Saturday, October 27, 2012

Create a Miniature Halloween Witches Hat

Just in time for halloween, please visit my FREE website tutorial, and learn to make a stunning miniature witches hat! Clear, step by step instructions are available in an easy to follow format. Pattern is printable and included. Click on the link below

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

New - Your Gallery Of Miniature Dolls Page

I have finally had the chance to upload the long awaited "Your gallery" of Dolls Web Page.
This is your chance to shine.  If you have created dolls from my molds, or painted kits please send your photos to me to be featured for free on my website.  All of the information is available here:

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How To Assemble Miniautre Doll Kits

I finally got my instructions for assembling a miniature doll kit back up on my website. You can find them here:
They should work for most miniature doll kits and even some larger dolls.

This is a quick and easy method for assembling 1/12th scale miniature dolls. It will also work with larger dolls. This method will give you a nice, clean looking body with flexibility to enable posing the doll for a natural, realistic look. I have been using this method for my entire doll career and really prefer this to a cloth body.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Miniature Doll - Shoe Tutorial - NEW!

Hi All, I put a brand new tutorial up on my website. If you ever wanted to know how to make miniature doll shoes, this tutorial will help you to create some nice, realistic shoes. All you need is some fimo or sculpy, your kitchen oven, some porcelain doll legs/feet & a few simple tools. Pin It

Friday, July 27, 2012

Abigail Is Assembled And Posed!

In my last post about Abigail she just had a wire armature with cotton pom poms on her rear.


She has since been wrapped with cotton batting and as you can see what looked like exaggerated posture is now quite "normal" for the time period. I also gave her some custom sculpted shoes with a strap and she will have more ornamentation added to them, once they are finished.  

You can see the nice curve "sway" to her back. I plan to give her an Edwardian costume. I am thinking a Day Dress of some sort.

I am still considering the fabric and whether I will do a tiny print or separate blouse and skirt.

See you soon.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Miniature Doll Molds Are Now Back In Stock!

Hooray! For those of you who have been waiting, my miniature doll molds are back in stock. I just picked them up from my mold maker! Fine quality miniature doll molds made by a master mold maker. They feature very fine seam lines and release very easily from the molds. Each mold is highly detailed and yields easy to paint castings. Each doll comes with a different set of arms and legs to mix and match. The hands on all dolls have nice separated fingers.

Buy your molds now : Miniature Doll Molds

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Miniature Doll Kits Sold Quickly

Miniature Doll Laura - Gina BellousThank you to everyone who inquired about purchasing the two lovely ladies. I have been gone for the day. Upon returning my mailbox was flooded with requests to purchase them. I chose the very first person who responded to the post/email.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

2 Painted Miniature Doll Kits in Stock

Francine Miniature Doll Kit - Gina BellousColette Miniature Doll Kit - Gina BellousHi,

I have 2 miniature painted doll kits in stock, available for immediate delivery. They are 65.00 each plus 6.95 shipping. They each come with assembly instructions. You can also opt to have them assembled or wigged by going to my Doll Kit's Page and scrolling to the bottom to add these services or Email me here: Gina to purchase these doll kits. and add the extra services. There is only 1 of each available. This is a great chance to get one of my kits without waiting. Pin It

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Abigail Has Spoken – My next miniature doll!

Okay, so Abagail (doll #4 as she was referred to yesterday), has always called to me. I agree with John that #4 was the way to go. I took Morena's advice and decided to block out all of the other miniature ladies that are calling to me and concentrate on her alone. Even her arms were already decided from the very beginning and I handsculpted some 2 tone porcelain arms with white gloves and bare flesh shoulders. These may end up being covered up from above the elbow (or more).        

I wanted to do a more "casually" dressed victorian or Edwardian lady, perhaps off to have tea or something. Even when these ladies were not going to a ball they still were so well dressed.


As you can see I am already positioning her. As I have mentioned in the past, this is a very imortant step in achieving a more lifelike doll rather than a stiff doll. Right now her sway in her ack looks exaggerated, but that is because her body hasn't been wrapped yet.


Here is another angle where you can see the sway in the back, the chest up, etc. She will get fancy shoes before she is costumed. Thank you for the emails letting me know your thoughts on my creative conundrum!            
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Creative Conundrum

Have you ever been in a Creative Conundrum? I seem to have so many ideas and so many special, painted doll kits set aside to costume that I can't seem to decide which one to dress or which costume to do, etc. It must sound silly to some, but I always make 1 or 2, one of a kind ladies when I am working on my doll kit orders. I have 6 pretty gals just begging for me to costume them. I have been working on them for many months already just to get them to this point. Sigh, I don't know which little lady to create first. Alas, the poor dears have been banished to solitary confinement and can only dream of stepping out in a new world all dressed and ready for a new adventure. Does this ever happen to anyone? You have the most wonderful doll, fabrics, etc. but just can't seem to settle on what to do with her? Arrrgh! It will be fun to see which lady wins! I think #4 from the left is calling out to me. Her name is Abigail. Stay tuned.....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Miniature Doll Molds Are Now In Production

I am happy to report that I met with my mold maker yesterday and my molds are now in production. It should be another 1 - 1/2 weeks and they will be in stock. If you placed a paid pre order your molds will go out first. I ordered a few exra sets but I am sure they will go fast. If you want any molds, you can place a pre-order on the Miniature Doll Molds page.


