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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, December 03, 2013

Closing Sewing Studio - Opening Home Studio

It was a long process... my deciding to close my alterations shop. It has been fun, happy, exciting, overwhelming, exhausting, stressful, and time consuming. I think that was my final deciding factor - the time consuming part. I have had no time for anything else, I put my passion aside, my family, husband, and sanity at times....

Now, where am i going to put everything? I had to paint my room before I begin moving my materials and supplies in... Oh Girl is this gonna be interesting!



Wednesday, October 09, 2013

PRESS RELEASE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FANTASY & STONE GALLERY FEATURES DOLL ARTIST PAULA MCGEE at OCTOBER ART STROLL
Fantasy & Stone Gallery in historic downtown Eureka Springs Arkansas is like walking into a most whimsical wonderland filled with fantasy creatures, fairies, pottery and artwork created by the hands of some of the most imaginative artists.
One of the artists featured for October’s art stroll is mixed media and doll artist Paula McGee. Paula is a local artist born in and lived in Arkansas most of her life. Her one of a kind collectible pieces are imagined from a bit of a storybook fairyland. Using lace, fabric, beads and bits of vintage bridal gowns with a mix of new materials Paula fashions her expressively hand painted creations.
The Art Stroll is October 12th 2013 in downtown Eureka Springs Arkansas
Time:
Contact Information:
Teresa Purkeypile:
Fantasy & Stone Gallery
81 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
479-253-5891
Email: teresa@fantasyandstone.com
Website: http://www.fantasyandstone.com/

More about the artist: visit her website:
http://www.paulasdollhouse.net/

Sunday, August 18, 2013

two little fairies...

new!
 LillySage

CoraBelle

see them all at my Etsy shop, y'all...     Love, P.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ima Truck Drivers Doll Makin Wife

and the benefits of riding for hours in an 18  wheeler are stuffing and stitching little bodies together so when I return home and to the studio I can surround myself with boxes of goodies I have stashed away until now...

These are some of the results....
 DaysieBlu

 DewDrop Annie
 LuellaRose
Love, Paula

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

cozy spaces...

I love love love to be comfortable.... and I have grateful puppies who are so happy come to work with me....

New Online Doll making Class

I'm teaching this class hosted online by Doll Street Dreamers! Anyone anywhere can take this class, no travelling, it's just a few clicks away! http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=91456211715149145&Store_id=235&page_id=23&Item_ID=1682
 mushrooms in progress

 He can be finished without the wooden base!




 Class is Online, beginning July 26th! Just one week away.... sign up at doll street today and join the fun... love, P.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


weeping willow fairy doll, original design by me. ~willabelle~ is her name... OOAK doll available soon.

WiP

I have made all sorts of heads in cloth and clay.... my favorite seems to be the standard old flat tab head... I love drawing an elaborately expressive face in detail.... this one is in progress, just snapped a pic to show that I do make the heads, in answer to the always asked question : "Where do you get the heads???" followed by a quizzical expression.... I do love people, really I do




She is 39 inches tall. A weeping Willow Fairy she will be someday. Her name is Willabelle.

Love, P.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Cozy Dreaming of Possibilities

the comfy corner... I like to sit down here o take my breaks when I'm working at the alterations biz. To draw, to dream, to imagine all things are possible.....

This vintage quilt top, given to me by a wonderful customer and friend, brings lovely colors to the corner.


Love and hugs, P.

w.i.p.

 flower petals, corset, linen and lace knickers, 39 inch tall cloth doll, 
And so much fun!
Love and Hugs, P.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Studio Thread - episode one

I am and always have been a tailor, fiber artist, crafter, maker of imaginary things. Sewing and fixing and altering clothing have always come natural to me.... So being an Art Doll designer I opened a studio to the public and became a clothing alterations shop. 



A Clothing Alterations Shop that happens to be filled with art and dolls and all sorts of creative messes. And I call it THREAD. I happily work my tail off everyday to keep it going... it's my drug... it's what I love to do and it attracts like minded people here to visit and play and to become friends.

holiday....

when this week began... a couple days back there... haha, I hadn't realized it was July! That says how crazy-awesome-busy-exhausted I am.

I just want to wish all my readers a Happy July 4th/Independence Day...

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hello July


My oh My this has been such a busy year. I am stopping by today to share this weeks painting fun. I am jazzin' up my little doll shop of wonders by painting my display furniture bright colors. And a vintage patchwork quilt top was thrown on the wall to bring color to the doll dreaming corner.

I placed a comfy chair and pillows there along with my sketchbooks, dreambooks and magazines to do a little drawing when I feel inspired...and have some spare minutes between doing clothing alterations.

rare indeed are the spare units of time...