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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

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Patchwork Journal - Nov.08

Above are the dolls I'm currently working on.
November Happenings:

I haven't forgotten you my darlin's. It's just that our days here at the Doll House have been very, ummm, let's say "topsy turvy". I refuse to bore you with details of the events but I will say that the making of dolls has resumed and I'm getting my groove back! The Groove to create, that is.

There aren't a lot of dolls for sale at the moment, and most of that is because I have to work a real job and also for the fun and experience of it I'm starting to enter my pieces in exhibitions and competitions... Stay tuned for the happenings with that.

I don't know what to say about the classes. There are several classes for dolls and sewing techniques I want to offer in 2009. I've had suggestions sent to me from some interested students. If you have a preference for something you want to learn, let me know 'cause I love to hear from you!

Be sure that if you're in my corner of the world on December 5th, Come see me and my artist friends at Peter's Family Living for the Art Walk!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Give Your Time to Someone Needing It & Give Thanks to Those That Matter Most
...Blessings to You All...

Friday, August 22, 2008

back in a home studio...

Yes, well, I closed the shoppe-slash-studio and am back in a home studio setting. I love the quietness of it but do miss the public studio.

Well, someday... Okay above is just a little picture of a new dolly I sold last week... little pouty faerie baby...
Take care, Paula

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Pay The Rent" Sale Going on Now!

Well, yes, it is as it says... I must pay the rent to stay in my cozy, artful and fabulous Studio... and I'm putting everything on sale at the website Paula's Doll House. and on My eBay and My Etsy too!!!

Also watch for new classes and patterns coming soon! Faerie hugs, Paula

Friday, May 23, 2008

New and News!

It's almost June Already! Wow, another month has flown by, but so much has happened... Our gardens are planted, roses are happily in their beds and Fairy Godmother Christine and I are pooped beyond belief! Here I sit in the fairy cottage "office" typing this message to you all because I like to believe someone out there reads it.
New plans this month - I'm planning and building tiny new faerie homes, they will hopefully soon be on display in the windows of the Calico Ladies Studio! So come by often to peek in at us to see the paint, paper and woodchips flying...
Oh and yes, it's our 6 month anniversary of being in our downtown studio, and that means it's SALE time! So that should bring you in at the least! We have all sorts of things for the collector to the artist, or just come in to visit! Oh and we always LOVE to see your projects that you've been creating, bring them in...
I'm so tired from moving from the "Crow Mountain Doll House" to the olde tyme beautiful "Cottage Falls" right in the historical downtown district... but it has been worth it, I'm finding I'm a stronger gal than I even believed... I sure hope you come on by and give me a smile cause I certainly need some happiness these days!!!
Classes are on going, so come in to find out what you can do to get into a big old mess of fun with us!

-- Bye Now, Paula Casey - Johnson (Ark Craft Guild Member)Take my baby faeries class going on right now - http://www.dollstreetdreamers.com/classes/baby_faerie_class.htm

Friday, March 28, 2008

April Greetings...

First off, I have exciting news for fans of the Doll House! I was called in for a tv show... yes, I get 5 minutes of fame on the Positively Arkansas show on Little Rock's Channel 11 - Station THV. The show that the faeries and I will appear is airing April 1st at 9:30am... Someone tape it for me!
Next on the list is our awning... remember the heavy snows brought down the purple one; we're not to be purple anymore, the owner is adding a new dark red awning to the "front porch" so now you know what to look for on Commerce Ave for the most fantastical place around...
The doll orders are starting to trickle in and I am grateful. Thank you! And remember if you want a special hand made gift for someone special, contact me and I'm happy to work with you.
I have been in awe of the beautiful gardens already in blossom out and around town. My son and I brought a pot or two of pansies to brighten up the front door of the studio until the awning is replaced, and well of course the pansies will stay far after the awning is up... I'm itching to start gardening but am a bit busy with other things at the moment and I suppose I'll have to keep my green thumb to taking care of the two pots of pansies on the doorway of the studio, lol!
I've taken a new shot of the studio as she looks at the moment... so hopefully you will not get lost looking for the purple awning at the front... Faerie Blessings, Paula

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Snow storms and new dollies...

I have a new doll to show you, this is my faerie princess, she is approximately 20 inches tall, but her long flowing dress makes her about 30 inches tall... you may see more about her at my website.

Wow, did we have a blast of cold yesterday! The weather people predicted 2 inches of snow... we endind up with about 12 to 15 inches dumped on us! My little shoppe/studio was overloaded with too much heavey snow and the pretty purple awning came crashing down! Thankfully the windows were still in one piece when all was done.... not so lucky the neighboring shop - the beauty college - had their awning come down and break all but two of the windows there...
no photos of the damage, it was just too sad... hopefully the building owner's insurance will help to replace the awning... keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

my latest faerie creations...

Mermaid Mother & Baby

Silver Nest & Sleeping Faerie

February Greetings!

Well, I'm still creating the dolls in my new studio! It has been an exciting month as well as scary... wasn't sure if money for the rent and utilities were gonna come through! But it did and now I'm working late nights to get new dolls created and more classes in order and ready for teaching at the shoppe.
I'm excited to have gotten a date set for the Shady Ladies, the doll club in Eureka Springs. They're coming at the end of the month to visit the shoppe and it will be so much fun to get to talk with other dollmakers! I'm teaching a mini workshop on wing construction during their visit. I hope they all get to come!
Well, I want you all to come for each class at the shoppe this February! It will be a blast! I'm teaching Art Quilts, How to draw faces on fabric, and elegant patchwork purses... Probably will throw in a doll making class sometime soon too!
Come see us under the purple awning... your Faerie Godmother, Paula

Thursday, January 03, 2008

January Greetings

Happy New Year! It's so hard to believe it's 2008 already... A big change for us at the doll house is that we have a NEW Doll House! It's a lovely shoppe in historical downtown Russellville Arkansas. I would love to see you all come visit us there too.

The shoppe has been open for about 4 weeks and everything that has sold has been here on the website. I was able to pay my rent and utilities with those doll sales, Thank you very much!

Now most of the faeries have new homes, but the shoppe looks empty on the studio side... I'm working on new babies, lady faeries and gnomes, so keep an eye out for new residents in the Doll House. So all of you local faerie and fabric lovers, Come on over and chat for a while! We're there from 9am to 6pm most days. We're closed Mondays, but we're usually there anyway, working on new things for you to see...

New to my lines of original dolls are toy faeries for small children to play with and dream with... they are in the creation process, so keep watch, they'll be here soon. I'm adding Fabric batches to the Calico website, come by and purchase a baker's dozen and help our Doll Shoppe stay open! Take care all and remember care for your local faeries by keeping your area clean and pick up that litter...
Best Wishes in 2008... your faerie godmother, Paula http://www.paulasdollhouse.net