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fantastic News - Doll Molds!

Hi All,
I have recently been in touch with my mold maker.  He has graciously agreed to make my molds for me again.  He will be doing this part time from his regular job.  I am so excited about this.

I am meeting with him next week to get everything set up. 

If you are interested, please go to my mold page and you can pre-order your molds.

I am not sure of the exact delivery date yet as it will depend how quickly he can make them for me.

They will be shipped out first come , first served.


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Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Winner of the Fan Contest Is.....

Hello to all,
I had over 70 entries for the fan contest.  Thank you so much.
Congratulations goes to.......

♥ Loly Rodriguez ! ♥

Please contact me at : so I can send out your fan prize package!

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Little Inspiration - Beautiful 1910 Ad

     I just love this ad for ROGERS & THOMPSON silk samples, New York City, 1910
Look at the way the bottom of her skirt/train is unrolling from a bolt of silk fabric. Such a clever ad campaign.
She would make a terrific doll, don't you think?

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You Did It! Thank you to all of my followers!

Okay, finally we have come to 200 followers!  Thank you so much.  I will put all of the names of those of you who commented on my blog asking to be in the give away in a bowl and pull the lucky winner.  You have until midnight tonight to still enter the fan contest and then I will draw the lucky winner tomorrow.

Later this coming week I will start a new give away for the Katelyn blank (not painted) doll kit.

Thank you again and big hugs,

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Only 3 More Followers Needed For Contest!

Hi All,

Oh my, we only need 3 more followers to the blog until there are 200. 
Once there are 200 followers, I will have another contest, as I promised, for a free blank (unpainted) doll kit of Katelyn, my teen doll. 
She is about 4 1/2 " tall (she can be made taller or shorter to suit your needs), she is very versatile and can be either a young girl or a young woman.

As you can see she can have very different looks.  You can use your creativity and imagination to paint her and costume her any way you like.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Free Miniature Doll China Painting Tutorial

Hi All,
It was brought to my attention that my miniature doll, china painting tutorial was missing several pages.   I am not sure how that happened, but I am happy to report it is back up and complete.  You can see the tutorial on my website, here:
I am so sorry for the inconvenence.  I am still adding back the tutorials from my old site as time allows.  I appreciate your following and your patience.


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Reacquainting Myself With An Old Friend

As Summer has now blown in with a gentle breeze and my children have flown off in different directions like the seeds of a dandelion delicately drifting towards their destinations I have found myself wanting to rekindle lost friendships and reacquaint myself with me.

I want to find myself again now that my permanent job as keeper of dreams, nurse of scraped knees, doctor of tummy aches, cook, storyteller, money tree, & chauffeur to all places big and small has taken a back seat.  I sometimes feel like I spent my whole life so wrapped up in being a mother that suddenly being laid off from some of those  jobs has left me what? 
My children will always need me, this much I know, but now is a time for reinvention.  I recently called a good friend of mine who I had lost touch with.  It was like no time had gone by.  We were talking at a bubbling speed trying to catch up on all of the years.  She reminded me of a doll that I made for her daughter way back when I first started in the business.  She told me she had put it away all of these years for fear that her daughter would get rid of it in her teen years.  I haven't seen it , but it made me really look back and see how my passion for dolls started and how much my work has transformed thoughout the years. 
I remember just sort of throwing myself into dollmaking after seeing the most beautiful miniature doll I had ever seen in a miniatures shop.  I was spell bound, as I held her tiny form in my hand. I had to make my own doll. This was over 23 years ago.
Do you remember when you love of dolls first hit you?  When you felt you just had to make dolls?  What was you passion?  Please leave your comments.

Big Hugs,

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Items Added to Give Away!

I want to thank everyone for their continued support.  I hope to be able to post some doll related messages here soon.
I am adding some more items to my "Fan" give away! 
We only need 9 more followers to have the contest. 
I have added some lovely paper roses, tiny glass beads & antique "amethyst" crystals (24 pcs.)

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thanks to my new followers - be sure too...

Hi All,

Many thanks for all of your comments and to my new followers.  If you are leaving a comment and you are a new follower, be sure to click on the "followers" box towards the bottom of the right column of the page.  We just need a few more and then we can have the contest.

I am still finishing up some older order and then I will be back posting new dolls and tips of making miniatures, etc.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just need 15 more followers to have our Fan Give Away!

Hi All,
Sorry I have been away.  Both of my kids are graduating.  My daughter graduated from High School and my son is graduating from UC Irvine this Saturday with honors in directing.  We had a huge party for them last week so I am still recovering (read...getting my house back in order, lol).

Thank you to all who have signed up as new followers.  We only have to get 15 more followers until the number reaches 200.  Then I will put everyone who made a comment on that post into a "hat" and pull the lucky winner of the fan.

I will also be giving away some lovely paper roses and rhinestones and beads to go with the fan.

Big Hugs,

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog affected by my webhost, sorry.

Chantelle Miniature Doll - FanHi All,
I know my blog looks weird right now.  I am in the process of transferring my site to another host so my website is down right now and I can't get to my files.  All is okay, this is just temporary, sigh.  Sorry  about this, sometimes the web can be so frustrating!
Big Hugs to all and thank you for your continued support!

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