Category Archives: Dolls

Dolls by popular request.

I am always happy to answer emails, in fact I’m utterly thrilled you bother to write.  Thank you if you do.  I got a lovely email asking how I could look at a doll I’d made and decide it was … Continue reading

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Creativity.

If you are a creative person, the effect of not being able to make stuff for four and a half years and then suddenly being able to do so, is like a little hole in a dam. I couldn’t do … Continue reading

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Wastage rates.

I am busy rubbing down the newest six 24th scale dolls.  I am keeping busy, as so often in the last few years.  If the body of someone close to you is affected by disease, once you are sure you … Continue reading

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Mouldy round the edges.

One of the ways I can tell I’m getting older, apart from teensy weensy clues such as a mirror, is how long it takes me to recover from mould making. You probably don’t think of mould making as being physically … Continue reading

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Pouring over my work.

Here are my 48th scale people on display at Miniatura, as photographed by the Miniatura photographer.  What a splendid job he has made of the tiny dolls, all in focus, and my giant hand, also sufficiently in focus to see … Continue reading

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Kiss it better.

I was approached at Miniatura by Amanda, who had rehomed one of the fairies a few years ago.  Looking into her dolls’ house Amanda was alarmed to find that her fairy had a floppy head and brought the fairy back … Continue reading

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Spooky!

Can you hum the theme from the Twilight Zone? Ooh very good.  (Isn’t it amazing how much shared culture there is globally? If you couldn’t it goes:  doodle doodle doodle doodle ooowee owweee oow doodle doodle etc.) Anyhow (good humming, … Continue reading

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Hello Dolly!

It has been a pleasure for the last eighteen years to see photographs of dolls made by me in their new homes living their new lives. The pleasure, quite unexpected, proves what I always thought, that doll collectors are very … Continue reading

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For ever dolls.

Whilst the sale is in full swing in Bargain Corner (simply click on View the Shop to the right and then click the Bargain Corner button to see the pages of reductions – there are porcelain dolls to dress at … Continue reading

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An 18th century doll on the Antiques Roadshow.

Did you see the 18th century doll on the Antiques Roadshow?  The expert pronounced her to be like Lord and Lady Clapham, who now live in the V&A museum.  However the doll on the Roadshow was not quite like them.  … Continue reading

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