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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ingra and her story....

Over the Rainbow

Hello there~

During my time of recovering , I had a chance to make few sculptures aside from my porcelain work. Although I am feeling that I am better enough to go back to work, I shall wait just a little longer until I finish my antibiotics.

Meanwhile, I would like to introduce you to Ingra and her lovely storyteller companion , Mr. Chipmunk! This is a very special set with a special meaning for me. I was unable to add the story that my daughter Kate wrote , but if you click HERE, it will take you to my auction where you can read about Ingra, read her story, see more pictures, view the music box and more.

Thank you for you prayers and visiting me!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Clothing and Shoes!

Hi , it has been more than a week since I posted here. I have been sick and so some of my children. I am unable to work with my dolls right now until I am completely cured from this sinus infection. This is the second time in less than 3 months that I had this type of infections .I feel terrible because I am so close to finish my molding and yet so far away.....sigh!

Well, meanwhile I have done few little things. I am learning to make shoes! Yes, learning is the real word here. These are such a tiny feet!
I love the look of silk as well as leather, so I have been experimenting with both of them.

First thing I had to do was to create a copy of the dolls feet in wood. The wood one that you see on picture above is the same size of the doll's feet and the white one has a point to it because I want to make some rider's boots and court shoes.

Forgive me my pictures and back grounds.... but here you can see my princess dress... I really love how it turned out and below is my first pair of silk shoes! I will show you close ups later on..... It fits her perfectly.*grin*

This dress is an Jane Austin type of a dress.. I love that era very much and I thing the dress turned up really pretty.
If I have a chance I will add more pictures of some other dresses that I have ready , but perhaps I should wait until they can be worn by the girl?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Updates :-)

Hi ,
I just want to tell you that my News page will soon have a scroll feature that will allow the new *news* be displayed on top and the older news on the bottom. This will keep you informed in a much better and yet simple way .
On my Reviews page , you can read the complete article from Doll Magazine. Just click the image . The quality is much better than the one I have here.
Thank you!*grin*

Friday, September 11, 2009

Such a pretty gift.....

Isabella and Alexa
Last week I had a lovely surprise sent it to me. It was an art work done by one of my followers . Her name is Monika Viktoria and she is young painter artist. Her lovely watercolors are to be appreciated, please visit her at The Long Lost Wood and say *Hello*! Thank you Monika!*grin*

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Patitadolls in DollReader Magazine

Today I received a copy for the DollReader Magazine , October issue and what so honored to see that Isabella was published there. It is very exciting and I am very happy for it!

In a footnote, my new dolls are VERY different than the Isabella and Alexa that you already know. It has been taking so long because it does require time and effort to create these dolls specially new ones but also because I have re-done my prototype several times to perfect the new bodies. Soon, I will be showing you Isabella and Alexa with new bodies, face paintings and a new doll. Sophia is on my list too. I never finished her mold because I was unhappy with one of her ears and I got started on the new bodies before I had the chance to re-sculpt the ear and make her mold but I am hoping to have her ready before the holidays orders. Okay- back to work!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Other arts....

You know all about my doll making but perhaps you don't know what else I do..... there are many other other forms of mediums that satisfy my soul... please click on the picture and I will show you ....grin!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Patitadolls is Officially in Print!

I am so excited to announce that Patitadolls has been published in the November issue of Dolls Magazine. I feel truly honored for having such an article done over me and my "girls"!
The digital edition of the magazine is available online at .
This past July, while at the Atlanta Doll Show, I had the opportunity and pleasure of meeting Carie Ferg ,editor-in-chief of Doll Magazine. She surprised me with the request of having a video interview! This video can also be viewed along with the digital magazine.
I was unable to download the pdf. file, so I printed and scanned the article and added it below. It's in an enlarged format, so hopefully it will be easy to read:) Otherwise, I will try to figure out another way to show you the article, and it will be under the "reviews" page of my website: .

My very first dolls as a child were paper dolls. When Carie asked me if Diana E. Vining (a renowned paper doll artist) cloud design "Isabella" as a paper doll, I was thrilled:) If you are not a subscriber of this magazine, and you are truly into dolls, I would highly recommend subscribing. This magazine is wonderful!

p.s. The pictures below are the three used in the article. The baby face is the cover page.