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Dover, Arkansas, United States
Visit my official website: Paula's Doll House Hi, I'm Paula McGee, lazy daydreamer, owner & chief dollmaker here at the Doll House. I started designing my own dolls in 1998. I've done all sorts of handicrafts and arts in my time but once I began designing "dolls" I never turned back because any craft or art skill can be used in dollmaking artwork. I've been married to my best friend for 5 years this year and together we have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. My handsome beast is a truck driver and I've just started going with him on the big rig. YES, I make my dolls and write my patterns while ON THE TRUCK... I love traveling. I love God. I love art and doll making. I love teaching what I know and meeting other artists. Love, Paula

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Greetings!

I wish all our friends an Enchanting and Magical Christmas.
We at the Enchanted Doll House feel blessed to have you in our lives.
The faeries and I send a special thanks to all those away from home and loved ones, especially our Friends serving our country.
I made these four little Angel Sisters as gifts for my dear Aunts and my Mother, they are all four beautiful women and mean the world to me. Inside each heart, held by the angels, is a note telling them just that...
My Love to you Christine, Maxine, Janet, and Kathy!



Monday, December 18, 2006

From the work table...

Here's a sneak peek of the guy I'm working on right now.... he's either gonna be Santa or a Wizard... or maybe a Magical Santa Wizard... We'll see!
He has a partial face mask, nose and forehead/eyelids, because he'll have a beard and mustache to cover the bottom half of his face. Oh and lots of needle-sculpting too...
Happy Sewing! ~pj~

Monday, December 04, 2006

thoughts on a new book...

I have finally emerged from a new book, my copy of "The Art of Wendy Froud"... It is absolutely breath taking, it's full of so many gorgeous dolls...
It's amazing to me, a doll maker myself, how different the lives doll artists lead. And yet we are the same in that we "communicate" with our work, our dolls, or rather they commune with us and take on a personality of their own. Each doll captures a part of the doll maker's spirit, or soul, and mood at the time of creation. Wendy says that is why she never makes a doll when she's angry... That's the same reason why I don't make a doll when I'm in a horrible mood, it just wouldn't feel right to subject a piece of mine in such a negative light.
I don't like to spread hate or anger into the world with my art...
I like my dolls to invoke happiness in the onlooker and create or remind us of happy memories.
Just a few thoughts....
from Me ~Paula Johnson~
p.s. Check out the book for yourself at: http://www.goblinmarket.net/store/page2.html

Saturday, December 02, 2006

New Elf Girl Dollie...

NEW! ~ Winrie ~ A Christmas Elf ~ OOAK ©Paula Johnson 2006 - click photo for order information.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Making Christmas

Here's a photo taken from the window behind my computer desk, you can see the "big" snow we got... The bad thing is that it is REALLY COLD! My wreath was in the way there, LOL!

My Nutcracker Tree

My little "coffee" themed tree, needs more ornies!


Here's my big tree, I decorate it with the kids stuff and handmade ornaments.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

missing...

Sorry, I've been missing for a couple weeks! And I wanted to stop in and let you all know I'm back, I'm still making dolls and the online classes are still going on the Doll House Website. So stop by and check out the new things...

My site is about due for an update too, so if you have any suggestions on it, or what you'd like to see there, let me know...

Well, I hope you all have a Wonderful December, and a Merry Christmas...
~Happy Sewing~ Paula

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lately....

Here's what I've been working on lately. Click on each photo to see more pictures and info on each doll...



Monday, September 11, 2006

Fall Classes Starting at the Doll House!

Hi Doll Makers!
The doll House is gettin' in gear again for Fall Classes! Come on by and get the Flower Faeries one more time before it's retired, and also the Brownie's class... All are online workshops at Paula's Doll House Workshop!

I have lowered my class prices because I want you, everyone, to be able to take a class with me! I still have full quality classes! Full Of Lots of Information...

And coming soon, Faerie Godmother Secret Keeper Doll, Online Class!!! and then an Old Fashioned St. Nick class too! Be sure to check in often for updates!

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Acceptance!


I am now a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild. YAY! They already have my dolls in the gallery at Mountain View... If you've never been to this quaint town, you should go, just to listen to the music!

I have also been busy getting a enough Faeries made for a table display at the Downtown Art Walk here in my little town on Friday. So, I must get back to work... I'd love to hear from you, so comment and let me know what you're up too....

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Crow Mountain Courier ~ Episode 1


Good Morning! I've been really busy with doll making lately and thought I just pop in here and say Howdy!!! I've also been helping my children get things ready for school, they only have one more week of Summer Vacation then it's back to the books for them...

As for me, I'm waiting for the Arkansas Craft Guild to jury my five dolls that I took to them in July, This is scheduled to go on August 15th. I'm a little anxious to know what their decision is! But I'm busy making lots of faeries for the Russellville Downtown Art Walk, Yes I got accepted for that! It's only a three hour thing so I hope it goes well...

Here is one of my new faeries, only had time to add one to the website. I hope you enjoy!


You may click here to see more photos and ordering information for Ivy Faerie pictured above.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Not until the 15th...

Well, I have to wait until the 15th for the jury to their thing with my art, then I'll have to wait for them to notify me by mail.... which they say is up to two weeks later. So It may be September before I know anything.

I took my dolls to the guild's gallery in July, and had the chance to unbox them and set them up myself, another perk to taking them myself instead of mailing them... Mountain View is a music town and you can just go to the town square, pull up a piece of lawn and have a seat and listen to some of the best homegrown bluegrass anywhere! And there are a few art galleries around the square there too... for eye candy.

The lady at the gallery really liked my work, sorry I cannot remember your name, so YAY! maybe the artist jury members will too! Still keepin' my fingers crossed!!!

Til then, visit my Enchanted Doll House and see the new faeries...
Many Blessings, Paula

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Arkansas Craft Guild

I'm going to try for membership into one of the most prestigious guild for artists and craftpersons in the state, the Arkansas Craft Guild. I have to take five of my dolls in and they will be juried by 7 artist members.... EEeeeek! I have to say this makes me a little anxious. But I'm confident and it doesn't hurt to keep your fingers crossed.... I'm taking the dolls pictured below... Wish me luck!





Sunday, July 02, 2006

...coffee break...

I was inspired by the stripe fabric to make these little faeries, sisters I named Cafe au'Lait and Carmel Latte'. YUM!


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

a House Elf...

Newest at the Doll House is this sweet little Elf... complete with handmade feather duster.





Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Friday, June 09, 2006