My First Dolls

Page 8


These are some of the first dolls that I ever made.  I have learned a lot since then.  All of the dolls on these pages are 1/12th scale  (1" = 1') dollhouse dolls.  The ladies are 5 to 5 1/2 inches tall.  All of them are fully poseable.  I made most of the ladies from a miniature mold called "Beth" by Doreen Sinnett.  I also use miniature molds from Cynthia Howe, Gina Bellous, Theresa Glissen, Stacy Hofman, Gisele Sullivan, Yolanda Laracuente-Romero, Dawn Adams, Jana Joseph, Ayanna molds by Deidra Bell, Parker Levi, Paulette Stinson, Emanjay, Loretta Kasza, Beverly Parker, Marie Wheat, House of Caron, Mystic, and other very fine miniature doll artisans for my Doll's House Dolls in addition to my own original polymer clay sculptures.

I  used a product called Li-Qua-Che' by Activa to make these dolls.  For anyone that is interested in trying this product, you may feel free to email me with any questions.  I have been using Li-Qua-Che' for several years and through trial and error have developed my own techniques for working with this medium.

I also make porcelain dollhouse dolls.

It is 1901 and this fair Miss is out for an afternoon stroll.  Her "Afternoon Dress" is made of Pale Pink Chiffon with ivory lace trim.  The sleeves are made of lace trimmed with a gathered chiffon ruffle.  The yoke is also of lace with a shoulder drape of crushed chiffon.  Below the drape is a row of dusty pink fringe.  The gown has an underskirt of dusty pink silk.  Her pocketbook, parasol and bonnet are all of chiffon and trimmed with ivory lace ruffling.  You can not see the back of her bonnet, but it is trimmed with chiffon poufs, feathers, dusty pink roses and ivory lace ruffling.  She is wearing white lace fingerless gloves.  Certainly no "Lady" would be seen out in public without her lace mitts.

Tiny waists, graceful swinging skirts and beautiful big hats lavishly trimmed with feathers, ribbons and bows were characteristic of the years 1894 to 1910 (the Victorian and Edwardian eras).

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6



Page 7


Graphics Provided by