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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

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Finished - Mardi Gras Doll

I've finished the Harlequin Faerie for the Mardi Gras Challenge at the Dollstreet group. YAY! She is on eBay:

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Doll Update: Mardi Gras Theme

Here's the doll so far. See previous work in progress photos in posts below.... The dolls' hair is from my middle child, Bessie who is 13. This is the first I've used human hair on one of my dolls.

Front view

Back view

Friday, February 03, 2006

My Space

This is the cluttered area where I create all of my dolls... don't mind the dust!

Not shown in the above photo is the shelf above the window, full of more artsy goodies...

Here's more fabric on the shelf to the left of my sewing desk. All those jars on top are filled with buttons, charms and trinkets, feathers, and other found objects...

Dollstreet Challenge


Mardi Gras Theme:
I have a good start on my doll for the mardi gras challenge. I love this theme! found some fantastic fabric at the "Resale Store" (it was a skirt and jacket - the harlequin pattern fabric in photos) and so far it's looking good!

Her legs are made from a vintage swiss dot taffetta type fabric, cream color dots on white.

I'll keep you updated as go along.... Happy Mardi Gras!!!