Saturday, January 21, 2012

Continuing my blog under a different title... URL below

I have decided that since a few people didn't understand why I used the word manipulator or manipulations
in my blog title to change it to Dolls By Dallas.  Besides, over this last year, *I* have decided that
I really DO make dolls...

so, the new URL to continue following me is:

See you there!

Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year, 2012

It's been a year since I started this blog and I want to thank my loyal followers and supporters and friends and family who come here to see what I have been doing.   and... drum roll... an entry into a national show

to the Mulvane Art Museum!  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

the last doll of the year... and off and running into the new year...

here she is.. a flapper doll who now has a new home.  No word yet on what she was named.

and  I am really busting butt to get an entry in by midnight Friday night by photo entry to be accepted into a museum in Kansas City.  It's a little tricky because it's a national craft show, and to be a craft, the item needs to be usable in a practical way.  I'm skating the line with a pull toy horse with an almost Cirque rider ... in all grays ... I'm calling it Shades of Gray, because this whole idea of craft vs art in the doll world is quite shades of gray.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Xmas Moose...

goes to show even grown men can be thrilled... it's the BEST gift a doll maker can have: that 'look' in their eyes!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

the duchess

she's an extensive prototype, already promised to someone, too.  she's my pattern, 22 inches over all, all clothing and accessories designed and made by me.  she's one of a kind, even though I am going to use her body and clothing patterns again.  her face is her face alone and forever.  enjoy.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm pondering making a web page dedicated to only my rag dolls.

I'm thinking about naming it Rarefied Rag Dolls  and tag it all over where ever you do that sort of thing with 'one of a kind art doll', etc.  I'd like to have a personal page set up and a Paypal payment
method.  I'm setting up something like that on, too and when I have my dolls up there
for viewing all done, I'll be sure to let you know.  In the mean time, here's a sweetie I am working on

Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's been one long, hard haul lately

BUT!!! creativity finally emerged.  Here's one of the Gustav Klimt challenge dolls, Sonja Knips.