along with other gorgeous dolls and fabulous stories by some of my favorite dollmakers. It is such an honor to be included in this group! I do hope you go give it a look!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

That Moment...


I love that moment when the face is finished and the doll comes to life in my hands. Pure magic.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spring!

I've been busy making lots of Spring time dolls lately. A handful of little pin dolls and three little flower fairies. Take a look!




Now if it would just get warm out so I could start planting!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bunnies and Tea

Some bunnies have made their way into the shop...

They are all made from recycled felted wool sweaters and they all have little hand knit shawls.


Recently they've been out enjoying a little tea party in the lovely Spring weather we've been having.


Alice says, "A tea party? How lovely! But I think this cup may be a bit too big." Curiouser and curiouser..




Monday, February 22, 2016

Arabella and her Baby Dolls




Arabella is my newest Ghastly Girl and as you can see, she absolutely adores her little baby dolls. She dug them up all by herself one night in the old graveyard and now she cares for them so tenderly. She loves to take them for moonlight strolls in their lovely carriage, feed them bottles of nightshade tea, and tuck them tenderly into their coffins every morning. 


 I love making these dolls but the baby carriage and the little baby dolls made this project especially fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Clara

I made another 8" doll but this time a bunny along the lines of my white rabbit. Meet Clara, who, like me, is SO ready for Spring! Here she gazes wistfully at the bleak winter landscape, imagining the blooms and green that will soon (we hope!) be here.


Clara has a wire armature that allows her to be very pose-able. She also has glass eyes...I love these!


And how about these underclothes and painted boots!


Don't worry Clara, Spring is coming...

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Curiouser and Curiouser...

I've been having such fun making dolls lately. I have several still in process but I've finished two and put them in the shop. First up a sweet fairy girl, ready and waiting for the warmer Spring days.




 Next an unusual take on Alice...




 Isn't she fun!
These dolls are part of my ongoing work to create cloth dolls with the level of 3D detail found in clay and porcelain art dolls. I try to use only natural materials in my dolls so they are made from cotton fabrics and wool roving with wire armatures.