I have been working hard on my craft since 2004, and I think I have a skill level that shows in my work. I am the do over queen and there are many heads without bodies to suggest that these mistakes drive me to the perfect end. The finished doll always seems to lead to the next doll, one is born out of another. This is why I love making dolls. It is the air I breathe and pretty much defines me. I am a doll maker.

This may sound strange but these bodiless heads and headless bodies speak to me. I have control over the parts and pieces individually, but the position involved in the connection is revealed at the moment the pieces touch one another for the first time. The head moves me to sew it in a certain pose, same with the hands and arms. The whole doll forms itself to be expressive according to its idea of itself.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I finished with Goldie and she is ready for someone out there to love............

I am very happy with how the dress looks with its crazy retro design. Not all girls can carry such a print off. Goldie's hair couldn't be better. (I got a tight spiral perm once. It was oh so painful. I think it might have been less painful to have it done like Goldie did.)

Making Goldie taught me that my necks need to be redesigned to make sewing them on the body a bit easier. Her head was a challenge to sew on.

I thank all who have followed her progress to the completion and appreciate your comments. I am doing some work now that just involves only heads. Just curious as to what I can come up with. I was inspired to make a Christmas gift for a friend so I might not put pictures up until she receives it.

Goldie is finished and on sale at artdollsbynat.etsy.com


Bone*Head*Studios said...

Goldie is fabulous!! I hope you don't mind that I blogged about her on my blog?

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

she looks great, hmmmm. I might have to start thinking about a little sister for my Sally.

Chicken Lips said...

Just stumbled across your blog...so glad that I did! Your work is amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.