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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

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Faerie Mushroom

Here is the finished doll and stand... I'm very happy with the outcome.
Mushroom stand.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Dolly Auctions!

Here are the newest dolls on eBay...


Phoebe Faerie


Silas Fae

New Studio & Shoppe!

My daughter sews a new dress for herself of a lovely Heather Bailey print...

the doll studio part of the shoppe



we have a few bolts of fabric to start off the shoppe with...


I've opened a shoppe for fabrics and a doll studio! I decided, Why Wait! and just did it!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

NEW Online Class!

Come on and join us in my new online doll making class! Make a few Faerie Babies and Children to give as Christmas gifts to your loved ones.... Sign up at Doll Street!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

purple door project...

what better way to begin a change of the season's than a new "pathway"... color an entryway or exit... with a fresh coat of paint!

I painted my front door purple this afternoon! everything else is the same, but what a happy face my home has now... hope my hubby knows we still live here when comes home from work, LOL!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New Things...

Other than dolls I also make beaded things, such as this darling glass bead dragonfly pin brooch. I'm adding these items to my Etsy Shoppe. Stop by and take a look...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Ode to Raggedy Cat...

This is Raggedy Cat. She came to us about 4 years ago. Hurt, burned ears and whiskers missing. She had bad hips and bowed back legs. Not trusting us at first, then becoming fast friends with some food and love and understanding....
I'm glad to have had those few years to get to have her near. This little package of fur and loud mouth. She'd have an entire conversation with us. We could talk about anything together. She would always listen and always give her two cents worth of meow's...

While we were out Saturday, shopping for cat food, a dog caught her and the end result was a broken back and a lot of pain. We all cried as we gathered her up and took her to the only vet in town that would wait for us. He understood what we needed...

One little shot and to sleep forever...

We will miss our little Raggedy Cat and her Big Loud Meow.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

New Class, Coming Soon, to Doll Street!

Let's learn to make sweet faery babe's!

We'll learn face painting and wing making.
Make wigs with Tibetan mohair.
Hand needle-sculpting, costuming and embellishment....

Come to Doll Street and Sign up Today!

October's Greeting & New Dolls!

Let me start with a sigh and a smile. The beginning of October had be busy finishing several projects to get ready for the Downtown Art Walk. I love setting my faeries up in our towns historic Train Depot. I meet so many wonderful people at the walks and Last Friday's was no exception! I took my Mom and two daughters with me... they had such a fantastic time and can hardly wait for the next Walk in December... you'd think I'll have time to get ready for it don't you... just wait and see, I'll be running here and there trying to finish everything at the same time.
I have a new beautiful offering in the Doll Shoppe. Willo'Mina and Leopold are sure to win your heart! http://www.paulasdollhouse.net/doll_page_10.html
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And More! These little fellowe's are at my website and you may see more pix there of each one.

Linus: http://www.paulasdollhouse.net/doll_page_18.html

Greeley: http://www.paulasdollhouse.net/doll_page_16.html

Sedgley: http://www.paulasdollhouse.net/doll_page_20.html

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My beautiful faerie shoppe van is in the shop... another sigh... let's just say college freshman on her way to school HITS a seemingly wimpy but deceivingly strong sign and causes $4,000 damage to my new van.... eeep, I'm gonna weep all over again... The girl was upset and covered in shattered glass, but not hurt, anyway... she feels that the sign, which is still standing, mocks her everytime she now drives by....heeheehee....




That is all for today. Hope my next message has no damages to report...

NOTE: pick up plenty of chocolate for all those ghouls & goblins!

Spooks & Giggles, Paula

Saturday, September 15, 2007

'nother pincushion...

pincushion


This is similar to my pincushions used here in the Faerie Doll House. I've gotten requests for these pincushions and I've started making some to sell, so added one to etsy to see what happens... sorry my pictures are so dark... velvet and wool felt are difficult to photograph.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hi Ho, Hi Ho...

well, here is a little view of latest work in progress...
This little one is resting on a driftwood cradle, i have only varnished the wood at the moment. I'll be adding to it later, to make it a bit cozier for the babe.

Here is faerie baby in my hand, he's pretty small.

Best Wishes & Blessings... Paula


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a tiny memory...

These roses are blooming today, after an untimely frost killed all my other roses flowerbuds. These are old roses, though, from my grandmother. She gave me these rose bushes a few years ago when I settled into my own home.

The blooms are delicate and beautiful, like life itsself. But also strong. Strong enough to fight the bitter cold on the darkest of nights, like Mamaw, like I hope I am...

These are my favorite roses, these old tyme ones. Though they bloom only once per year, like a special moment shared with a loved one. When they are gone they leave a fragrant memory... until next spring, when we shall meet again...

My grandmother passed away last February, and these roses, her roses, her mother's roses, gave me that small memory of the day I was at her home and we dug them and placed them in a bucket for me to bring to my home. It was a beautiful day and they were blooming then...

They also bring to mind my childhood, being at Mamaw's and the roses blooming by the side of her home, the scent delightful...

...and that's a little story of some pink roses blooming in the spring...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Finished...

This is the latest doll I finished for an auction last week. He Sold! YAY!


Right now I'm working on my real life doll, my daughter is going to Prom Saturday and I'm dressing her in a beautiful gown... but that chiffon is darn hard to stitch.... EEEEEK!
Oh and their Prom theme is Masquerade. We finished her mask over the weekend... Oh I'll try and get pix of that up to show to ya.
Take care Y'all, Paula @ the Doll House

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

New Work @ Auction

Arley is a new baby faun fae... he will have a frog friend soon...
eBay Auction for Arley ends Sunday, April 8 2007.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

a few dolls....






here are some of the dolls i've worked on the last two weeks.... Happy Spring! ~PJ

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

on the work table...

Well, I will start off with the sad news of why I've been absent these past two weeks. My Grandma passed away on Saturday, Feb 10th. My brother and I had taken our mother to be with grandma on the 9th. We spent the night as we knew the end was near. My Grandmother was surrounded by all her loved ones and passed away in her home. She was a good grandma, a hard worker all her life, and lifelong "tomboy" who loved hunting, fishing and gardening. I will miss her but will always be glad to have known her.
Okay, on to the work table gathering of materials!
I'm working on several projects, because some of them have to sit on the table a while to figure out what they want to be... and some just to let the clay dry!
The baby faerie below is a spring theme doll, I think she'll be holding a little bunny, maybe a chick... The weather has been soooooo nice this week it's inspiring some warm and bright creations. So here the little lady sits waiting to get her legs finished a new dress and her furry friend to hold in her hands.


Here is the mosaic doll, hands and arms getting an update....

There is one of her hands in detail below. needle sculpted cloth... they will eventually be painted.

That's all for now! Take care everyone!